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PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 11:19 pm 
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Thanks again Stew :D Looking for a powdar coater/painter up our neck of the woods so i can get the ball rolling, and ill keep my eyes open for some XT canti's now :D


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:28 am 
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I'll look out for local powder coaters, just saw new signs for Longport Powder Coaters, and there's a couple of others in Stoke, I'll ask about pricing.

http://mtbdb.com/Search.xhtml

http://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/Bikes.aspx?Year=1993&Brand=Caloi

Looks like the Expert had the same forks, but a Suntour groupset.
When I bought the bike, it had DX on it, but that doesn't list anywhere.
Cranks were shot, mechs found a new home.


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Old School Hero

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Thanks for that stew :D What did you use to polish the frame as i may do that yet, if its to hard to keep polished ill just powdar coat it


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 5:33 pm 
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The bit that I tested was just the finest wet n dry I had with some brasso or T cut on it.

There's been many topics on here regarding polishing, and keeping polished bits looking good.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 5:45 pm 
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Mmmmm it may get polished now :D

How did the ride go today stew ?


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Old School Hero

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Right i think i may polish the frame, what i would like to know is will it be ok to start on 1500 wet and dry ?


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 9:23 pm 
Old School Hero

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Anyone have any advice ??


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 9:52 am 
Old School Hero

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Im looking to send the frame and forks to the powdar coater next week, can anyone make stickers up ?


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 10:16 am 
Old School Hero

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Small update...

Just purchased a set of retro STI shifters from the bay..
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I now have 2 sets of shifters and levers so if i get bored i can change them :D


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 11:38 am 
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Gil_M is the Decal man on here.
Don't know if you've stripped the frame yet, might be worth photos or tracings of the decals that are on it first.

Were the XT shifters I gave you 7 spd? Should have a Shimano M-xxx number on the back to look up.

I may have a 7spd cassette knocking around for you.


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