yes, my first Retro S-works!!
Really thought this needed a respray, but after some de-stickering, removing some tie-wraps and broken sharkfin, doing some 1200 wet sanding, polishing, and waxing it might be fine with some paint touch ups!
There's some rust in the chainstays, but less than I thought, so some chemicals could do the job there.
how I got it:
stuff that came of:
after some 1200 sanding:
How it looks now:
It's too bad you can't see the result of the sanding and polishing that good on the pictures. And the tiny marks are highlighted with the flash, so those look worse on the picture
It's quite a transformation, and a good way to spend your saturday afternoon!!
Now I've got a Specialized FS fork for it, a mint Specialized Team stem and 1 Umma Gumma tire.
The plan is to go full XC Pro on this one, but I might build it with SRT 800, Dia Compe, Specialized cranks and some XT 737 I have laying arround first. I have to fix the bracket first, there some damage there so a friend of mine is going to help me with some re-threading and filling the dents with a welding machine (he build his own frame, so should be fine
Let me know what you think!!