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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:28 am 
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March update, this really is taking too long - i have the front wheel disassembled and the hub cleaned and re-greased (thanks Mr Raleigh for the advice). I have the front hub polished and it looks brand new - the pic is a bit blurry as i have the shakes after all the polishing -

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I am busy sorting out the front rim and once complete i will move to the rear wheel - this is a slow process and it is not helped by other family things, work and more bikes!!!

I have obtained new decals which are on the bike so the wheels are the last bit and she will be done - after what seems ages and is ages!!! Had it not been for my insistence to use the OE wheels this would have been done for Christmas,

Thanks everyone - especially Ian Raleigh for the help,

Richard


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:03 pm 
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This really is an outstanding resto job Richard, when I think back to where it all started it is an amazing transformation. That signature line of yours is getting longer and longer ;)


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:07 pm 
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Tel,

It is a bit odd but this resto has meaning for me personally, so i think i want it right. Mr Raleigh has advised me regarding minor faults, for example, the brake cable angles were slightly off so the cable housing has been bent a few times to get the angles right. And i won't mention the fact that the valves are too long!!!! (new tubes have been bought!) He is a fussy guy - and, i suppose, rightly so!!!

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Richard


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:26 pm 
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HA!!!! I have just realised something - the pics of the bike have included the spare wheels with the Campag front hub and helicomatic rear so far!!!! How did i miss that?

The OE wheels are Weinmann rims and Maillard/Spidel hubs (as in the pic above) - i will sort out pics soon. The spare wheels are bound for another bike when they are ready.

Apologies all,

Richard


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:52 pm 
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I suppose the bike isn't looking too bad Richard but it needs Garlic :|


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:01 pm 
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As mentioned, i had forgotten to provide pics of the OE wheels - i had removed the spokes from the front. Both wheels will be rebuilt with stainless DB spokes as soon as i get the rims and hubs ready for the wheel builder. I have pics of the rear 'before' - it has not been touched. The front hub has been cleaned and rebuilt and the front rim has been polished but it is not finished - it is a work in progress.

Front hub after rebuild and clean -

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Front rim - mid-polish

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Rear wheel - untouched for 23 years (at least) -

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Some work required to clean up the rear and a new tube of Autosol.

Top tip for today - TIME is the hardest thing to obtain to get work done.

Thanks all - i am almost done (at last),

Richard


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:10 pm 
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You know I love this, keep going, it's worth it ;-)


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:17 pm 
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Hey Al-onestare,

I had not seen you about - can you believe i am still at this? Decals and wheels were the delay and, as mentioned, TIME!! Good to see you. Has your Dad used his much?

Richard


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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 9:38 am 
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...come on TGR we're all waiting with baited breath!!

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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 11:53 am 
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Looking forward to seeing this one finished! Looks great so far anyway.

Geterdone :)


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