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PostPosted: Sat Dec 25, 2010 9:42 pm 
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Loving this build looking good. love the pedals, i will need some of them soon.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 25, 2010 11:20 pm 
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rojo wrote:
Loving this build looking good. love the pedals, i will need some of them soon.


Cheers dude! Glad you're looking at my build, neighbour:-)

They are helluva cheap on t'bay ATM

Less that a tenner

I used to use them when I was a kid on BMXs

Amazingly they are still all alloy and have Cro-Mo axles they are the biggest pedal bargain ever

THEY ARE TEH RETRO [sic]

They are almost impossible to slip off, which is just as well 'cos if they hit you in the shins... ... ...


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do like a pair of sharkbites


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 Post subject: More Shiny!
PostPosted: Sun Dec 26, 2010 12:34 am 
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Wheels!

So this is what we start with:

I like these they are quite aero, nice looking section, double walled and pretty light, VERY light for their vintage

Really don't want to ruin them!

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Wheels strip bath:

I did a test on a seat clamp before doing anything important!

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Note shallow bath at this point, I was proceding cautiously

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Wheels rinse bath:

Also of note here are the red bucket (filled to the brim with fresh water in case of splashes etc)

And check out my stirring stick! I couldn't find a bloody stick so had to make one!

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Wheels stripped:

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Each section of rim took 10-15 mins depending on ambient temperature, took longer when it was colder

So the whole strip of two wheels doing about a 3 spoke hole section at a time, took a long time, about 5 hours actually

Which was good 'cos it's christmas day and I'm supposed to be Christmas stuff or I'll get in trouble

While waiting for dinner I switched the short cage rear maech for the long cage on one my CDales and rebuilt that rear mech

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Done:

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Then I ate dinner:

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Took a leaf out of MCsanandreas' book - and cleaned a Zaskar, not quite to mirror polish though

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I know the seat post is on 'backwards' it's actually a bit knackered and won't adjust up the other way around, so I worked around the issue with back and forth adjustmend of the saddle...

- Anyway...

Cleaned up an 11/28 freewheel:

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I'm actually gonna use this bike and a don't want it to pedal out (you know, when the bike is running so fast that your cadence isn't enough to put any more speed on?) Hence 50t front and 11t rear, also I live on a mountain so the tiny 24t granny ring will probably get used!

Also took a leaf out of MCsanandreas' book and used wirewool (supermarket style) as a stage before getting out the Autosol on a rag

I doped my Brillo with a solution of T-Cut and Autosol to really get things going

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I already used the Autosol then onto T-Cut stages but I usually use wet and dry

But a HUGE advantage of this Brillo stuff, is it can cope with curves, rough edges and weird shapes angles in a way wet and dry just utterly fails upon

Gonna be really handy when I do the frame around tube junctions/welds and other nooks and crannies

- Gonna need a credits section at the end:-)

Anyway...

Bonus surprise:

What the hell did Rigida do those logos with?

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wheels compare

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Wheels done

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wheels done detail:

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 26, 2010 9:52 am 
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ha! thanks for the namecheck,BTW i can see in the Zaskar pic you forgot the gloves.
you will have multi colour hands for days now!


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 26, 2010 1:01 pm 
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Good work but how did you get away with doing all that on Christmas day?


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 26, 2010 4:47 pm 
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weeman_mtb wrote:
Good work but how did you get away with doing all that on Christmas day?


Not too sure myself actually!


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 Post subject: Not strictly bike...
PostPosted: Mon Dec 27, 2010 4:25 pm 
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Not strictly bike...

But it's part of the project

Getting paint/lacquer/ano off bikes/bits is one thing

Getting a good finish is another

But what about your hands?

You'll need a scrubbinig brush

You can buy Swarfega in B&Q

Or you can make you own on an ad hoc basis:

Equal parts washing up liquid and soap powder

Go from this:

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To this, in one hit

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 Post subject: Re: Not strictly bike...
PostPosted: Mon Dec 27, 2010 4:41 pm 
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hydorah wrote:
Not strictly bike...

But it's part of the project

Getting paint/lacquer/ano off bikes/bits is one thing

Getting a good finish is another

But what about your hands?

You'll need a scrubbinig brush

You can buy Swarfega in B&Q

Or you can make you own on an ad hoc basis:

Equal parts washing up liquid and soap powder

Go from this:

Image

Image

To this, in one hit

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Great thread bud,

I have before used sugar and washing up liquid, that is a good "scrub"

keep those hands soft bud :wink:

Ernie{ 45 mile away neighbour :lol: :lol: }


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 Post subject: Re: Not strictly bike...
PostPosted: Mon Dec 27, 2010 9:56 pm 
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ernie wrote:

Great thread bud,

I have before used sugar and washing up liquid, that is a good "scrub"

keep those hands soft bud :wink:

Ernie{ 45 mile away neighbour :lol: :lol: }


Ah cheers dood

And good call on the sugar!

It seems the granular nature digs the dirt out, similar to soap powder

Always got to be fairy though

[cheesy music]Now hands that build Retrobikes can be soft as your... [/cheesy music]

Where abouts in Devon are you?


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