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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:23 pm 
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longun wrote:
pulls up a chair :)

i'd love to see a mirror polished one ;)


Ha ha. Thanks, just spilt my beer reading that.

No polish on this one; it's not a Zaskar :wink:


Well, actually...... that would be pretty cool......

No, must resist.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:25 pm 
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I'd go for option 2b) strip paint and polish

But yellow looks great also, especially post T-Cut


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:44 pm 
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I do fear what is lurking under the yellow wont be too pretty.

Definately not up to my GT standards

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Plus, sounds like 3rd world problems, but I'm getting 'over' walking in my garage and seeing polished frames.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:16 am 
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Some sort of gentle media blast, rainbow decals and then clearcoat.....


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:16 pm 
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Thias wrote:
Hi there!

And check the cable stop up front. It may well be drilled out, too. That would be something to fix before painting.


Bugger, thought I'd double check all the front cable stops.

Just had a look and yep, unfortunately the brake one has indeed been drilled.

Any ideas how this could be fixed?

One option would be to run a full length outer cable to the rear i guess. Though the cable stop on the bridge may be a problem.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:50 am 
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You can turn a ferrule (or have someone do it) that you then glue into the frame. That's what I did.

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I my case the "hole" was very mangeled, too. Not just drilled out. I had to file it back a few mm. I will fill that gap and the file marks with JB Weld.

This is how it looked when I got the frame:
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:48 pm 
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Thias wrote:
You can turn a ferrule (or have someone do it) that you then glue into the frame. That's what I did.



Ah, very good idea.

I'm sure I'll have something that will fit (or can have one made) and can be bonded in place.

On a positive note.

New decals arrived today.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:53 pm 
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Factory Jackson wrote:
I do fear what is lurking under the yellow wont be too pretty.

Definately not up to my GT standards

ImageUntitled by FactoryJackson, on Flickr




Plus, sounds like 3rd world problems, but I'm getting 'over' walking in my garage and seeing polished frames.


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That looks amazing... what process did you go through to get that finish?


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:11 pm 
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That looks amazing... what process did you go through to get that finish?


Thanks.

Autosol and lots of elbow grease :wink:

Links can be found in my signature below. The above one is the 1998 Zaskar, but the 1991 Zaskar is probably the more fulfilling restoration; literally a barn find frame to a finished bike.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:22 pm 
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For me there's something very therapeutic about fitting decal and it really brings a frame/bike to life. (Although well aware Klein frames would have been debossed graphics, but the yellow may just be temporary).

I used Vinevo's great thread on his Rascal build as a guide for placement.
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... p;t=331027

I brought the bike through from the garage about an hour before to get it up to room temperature.

Masking taped for location.
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All finished.
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ImageUntitled by FactoryJackson, on Flickr
ImageUntitled by FactoryJackson, on Flickr


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