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PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2011 11:35 am 
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Thanks for the suggestion nevadasmith, I'll take a look

And Penguwin, cheers :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2011 1:17 pm 
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strip her back and give her a good polish :)


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How is this coming along...., ???


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 6:03 pm 
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Hey man!

Well, I had a crack at making good the existing paint, and well it was not a successful venture... at all

So it's hanging about waiting until I can afford to send it off to the pros

- I lost impetus on this, got diverted and now I'm building an audio PA system... And adding to my guitar rig...

But I have sneakily bought some NOS parts for it in the meantime so it should be a nice build


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 8:58 pm 
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Zombie thread time, but this is what an American weld can look like:

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Hydorah, see what I mean? How is the restore coming along?

If you want to see more pics of the bike, hop on over to http://forums.mtbr.com/vintage-retro-classic/1990-american-comp-lite-749421.html


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 2:08 pm 
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pinguwin wrote:
Zombie thread time, but this is what an American weld can look like:

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Hydorah, see what I mean? How is the restore coming along?

If you want to see more pics of the bike, hop on over to http://forums.mtbr.com/vintage-retro-classic/1990-american-comp-lite-749421.html


Oh my goodness, i havent had time to read the whole thread but those welds are hideous, if i was you i would take a file and some wet and dry to them welds, you should with time and effort be able to make them look almost fillet brazed smooth :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 2:48 pm 
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I know you are joking but I think those welds look awful. I'd be filing them down too. :-D

I don't know why everyone gets so precious about a bike part that someone has decided to modify. In the grand scheme of engineered stuff, even the best bikes are pretty crudely assembled things, and going on about the beauty of a frameset just seems a bit daft.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:36 pm 
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Your bike looks cool you are justly proud

I got all the stuff for my bar set, including NOS levers and super '80s foam grips

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:37 pm 
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BTW, I wouldn't say I'm doing a restore as such... I'm just building the whole bike with whatever I fancy using, that happens to be period

So there may be other weird stuff yet to come!


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 11:10 pm 
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This thing has been been sat around since I don't know when!

I have all the parts to put it together really well, maybe a tidier rear mech wouldn't go amiss...

But I really don't think I have any momentum on this project anymore

If anyone thinks they might want to take it on, PM me!


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