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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 6:02 pm 
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Gorgeous bike 8) .

A good point someone made earlier, caustic soda (sodium hydroxide) dissolves aluminium oxide very effectively. Anodizing is basically a thin layer of aluminium oxide so caustic's a cool (but dangerous) way of refinishing bike parts!


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 4:34 pm 
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Hi

Do you still have the template for the Orange aluminium elite reproduction graphics you had made. Or even better where did you get them done?

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James


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try gil_m on here


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 3:31 pm 
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After months with too many 'other' things going on, I've finally got round to taking some studio pictures of the Aluminium 'elite'.

Several bikes from my retro fleet have gone on to pastures new but, like with the Alpinestars Al-Mega DX, making a good photographic record of the work you have put in is an equally rewarding part of any restoration for me.
I still have the 'stealth black' Aluminium 'O' and the Pace RC100. Once these are finished, I'll photograph these in the same way too. (eventually..... so it may be sometime yet! )

Enjoy.....

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More....


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and some more.....


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Very nice indeed, lovely build 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 4:30 pm 
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That looks awesome!! Well done. I've always liked these, this is the nicest I've seen! 8)


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Arrrggghhhh white background...are you bbc bikes ? :lol: just joking

the bike looks grand chap very grand.


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Years :lol: :lol:


And worth it.That looks totally fantastic[going back for another look :D]..................................................................................................
Gorgeous 8) You've made a top job of this from beginning to end.Surefire winner if you enter it in the botm compo 8)







Left an endcap off the rear brake cable fukcing ruined it for me


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