Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:57 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 16 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2015 5:52 am 
Old School Hero

Joined: Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:23 pm
Posts: 241
Location: In a van down by the river.
I picked up this 1992 Rocky Mountain Cirrus frame from the board here. Like all clearcoated bike of this vintage, the clear coat itself had turned yellow and started to flake off. Some chemical stripper and light polishing with 400 grit, it looked good as new. I didn't want to make the frame too shiny or mirror-like. Decals are from Gil. I don't have too many before or in process pictures. Hopefully Thias won't mind me using his 'before' picture

Image

And After :D

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2015 9:31 am 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 17, 2007 5:13 pm
Posts: 8751
Location: Tredavoe, Cornwall
Now you're just showing off!!

Looks pretty perfect to me.


al.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2015 9:33 am 
Dirt Disciple
User avatar

Joined: Tue Sep 22, 2009 7:50 am
Posts: 81
Location: Poland
Fantastic 2 bike , good look ,


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2015 11:27 am 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 03, 2012 7:52 pm
Posts: 1465
Location: the Netherlands
Great result! In general I don't like purple but here it looks really well.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2015 2:39 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:47 am
Posts: 1111
Wowsers!
Love what you did to my old frame :D
I am glad is is in such capable hands.

Did you have any troubles with those bottlecage bolts?

Thats the bike shortly after I got it from the original owner:
Image
Now its so much better 8)


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2015 3:04 am 
Old School Hero

Joined: Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:23 pm
Posts: 241
Location: In a van down by the river.
Thanks for all the compliments.

Surprisingly I had no problems with the bottle bolts, or any of the other threads on the bike.

The clear coat was beat up and yellow, but the chemical stripper made it easy work. The only problem was it kept on eating through my latex gloves but I wouldn't realize it until my hands started to burn (should have bought proper ones, I know)

I always loved Purple. It was so cool back in 1990/1991. LOL On the bike, the purple RM stickers means that it's going to always have a purple theme.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2015 3:23 pm 
BoTY Winner
BoTY Winner
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 10, 2009 6:20 pm
Posts: 4179
Location: Everywhere & Nowhere
Great job. Looks brilliant 8)


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2015 10:34 pm 
Gold Trader
Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Sat Aug 02, 2008 3:12 pm
Posts: 9017
Location: Oh Canada!
great job restoring the finish on the frame! 8)

don't want to put a damper on your results but you have your decals the wrong way on the frame. the shadow effect, in your case the purple, should be at left (towards the rear) of the black lettering on the drive side. and to the right (again towards the rear) on the non-drive side.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2015 10:36 pm 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Thu Nov 26, 2015 7:29 pm
Posts: 3184
Location: peak district
Very nice, I kinda liked the bike how it was but think you've done a great job and what a result. Personally I like the purple touch on bikes as long as its not over the top. How long did it take to clean up the frame by the way?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2015 4:17 pm 
Gold Trader
Gold Trader

Joined: Sun Jun 22, 2008 1:38 pm
Posts: 1442
Location: OZ
TheJackel2013 wrote:
Thanks for all the compliments.

Surprisingly I had no problems with the bottle bolts, or any of the other threads on the bike.

The clear coat was beat up and yellow, but the chemical stripper made it easy work. The only problem was it kept on eating through my latex gloves but I wouldn't realize it until my hands started to burn (should have bought proper ones, I know)

I always loved Purple. It was so cool back in 1990/1991. LOL On the bike, the purple RM stickers means that it's going to always have a purple theme.



Very nice. Which chemical stripper did you use?. And did you re clear coat?


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 16 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Ferry, unclebuck and 43 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group