My Rebuild

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CyberKnight
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My Rebuild

Postby CyberKnight » 28 Jun 2020, 6:59pm

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Not sure its the right place but hey ho
2011 boardman road comp which was mechanically sound but the paitwork was in a shocking state after years of riding and the paint has bubbled badly around the bottle cages so i decided to home respray but i really srtuggled to get the paint off so i asked on facefluff for recommendations for a respray and a chap locally who runs an auto spray shop did a strip and repsry for £50.
The next hurdle was getting the brake cable through the frame as i had to take everything off the frame and the insrts were seized in so i had to drill one out, luckliy it came out on the drill bit so i was able to vacumn some cotton through and glue the brake cable to the cotton to rethread.The rest of the build was easy :)
Below is the original colour
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Chris56
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Re: My Rebuild

Postby Chris56 » 28 Jun 2020, 8:37pm

Wow looks excellent in yellow

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Re: My Rebuild

Postby rjb » 28 Jun 2020, 8:52pm

That's lookingTdf winning good. :lol:
Is it a carbon frame?
Sign of inflation as when I was a teenager in Plymouth in the late 1960's you could get frames sprayed at your local car sprayer for 50p provided you stripped and prepped it so they only had to spray it. You could have whatever colour they had in their spray gun which depended on the colour of the cars being resprayed. :D
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CyberKnight
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Re: My Rebuild

Postby CyberKnight » 28 Jun 2020, 9:14pm

rjb wrote:That's lookingTdf winning good. :lol:
Is it a carbon frame?
Sign of inflation as when I was a teenager in Plymouth in the late 1960's you could get frames sprayed at your local car sprayer for 50p provided you stripped and prepped it so they only had to spray it. You could have whatever colour they had in their spray gun which depended on the colour of the cars being resprayed. :D

its an alloy frame, it did have smooth welds which turned out to be filler , when the frame was sandblasted it removed it and if you enlarge the image you can see the welds post spray. i had the same offer i had white grey or yellow as a choice
I was quoted £200 by a specialist who does work for the vintage bike cartel which is a bit out of my league.
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Greystoke
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Re: My Rebuild

Postby Greystoke » 29 Jun 2020, 6:53am

Looks nice.
I see you've had to be creative fitting mudguards to it :D

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cycleruk
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Re: My Rebuild

Postby cycleruk » 29 Jun 2020, 9:56am

Nice work and looks good with the 'decals'.
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