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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2012 7:29 pm 
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Needs some oil on the skinwalls. The kind you find on a very dirty chain. Same with the crankset and the hubs really. They're far too clean.

Just my opinion, of course.


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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2012 7:39 pm 
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Superb! 8)


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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2012 9:34 pm 
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Gravy Monster wrote:
Ankor Wax seems to be the way to go, apparently will polish up also 8)

Linseed oil is definitely the best thing to use; I have had several bare-steel bikes before and it gives excellent protection without really affecting the appearance. It dries to a gummy finish, so it won't rub off on your clothes.

And it smells nice!


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Raging_Bulls wrote:
Needs some oil on the skinwalls. The kind you find on a very dirty chain. Same with the crankset and the hubs really. They're far too clean.

Just my opinion, of course.


The tyres were from a bike jumble and are quite ratty already in places :wink:

The look I am after is rusty frame with a clean and shiny drive train , I like thought of a rusty car that looks like a wreck but you pop the hood and a shiny v8 with polished carburettors greets you without a dirty finger print in sight 8) and of course runs like a dream !

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Gravy Monster wrote:
Ankor Wax seems to be the way to go, apparently will polish up also 8)

Linseed oil is definitely the best thing to use; I have had several bare-steel bikes before and it gives excellent protection without really affecting the appearance. It dries to a gummy finish, so it won't rub off on your clothes.

And it smells nice!


Sounds good, I will PM you for some info :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2012 10:20 pm 
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Looks fantastic!
Cracking work, as always.
I think some plain black decals, before you coat it, would finish it off a treat :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2012 10:33 am 
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Wasn't sure at first but now its finished it looks cool..But protect it so it doesn't rust away, my allltime fave Kona 8)

PS whats the chain? wouldn't mind one of them :)


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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2012 11:03 am 
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I love it, there are some great bikes here too if you hadn't already seen the site: http://www.ratrodbikes.com/


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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2012 11:25 am 
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8) love it - is the surface rust done just by the british humidity or did you water the frame to achieve that look ?

saddle fits nicely into the colour concept :)


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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2012 11:47 am 
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I have a new Favourite Bike on RetroBike...... 8)
Love this

What you need to do now, is sling it to the roof of this and use it as the show ride
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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2012 12:15 pm 
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Gruff wrote:
Wasn't sure at first but now its finished it looks cool..But protect it so it doesn't rust away, my allltime fave Kona 8)

PS whats the chain? wouldn't mind one of them :)


Its a KMC Gold and black X9 something, I have the box at home and will get the exact model


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