iv just signed up today with retro bike and left a post in the new comers section
so il get on with the reason for this post :
i am about to embark on rebuilding my well ridden dynatech MT4 ,
im not sure what year it is exactly but i read on one thread that if the serial starts with C then it is 92 ,mine does, so can anyone verify this point ?
a couple of points to take note of is that i read that allot of dynatech owners say all there lugs are alloy strangely on mine only the head tube and the bb shell is alloy the seat lug is steel ,
rusty steel lug
the second point is that there are riveted bosses for the top tube routed brakes ,i have not seen it mentioned when iv been browsing so here are some pictures to explain what i mean ,this may give away its year
the holes for pot rivets !
and the brake bosses
it dosnt sound too great does it having pot riveted brakes !
this hapened when i was stripping the paint ,i must have broke the seal of the glue , the rivets held but they where always loose and could snap any moment but they never did thankfully , so this leads me too my next question .
has anybody had experience with this ? any recommendations of metal epoxy's ?
also i was needing advice on the directions to go concerning finishing the frame ,firstly , is it ok to powder coat these frames temperature wise ,i know some say yeah and some say nay so there is no consensus evidently but what would you the reader do ?
ideally i wanted to polish the entire frame/forks and laquer it but last night i found a hole in the seat stay (4mm x 2mm) that must of happened in one of the crashes i had (it looks like there is a crack coming from the hole ,this is just camera trickery thank bejesus)
its not gonna look good when that has been filled so i may have to paint the back triangle , any ideas how to repair a hole like that ? i thought of back filling it with a bit of expanding foam and then body repair resin but any other suggestions more than welcome
for the components i am going to use xtr m970 throughout , i scrimped and saved to buy the bike as a teenager so the second coming is gonna be pimped up somewhat
i do still have the DX group of the original Mission i told you about in my first new user post , but il save that for another job ,
now im just waiting on parts and making a final decision about the frame finish , do i go just three main tubes polished ?, or complete bike polished with the hole filled and covered wtih a sticker ? or im kind of fancying the idea of powder coating everything(frame ,stem,forks , seatpost ) jet gloss black and having the xtr group as it is silver with grey cables and solid white decals and all black wheels ,like a shadow on the hills , i dunno i keep having different ideas its hard to settle on one but im sure it will come .
oh berfore i forget , i need to get some transfers for the mt4 does anybody know anybody here on the forums ?
so to recap on advice i need
filling the hole ?
powdercoating or not ?
refitting brake bosses ?
and anything else you can think of
ta raa for now