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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:28 pm 
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Had the hubs apart today, isn't it always a relief when the bearing races are in good condition?

Took the rear one apart and polished the body,

ImageIMG_1509 by Michael Murray, on Flickr

Really easy to get shiny thankfully! Sent for a longer axle so I can run 7s.

Also tackled the front hub, before,

ImageIMG_1510 by Michael Murray, on Flickr

Polished up,

ImageIMG_1512 by Michael Murray, on Flickr

And re-built, using a better, if not period, q/r skewer.

ImageIMG_1514 by Michael Murray, on Flickr

Sweet start!

I'll start cleaning up the rest of the groupset this week too.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:52 pm 
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Do you use a dremel, wheel or elbow?


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:01 pm 
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Howdy Mr Histry :wink:

For the hub bodies I just used soft rag, well old thermal t-shirt, and Solvol Autosol. They're not anodised. Only took a few minutes

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:32 am 
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Any more thoughts on the paint job Mike hubs have come up well.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:39 pm 
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kingbling wrote:
Any more thoughts on the paint job Mike hubs have come up well.


One of two designs, Clive.

The longer rear axle and freewheel arrived today, so I fitted the axle, spacing out to the width of the freewheel.

ImageIMG_1517 by Michael Murray, on Flickr

Don't worry, it's not screwed on tightly! Put it in the frame, just to check, rather now than when the new paint is on.

ImageIMG_1518 by Michael Murray, on Flickr

Also, the Cinelli XA stem arrived in the week, looking a bit tired,

ImageIMG_1519 by Michael Murray, on Flickr

So I thought I'd see what the possibilities of polishing it up were like.

ImageIMG_1521 by Michael Murray, on Flickr

The top is done, although hard to make out. When I finish it, it may look too shiny when clamped to the Cinelli Giro d'Italia bars, but we'll see. Hope to finish the polishing tomorrow.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:09 pm 
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Polish the top of the bars to suit, it will all work together


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:16 pm 
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kingbling wrote:
Polish the top of the bars to suit, it will all work together


I did think about that myself !

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 4:34 pm 
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Finished polishing the stem today,

ImageIMG_1522 by Michael Murray, on Flickr

I think it looks okay with the bars in their original finish, so I will leave them as they are.

De-greased and washed the groupset today, ready for putting on.

And still not decided on paint colour :roll:

Metallic dark blue, or metallic burgundy are favourite. Dark is good I think, with a silver groupset.

ImageIMG_1523 by Michael Murray, on Flickr

Now about to sort out what spoke length I need for the wheels. :wink:

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:18 am 
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They need to reach the rims or it will look odd.

Don't say I didn't warn you.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:02 pm 
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The History Man wrote:
They need to reach the rims or it will look odd.

Don't say I didn't warn you.


Thanks. Any more pearls of wisdom from the depths of your shed, Mr Hist'ry?

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