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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 5:38 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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So managed to buy the Cinelli off the bloke at work and have stripped it down to clean it. This has to stay at the office at work as Mrs Billby has strictly said no more bikes......

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The plan is to polish the lugs as I cant afford to have it chromed.

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I have a compressor so will prep the frame and respray it the original colours.

If anyone can help me with the mystery rusting on the seat tube then I can crack on.

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Wheels are tight but spokes are shot so will need to have them re-spoked, rims look ok.

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Might be able to afford to have some of the chrome bits re-chromed.

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Work in progress watch this space.


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Any hints and tips gratefully received (best polish for steel, re-chroming in Manchester -Leeds area)


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 5:51 pm 
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That looks as if it will come up looking better than expected. Good one!

The seat tube chrome - is it a chrome panel? This was a common detail on frames of this era.

As for chroming, there is a company in Rotherham that is run by a cyclist - but I can't remember the name. He does a lot of bits and pieces for bike restorers. I'll ask around for the details and hopefully get back to you.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:04 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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I was thinking it was chrome, but on the Cinelli blog they have a Riviera with that section in the same colour as the headstock .

If you find details of the guy in Rotherham please pass them on


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