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 Post subject: Looking Brilliant
PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 12:29 am 
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Looking Brilliant! so far.
Cant wait to see it all back together, I bet he will be really taken aback with what you've done.

Jamie


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:47 am 
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Al,

The bits look great, elbow grease mustn't be in short supply! I think i have some worse scratches than you and i am waiting for some items to help me get rid of them.

Keep up the good work,

Richard

p.s. i will try and remember the item for you this week (if you hear nothing email/pm me)


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:04 am 
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Cheers!

Little bit of polishing this weekend. My Explosif took centre fold with it's completion 8)

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Lovely brakes:

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Having a re-think on the headset and skewers and how to preserve them. They are quite tatty so I may end up doing something else with them. What exactly I'm not sure at this stage :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:32 pm 
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Coming together very nicely :) Ah the joys of cleaning bikes to within an inch of they're lives, breathing new life back into a tired old machine is so rewarding.

Regarding Gum hoods you could try these modern Cane Creek: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1pr-MAFAC-and ... 51a38cfcf7

Or these:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Road-Brake-Le ... 337dbc98c0

Or these!!!
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NOS-WEINMANN- ... 484a5f67ba


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:02 pm 
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Look like excellent progress.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:50 am 
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Tel wrote:
Coming together very nicely :) Ah the joys of cleaning bikes to within an inch of they're lives, breathing new life back into a tired old machine is so rewarding.

Regarding Gum hoods you could try these modern Cane Creek: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1pr-MAFAC-and ... 51a38cfcf7

Or these:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Road-Brake-Le ... 337dbc98c0

Or these!!!
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NOS-WEINMANN- ... 484a5f67ba


Many thanks for this, the 2nd set look good and a decent price. I'd love the last pair but the old man isn't worth that much :lol: :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:18 am 
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Update time.

So apart from the wheels, everything has been polished and spruced up as best I can. The frame was T-cut this weekend and buffed and whilst the patina remains the wonderful pearlescent shines through much more than before.

I had some joy with the BB. I released I had a headset spanner that would fit the flat edged side and without much effort I was able to get it off. The lock ring on the other side was very gently removed with my fair hands and a tea towel (!) and the remaining piece could screw out my hand also. After a good clean, degrease then lube, re-assembled it's super, super smooth.

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The pedal bearings had some similar love shown with the same results.

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I love the brakes. Now they are assembled wand lubed they work really well. Let's hope the brake blocks are a bit more effective now.

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Lovely levers.

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Just a little bit cleaner than before!

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I like how the seat tube neatly slots into the lug 8)

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Fork action.

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Some nice frame details including the repair to the centre piece of the R in Raleigh. It came off during it's first clean so I carefully captured it and kept it flat in an envelope. A little super glue and a pair of tweezers did the rest.

On the top tube you can see some of the patina; it's worse the other side but it's not enough to warrent a respray.

She's been put back together (shots to come) minus the wheels which are this weeks job. After that it's the details which leads me onto...

I'd like some good quality skin-wall tyres. I'd also like some fancy black bar tape, maybe with some nice detailing. Finally I'll need cables. What would you recommend?

We're defo on track for Christmas!


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 2:59 pm 
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These look the biz and a bargain too ;)

http://item.mobileweb.ebay.co.uk/viewit ... 0775084067


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 3:07 pm 
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Nice! Being super picky I'd like something with a logo that is in line with the overall colour scheme. So the blue logo isn't quite right here.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 3:26 pm 
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Yup bit of white spirit solves it ;)


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