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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 7:39 pm 
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Just had a look at turning the brake around and spotted straight away that i would have to buy new brake blocks
and at £15 a pair i'll give it a miss Tel


Just swap the blocks over left on the right and vice versa

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Also the the rear section of the brake mounting fits inside the allen key recess
and may cause the bridge to split, so i would have to make new alloy mounting washers. I'll leave it as it is


Ah! This is the tell tale sign that it was not built for the brake to be mounted in reverse. It was just a thought given the cable routing.

Btw that Rolls is lovely! Looks great :wink:


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Tel wrote:
Btw that Rolls is lovely! Looks great :wink:


Always willing to listen to other retrobikers who know a good thing or two about making a bike look smashing 8)


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Sorry to bore you guys again :roll:

I fitted a rubber chainstay protector on the bike and after just one week the bloody thing was coming off! As i didn't want the chainstay full
of chips from 'chain-slap' i decided to get some chrome gold vinyl and have a bash in making my own protector which looks quite nice,
at first i was going to get some chrome vinyl then changed my mind and opted for the gold stuff to match the gold frame names.

What you think ?

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Chainstay protector looks great, as does the rest of it.
This build just keeps getting better and better 8)
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Yup liking it. Looks like one of those special edition models from Colnago or someone, y'know the 50th Anniversary model or something.

Been staring at it intently trying to find an area for improvement but alas you have exceeded what my minds eye can see already....

The only suggestion I can make is:

NEEDS THIS:

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Thanks Jamie :wink: Loving this machine even more now 8)

Tel ? that Campag' kit looks amazing and could/can be easily replicated by buying a gold plating kit !!
They are quite expensive but with the initial hand over of hundreds of pounds you can start to claw back
the money by plating other items of interest and selling them on, but the items have not got to have any scratch's.

Theres a chap on ebay who gold plates his stuff and sells it for mega bucks, he even takes orders too but its expensive :(

Typical high quality kit on ebay
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TOP-RANGE-DE- ... 350wt_1037



Oh nearly forgot this one !! As we all know us 'retrobikers' have one problem in restoring our bikes !
The chrome on many bolts and washers get really rusted and if you send these parts off to be re-plated
they cost a small fortune, Why not purchase one of these simple chrome plating kits off ebay, i know they work as
i've seen one be used in action, whilst the new chrome plating isn't as robust as 'real chrome' plating the result is outstanding.

How many Campag' brakes have you seen on some nice restored bikes and all the bolts/nots/washers are rusty as hell.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Replica-Chrom ... 252wt_1303


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