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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 6:34 pm 
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wow great writeup and the bike looks great. You did a great job refinishing it !


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 9:40 am 
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Super job, Time to go and get me some paint....


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:56 pm 
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Very nice job indeed. Can I ask how you got a paint match? Was it just trial and error or is there an easier way?


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 4:21 pm 
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raidan73 wrote:
Very nice job indeed. Can I ask how you got a paint match? Was it just trial and error or is there an easier way?


Thanks for the kind comments guys. For paint matching i walked into a large Halfrauds (big rattle can selection) with the frame under my arm and found the closest of about 5 turquoise type colours. Aware that the coloured sticker on the can is just a guide and not 100% accurate i then took the frame to a car restoration body shop and tried all their colour charts but nothing was any better than the Rover Kingfisher i'd found at Halfrauds, so i got a small quantity mixed up and used it as a touch-up, applied by brush. Same process with the bronze fork. I would not claim that these colours are a perfect match but they are the closest i could find and certainly close enough to make a tatty frame look much nicer than it did before. Interesting to note both the CinderCone and the Rover colour are from 1995 so i guess turquoise was a popular colour in those days.

The bike is finished and rides great, nice and tight and pretty much silent drive train while riding. Here are a few finished pics with road tyres and saddle:


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 4:26 pm 
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Then today it got some fresh XC tyres and saddle, so all finished and ready for action :P


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 8:00 pm 
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Excellent work she's like new again :) :)


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 1:38 pm 
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feetabix wrote:
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Here is mine.......fully original apart from tyres........great bike too, it punches well above its weight........ :D


Hey, you're rolling on WormDrives! I love those tires.


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