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PostPosted: Mon Dec 27, 2010 10:11 pm 
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Your doing a grand write up as your going & i'm enjoying the the before & after pic's :D Your rims have come up grate 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Not strictly bike...
PostPosted: Mon Dec 27, 2010 10:29 pm 
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hydorah wrote:
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?


Plymouth :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 27, 2010 10:53 pm 
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Just clocked this thread, sterling work dude - nice before and afters. Will be watching in anticipation.


Cheers


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 1:32 am 
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Need that fork...you using it?


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 1:38 am 
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gm1230126 wrote:
Need that fork...you using it?


Yes

Yes I am

That first pic was the major components I propose to use and the overall 'before' pic

- That fork is pretty knackered though!

Needs new elastomers (on order, from t' USA)

- and the brace has a rounded out bolt which I'm dealing with tomorrow

There's plenty of Manitous around just a bit harder to find with a 1-1/4" threaded steerer

Good luck in your search, did you do a want ad on here yet?


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 1:48 am 
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sweety wrote:
Your doing a grand write up as your going & i'm enjoying the the before & after pic's :D Your rims have come up grate 8)


Cheers Sweety. I'll try to keep the before and after theme going


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 Post subject: fork'n busy
PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 6:36 pm 
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Remember the forks?

Now the forks looked like this:

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Well I'm waiting on lots of stuff...

Fork elastomers included, so I thought I'd busy myself with stripping the frame (which is now done)

- But not mirror polished yet!

And while the Nitromors was doing it's thing I decided on I'd tidy up the outsides of the forks

So I began by stripping them again, but as I was cleaning the outsides I'd do a total strip

All went smoothly until I attempted to undo the last fork brace bolt

This stuff is 10.9 high tensile steel but the head just rounded right out

- They are done up incredibly tight

Bugger! bit of a pain as it is countersunk, so I got out my old trusty old drill

And drilled

Beat the bugger as you can see. Once the head was split this relieved the compression and I was able to wedge a screw drive it there and get it out

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Now I had a drill in my hand and a cunning plan formulated...

I figured I'd put some aero slotting into that fork brace

So I roughed out some holes with the drill, then tidied these up with a selection of files

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Long story short here's the finished result:

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To be honest I'm really chuffed with the results!


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 7:03 pm 
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wow. good job on those forks,well done.


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 Post subject: Re: fork'n busy
PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 8:02 pm 
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hydorah wrote:

To be honest I'm really chuffed with the results!


You're right to be, they look as if they should always have been there.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 9:17 pm 
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Fantastic job on the fork brace :wink: god you've got some guts as it could have went a bit pete tong :roll:


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