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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:58 pm 
Dirt Disciple
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So here's my 'budget' restoration.

Got the frame from my friend for £80, it was in pretty bad shape as he painted it with graffiti paint.

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Took it in for a respray at my local painters:

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Cleaned the headset which had paint on it:

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Next I got some custom decals made in metallic gold, stuck them on and clear coated the decals:

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[img]http://gp1.pinkbike.org/p4pb9313821/p4pb9313821.jpg[/img

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Final process is this so far. I'm lug lining at the moment in white, then getting the seatpost next week.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 9:24 pm 
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Very nice :D Those lugs are crying out for lug lining.

Near the bottom of the page........ http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/mercian.html

Shaun


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 9:47 pm 
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Midlife wrote:
Very nice :D Those lugs are crying out for lug lining.

Near the bottom of the page........ http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/mercian.html

Shaun


Thanks. And I've near enough done the 'clover' type parts like that but fully filled them white. :)


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:29 pm 
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Looks great. £80 well spent


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:37 pm 
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grilla wrote:
Looks great. £80 well spent


Thanks grilla, I concur, very pleased with it. :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 5:49 pm 
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Convention would place the name somewhat further up the down-tube. I'll admit that I don't know why... You may have justification, rationale or even precedent for putting it where you did.... and of course you need none of these... you can put it where you like!


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 6:49 pm 
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torqueless wrote:
Convention would place the name somewhat further up the down-tube. I'll admit that I don't know why... You may have justification, rationale or even precedent for putting it where you did.... and of course you need none of these... you can put it where you like!


I'll admit it was a misplacement of the decals, I realised it after I had put them on :oops: :facepalm: But as it would destroy the decals removing them, I just left it where it was.

Cheers.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 8:17 pm 
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Could happen to any of us!
My kind of bike ATM... two brakes, one gear, no worries... :)


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:40 pm 
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Top job on the paint finish.Is that your painters going rate for a single colour?.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:50 pm 
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bagpuss wrote:
Top job on the paint finish.Is that your painters going rate for a single colour?.


£90 for the paint job, so not too bad. Would have been £150 with lugs painted so decided to lug line the frame instead.

torqueless wrote:
Could happen to any of us!
My kind of bike ATM... two brakes, one gear, no worries... :)


Yup I have a modern geared road bike, so decided to single speed this one. No regrets though as it's great.


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