Finally doing the Geoff Scott rebuild

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Finally doing the Geoff Scott rebuild

Postby Wazza » Mon Aug 27, 2012 4:41 pm

Wazza wrote:Hi All,
I am in the middle of acquiring this 653 Reynolds road frame from Amrjon

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I have found and talked to the original owner (John Groom - Groman Plumbing Woollongong) and he tells me the Geoff Scott built a couple of frames for him in the mid 80s. Geoff Scott at the time had his own business and produced 'Gefsco' frames however the business was not successful and he went and worked at Clarence St Cycles for a time. Does anyone know him, of him or has a frame with his decals on them. Any info would be most appreciative

Waz


Finally decided to get this frame refurbished, only taken 2.5 yrs. :? Unfortunately I couldn't get the stem out without destroying it. Anyhoo I have decided to get the frame repainted not powder coated. Just got a call from the guy who's doing the frame paint and it will be ready in 3 weeks, yippee! Colour will be "pearl essence" similar to the colour of the bikes' forks.
More to come later

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PS: does anybody know where to get 'Geoff Scott' sticker/transfers?
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Re: Finally doing the Geoff Scott rebuild

Postby amrjon » Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:11 pm

I was wondering what happened to that frame, look forward to seeing the new paint.
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Re: Finally doing the Geoff Scott rebuild

Postby Saro28 » Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:38 pm

Waz
PS: does anybody know where to get 'Geoff Scott' sticker/transfers?

Hey Waz, not sure where you'd get them now but I found this you might be able to replicate somehow. I'm saving some of those pics for copying later :wink:

http://www.bikesmoveus.com.au/showthread.php?t=2671&page=2
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Re: Finally doing the Geoff Scott rebuild

Postby humanbeing » Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:45 pm

http://cyclomondo.net/page15.htm

The place for decals.
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Re: Finally doing the Geoff Scott rebuild

Postby Wazza » Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:59 pm

humanbeing wrote:http://cyclomondo.net/page15.htm

The place for decals.
Cheers,
Peter


Oh, look at you. :wink: How good is that!
Thanks Peter
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Re: Finally doing the Geoff Scott rebuild

Postby rogerrabbit » Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:07 pm

Try Clarence St Cycles. They did have a box of old Geoff Scott Clamont decals there a while ago.

The original ones were stickers, so CycloMondo replicas will be a perfect replacement if you don't have any luck getting originals.

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Re: Finally doing the Geoff Scott rebuild

Postby Wazza » Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:51 pm

Thx Roger, called them yesterday with no luck. So I have sent an email tonight.

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Re: Finally doing the Geoff Scott rebuild

Postby Wazza » Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:01 am

Saro28 wrote:Waz
PS: does anybody know where to get 'Geoff Scott' sticker/transfers?

Hey Waz, not sure where you'd get them now but I found this you might be able to replicate somehow. I'm saving some of those pics for copying later :wink:

http://www.bikesmoveus.com.au/showthread.php?t=2671&page=2


Saro,
Cyclomondo only has the Black stickers so I would keep the pictures if you want something different

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Re: Finally doing the Geoff Scott rebuild

Postby Wazza » Wed Aug 29, 2012 6:06 pm

Wazza wrote:....colour will be "pearl essence" similar to the colour of the bikes' forks.
More to come later

Waz
PS: does anybody know where to get 'Geoff Scott' sticker/transfers?


Had a call from my refinisher and 'Pearlessence' is going to cost a bomb so a colour change is in the wind. I will ask for a quote to return to original but I have a feeling that it will cost the same as pearly. So I'm looking for some thoughts about a single colour for a mid 80's frame.
Please help :oops:
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Re: Finally doing the Geoff Scott rebuild

Postby munga » Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:06 am

sometimes you have to spend a bomb..
if you go another colour, will you always regret not having saved a bit more and getting the pearlescent white?
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Re: Finally doing the Geoff Scott rebuild

Postby vaeske » Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:39 am

i like the pearlessence color, save and it'll look schmick with that grey 6400 group! Or go black.
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Re: Finally doing the Geoff Scott rebuild

Postby dant » Thu Aug 30, 2012 3:18 pm

Hi Wazza,
Who in Brisbane are you using and if you don't mind, what is the cost for the painting? Please feel free to PM if more appropriate.

And for what it's worth go fluoro anything - best if a mish mash of colours I say.

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Re: Finally doing the Geoff Scott rebuild

Postby rogerrabbit » Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:20 pm

The original paint looks quite good. Have you considered keeping it as-is? It will keep its value better and it is a bucket load cheaper than a respray too.

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Re: Finally doing the Geoff Scott rebuild

Postby rogerrabbit » Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:21 pm

A good respray would be $250 to &350 from my experience. Is this in line with what you have been quoted ?

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Re: Finally doing the Geoff Scott rebuild

Postby Wazza » Fri Aug 31, 2012 10:41 am

rogerrabbit wrote:The original paint looks quite good. Have you considered keeping it as-is? It will keep its value better and it is a bucket load cheaper than a respray too.

Roger

Hi Roger,
I was looking at doing that when I first got the frame from Andrew however the paint on the drive side stay is knocked around a fare bit and there was paint fade a round the original owners bike stickers which I wasn't happy with ergo the new paint job and of course no Geoff Scott stickers.
rogerrabbit wrote:A good respray would be $250 to &350 from my experience. Is this in line with what you have been quoted ?

Roger


I have been quoted $220 for a base colour respray and as it turns out, all his work mates are talking his paint skills up so that can't be a bad thing. The pearlessence and colour fade option would cost me near double so I had to draw the line somewhere. I am looking to get the bike done in yellow similar to http://www.cyclingnews.com/features/photos/tour-de-france-tech-thomas-voecklers-colnago-c59/182288. Then with a tan 'Brooks' saddle and leather bar tape it should come up a treat.
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Re: Finally doing the Geoff Scott rebuild

Postby Wazza » Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:11 pm

Next step for the resto, I have got the final review of the frame from Rueben and the news is not so good. As previously mentioned (I think) the crown on the fork needs to be rebuilt due to wear however the BB threads need to be reset and refaced due to some gentle persuasion with a hammer :x . Anyway I believe that the frame is worth it to me. So for the fix and respray cost is set at $390. Frame should be completed in ~4weeks so I'll just have to wait.
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Re: Finally doing the Geoff Scott rebuild

Postby Wazza » Sun Sep 16, 2012 5:37 pm

Well I have the first pictures of the refurbishment
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Yes I know its only undercoat but hey it's a start however I do hope to have some colour shots later in the week. The painter commented on the frame saying "It's an Awesome Frame" so I am hopefulof a great result.
I have got a complete Shimano 600 8 speed grouppo with very flash blue chain rings and I am bidding on a vgc shimano headset that Singlespeedscott has going on eBay. I just need a seat pin and an 80mm/90mm quill and I think I'm done. The seat pin I would like to get is something like this
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The quill I am unsure of at the moment as Munga has a cracker on his Raleigh that I really like but he wont part with it and I have offered numerous amounts of cash right up to $10 :twisted: . Any how I'll keep looking.
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Re: Finally doing the Geoff Scott rebuild

Postby Dan » Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:06 am

This is going to be great Waz.
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Re: Finally doing the Geoff Scott rebuild

Postby Wazza » Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:28 pm

Got my first look at colour today (only photos :( ) but I am very happy with the progress. Now that I've seen the colour, 'BumbleBee' might not be the option. I was thinking tan saddle and bar tape with silver wheels. I will now wait till I see it to make that decision. Clear coats start tomorrow :D
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I have a seatpost from Idrcycles that should clean up a treat so the next piece is the stem. Is there any out there?
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Re: Finally doing the Geoff Scott rebuild

Postby vaeske » Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:26 pm

you doing a rat tomorrow mate? i'll bring some stems / bars if you want...
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Re: Finally doing the Geoff Scott rebuild

Postby Wazza » Wed Sep 26, 2012 1:42 pm

One coat of clear on, 4 to go
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Re: Finally doing the Geoff Scott rebuild

Postby Dan » Wed Sep 26, 2012 2:05 pm

Its magnificent!
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Re: Finally doing the Geoff Scott rebuild

Postby singlespeedscott » Fri Sep 28, 2012 5:35 am

Can't wait to see it finished.
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Re: Finally doing the Geoff Scott rebuild

Postby Dan » Mon Oct 01, 2012 7:55 am

Waz you were all quiet about the Geoff Scott on Saturday - could it be that you're secretly baking it in preparation for B2GC?
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Re: Finally doing the Geoff Scott rebuild

Postby Wazza » Mon Oct 01, 2012 1:15 pm

Last clear coat tomorrow, weather permitting, air dry for ~1 week then cut and polish.
Picked up a very nice 600 headset a after the ride on Raturday :wink:
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