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Another project!

Discussion in 'Fixed Gear and Single Speed' started by 3narf, 24 Jan 2018.

  1. 3narf

    3narf For whom the bell dings

    Location:
    Stroud
    I just took delivery of this Lee Cooper frame from @colly .

    It looks great! I just need to free off the seatpost ( :rolleyes: it's OK, I'm an expert) and remove the yellow highlights with a bit of wet&dry. The powdercoat looks good but I might give it a blowover with a tin of enamel, mainly because I have a white bike already.

    Mrs narf is still reeling from spotting my last purchase on Sunday so I could be in for a kicking.


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  2. Illaveago

    Illaveago Veteran

    Was it in front of the telly ?
     
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  3. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    @3narf thats a cracking frame and rides well once built so enjoy it
     
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  4. colly

    colly Re member eR

    Location:
    Leeds
    It did me fine for about 5 years.^_^
     
  5. OP
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    3narf

    3narf For whom the bell dings

    Location:
    Stroud
    If it's anything like as good as my Falcon Team Equipe 'Aryton' I'll be more than happy!

    Can you remember what tubing it is?
     
  6. colly

    colly Re member eR

    Location:
    Leeds
    Not sure tbh


    Ill dig out those old emails
     
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  7. OP
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    3narf

    3narf For whom the bell dings

    Location:
    Stroud
    Seat post and bb removed and ready for cleaning up the paintwork! I just obtained a tin of paint from Wilko's (spa blue) which should look nice and continental ..
     
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  8. colly

    colly Re member eR

    Location:
    Leeds
    What did you use on the seatpost ?
     
  9. OP
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    3narf

    3narf For whom the bell dings

    Location:
    Stroud
    Hi!

    I used Free It (the white tin on the bench, with orange writing) ovrnight; another application the next day and a bit more wedging between the seatbolt bosses, finally putting the seatpost head in the vice and twisting the whole frame with a massive *groinnnnk!*

    Seatpost has major exfoliation so I won't be able to use it again, unfortunately. It's a shame- I hate scrapping bits of any description.

    The yellow paint is coming off nicely with a combination of tuffnel and hard plastic scrapers. Very satisfying to chip it off in long lines, but I was covered in yellow dandruff after an hour!

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    3narf

    3narf For whom the bell dings

    Location:
    Stroud
    I ordered some tyres today. I don't need much else; a seatpost, headset and bottom bracket, and I need to replace the rear wheel spindle and bearings in the wheels I'm going to be using. I'm basically using all the bits off 'Aryton' as that bike will be off the road for some time, til I can find out somewhere to have the frame media blasted: https://www.cyclechat.net/threads/aryton-rebuild.220455/
     
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