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PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2009 10:15 pm 
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clockworkgazz wrote:
stunning well done that man- well thought out and balanced, know some folk won't like the orange flite but I love it 8)



Cheers for the comments guys. 8)

@Gazz- lucky for me I didn't have to plan the spec out too much!! My Aim was to use as much of the original £30 parts bundle as possible.... and build it to look like the 1992 brochure pics. ( orange saddle an' all!!)

@SF klein- I think it's the angle of the picture. That high polish is a nightmare to photograph. ( the pics before were taken in the daytime but it looks like night!?! ) Had a quick spin and the forks are fine... as well light! Glad you like it!

@Jimi - The wonders of Autosol!!... it's even shinier in the flesh!....as near as you'll get to a bought one!

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Nice work fellah 8) just how a mountain bike should look :)


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Nice work fellah 8) just how a mountain bike should look :)


Cheers Kaiser. 8) ..... and it stands up on it's own!!!

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i could see it shining from work! nice one ben. oh where's me stickers :D :wink:


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...... oh where's me stickers :D :wink:


:oops: ....sorry fella,they'll be on your doormat next week. :oops: :oops:


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:lol: :lol: no worries buddy. :lol: :lol: no rush at all... bikes not being re powder coated till feb march next year so plenty of time :D


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Ben,that bike is outstanding! might have to set my sights on an Elite next,i think!


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almost wish i hadn't sold mine now..but it funded the 89 stumpjumper!


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hi i am doing the same with my orange E2 and i wondering now those of you who have done this already have found the finnish keeps?

also any tips to getting the mirror finish appart from working the grades finer ie sanding in opposite directions? circular motion etc.

also how do i use the wire wool? is it just the same as with the sand paper?


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:04 pm 
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hi i am doing the same with my orange E2 and i wondering now those of you who have done this already have found the finnish keeps?

also any tips to getting the mirror finish appart from working the grades finer ie sanding in opposite directions? circular motion etc.

also how do i use the wire wool? is it just the same as with the sand paper?


Hi E2... welcome

As you can see from my efforts, polishing by hand is very labour intensive. I used the wire wool in much the same way as the 400grit wet and dry.... took a long strip and pulled it around the tube rather than length ways.

I haven't had this frame lacquered which would help preserve the shine... so if it gets wet, it tarnishes. It can be polished out easily but it's hassle. I think Jimi had the same problems with his E3.
As I've got the 2 other "O"s as riders... this one's for show. :oops:

Enjoying the sun
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