Before and After Pics by all restorers

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Before and After Pics by all restorers

Postby mark field » Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:38 pm

Ok, lets get serious. no chit chat, no small talk. Just before and after pics of your beasts.
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Re: BEFORE AND AFTER PICS BY ALL RESTORERS

Postby RobertFrith » Wed Apr 20, 2011 10:24 pm

Alright, it hardly qualifies as a restoration but someone has to kick this off, I mean even the OP hasn't bothered to post any pics yet :wink:
It's an eighties Krapf, rusty and unrideable verge collection, now looks very pretty and gets ridden any time I don't need to carry much.
It's had a new chain, bartape, brakepads and a clean. The biggest job was removing the scabs of rust on the chrome. Since the after pic it has been treated to new tyres, wheel truing, a wireless computer and a missing locknut from the front brake. Apologies for the small talk :oops:
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Re: BEFORE AND AFTER PICS BY ALL RESTORERS

Postby wookie661 » Wed Apr 20, 2011 10:35 pm

mark field wrote:Ok, lets get serious. no chit chat, no small talk. Just before and after pics of your breasts.


I know you said no chit chat, but this is how i read your first post and had to have a double look. lol
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Re: BEFORE AND AFTER PICS BY ALL RESTORERS

Postby mark field » Wed Apr 20, 2011 10:36 pm

RobertFrith wrote:Alright, it hardly qualifies as a restoration but someone has to kick this off, I mean even the OP hasn't bothered to post any pics yet :wink:
It's an eighties Krapf, rusty and unrideable verge collection, now looks very pretty and gets ridden any time I don't need to carry much.
It's had a new chain, bartape, brakepads and a clean. The biggest job was removing the scabs of rust on the chrome. Since the after pic it has been treated to new tyres, wheel truing, a wireless computer and a missing locknut from the front brake. Apologies for the small talk :oops:
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now thats what we like to see, ive seen pics of this bike before and have come close to doing same on my 90's shogun katana, but id have to get it chromed to be able to pull it off properly. id post some pics of its before and after but i dont know how.
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Re: BEFORE AND AFTER PICS BY ALL RESTORERS

Postby mark field » Wed Apr 20, 2011 10:41 pm

wookie661 wrote:
mark field wrote:Ok, lets get serious. no chit chat, no small talk. Just before and after pics of your breasts.


I know you said no chit chat, but this is how i read your first post and had to have a double look. lol


just kidding with the no chit chat, its half the fun. :D
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Re: BEFORE AND AFTER PICS BY ALL RESTORERS

Postby leighthebee » Thu Apr 21, 2011 9:43 am

I'll add. Most here are probably sick of the sight of mine though.... :mrgreen:

I'll be in touch soon Mark about some numbers etc. Had a few things going on with house reno's and work etc. If it's still available that is. :D

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Postby Minority » Thu Apr 21, 2011 10:53 am

Come on guys! you know the pic posting protocols, garage door background and drive side pics only!

Just kidding :lol:
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Postby mark field » Thu Apr 21, 2011 11:06 am

Minority wrote:Come on guys! you know the pic posting protocols, garage door background and drive side pics only!

Just kidding :lol:


what about the pics of in front of the garage with the door open so you can see all my bikes that i have 'unintentionaly' included in the pic. :wink:
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Postby mark field » Thu Apr 21, 2011 11:12 am

[quote="leighthebee"]I'll add. Most here are probably sick of the sight of mine though.... :mrgreen:

I'll be in touch soon Mark about some numbers etc. Had a few things going on with house reno's and work etc. If it's still available that is. :D


yeah of course, i sent you a private message about 2 weeks ago but for some reason it wouldnt send. when your ready mate, i cant wait to be a part of the project. ive just noticed on your pic the nice flowing lines of the rear cable, which in itself looks racey
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Postby mark field » Thu Apr 21, 2011 11:44 am

i hope these pics come up, if they do ill put up some better detailed ones.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/markstuff/5291647530/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/markstuff/5638880337/
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Postby leighthebee » Thu Apr 21, 2011 12:00 pm

Looks brand new. Interesting stem too?
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Postby leighthebee » Thu Apr 21, 2011 12:01 pm

Minority wrote:Come on guys! you know the pic posting protocols, garage door background and drive side pics only!

Just kidding :lol:


I don't have a garage :oops:
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Postby Stovepipe » Thu Apr 21, 2011 12:13 pm

Here was my first ever bike project, pieces scattered everywhere now. Chepo Apollo IV. Not much of a resto really as I didnt exactly 'restore' much, rather than replace - but still
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Postby amrjon » Thu Apr 21, 2011 12:24 pm

Here's some before/after of my wife's Ted Easton.
(starting off with a nice garage door drive side pic just for you minority!)

http://img683.imageshack.us/slideshow/p ... 27tpc.smil
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Postby amrjon » Thu Apr 21, 2011 12:39 pm

A repost from the applo thread, ( viewtopic.php?f=23&t=37956&hilit=apollo#p569014 ) but anyway

amrjon wrote:Single Speedified Apollo Jaguar, before and after.

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Not sure true Apollo fans will be to excited, but it did get a new lease on life.
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Postby mark field » Thu Apr 21, 2011 5:58 pm

amrjon wrote:A repost from the applo thread, ( viewtopic.php?f=23&t=37956&hilit=apollo#p569014 ) but anyway

amrjon wrote:Single Speedified Apollo Jaguar, before and after.

Not sure true Apollo fans will be to excited, but it did get a new lease on life.


the black and white colour scheme looks good the white wheels go well with the gumwalls, red spokes or a tiny tiny bit of red somewhere would have been the bomb but thats just my taste.
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Re: BEFORE AND AFTER PICS BY ALL RESTORERS

Postby mark field » Thu Apr 21, 2011 6:05 pm

leighthebee wrote:Looks brand new. Interesting stem too?


the stem has quite a bit of weight to it, it was on the bike when i got it as was everything else except for the cables, cable caps, cable outers, bar tape, chain, bottle cage bolts and brake pads. i purchased an ozito polishing tool like the dremel tool only cheaper. every part polished or painted. oops, im chit chating :oops:
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Re: BEFORE AND AFTER PICS BY ALL RESTORERS

Postby mark field » Thu Apr 21, 2011 6:17 pm

amrjon wrote:Here's some before/after of my wife's Ted Easton.
(starting off with a nice garage door drive side pic just for you minority!)

http://img683.imageshack.us/slideshow/p ... 27tpc.smil


that was a real treat to see those pics. that restoration is unbelievable- and that chain guard is the goods especially with the pin striping detail. this post topic is going to rock. :lol:
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Postby rebilda » Thu Apr 21, 2011 6:17 pm

I know its already up here (Fixie section) but This is my show piece; :D

As it came off the Council Clean-up pile from down the street;
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After a bit of cleaning;
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Postby uncle arthur » Thu Apr 21, 2011 6:22 pm

Benotto

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Postby munga » Thu Apr 21, 2011 6:32 pm

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Re: BEFORE AND AFTER PICS BY ALL RESTORERS

Postby mark field » Thu Apr 21, 2011 6:45 pm

[quote="uncle arthur"]Benotto

thats an awesome resto, are you happy with it?
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Re: BEFORE AND AFTER PICS BY ALL RESTORERS

Postby hitchhiker » Thu Apr 21, 2011 7:08 pm

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Superb recovery!

The work on the Benotto is also very impressive.

I'm feeling inspired to dust off the old steel frames in the shed and see what I can do
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Postby saintdarth » Thu Apr 21, 2011 10:10 pm

REPCO VICTORY TRI-A, 1988 or 89


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Postby damhooligan » Sat Apr 23, 2011 2:33 pm

no before picture, because the frame already had some work done by owner...

It took me a looong time to get all the colours on the frame, but the endresult is quite nice.. :


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