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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 12:13 pm 
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im going to rebuild it, gonna clean frame up today and strip parts off see what is salvagable, also going to be rebuilding my Kona Hahanna in another thread, bought the alpinestars off ebay for £17 winning bid


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 2:04 pm 
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stripped down and gave a wash, it appears the left hand pedal arm inner taper is knackered, and will need replacing, other than that all parts are in servicable condition, tyres are knackered, so any clue as to were to go to get the brown walled tyres from? or as it will be my road bike, should i just get a set of bright coloured slicks


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 2:05 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

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also any way of getting off the surface rust with out ruining its current paint work?


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 5:41 pm 
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also any way of getting off the surface rust with out ruining its current paint work?


You could try giving the frame a going over with some T-Cut, but I doubt it'll make a huge improvement. Other than that, re-paint, or because the blend is hidden by the decals, you could have it powder coated, which is tougher than "wet paint" and get some reproduction decals.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 5:54 pm 
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Nice!

You could just put up with the patina, scrub this, touch up that or, re paint. I did a re-do of the same year bike.

Powdercoat was an easy choice for me. Most coaters can only do a blend in and out of the two colours, like this....

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But the finish is tough. The decals were sourced by resident decal master gil_m, a member on here and has many decals on file, including yours! The benefit is that the decals for top and downtube are 'wrap', so the colour change is ultimately hidden.

you end up with this....


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S'all right innit!

Good luck with whatever you do.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 7:26 pm 
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marc two tone wrote:
Nice!

You could just put up with the patina, scrub this, touch up that or, re paint. I did a re-do of the same year bike.

Powdercoat was an easy choice for me. Most coaters can only do a blend in and out of the two colours, like this....

Image


But the finish is tough. The decals were sourced by resident decal master gil_m, a member on here and has many decals on file, including yours! The benefit is that the decals for top and downtube are 'wrap', so the colour change is ultimately hidden.

you end up with this....


Image

S'all right innit!

Good luck with whatever you do.


thanks, were did you get yours powder coated


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 8:26 pm 
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Hi,

LSN powdercoating, castleford, west yorks.

http://www.lsn-coatings.co.uk/

cheers.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 8:45 pm 
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LSN powdercoating, castleford, west yorks.


Same place I got my frame done, just one colour though, for £40.00. How much was the two colour fade?

To swadlinboi, if you want to get hold of LSN, phone them, I don't think they check their E-mails very often. I was pleased with the job though, they masked all the bolt holes, canti bosses etc. and it was done in a week.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:19 pm 
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These are great bikes , get it cleaned up and use it

Mike


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 1:53 am 
Devout Dirtbag

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I have done the t-cut trick its not done it too badly. Gonna rebuild it once a few parts arrive In post and see what it looks like, if it dont look right will strip down again and send it for powder coat


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