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 Post subject: Re: old bike rebuild
PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 9:17 am 
Gold Trader
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coomber wrote:
For chrome I believe aluminum foil crumpled and run over it restores it well and removes rust?


Dipped in proper coca cola


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 Post subject: Re: old bike rebuild
PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 6:25 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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The coke cola idea seems easy will be getting a 2ltr bottle to try out some small bits...

I’m not going to do and spraying on this job as I would like to sell it on has a ongoing project for someone to Carrie on I’m just going to clean it up and getting it all working again.

Handle grips and cables bleached.

Here a few for tonight and that it for a few days till I get some more time so far its cost me about
£20.00 for wire wool and brushes etc including buying the bike not bad so far plus aprox 2days work. All the tips are great will be searching on Google for this acid sound good for future project too.


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 Post subject: Re: old bike rebuild
PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 6:34 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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KeyCycle wrote:
The coke cola idea seems easy will be getting a 2ltr bottle to try out some small bits...

I’m not going to do and spraying on this job as I would like to sell it on has a ongoing project for someone to Carrie on I’m just going to clean it up and getting it all working again.

Handle grips and cables bleached.

Here a few for tonight and that it for a few days till I get some more time so far its cost me about
£20.00 for wire wool and brushes etc including buying the bike not bad so far plus aprox 2days work. All the tips are great will be searching on Google for this acid sound good for future project too.


THE WIFE SAYS IM SPENDING TO MUCH TIME IN THE BIKE SHED AND THAT I NEED TOHELP AROUND THE HOUSE A BIT MORE SO I DID THE WASHING UP..PICTURE BELOW.


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 Post subject: Re: old bike rebuild
PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 11:34 am 
Gold Trader
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Ooh, you're a kitchen goddess!

Great work, love threads like this!

Those brake levers are surprisingly effective, I had a set on an old BSA 3 speed.

Keep it up mate :D


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 Post subject: Re: old bike rebuild
PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:04 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Dead Rats wrote:
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Ooh, you're a kitchen goddess!

Great work, love threads like this!

Those brake levers are surprisingly effective, I had a set on an old BSA 3 speed.

Keep it up mate :D


Thanks for the great comments...
iv'e got about 5 old folding bike that are all rusty lol their next


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 Post subject: Re: old bike rebuild
PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:09 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Well getting loads done tonight got the cotter pins out finally, after having some trouble with them I used a socket and the trusty vice to get them out.
And wire brushed all the bottom bracket and cups but decided not to replace loose barring and go with ball barring in cases which where easier to put back together re-greased.
The entire crank was wire-wooled and after about an hour it looks like someone own it again.


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 Post subject: Re: old bike rebuild
PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:34 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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I’ve also given the old seat a good clean with bathroom cleaner and a microfiber cloth,
Hung the frame up and soaked it with wd40 and got in to the inner side of the frame to help keep it good then went over it all with the air line to blow out and muck etc.


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 Post subject: Re: old bike rebuild
PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:42 pm 
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Well just a few more bits cleaned up the crank but the front mud guard I only cleaned the brackets and the chrome tip but left the rest as it was because again I’m not completely restoring this I only want to clean it up and getting it working cheep total cost so fare after buying new cables barring and more wd-40 etc is approx £35.00 plus time.


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 Post subject: Re: old bike rebuild
PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:52 pm 
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Slowly coming back together now tyre are in good condition still so I’ve put car valeting silicone tyre dressing all over and left them over night.
New Brake cables had a little spray with more of that wd40... and the outer cable had some too.
And here a few with the rear wheel cleaned and put back in will be doing before and after of the front wheel just got a little carried away with the back one and forgot to take pictures.


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 Post subject: Re: old bike rebuild
PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 3:52 pm 
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Nice job, great to see someone give some tlc to a bike which would be overlooked - and even thrown in a skip - by many. This should look sweet when it's done. Nice write up too, thanks for sharing.
You might get more interest on this thread if you shift it to the 'retro classic road' or 'reader's road bikes' section (this section is for bikes newer than 1998).


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