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PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 6:54 pm 
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you wanna see it in the flesh steve
it is a stunning bike


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 8:26 pm 
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8) Thanks ,its looking like this maybe the start of a rebuild thread :roll:
Ive had it about 6 years and its always been scruffy and I kept putting it off to re do the frame until kaya showed me his zaskar fleshly polished and very nice too ,that was the urge :wink: but also since then I've had the idea I want to paint it black with mostly blue and silver build and a dash of purple , reason is the gt,s about a 91, mines a 95 so I don't think it suits ,IMHO :D


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 9:19 pm 
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you can't paint it
you need to polish it
or sell it to me


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im going to make some enquiries into having it re burnished i cant give in to paint yet, ive started down the european route with this except the gears which im going for suntour/m900,
wheels blue hope silver 217 sup
blue xlite fly stem
polished xlite bars
middleburns hardcoatslickshifts blue/3dv bolts
rc35 mxcd rebound
hs11's polished
various 3dv bolts
time carbon pedals
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just need a british/french 1"1/4 headset and some fancy xlite skewers
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the reasons for the colours is the frame has 2 billet dropouts in blue and
2 3dv mounts for the brakes these are part of the original frame so they wont be changed
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its just down to getting the frame sorted and i can start the build
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 2:29 pm 
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mrlee wrote:
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That's a proper build picture there - the Autosol taking pride of place!


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 3:36 pm 
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sounds odd but it looks even better partially dis-assembled


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 4:33 pm 
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It was silver anodising I'd imagine.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 7:14 pm 
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Totally love that bike!

Looks great!

I think that coating must be annodising too, got to be or you'd have sanded it/nitromorsed it off

But if you use the right chemical, it is surprisingly easy to get rid of

I did a build where I de-anodised the rims on my bike

Take a look here:

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... c&start=15

You obviously need to be careful and you would need to take EVERYTHING off your frame...


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 10:00 pm 
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well thats it I quit for now that is ,its etch primered and spot primered its going gloss black,
I had thought of powder coat but when/if I do get around to having it reburnished I figured wet coat would be easyer to remove. I would like to have it built for the 3tribes meet at weekend but its a bit of an extreme shake down so ,,,, to be continued
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 11:33 pm 
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well its been painted today and it looks amazing :shock: its soooo shiny ,I sanded down the primer with 800 grade paper and then marc the painter gave it 3 coats of vw black and 3 coats of clear laquer 8) happy times cheers mark
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now the build hurray,
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