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 Post subject: Brodie
PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 4:53 pm 
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So the quest for a Rocky Mountain proved fruitless - and so I went for this Brodie that SJS Cycles were selling on ebay.

Haven't seen it yet, but I thought I would get the ball rolling on my build thread anyway. My first task may be to paint it - all the local powder coaters are getting too expensive - and seeing as I have a new studio space.......I might have a go myself. Any tips would be welcome.

This is not going to be a period correct build - I will build it with parts stripped from my Breezer and see how far I get.

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$T2eC16RHJHoE9n3Ke97GBQyLIUJ4H!~~60_58 by stllsman, on Flickr[/img]


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:09 pm 
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Nice find!


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:28 pm 
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hi
i believe it is a 1999 model.
and i see it has the re-released gatorblade. :)
new for that year.
this will be a nice rider for you.
i have a Force. couple models down from this one.
enjoy riding it.
roy


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 Post subject: Brodie
PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 6:34 pm 
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Lightening quick shipping from SJS means i now have the Brodie in my possession - thinking about a quick build to see how it feels - before stripping and painting.

Roy, do you know what size of seat post I need for this one?

Very well packed too :

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IMG_0823 by stllsman, on Flickr

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IMG_0825 by stllsman, on Flickr


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 1:40 pm 
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Nice find Neil :D

Regarding painting/powdercoat - remember this.......

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=183298

I was gonny ask the Very Cherry Chappy for a quote. Gazz had some cheap PC done a couple of years ago near Kilmarnock I think.

OR you could talk nicely to Big Eck - he has the gear and has done a few :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 3:32 pm 
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Cheers Mr P - think I'm going to try this myself - already have the nitromorse in the shed - and am considering rattle-can'ing it. Seems like a worthwhile winter project.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 3:57 pm 
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Well if you already have decent ie old Nitromors you are half way there.

However if you have to start buying preparation and paint materials etc, powder coating could start to look cost effective.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 4:25 pm 
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Brodie's website only goes back to 2003 but they seem to be on every communication path possible. Try sending them a serial numebr and askign for info ?
http://www.brodiebikes.com


webarchive has some of it's servers down apparently and seems to be some of the pages around this time. but start here, these may or may not be 1999 as they could be 2000 but
http://web.archive.org/web/199910082222 ... bikes.html

Scrap tehat, go in from a few years later and they have workable 1999's
http://web.archive.org/web/200109141109 ... bikes.html

Geometry
http://web.archive.org/web/200109141109 ... bikes.html


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 7:56 pm 
P.o.T.M. Winner / MacRetro Rider
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Location: In the foothills of the foothills of The Cairngorm Massif :D
I rattlecanned my daughter's bike a few years back. Do the sums on how many cans of primer/paint/laquer you need. Used about two of each thinking multiple coats would give a good finish. It did give a good finish (sort of metallic turquoise) but despite being left several days at at time between coats and ample (I think) time to harden off the paint still chips REALLY easily, so I spent another fortune on helicopter tape to preserve most of the frame :lol:

Probably spent around £50 on paint etc and that didn't include doing the forks :roll:

It was quite fun though :xmas-big-grin:


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 8:14 pm 
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Powder-coating locally with be between £70 and £100 - also there is very little choice of colours. I am going for either racing or possibly NATO green.....will do the sums, but I fancy giving it a try.......air brushing is also an option.

Parts wise I am on the hunt for some NOS Diacompe SS7 levers...if anyone spots any can you let me know?


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