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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:05 pm 
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This thread will tell you how to loose the shot anodizing and polish the rest.
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.ph ... =Polishing


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 7:21 pm 
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And what a freakin PIA it was... :? Good old fashioned elbow grease. 500, 1000, 1500 and finally 2000 sandpaper... Then some metal polish to finish the job off properly.

Many thanks for the polishing tips kermitgreenkona88 and Loki. It was on my mind to get these cleaned up, but I had only acquired the bike a week before the initial pics were taken.

Anywho, the results are simply amazing and now the frame scuffs stand out even more! I just have to remember it is a 23 year old bike. :facepalm:

And yes, currently running 2x6.

BensterSD


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:55 pm 
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This thread needs action shots:
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Ben was nice enough to go slow for the rest of us. Here are some of the bikes that showed up for our group ride. What a great day. I am glad that bike ended up with someone who appreciates it and uses it.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 11:23 pm 
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Nice story and nice bike! :D


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 11:41 pm 
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Absolutely awesome job on the cranks and if we had told you what a PIA it was going to be would you have done it anyway :?: :wink: :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 2:29 am 
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Nice MB 1

and nice bikes on that ride. specially the FRO

Regards from Baja


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 6:47 pm 
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Oh, I don't know sandmangts...

I seem to recall you leading the pack with your Excelsior 8) . But thanks for the kind words! Also, many thanks for representing SoCal on this thread.

Whens the next vintage ride?!

BensterSD


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 11:36 pm 
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I'm jealous - I stupidly bought a 92 Stumpjumper FS instead of a MB-3. That polish job on the crank arms is amazing. Enjoy the bike.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 6:53 pm 
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I think I'd rather have a Stumpjumper vs. MB3...

Is that crazy?

Just my 2cents.

BensterSD


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 4:33 pm 
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BensterSD wrote:
I don't know, I think I'd rather have a Stumpjumper vs. MB3...

Is that crazy?

Just my 2cents.

BensterSD


Depends on the years, a 93 MB3 with Ritchey Logic Supertubing is sweet and may very well be a better rider than pre-Prestige Stumpjumpers. They should handle similarly as they share the same trail although arrived at with different rake and head angles. Both late Stumpy's and late MB3's will be nice IMO.


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