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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 10:35 pm 
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That's cheating!!
If you want a really good finish, buy some Peek and finish by hand. ;-) Useful tip of the day.


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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 10:42 pm 
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Yes, I can see why, from the pics it looks like a just machine polished it, but I found it easier to hand polish in the end. I have to say, as a former roadie who used to polish my Vitus with peek, I really like this autosol. Will try some peek, but for now I'm quite pleased. Must have taken about 6 hours. Good job I'm self employed!lol


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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 11:11 pm 
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loving the retro b&d drill :D
frame is looking great!!


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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 11:57 pm 
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Thanks! That drill has enough torque to easily break a wrist I can tell you!


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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 2:11 am 
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garethfj wrote:
Thanks! That drill has enough torque to easily break a wrist I can tell you!

i know...i have one!!


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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 4:05 pm 
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zetecmk2 wrote:
garethfj wrote:
Thanks! That drill has enough torque to easily break a wrist I can tell you!

i know...i have one!!


LOL


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 12:38 pm 
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Well, thats the frame polished up with GT graphics from ebay. And might I ad that they are very poorly executed! Need replacing. Will have to use road cranks as bottom bracket is too narrow! I also bough a new rear mech hanger for it too, which actually cost more than the frame! Sorry, but the pics aren't great :-(
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Just can't stay away from singlespeed. This bike isin't for much more than fun & town riding.
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Will be using parts from my past that I can't part with!

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Not sure about the crown on these new forks!
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Lastly, has anyone got a syncros stem cap? mines now useless! :-( Love these bike parts, all bought second hand about 10 years ago, apart from the Maggy's. Would just love a zaskar to put them on, but I've put so much time into the Agressor/ outpost? that I'll use it happily. Love the 14.5 size too!


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 1:40 pm 
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To remove te cups I used my chain whip handle and a hammer, then paid a store near where I like 7 pounds to fit the headset. Don't do enough frames to warrant a press.

Gil makes good stickers I have heard, ill get some off him when I can but I'm trying to get another frame first .

Keep the posts coming I don't have a step by step build for my new one just the finished pictures.

Ant

threaded bar 2 big washers 2 rubber washers and some nuts perfect press :)


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 2:27 pm 
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healthclinic11 wrote:
Antfox wrote:
To remove te cups I used my chain whip handle and a hammer, then paid a store near where I like 7 pounds to fit the headset. Don't do enough frames to warrant a press.

Gil makes good stickers I have heard, ill get some off him when I can but I'm trying to get another frame first .

Keep the posts coming I don't have a step by step build for my new one just the finished pictures.

Ant

threaded bar 2 big washers 2 rubber washers and some nuts perfect press :)


Do you mean instead of a top cap, or just for the headset?


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 2:32 pm 
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Looking good, I will visit this post to see it done, congrat!!

Saudos/Cheers


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