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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:54 am 
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Less is more, as they say.

I'll pop into Superdrug at lunch then. My missus reckons I'm worse than her when we go round the shops and look at nail varnish – I'm transfixed by all the colours and effects and start imagining them as paint schemes for a bike frame – is this wrong?


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:56 am 
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groovyblueshed wrote:
Less is more, as they say.

I'll pop into Superdrug at lunch then. My missus reckons I'm worse than her when we go round the shops and look at nail varnish – I'm transfixed by all the colours and effects and start imagining them as paint schemes for a bike frame – is this wrong?



NO 8)


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Location: I know where the stash is – the secret's safe with me. The flying squad will never find us...
8) Trouble is, I can't decide on which colour...


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:25 am 
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24 year old black paint has been polished up best I can:

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Good work, frame & forks are looking way better!


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:45 am 
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Scrubbed up well


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:48 am 
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Cracking job, polished up nice

I decided to self strip my clockwork as the paint was shot..... keeps the budget down but hard work, I keep walking away :facepalm:

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:53 am 
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retrobikeguy wrote:
Cracking job, polished up nice

I decided to self strip my clockwork as the paint was shot..... keeps the budget down but hard work, I keep walking away :facepalm:

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It has plenty of patina when you look properly but the idea is to keep it as original as possible. I recently bought a decal set for it but bought one with black lettering very stupidly :facepalm: when I get the correct Orange ones I reckon she's going to look great.

Are you spraying your frame yourself? Keep up the good work.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:21 pm 
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The Bontrager Ti saddle was looking a little sorry for itself, lots of wear to the perforated leather on the nose, corners and rear. Thankfully no rips.

Permanent black market followed by black shoe polish has given it some of its looks back :)

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Now looking better :)

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Nice work. I've seen people recommend equestrian saddle care products but those are too caustic or hardcore on vintage bike saddles.


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