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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:54 pm 
GOLD | PoTM | Rider | rBOTM
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Nearly went with gold nipples.

But enough about me.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:03 pm 
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Kinky Beast :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Stick with brass much stronger :wink: :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:09 pm 
GOLD | PoTM | Rider | rBOTM
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I don’t want this to lose all its character/patina but the spokes were awful. Dull and grey, even after cleaning. You can’t beat a bit of spinning sparkling steel to raise a smile in the sunshine.

Plus, the rims and hubs can have proper polishing before reassembly.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:50 pm 
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do have a link for the DB Sapims?


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:49 am 
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https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3337312477


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:35 pm 
GOLD | PoTM | Rider | rBOTM
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When this is builded there's a hill with my name on it. :lol: I reckon it'll do 50+ on a good dry day.













I'll get a lift to the top. :facepalm: Not been well.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:22 am 
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Silver sapim race DB spokes are £16 for 32 at the cycle clinic


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:24 am 
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Thanks. I did my homework bought already.

Needed 36 +18+ 18


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:28 pm 
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That was a experience!


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:49 pm 
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Home now.

After being guided in to the industrial estate I was met By Jackie and Shelley. After playing with their dog and being thanked p[rofusely for the Jaffa cakes the frame was taken into the cave of colour. I stood back and watched mistresses of the dark art of colour matching at work. Arguments about base swatches and grounds, translucence and pearlescence broke out at regular intervals over the next half hour while I stood in the corner, mildly affected by the strong fumes emanating from the double height shelves of tins and aerosols. The picture is the total available floorspace for customers and the ladies. They like working outside. The frame was taken outside for a better argument once a close swatch was located.

I eventually broke the discussion and was asked to leave the frame as this was a very rare colour and would need to be hand matched. What was fascinating was the fact that their extensive knowledge ran to which pigments to remove and add to known groups of seven or eight combinations that were close. This was without reference to charts or computer, just by consulting swatches.

Anyway. I should be getting a message friday. Jackie asked if i wanted enough to respray the whole thing! I settled for 100ml of touch-up. Apparently this is a base colour with silver pearlescent with translucent peachy over. Not easy to do in a one pot paint.

awaits.


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