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 Post subject: 1993 Clockwork
PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:54 am 
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So, thanks to wiggviv, my second project for 2018 has arrived...

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It's actually a very pale grey. Lovely colour in the flesh. The artificial lights don't do it justice.

Let the cleaning begin!...

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:15 pm 
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I know it's always nice to bag shiny NOS parts for a build, but there is something really satisfying about breathing some life into components that have been well and truly 'used'.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:46 pm 
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One down, one to go.

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Think that will do for tonight.


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 Post subject: Re: 1993 Clockwork
PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:49 pm 
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This is going to be great. The polished silver and white is going well :D

Looking forward to some choice black ano details. The Seatpost should be polished too. Black saddle, grips, chainrings, rims I think. Polished xt or dx hubs (maybe get some new logo stickers?). I have some.


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 Post subject: Re: 1993 Clockwork
PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:50 am 
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lazyrabbit wrote:
This is going to be great. The polished silver and white is going well :D

Looking forward to some choice black ano details. The Seatpost should be polished too. Black saddle, grips, chainrings, rims I think. Polished xt or dx hubs (maybe get some new logo stickers?). I have some.


Cheers chap.

As I said; it's actually a very pale grey rather than white. Its the original colour, though the decals are an earlier style and in a custom colour.

The plan is for some anodised highlights, but not in black :wink:

It's been too long since I've had a Clockwork. They always impress me with how well they ride given their humble origins.

Guess I have a soft spot for working class heroes, and if the Clockwork doesn't fit that description, I'm not sure what does.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:46 pm 
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Bit more cleaning tonight & as a result I have a pair of refurbed DX shifters...

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I found some nice shiny brake cable adjusters in one of the parts boxes, so thought they might work nicely with the newly polished levers.


Getting there slowly :D

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:55 pm 
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Classy looking clocky frame... very nice!


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 Post subject: Re: 1993 Clockwork
PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:46 pm 
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Looks sweet. Unsual colour scheme but really like it.


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 Post subject: Re: 1993 Clockwork
PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:56 pm 
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Yes, the colour is unusual, did you say its original? Wasnt sure about polishing the levers but youve done a good job and they look better now mounted.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:58 pm 
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It's been repainted, so I'm not sure if the colour is exactly the same as original- it appears pretty close. I know the decals are custom & that it had the more blocky style ones before, but in orange like the ones it has now.

I'd toyed with the idea of having them replaced with the correct style from Gil, but they've grown on me so they'll be staying....for now at least.

This a photo that wiggviv sent me of it before restoration ...

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