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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 3:09 pm 
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great work here and better T2a on the pic above dude.... :D


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 5:00 pm 
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Next addition to the rat-bike......a pair of XT PD-M735 (cartridge bearing) pedals. Been on the look-out for these for a while and these came up at the right price, with toe-straps (cheers Alex!). Overall they're in great shape - nice and smooth bearings, not hugely worn just some cosmetic scuffing.

I did a bit of cosmetic tarting up - lightly filed down any major scuffing - masked off the majority of the pedal and just resprayed the end faces and then touched in the logos with white paint.

Was watching a pair of these on eBay over the weekend (out of interest) which were nearly NOS, but still scratched so not perfect - ended up selling for £55......! :shock:


How on earth did you manage to get the lettering so neat? Got a pair that i need to do.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 7:12 pm 
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PopsTrippin wrote:
sherlylock wrote:
Next addition to the rat-bike......a pair of XT PD-M735 (cartridge bearing) pedals. Been on the look-out for these for a while and these came up at the right price, with toe-straps (cheers Alex!). Overall they're in great shape - nice and smooth bearings, not hugely worn just some cosmetic scuffing.

I did a bit of cosmetic tarting up - lightly filed down any major scuffing - masked off the majority of the pedal and just resprayed the end faces and then touched in the logos with white paint.

Was watching a pair of these on eBay over the weekend (out of interest) which were nearly NOS, but still scratched so not perfect - ended up selling for £55......! :shock:


How on earth did you manage to get the lettering so neat? Got a pair that i need to do.


Sorry Rich.....I missed this reply......

Just painted them in using a small paintbrush and some humbrol enamel white. Then T-cutted off any bits which went outside the recessed lettering.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 3:25 pm 
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Long overdue update - Looking much the same as when I bought it 18 months ago the PM has been temporarily decommissioned - for a proper resto. The Zolatone is really tired (always has been) and I've now got a '91 PM frame that I've swapped all the bits onto (in the background of the pic). Seatpost is also stuck which I'm planning to freeze out in the near future......

It's been a fantastic commuter for over a year and after seeing Foulplay's PM resto recently I think it's time to give this old girl a bit of TLC.......


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:01 pm 
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Seeing that PM in the background takes me back to the 90's, all fuzzy weird like! that's how they were, used, basically 8)

so, mart, new zolatone re-do on the cards? let's see how that goes. powdercoat neon orange? yes. :wink:

If you get stuck for floro orange i can assist.

I will check for updates.

cheers.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:19 am 
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Class mate! 1990 Palisades was my first proper MTB, loved it, steel Marins always ride just right! :)

I miss mine, but built the mrs a later metallic dark pink Eldridge... triple butted steel rides like a dream!


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:26 am 
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Got a 94 palisades if you wanna reacquaint yourself ;-)

(Surplus to requirements, must get round to sorting it out and shifting it - but won't be as good as the eldridge or as evocative as the 90 palisades)


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:43 am 
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Maybe! What size is she?


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 2:03 am 
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I'd say 19 or 20" - I'll check tomoz... :D


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