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 Post subject: Re: mudguard
PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:23 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Sun Sep 11, 2011 5:05 pm
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Pinstriping


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 Post subject: Re: lug lining
PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:57 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Pretty tricky work


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 Post subject: Re: Dawes horizon tour
PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:40 pm 
Old School Grand Master
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Just out of curiosity what are you using to do the lining? BITD our bike shop had some things like these...




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Looking good :)


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 Post subject: Re:lug lining
PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:59 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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I've done all the lugs, pinstripes and box lining with this brush.
It takes some patients!


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 Post subject: Re: Dawes horizon tour
PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:13 pm 
Old School Grand Master
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Good skills with that brush then :)


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 Post subject: Re: Dawes horizon tour
PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:02 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Sat Oct 10, 2009 12:31 pm
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I bet that Gitane had Campagnolo lever bosses. They are notorious for causing that down tube failure - they create a stress raiser at the corners.

Cantilever brakes can be very powerful but they need a good lever as well as a good setup. Unfortunately I've never been able to get really good cantilever braking with any road levers, although they can be made acceptable with decent pads. The old DX 4-finger levers for flat bars, on the other hand, give you brakes that work almost as well as discs.


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 Post subject: Re: Dawes
PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:55 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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I'm kind off wishing I rode it for a while before striping and re-painting it
to iron out any problems with the brakes/gears etc but it's too late now! The Gitane is still built up so I'm hoping to do a side by side strip - re buuld, without any problems!
Then I'm hoping to use it every day to and from work with out any problems!


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 Post subject: Re: all painted
PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:13 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Quick mock up today


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 Post subject: Re: more pinstripes!
PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:06 am 
Dirt Disciple

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I thought the underside of the mudguards needed Finnishing!


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 Post subject: Re: Dawes horizon tour
PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:28 am 
rBoTM Winner
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That's some lovely work and I bet you're not going to want to get it dirty when it's built up.I'll never make a surgeon so I'm always jealous of anyone who has your level of skill with a brush and I metaphorically doff my cap to you sir.

If you want to cheat with the lug lining though I found earlier in the year that the better quality metallic markers from people like Sharpie work very well as lug lining pens, you can't lacquer over it as the lacquer dilutes the paint/ink so on the one frame I tried it on I applied it both over and under the top coat of lacquer.


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