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Finished! 

Some pics…  Overall I’m really happy with with the finished bike, although I’m still on the lookout for a nice large flanged vintage front wheel to go on it rather than the temporary alloy one that’s on it at the … Continue reading

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The build

the build has started!  Started out by sewing on the new leather handlebar grips and fitting the bottom brackets.  New Dynamo rewired, cranks on, starting on the cables…       

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Frame.. Done..

After all the priming, sanding, spraying, sanding, lacquering, sanding. More lacquering and a final T-cut and polish… The frame is finished.  Looking good and very retro in its new Ivory colour scheme, with 4 coats of high gloss lacquer giving … Continue reading

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Done…

Bike frame now sprayed, sanded and lacquered.. I was hoping this nice summer weather would be perfect for hardening the paint of nicely before rebuilding it all..  The great british summertime has other ideas it seems… Cold, wet & windy..  … Continue reading

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Spray day

its spray day!    

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Optimal Primed

So after a few days… And I mean ‘long days’ sanding, stripping, wire brushing.. And more sanding… Every scrap of paint, every blob of rust was removed, every dint or bump smoothed out or filled in, the frame was taken … Continue reading

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Mostly stripped

the forks are now stripped, sanded and primed ready for paint… The frame is also ready for priming.     Oh yeah, and my highly flammable cellulose paint arrived today… It’s a good thing my delivery man is on the ball.  … Continue reading

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