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 Post subject: Todays find
PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 7:22 pm 
Old School Hero

Joined: Wed Sep 10, 2014 6:14 pm
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Location: Scotland,Falkirk
Hi
So a visit to the local recyke a bike yielded a hardrock gsx for a tenner,she's not in greatest shape but frame looks decent,I'm thinking a singlespeed for this one?
Also had my eye on a lovely yellow trek but the alloy seat post was stuck,guys are going to try and get it out for me
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 Post subject: Re: Todays find
PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 9:41 pm 
Old School Hero

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 Post subject: Re: Todays find
PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 9:43 pm 
Old School Hero

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Any idea what that plastic is for??


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 Post subject: Re: Todays find
PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 9:46 pm 
Old School Hero

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 Post subject: Re: Todays find
PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 9:54 pm 
Old School Hero

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Can this be cleaned up??


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 10:03 pm 
Gold Trader
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The plastic is Acera X, or do you mean the u lock frame bracket?

Good for peanuts.


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 Post subject: Re: Todays find
PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 10:04 pm 
MacRetro rider
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By "Plastic" do you mean the bracket on the seattube? if so it's a d-lock mount. The skewer looks pretty far gone but give it a clean and have at it with some Autosol and see how it goes. Best thing is to strip the bike down and clean and de-grease everything then see what needs replacing (the chain for instance should go in the bin :lol: ).


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 10:25 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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Yeah the plastic looks like a bracket to hold a D-Lock.
Try wire wool on the q/r, followed by metal polish. It'll never be perfect, but should come up adequately.
Can't argue with that for a tenner!


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 Post subject: Re: Todays find
PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 11:11 pm 
Old School Hero

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Yeah didn't think of it being a lock mount,yeah for a tenner it should clean up nice,any wire wool do? How would you clean up the handlebar gunk? I need to get a pic up,think it's alloy not steel


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 Post subject: Re: Todays find
PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 1:02 am 
Retro Guru

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think the sadle has seen better days, bit of work to do there feller,,


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