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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:55 pm 
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Excellent work... nice save on the post...


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:55 pm 
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Big guns indeed, you meant business with the slide hammer didn't you? I'm surprised it didn't leap out of the frame in fear as soon as you opened the box.

And that bolt stub should come out easy enough with a screw extractor, some plus gas and a bit of patience.


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Hardest part over

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:51 pm 
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Peachy! wrote:
Excellent work... nice save on the post...


Pleased to get it out relatively unscathed. I've got a mid 80's Campag Aero post in 27.2 size so I may use that now that it's out.......we'll see which looks the best.

allenh wrote:
Big guns indeed, you meant business with the slide hammer didn't you? I'm surprised it didn't leap out of the frame in fear as soon as you opened the box.

And that bolt stub should come out easy enough with a screw extractor, some plus gas and a bit of patience.


No messing. I'll be trying that method next time I come up against a stuck post for sure!

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Hardest part over

Can’t do sarcasm emoji on my phone.


Hardest part was paying for it.......double what I usually pay for a project! (I knew it was worth it though :) )


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:49 pm 
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Pulling up a seat...


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I like that colour. Remember Revels the chocolate? The packaging was that colour.


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I like that colour. Remember Revels the chocolate? The packaging was that colour.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2020 5:05 pm 
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otherself wrote:
I like that colour. Remember Revels the chocolate? The packaging was that colour.


I asked the missus to buy some Revels when she went round the shop so I could compare.......they didn't have any so she came back with M&Ms (I didn't explain why I wanted the Revels to be fair....and I like m&ms) :lol:

Bike is now nekkid.......and had a polish and removed the knackered chainstay protector. Odd but the decals seem to be on top of the clearcoat. i.e. I can polish them off! I've purposely avoided these areas so that I don't lose the positions for when I fit new decals. As for thinking its faded - I'm not sure it is that bad - looking at areas which were underneath clamps etc. No real noticeable changes in colour.

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Tried to remove the busted gear shifter stub - and managed to break an easi-out in the process, luckily managing to remove the busted part out of the frame! (I've never had any luck with them).

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Ended up getting it machined out on the Bridgeport mill at work and re-tapped.

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Tarted up the dull headbadge.....

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One other issue to sort - bent dropout screw. Managed to tweak it straight enough to wind it out. Assume these are still available to buy new....

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2020 5:14 pm 
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Sorted out the original seatpost. Mounted in a lathe and cleaned up with 320g then 600grit paper, finished off with scotchbrite and WD40. Some corrosion marks still present but I daren't go too far with it for fear of removing too much material and loosing the engraving detail. Post top components have soaked in Oxalic acid to remove the corrosion, all parts coated in Renaissance wax to protect.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2020 8:49 pm 
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sherlylock wrote:

One other issue to sort - bent dropout screw. Managed to tweak it straight enough to wind it out. Assume these are still available to buy new....


Plenty on eBay

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/331344784825

Excellent work on that post...


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