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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:53 am 
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Pantographed levers.
When I bought these I found that the panto had been filled in badly with a blue paint.
I used very fine wet and dry paper and then autosol polish to remove the blue paint and any scuffs /scratches.
The original black paint in the panto was still in good condition hidden under the blue and was not touched up.

I'm pleased with how they turned out.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:03 am 
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Wow! a polish and stripping the blue back to black and it's hard to believe they are the same levers.
Didn't think much of them with the blue but your finished work they are stunning.
This is going to be some machine. :)

Jamie


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:09 pm 
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:15 pm 
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Looking very smart indeed!
This is going to build up quite special.

Jamie


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:59 pm 
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Love the colour, and your work on restoring the panto'd parts is top notch! Looking forward to seeing the final build


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:47 am 
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Jamiedyer wrote:
Wow! a polish and stripping the blue back to black and it's hard to believe they are the same levers.
Didn't think much of them with the blue but your finished work they are stunning.
This is going to be some machine. :)

Jamie


Thanks Jamie. I'm very pleased with how they turned out as they were in a rough condition when I received them but had to buy them anyway as they don't come up for sale very often.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:51 am 
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Banashapan wrote:
Love the colour, and your work on restoring the panto'd parts is top notch! Looking forward to seeing the final build


Thanks for the kind words.
The levers were quite easy in comparison to the stem which took hours to refinish but very happy with the end results.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:38 pm 
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:40 pm 
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Wow, this bike looks stunning, well done on a great build. That red in the sunlight is spectacular.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:45 pm 
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Buff_SA wrote:
Wow, this bike looks stunning, well done on a great build. That red in the sunlight is spectacular.


Thanks for the kind words, I'm very pleased with how it turned out.
It is sublime to ride.


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