Polishing my bits - fnar fnar

Discussion in 'Photo Gallery' started by wheres_my_beard, 20 Aug 2012.

  1. wheres_my_beard

    wheres_my_beard Über Member

    Location:
    Norwich
    So I decided that I wanted to add some bling to my bike without actually replacing any parts.

    I have started polishing mystem, and Sturmey Archer chainring already and I am quite pleased with the results so far. Excuse the pic quality on some of the pics, these are photos taken with my phone, of pictures taken with my camera - I can't find the right cable at home! I've just bought some more sand paper, so hopefully will get a better finish tomorrow.

    Before
    Untitled3.jpg
    After
    IMG_20120820_162621.jpg
     
  2. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Bling
     
  3. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Location:
    Atop a Ti
    yup. we like that
     
    Alex11 likes this.
  4. I'm more impressed by the way you've transformed the fence into a radiator :tongue:

    Seriously though, nice work fella, partial to a bit of bling myself :thumbsup:
     
    theloafer, glasgowcyclist and Fnaar like this.
  5. OP
    OP
    wheres_my_beard

    wheres_my_beard Über Member

    Location:
    Norwich
    Should keep the frost out of the garden this winter.

    I'm not sure whether to strip and polish the crank arms too. Might not look so good/ be a real pain to get right. The picture doesn't do it justice though, it looks awesome in real life, and all done with no power tools, and in the time it takes to watch the Expendables ^_^
     
  6. Garz

    Garz Squat Member

    Location:
    Down
    Nice mr sheen!
     
  7. colly

    colly Re member eR

    Location:
    Leeds
    That looks great. I have a black chainset which I want to shine up and if it turns out anything like that I'll be well pleased. ^_^
     
  8. OP
    OP
    wheres_my_beard

    wheres_my_beard Über Member

    Location:
    Norwich
    Not sure if you like it?

    I loved sanding and polishing parts on Mrs W_M_B's old bike, it's really addictive, and the results always look awesome, even about half way through. Once you start you end up planning to sand and polish EVERYTHING you own, until you remember how time consuming and fiddly it is. :blink:

    I'll be getting the power tools out tommorow though and really go to town on that crank.
     
  9. colly

    colly Re member eR

    Location:
    Leeds
    Damn question marks, always barging in when they aren't wanted.
     
  10. OP
    OP
    wheres_my_beard

    wheres_my_beard Über Member

    Location:
    Norwich
    Maybe if you were saying that with an Australian accent your voice would have gone up at the end, just sounding like a question?
     
  11. I'd leave the crankarms in black TBH.
     
  12. OP
    OP
    wheres_my_beard

    wheres_my_beard Über Member

    Location:
    Norwich
    Chainring is done now, and I tackled a brake lever and the stem front bit:

    Here's the lever, with it's unpolished partner:
    DSC01885-Copy.jpg

    Here's the chainring:
    DSC01881-Copy.jpg

    Bits all together:
    DSC01889-Copy.jpg

    Chainring back on:
    DSC01896.jpg

    Lever back on:
    DSC01901.jpg

    And stem front bit back on, not looking so great though:
    DSC01904.jpg

    That was fun! :wahhey:
     
    wisdom and Psyclist like this.
  13. Garz

    Garz Squat Member

    Location:
    Down
    Niiice!
     
  14. colly

    colly Re member eR

    Location:
    Leeds
    How long did the lever take?
     
  15. OP
    OP
    wheres_my_beard

    wheres_my_beard Über Member

    Location:
    Norwich
    The lever took about an hour. The hardest part was getting rid of the anodised finish and the graded sanding was quick after that.


    Sent from my Orange Monte Carlo using Tapatalk 2
     
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice