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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:05 am 
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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:


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:56 am 
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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.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:03 pm 
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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:


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Really liking how this is progressing.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:48 pm 
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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)


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:36 pm 
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Fiamne. Is that rimming slang?


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:14 pm 
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Dirty rims + dirty mind = THM :facepalm:


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:08 pm 
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Sorry, no posting yesterday, I got distracted with this; :shock:


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:10 pm 
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Here is a teaser from my little trip to see The Donald at Bob Jacksons;


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:59 pm 
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You cloud try a bit of diluted bleach in a discrete location?


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