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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 10:39 pm 
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So what are your plans for it - I hope a respray is NOT on the cards :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 10:43 pm 
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I started on the front wheel today not in brilliant condition with rusted spokes and grime lots of grime.
The wheel is an Araya VP-20 built on a Exage HB-RM50 Hub with a Tioga City Slicker skin walled tyre.

Before...


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 10:45 pm 
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Hell no respray....build it and enjoy it and let others enjoy it


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 10:48 pm 
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After alot of elbow grease...cleaning and sanding down each spoke here is the front wheel now...


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 11:01 pm 
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Next is the rear wheel which as you can see in the pics is not in the best of condition either...


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 11:32 pm 
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WD Pro is right although the frame serial number suggests the frame was made in 1990 this was still intended for the production of the 1991 Muirwoods hence the threads title change.

Anyways the plan for the bike is to keep it real. No respray, the paint work has been used and does look it, but so what, that is what it was intended. So with that in mind I'm going to try and stick with used components where possible and just recondition them.
Starting with the wheels. The wheels are a bit later than the bike itself having come originally a 1993 Muirwoods.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 1:33 pm 
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Rear wheel cleaned up...again alot of time and effort but rewarding :)

Again the wheel comprises of an Araya VP-20 rim a Tioga City Slicker skin walled tyre a Shimano FH-HG20 hub (Exage again I think)...

Anyway pics...


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 1:34 pm 
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more of the rear wheel...


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Good work - Elbow Grease is magic stuff 8)

Nice paint too - You'll need to keep an eye out for "period" matching lycra clobber 8) 8) :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 4:19 pm 
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Here is another tip for restorations:

Micro-Mesh MX-90 Metal Finishing Kit

http://www.sylmasta.com/acatalog/Online_Catalogue_Micro_Mesh_Finishing_Kits_34.html


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