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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:09 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

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Where abouts are you{iam London}i can send in post off cut of carbon{in composites for my sins}so sprayer can play around with for testing purposes,i'll make sure it's got 'weave'


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:50 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Sounds a good plan with the translucent silver paint. Look forward to seeing the results. I've been tempted to paint mine but can't bring myself to do it.
Frame numbers are straightforward. First 6 digits are date. So yours is 11th April 1986. The last 2 or 3 digits will be the production number (probably for that year).


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:55 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Ah, thats great information - its why you`ve got to love this forum - detailed info on frame numbers of TVT`s just doesn`t exist anywhere else.

Regarding paint, Stefthehat kindly sent me over a couple of pieces of carbon to experiment with - regular silver cannot be thinned or mixed correctly to be transulant - well it can, but it goes patchy, so the current answer is to build up a few layers of semi-translucent silver pearl, my painter is experimneting with the carbon offcuts at the moment. Straightforward silver would be so much easier but I just love the weave on the TVT...

Ambrosio Metamorphasis tubs are currently being built - got hold of a nos set of 28 hole rims and a set of nos Campy record hubs that match, there`s not much metal on either of these so its going to be a lightweight set - better avoid the potholes!


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:35 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Does anyone know where to pick up the correct `86 decal set from - I`ve hunted around and found many different sets but none that are spot on - any advise would be appreciated.

Thanks, Dan.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:12 am 
rBoTM Winner
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.... http://www.wanit.co.uk - I think he has the 1986 LOOK labels for LaVie Claire TVTs (...with and/or without Greg's signature)
http://www.wanit.co.uk/contents/en-uk/d20.html

and TVT sticker for the fork better take them from http://www.bicyclestickers.co.uk (they are not on this pic) - if you build up it with a TVT carbon fork
https://www.bicyclestickers.co.uk/produ ... ing-decals

see this pic that from from my WIP ...
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