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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:29 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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Whoa! That is looking very nice.
That's going to look stunning once back together :)
Well done.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:50 pm 
Classified Mod / Lincs, East and South Yorks AEC
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Step by step please!


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:31 pm 
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Step by step eh? Well don't say you didn't ask for it... So, let's get some rubber on the wheels. Sometimes the last little bit just won't go, will it? A little washing up liquid shoved up it usually does the trick. My Dad taught me this trick.
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Proceed as above to get here and inflate to the recommended pressure. Note the budget tyres, but see how the valve/logo dynamic works - for those sensitive enough to worry!
(There should be a pic here of the wheels but for the life of me I can't upload it here. I'm sure you'll see plenty later.)
Now then - what if you don't have a workstand - I gave mine away years ago to a local bike re-use charity, thinking I'd finshed with bike refurbishment... Hold it steady and fit the bars and saddle, turn upside down and away you go.
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Bar slap precautions during building - although it would make a comfy landing if the chain slipped while you were straining up a steep one...I may make this a permanent feature.
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Add the wheels - the rear was tricky because it was a tad wide for the spacing and the rear changer needed attaching at the same time as there's no hanger on the frame. A two man job - at least a Dad and daughter job!
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Now for the bottom bracket - fixed side first:
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now the next:
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Now, if a bike can stand on its own two feet, I don't see why it shouldn't!
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More to follow later, you lucky folks!


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:44 pm 
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That wheel pic to illustrate the careful juxtaposition of valve vs logo.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:18 pm 
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Careful prep for the downtube positioning


I'm glad someone takes the trouble to do that..

My first 'man-size' bike was a secondhand BSA. Probably A decade older than that one though.

There was no aluminium at all in that bike. Technically it was a 'racer'.. I mean it had drop handlebars and ten gears..
..but whatever 'race' it was that someone might have been attempting to win on a thirty pound bike, it sure wasn't won by me..


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:37 am 
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Thanks torqueless - I learnt this from you of course, after badly positioning downtube decals on a previous refurb.

Even loaded with aluminium this Prima ain't no featherweight either! I'll try and remember to weigh it when it's finished. More of a light heavyweight I should think.


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