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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:28 pm 
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Stem and post to be painted and knocked back with wire wool.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:44 pm 
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The History Man wrote:
Stem and post to be painted and knocked back with wire wool.


It's beginning to look pretty good. :)


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:58 pm 
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Will you be going for a period dress up ?, lights, mudguards et all

Can I say on a personal note that I hope you wear gloves working with as much gt85 as I see. You can become sensitized to it as it's a solvent. And once that happens you can't go near the stuff.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:51 am 
GOLD | PoTM | Rider | rBOTM
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Yes, I used to buy a couple of cans of GT85 when it was cheap or to make up orders to free postage. Mostly used as a cleaning agent/degreaser.

I have mudguards etc but will see how this rides and if the hub is reliable before going too much further. I've got another SA wheel of the right size that I know works well, but it's 70s/80s and in shiny condition. Would be a shame to paint the rim but that's plan B.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:27 pm 
GOLD | PoTM | Rider | rBOTM
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Bit of a shakedown. All went well! Gears and brakes did what they do. Enough. Hearing is hopeless for around here. 18 on the back will become 13 for £3.50 from Hopkinson cycles. Never even got into third.

Post and stem now given Matt and then satin humbrol in right position for me. Mudguards given the kurust treatment. Will be next weekend before anything further happens. I did grin a lot though. Very upright and leisurely riding position. Slow to respond to inputs of any kind.

TWEED!


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:35 pm 
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Maximum Tweed required....


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:19 am 
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Peachy! wrote:
Maximum Tweed required....


And a satchel, plus fours.......

It's happened, he's reached maximum eccentricity :shock:


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I wear tweed every day pretty much.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:54 pm 
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In fact I’m wearing it now.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:39 pm 
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It’s a bit itchy.


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