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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:30 pm 
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Super bike and as others have said great credit to you for the restoration, passing on the information to your son, and of course getting out on it. I just bought one of these online and am currently impatiently awaiting delivery - my first bike for many years :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:54 pm 
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Inversneckie wrote:
Super bike and as others have said great credit to you for the restoration, passing on the information to your son, and of course getting out on it. I just bought one of these online and am currently impatiently awaiting delivery - my first bike for many years :lol:



Cheers, it is a good sturdy bike, a pleasure to ride... when yours arrives please start a build thread.

Oh, and dont forget to post a photo and the frame number on;

viewtopic.php?f=12&t=362572&hilit=holdsworth+frame+numbers


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:29 pm 
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Recently a friend of mine had moved home and found that the garage hadn’t been quite emptied as had been promised.
So, being a good buddy, I helped him have a bit of a sort out (bribed by beer), how glad am I that I did? :D Sitting in a box all covered in old sawdust and cobwebs was a tidy if very filthy Sella Italia Anotomica…. Catalogue correct for my 1984 Majestic! 8)
So on with the restoration….
This is how I found it;
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First job, dry wrap some tissue around the rusty rails;
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Then soak this tissue with Evapo-rust and squeeze it tight to remove any air, this is to get the fluid in close contact with the chrome (submerging the whole seat is not a great idea if you want to keep the print)
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Wrap the whole thing in food cellophane/cling film and leave it for 24hrs
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Hey presto, super shiny. Just needed a wash and a night on the radiator and then tomorrow I’ll apply some car wax/polish on the old chrome
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Some 303 Aerospace Protectant restored the top surface vinyl and will help protect it from UV
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:47 pm 
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The clamp came out well;
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And I'm very pleased to have swapped out the 'Ladies' Sella Italia Touring, a quick ride around the block has proven the Anatomic to be just as comfortable...
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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2019 4:39 pm 
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Last play....honest... :roll: (nothing left to do now other than paint it Gold....)

Always liked the Dia-compe "suicide" levers, especially on a touring bike, so I've cobbled together a descent set from December 1982, with the proper black half hoods (constantly cleaning the white ones was becoming a chore....) and whilst I was at it, I thought I'd change to black cable outers....
And.... a excellent condition “square” ever ready rear lamp made from the best parts of three!


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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2019 9:55 pm 
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That is so good. I love the Eveready lamps. It makes the eighties look worth going back to.


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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2019 10:32 pm 
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Goldie wrote:
That is so good. I love the Eveready lamps. It makes the eighties look worth going back to.


Yeah I was rather pleased with how they came out, lots of sanding/cutting back with 1200 wet & dry, then good old T-cut! 8)

Oh and a spot bleach and an old toothbrush to clean out the lettering.


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