Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:59 am

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 41 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:05 am 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:42 pm
Posts: 276
Location: East Yorkshire
T– minus (RBotM June) 18 days & counting

Morning all,
No pictures today, as nothing else is finished yet. GB 1940’s brake levers have been striped down and are being cleaned/polished, and I’m waiting for some new spokes to arrive (post office holiday supply person tried to deliver them to my work address on the weekend, couldn’t, so they got sent back!)
I should have something shiny to show tomorrow, in the meantime, if anyone wants to offer up any messages of support (or derision) please feel free! :lol:


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:56 am 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:42 pm
Posts: 276
Location: East Yorkshire
I know how disappointed you all would be, not to have a picture... :P so I had a quick go on the polishing mop during morning brew.... the main body of these old GB levers has come up rather nice, the pictures don't do them justice.
I was tempted to go through the grades and totally shine them up, but I think the patina might make a nice contrast to the shiny bars and the (yet to be finished) shiny levers.


Attachments:
GBparts.jpeg
GBparts.jpeg [ 352.32 KiB | Viewed 116 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:03 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:42 pm
Posts: 276
Location: East Yorkshire
FANTASTIC NEWS!

The Donald has been on from Bob Jacksons..... and the frame will be ready for collection Thursday morning!

This might just happen! :shock:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:18 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Sat Dec 14, 2013 9:25 pm
Posts: 32
Location: Berkshire
Really liking how this is progressing.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Re:
PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:48 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:42 pm
Posts: 276
Location: East Yorkshire
LongLegsRetro wrote:
Really liking how this is progressing.


Cheers LongLegsRetro, I'm off to the shed to clean up a pair of Fiamme rims... 8)


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:36 pm 
GOLD | PoTM | Rider | rBOTM
GOLD | PoTM | Rider | rBOTM
User avatar

Joined: Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:26 pm
Posts: 21722
Location: 54 Festive Road Winchcombe GLOUCS Yarp...
Fiamne. Is that rimming slang?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:14 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:42 pm
Posts: 276
Location: East Yorkshire
Dirty rims + dirty mind = THM :facepalm:


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:08 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:42 pm
Posts: 276
Location: East Yorkshire
T– minus (RBotM June) 17 days & counting

Sorry, no posting yesterday, I got distracted with this; :shock:


Attachments:
s-l1600.jpg
s-l1600.jpg [ 496.7 KiB | Viewed 61 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:10 pm 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:42 pm
Posts: 276
Location: East Yorkshire
T– minus (RBotM June) 16 days & counting

Here is a teaser from my little trip to see The Donald at Bob Jacksons;


Attachments:
1954 Jubilee.jpeg
1954 Jubilee.jpeg [ 95.99 KiB | Viewed 59 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:14 pm 
Old School Hero

Joined: Tue Jun 22, 2010 9:40 am
Posts: 159
This is great, looking forward to seeing more!


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 41 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: PeachyPM and 19 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