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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:41 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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After a long wait I have finally tracked down an early 1986 Look TVT KG85 frame in 56 in excellent condition (to be honest, I`d have settled for just about any early TVT frame by this point as they are tough to find...). Parts already in the bag are a set of nos Ambrosio Metamorhasis Tubs (thanks for the push on those Craig) plus Cinelli stem in 135mm (I`m a tall guy with a long reach), Rolls Saddle, early Look clipless pedals and a nos pair of Look cycling shoes in La Vie Claire colours (came from Australia, coolest shoes I`ve ever seen). Am talking with a specialist parts dealer regarding the full C-Record groupset and Cobaltos.

Regarding the frame, I`m going a little off piste with the paint - planning on using a slightly translucent silver so you can just see the carbon weave in the sunlight, just can`t quite face covering it all up, finished with a coat of pearlescent lacquer to give that slightly blue sheen (same on my Pantani Bianchi).

Frame numbers - is anyone any good deciphering the frame numbers - mine is TVT110486166 - I know the 86 is the year and that Hinaults was number TVT11018604? - Craig, might your specialist knowledge be of use on this one?

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More details as soon I have them, Dan.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:48 pm 
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Super nice!


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:22 pm 
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Wowzer!


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:12 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Although its all about the bike, check out the shoes....

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:51 pm 
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Top styling! Proper bikes allow the most amazing shoe combo's, they're amazing :)


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:20 am 
Devout Dirtbag

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Great project,sure you've talked to your sprayer but the silver might have to be thinned right down, most 2K mettalics are base and laquer,the 'base' mettalic being mainly pigment{not many flex additives or 'body' additives}and drying matt before the laquer goes on top


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:15 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Yep, the paint will be a challenge - my painter is really good but will swear at me a lot - just want to be able see a whisker of the carbon when the light hits it - tricky to do well.

Cheers, Dan.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:47 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

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it's also possible to get tinters to add to clear laquer and build up depth that way


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:47 pm 
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it's also possible to get tinters to add to clear laquer and build up depth that way


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 5:43 pm 
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Yep, that was my thinking - more of a heavy silver tinted laquer, should be cool if done correctly and with a little taste...


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