1991 Rocky Mountain Altitude

losvizzero

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I present to you my old Altitude, taken recently by a friend to tell the truth :D
Now it is completely disassembled waiting for restoration, needs some new piece, or more to my taste.
I have a doubt about the many shortcomings of the frame, excluding the total repainting, how should I restore it??
thanks for any advice,hi :D
 

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losvizzero

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here is the damage to the frame :?
 

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FluffyChicken

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restore... just ride it. looks in better condition paintwise than mine and I still regularly ride it.

this the one that's been sat on eBay for a long time?

anyway what shortcomings?
 

losvizzero

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FluffyChicken":1cxzyc4y said:
restore... just ride it. looks in better condition paintwise than mine and I still regularly ride it.

this the one that's been sat on eBay for a long time?

anyway what shortcomings?

I know that cycling is fine, but I'd rather not leave uncovered areas stripped to prevent rust.
all here ;)

yes has been some time on ebay.
 

Anthony

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It looks in excellent condition for its age.

I would advise you first to thoroughly clean it, not T-cut, but just a slightly abrasive cleaner.
Second you could maybe tidy up the edges of the decals with a blade.
Third paint any bare steel with a a zinc-based stabiliser - we call it Hammerite Kurust in the UK, but I don't know whether that is sold in Italy. That will stop any surface rust and provide a basis for overpainting.
Fourth, touch up the treated areas with a close match model paint.
Finally, polish, stand back and admire.
 

losvizzero

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thanks Anthony, this info I can be useful :D
cleaning has already been cleaned properly, and to the delight of my wife the frame is in the living room next to the TV :LOL:
hours will provide for the rest ;)
 

scant

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aside from aforementioned rust prep I'd only change the bottle cages & tyres (to black). if you ever decided to go rigid, the syncros fork as per original catalogue spec looks so good on that frame :)
 

RockiMtn

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another altitude… i'm jealous. definitely would touch it up and leave as is. that's not in bad condition at all. but those tyres must go! :twisted:
 
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