1992 GT - First restoration and a lot of missing parts

ozpete

Retro Guru
Hi Jaychen,
I would have have some Shimano U-brakes here somewhere, you are welcome to them. Plus a fair bit of period correct stuff for the GT. I'm in Melbourne.
Pete
 

jaychen

Retro Newbie
Hi Jaychen,
I would have have some Shimano U-brakes here somewhere, you are welcome to them. Plus a fair bit of period correct stuff for the GT. I'm in Melbourne.
Pete
This is great to hear. I really want to keep the bike as original as possible. How do I get in touch with you?

I made some progress. Finished prepping it for powdercoating -

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I'm usually pretty good about buying parts but being new to bikes and really having no idea what the **** im looking for, i pretty much got swindled. Local guy who seemed like a genuine bloke sold me a bunch of stuff (and some stuff I didn't even really want to be honest) and it arrived this week. A lot of it's junk. Not sure what to do... might just bin it all.

I have built many cars and I like to take pride in what I build. I don't consider any of the parts worth of being on the bike.
 

jaychen

Retro Newbie
Send me a private message and we can continue on from there.
Unfortunately I need to have 30 posts before I can send private messages - might be a while. Maybe you can send me one with your email and I can contact you directly?
wow you actually stripped it down to bare metal
Is this not the best way to do things with bikes? I figured if i wanted a really good finish on the paint, bare metal was the only way forward
 

eric_james

Dirt Disciple
I meant that a lot of people wouldn't bother doing it down to bare metal.
It's fine that you have done that.
What did you use to do it? You've made a great job
 

jaychen

Retro Newbie
I used a mixture of wire wheel, sandpaper, paint stripper and elbow grease. Probably took 10hrs in total.

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Making some headway although I'm slightly stumped with brake pads.


Front brakes are original canti and the rear will remain U brake.

Planning to use these on the fronts (KOOLSTOP EAGLE 2 CANTI BRAKE PADS) :

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As for the rears, I'm stumped.

Can anyone shed some light on what pads will fit the Shimano Exage BR-M452?

It looks the same as below!

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NigelFinnighan

Rocky Mountain Fan
You'll likley need a "threaded" pad for the U-brake. I like using KoolStop "Vans" pads on U-brakes. They're threaded and look pretty cool, Plus available in a couple of colours.
 
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