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Should the RS forks be resprayed gold or black
original gold 75%  75%  [ 6 ]
black to go with build 25%  25%  [ 2 ]
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 11:25 am 
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Hi - got this bike absurdly cheap!!! came with cooks cranks too and was quite severely pitted and scratched and the decals weren't great so decided to completely strip and start again

here are some pics of her when she arrived!


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 11:31 am 
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And now a few pics after the first pass with some wet and dry paper - now polishing to see if wet and dry worked okay!!!


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 1:08 pm 
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I'd drop the manitou fork and use a Mag 21 SL.

There's one on Ebay at the moment


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 1:10 pm 
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Looking great 8)

I'm currently polishing an Orange E3 frame, started off with 600 grit wet and dry and brillo soap pads but eventually just resorted to plain steel wool and Scotchbrite pads, used Autosol for the polishing/buffing up, starting to look good. (after about five hours :lol: )


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 12:24 am 
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jimihendrix wrote:
Looking great 8)

I'm currently polishing an Orange E3 frame, started off with 600 grit wet and dry and brillo soap pads but eventually just resorted to plain steel wool and Scotchbrite pads, used Autosol for the polishing/buffing up, starting to look good. (after about five hours :lol: )


yeah that was the first pass with wet and dry!! Polished some with autosol but still needs some work with the wet and dry so will do that again!!

Oh yeah and the manitous are definitely going!!


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 9:32 am 
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I bought this Zaskar ages ago for buttons, it was a lovely bike but i tinkered with it, decided it was too small and sold it :(

I wish i'd just cleaned it up and kept it. As for the Manitous, with new elastomers they work just fine. I picked up a couple of sets of Mag21's but finding some that work ain't simple (or cheap) and IMO the Manitous with new elastomers are a cheaper and simpler option if you actually want a rider. Although i agree Mag's look better and are more 'fitting'.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 11:16 am 
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hey - here are a couple of pics after the first round of autosol - still a few spots that need some more attention with the wet and dry - but not looking too bad!!!


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 8:22 pm 
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nporternz wrote:
Oh yeah and the manitous are definitely going!!

Reallllllllllllly?

We should talk. :D


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 11:15 am 
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updated pics - now with decals

need some advice on the build though anyone got any suggestions??


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 12:11 pm 
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Nice decals!! Original or reproductions?


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