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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:55 pm 
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Delivery of a NOS 42t MD chainring (courtesy of Kingroon)
XC-Pro headset....hmmmm
Paint - ebay
Decals

Completion date? Who bl***y knows..... :facepalm:


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 7:47 pm 
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Progress (some might say...)

Lidl came up trumps for some nice green paint and some clear laquer;

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Green for GO! by Bike Hoarder, on Flickr

Undercoat;

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Getting There! by Bike Hoarder, on Flickr


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:58 pm 
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With thanks to Kingroon...

NOS 42T MD chainring;

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NOS Suntour MD 42T by Bike Hoarder, on Flickr

Tomorrow i may even splash some paint on it (the frame, not the chainring! :roll: ).


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:40 am 
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Painting has started...

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2013-02-16 13.19.10.jpg by Bike Hoarder, on Flickr

Don't look too close, hopefully a second coat will make things look a bit smoother.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:48 am 
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That is a very nice colour, if it's not gone on to well get the wet n dry on it, 600 or 800 should do the trick. Try and get it nice and smooth just don't go back to metal.

its ooking good.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:01 am 
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Cheers mate, I hate painting... it always looks crap - i've got no patience to do a top job. I might try a light rub down before I let loose with the 2nd can...!
I'm not sure the finish will warrant putting decals on, I reckon i'll just leave it naked.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:15 am 
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Lots of light layers and keep the can moving is the only way with cans, warm the can up a tad as well.
The cold out side will be doing you no favors either.

Give it a good rub down and then 4-6 light coats and a light rub down between, well that's what have done in the past and it's turned out quite nice.

I'm quit tempted to pain mine in the same green as yours its a great colour, may be in summer after I have finished the Raleigh.

have fun.

Brian.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:25 pm 
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Wheels are ready;

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Wheel Package by Bike Hoarder, on Flickr

Was a bit of a mission, had to cut the old cassette off with an angle grinder...
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Death of a Cassette by Bike Hoarder, on Flickr

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NOS Suntour Powerflo 8spd Cassette on Suntour hub by Bike Hoarder, on Flickr
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Ritchey Megabite 2.0 by Bike Hoarder, on Flickr
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Rigida Turbo 9 Ceramic by Bike Hoarder, on Flickr

Still not sure about the campag rim though...


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:59 pm 
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Paint done....

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Nishiki Alien by Bike Hoarder, on Flickr

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Nishiki Alien by Bike Hoarder, on Flickr

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Nishiki Alien by Bike Hoarder, on Flickr

It's a bit flawed in places, but this ain't going to be a BOTM winner. 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 12:13 am 
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You done some nice work there. I bought one that was cracked with the idea I would fix it. Turned out to be way more work than I wanted to do. It is now hanging with some other classic frames and part in a local bike shop's pseudo-museum. I was able to use the fork off it for my Wilier. Glad yours has turned out so well, can't wait till its finished.


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