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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:58 am 
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Looking forward to seeing this rebuilt - I miss mine now.... :cry: :D

I tried it rigid and with RC35's and actually preferred it rigid.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 2:48 pm 
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Dossa wrote:
Looking forward to seeing this rebuilt - I miss mine now.... :cry: :D

I tried it rigid and with RC35's and actually preferred it rigid.

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That looks good with both forks on it - inspiring me to get busy!


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cocodemer wrote:
Dossa wrote:
Looking forward to seeing this rebuilt - I miss mine now.... :cry: :D

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That looks good with both forks on it - inspiring me to get busy!


Ha, me too!

Look forward to seeing what you do.


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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 10:20 pm 
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So its been a while, and progress has been slow. The ensuite is coming along nicely, on the upside.
I wasjust about to take the frame to the powder coaters and thought, hold on a tic, the point of this is to try and restore the bike, shouldnt I give the painting a bash myself? Anyone got any thoughts? I do have a compressor and a suitable workshed space, how hard can it be?


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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 7:00 am 
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I'm looking forward to see how this goes especially if your planing on doing the painting and "How Hard Can It Be ? " , Well without a draught and dust free area and reasonably ventilated then "Very Hard" if you want a good smooth finish and you'll probably find that ten coats of primer and top coat will give great results if your using a fine spray other than that half should do with light sanding in between coats of paint which will probably require 1100 grit wet and dry paper and you should need about 4 different grades of wet and dry to rub down the original paint ..


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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 10:57 pm 
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Ok, well, in order to help me decide, ive spent the evening stripping an old steel frame, to see how much trohble it is, one tin of bnq paint reomver , one wire brush, and one drill with wire spjnny head. So far so good, will wait to see how smooth I can get the finish before going down the same route with the orange. All good research!


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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 1:39 am 
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If you were going to powder coat it anyway what have you got to lose bar a few quid? Do your best and be proud you did it? Crack on and show us :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:27 pm 
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A minor amount of progress in this slowest of builds. (been out riding ma bike)

Today we introduce Nitromors to the proceedings: What evil is this?

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Seems to be working:

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and a gathering of some M735 parts

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Note to self, remove stickers first, prior to applying grants vodka :)


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:20 pm 
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Liking this.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 11:20 am 
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Sweet. Do it matt silver like your old one. Your memory of that bike is the reason you got this after all. 8) :wink:


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