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PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 1:28 pm 
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That paint meant that the decals didn't stick well on these.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2020 9:34 am 
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It's been a little while since I updated this, so here's a quick progress update.

Firstly I was unable to satisfactorily tidy up the original zolatone paint work, it was badly faded, there were lots of chips and some quite large rust spots. So for better or worse I opted to get it sandblasted and powder coated.

I opted for RAL 7016 Anthracite Grey. I also ordered some reproduction decals from Gil - so there's a nod to the original colour scheme.

I think I got the decals in the right place and I'm pretty happy with the results.

Next job is to clean up some parts - Crankset, Brakes, Shifters and Wheels.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2020 4:28 pm 
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Well done.. i had that in my watch list and when he dropped the price i lingered a little too long.


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 Post subject: Re: decals
PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2020 2:22 am 
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Can I ask where you got the Decals?? I’ve got a 1990 Eldridge grade that I’m about to get stripped and repainted. Cheers Brad


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 Post subject: Re: decals
PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2020 11:03 am 
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Bradhudson09 wrote:
Can I ask where you got the Decals?? I’ve got a 1990 Eldridge grade that I’m about to get stripped and repainted. Cheers Brad


Sure - Retro Decals https://www.facebook.com/retrodecals or sales@retrodecals.co.uk.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2020 11:17 am 
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Nice one cheers :)


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Dirt Disciple

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I'm about to start a '92 myself. My dad had the palisades from 91, a zolatone team is on my bucket list too.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:42 pm 
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Here's a quick update. She's coming together now. I've just got to fit cables, a front mech and the chain. 8)

Given this months BOTM I almost tried drop bars but I decided against it in the end :twisted: .

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:11 pm 
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Lovely!

The ubiquitous RAL 7016 goes well with the hot pink decals.

Get some lighter tyres with supple sidewalls on there though!


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