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PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 6:07 pm 
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Great work. I love seeing stuff like this.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 12:48 pm 
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Elev12k wrote:
I'll have to look for the skewer and dito for that shifter bit you mentioned earlier...


Found a front skewer. Thanks all the same. 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 2:10 pm 
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Can it be put back together again? :lol:

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With a little polishing work it would be almost as new. 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 6:04 pm 
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The front derailleur is ready.

Before and after:

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 6:08 pm 
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Clean! :D


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 11:49 pm 
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Loving your work!

What metal polish do you use?


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 12:46 am 
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So far didn't do any polishing.

That front derailleur was just degreaser, lots of rags and a bit of fine steel wool. You can still see some scratches on the aluminum body. The cage is (obviously) steel with good quality chrome plating. They'll last forever if you take care of them.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 5:31 pm 
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If you could bottle up some of your patience and dedication and post it over to me, I'd be very grateful...

It is a bit awe inspiring for me to see results like yours - I get bored / distracted / blisters way before I get things looking that good.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 7:35 pm 
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Ah! I have some of that super fine steel wool, I will be using that from now on with a touch of Autosol.

Thanks!


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 12:08 am 
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beautiful bike, reminds me of my younger club days

keep up the good work


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