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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:29 am 
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I present to you my old Altitude, taken recently by a friend to tell the truth :D
Now it is completely disassembled waiting for restoration, needs some new piece, or more to my taste.
I have a doubt about the many shortcomings of the frame, excluding the total repainting, how should I restore it??
thanks for any advice,hi :D


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:33 am 
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here is the damage to the frame :?


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 2:35 pm 
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"how should I restore it??"

With love of course, that's beautiful! 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 3:41 pm 
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restore... just ride it. looks in better condition paintwise than mine and I still regularly ride it.

this the one that's been sat on eBay for a long time?

anyway what shortcomings?


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 3:49 pm 
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Mossy wrote:
"how should I restore it??"

With love of course, that's beautiful! 8)



this certainly :D


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 3:57 pm 
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FluffyChicken wrote:
restore... just ride it. looks in better condition paintwise than mine and I still regularly ride it.

this the one that's been sat on eBay for a long time?

anyway what shortcomings?


I know that cycling is fine, but I'd rather not leave uncovered areas stripped to prevent rust.
all here :wink:

yes has been some time on ebay.


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It looks in excellent condition for its age.

I would advise you first to thoroughly clean it, not T-cut, but just a slightly abrasive cleaner.
Second you could maybe tidy up the edges of the decals with a blade.
Third paint any bare steel with a a zinc-based stabiliser - we call it Hammerite Kurust in the UK, but I don't know whether that is sold in Italy. That will stop any surface rust and provide a basis for overpainting.
Fourth, touch up the treated areas with a close match model paint.
Finally, polish, stand back and admire.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 4:33 pm 
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thanks Anthony, this info I can be useful :D
cleaning has already been cleaned properly, and to the delight of my wife the frame is in the living room next to the TV :lol:
hours will provide for the rest :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 6:45 pm 
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aside from aforementioned rust prep I'd only change the bottle cages & tyres (to black). if you ever decided to go rigid, the syncros fork as per original catalogue spec looks so good on that frame :)


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:18 pm 
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another altitude… i'm jealous. definitely would touch it up and leave as is. that's not in bad condition at all. but those tyres must go! :twisted:


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