Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:21 am

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 87 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ... 9  Next
Author Message
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 6:17 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Tue Feb 12, 2008 10:32 pm
Posts: 2140
Location: Bristol
A lot of elbow grease fellas,thats all,i used brown pads first then the purple finer stuff then white pads.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 6:23 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Wed Feb 13, 2008 6:44 pm
Posts: 1045
Location: Treading Water...bloody summer
Where's the best place to get these?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 6:36 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Tue Feb 12, 2008 10:32 pm
Posts: 2140
Location: Bristol
You can get them at most hardware stores,theres also some multipacks on ebay
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Scotchbrite-Abras ... dZViewItem

but tbh all you need is the ordinary red/brown ones,once one has lost its initial bite then use it later as a finer pad.Its not difficult to do just need a bit of patience,the final shiny pic was after i put brasso on it all and buffed it up.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 6:55 pm 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 17, 2007 5:13 pm
Posts: 8184
Location: Tredavoe, Cornwall
Well i know who to send my BRM wheels too for the next car show :wink:

looking good.

Cheers,Al


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 10:42 am 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Wed Feb 13, 2008 6:44 pm
Posts: 1045
Location: Treading Water...bloody summer
andy.l wrote:
You can get them at most hardware stores,theres also some multipacks on ebay
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Scotchbrite-Abras ... dZViewItem

but tbh all you need is the ordinary red/brown ones,once one has lost its initial bite then use it later as a finer pad.Its not difficult to do just need a bit of patience,the final shiny pic was after i put brasso on it all and buffed it up.


Thanks Andy - great advice.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 10:48 am 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Tue Sep 11, 2007 11:33 pm
Posts: 2192
Location: Liverpool
Little Bob wrote:
andy.l wrote:
You can get them at most hardware stores,theres also some multipacks on ebay
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Scotchbrite-Abras ... dZViewItem

but tbh all you need is the ordinary red/brown ones,once one has lost its initial bite then use it later as a finer pad.Its not difficult to do just need a bit of patience,the final shiny pic was after i put brasso on it all and buffed it up.


Thanks Andy - great advice.


Yeah they gone in my list of things to get


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 9:43 am 
BoTM Winner
BoTM Winner

Joined: Thu Jan 19, 2006 1:23 pm
Posts: 2765
Location: NW England
That looks like an amazing refurb job. One question , how did you manage to polish out any dents in the crown?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 8:00 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Tue Feb 12, 2008 10:32 pm
Posts: 2140
Location: Bristol
With a set of needle files,theres one deep dent/hole on the reverse face that i couldnt get out as it would show where it had been filed down so i left that one,it just takes a bit of patience and time.

Ive retitled the thread now as i think ill just post up some of the stuff ive been restoring on the RC100 (if admin doesnt mind) and update it when i do something.

I did the Maguras today,the Hydro Stop levers had the ends missingwhere the bike had been stacked before i presume and the black on the ally bodies was worn away and knocked about in places,the hoses were split aswell.

So stripped the whole lot down,following someone s help on here i managed to get the master cylinder apart on both levers,the slave cylinders were a sealed unit though so had to leave them together,masked up the vital parts using helicopter tape and used the water/powder blast at work to clean the bodies up,the 'Hydro stop' decal had 3 layers of helicopter tape put on it as i doubt you can get replacements,lol

Image

Took them home and bought some satin black ally paint from the local car parts shop,gave them 3 coats.

Image

then assembled,i managed to buy some nos Hydro stop levers but theyre about 1" longer than the ones i had but dont know if this is because bits were knocked off,maintenance gave me some new hose too 8) ,anyway im very pleased with the results,unfortunately one decal was beyond saving,still got to find one connector i lost in my garage to assemble front brake :roll:

Image
Image
Image
Image
Image


Last edited by andy.l on Fri Apr 04, 2008 5:22 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 8:04 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Wed Mar 21, 2007 8:13 pm
Posts: 1661
Location: fettling in the cave
Looking good! 8)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 9:07 am 
Old School Grand Master
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Fri Oct 12, 2007 12:48 pm
Posts: 5111
Location: Out here in the perimeter...
:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: That's some amazingly high quality work chap.....unbelievable.....that's gonna be a BOTM winner for sure :D :D


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 87 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ... 9  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group