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PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:58 am 
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kingbling wrote:


You're welcome Mike glad you didn't have to polish it like a mavic starfish :facepalm: :lol:[/quote]

No, this only needed a little bit of polish mate!

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:20 pm 
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I finally sent the frameset off today, for a few adjustments and a lick of paint! Getting excited already!
Sad, or child-like?

Or both?

All parts are ready for it, apart from the lovely fluted seatpost I have to polish up. Nice one Clive! :wink:

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:45 pm 
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While I wait for the frameset to be done, I have had chance to - among other things - polish the seatpost.

ImageIMG_1721 by Michael Murray, on Flickr

ImageIMG_1726 by Michael Murray, on Flickr

Looks a bit shinier, eh! 8)

Also taped the bars up, and splashed out on some nice end plugs. Bit extravagant, but they seemed appropriate.

ImageIMG_1728 by Michael Murray, on Flickr

ImageIMG_1730 by Michael Murray, on Flickr

Mike


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:13 pm 
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It’s murder waiting for paint! Clean and polish parts, sourcing cables and small parts, polish a bit more....

Is that Benotto tape?


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:41 pm 
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Yes it is Benotto tape, had it for at least 20 years!
Not got cables yet, white is most likely I think

Mike


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:56 pm 
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I bought some new red Benotto off eBay for about £7 for my next build and then bit the bullet and bought some white for a whopping £25 a couple of weeks ago.

I figured that modern tape is £15-20 so I’d get it while I could


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:10 pm 
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Ouch! That's a lot.

I think mine was only a few pounds, but like I say, that was some years ago.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:23 am 
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White is rare & when it comes up is not cheap.. still looking for white fir my build.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:16 am 
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In that case I'm glad I got a few rolls in the early '90s. This being my last one.
Everything is ready to go on now, apart from the tyres, but I have to true the wheels up in the bike before they go on

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:22 pm 
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Looking good Mike,

when do you expect the frame to land ?

Benotto tape has been a favourite since the 80s, often manage to pick it up at jumbles for around £7 - £10.

Jon.


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