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Postby marc2131 » Fri Jul 15, 2011 12:45 pm

Zynster wrote:Before:
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After:
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I think the Colagno was worth more in original condition.
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Postby familyguy » Fri Jul 15, 2011 1:17 pm

marc2131 wrote:I think the Colagno was worth more in original condition.


Except it wasnt a Colnago...you know that, right?

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Postby munga » Fri Jul 15, 2011 4:13 pm

it's the internet. nobody reads on the internet..
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Postby Zynster » Fri Jul 15, 2011 4:51 pm

munga wrote:it's the internet. nobody reads on the internet..


Ah, the power of brand. (it's only a sticker....) :roll:
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Postby ldrcycles » Fri Jul 15, 2011 6:52 pm

FINALLY finished (excet for decals) my 1969 Dawes Shadow, has been about a year of constant trouble, i swear this thing must be posessed lol. From what i've read, the frame is plain gauge 531, lugs are french Bocama items (kind of weird that a British bike would use French lugs, though it had Simplex gears too).

Before, as picked up from the tip.

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After a LOT of work.

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Very happy with how it's turned out, especially that i managed to get the bartape PERFECT, 1st time that's happened :D .
Sadly, because of the rain today i haven't been able to ride it yet (there's no way i'm getting it dirty!) :cry:
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Postby mark field » Sat Jul 16, 2011 9:10 am

idrcycles, that is an amazing transformation. the silver/ blue combo looks wicked.
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Postby ldrcycles » Sat Jul 16, 2011 9:43 am

THANKS! :D :D . Now i just need to work out where i put the Dawes decals i got from h lloyd in the uk, might end up having to buy another set (whereupon the first set will magically appear of course :roll: ). I can't wait to see what it looks like in bright sunshine, just have to wait for this weather to clear.
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Postby Danny83 » Sun Jul 17, 2011 2:31 pm

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Postby verbs and nouns » Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:22 pm

The day I bought it...

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And finished... (except it has a Turbo-matic saddle on it now).

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Postby ldrcycles » Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:36 pm

1965 Tom Wallace Special, as picked up from the tip with SunTour Honor 5 speed setup.

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After stripping it all back and converting to singlespeed (have since swapped the rings around so 42-16 rather than 52, that was painful on the hills).

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Postby ldrcycles » Fri Jul 29, 2011 10:17 pm

Before
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After (a minute in the sandblasting cabinet hehe)
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Well the title doesn't say it has to be a whole bike! :)
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Postby mark field » Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:42 pm

i made my own blasting cabinet when i was restoring the Valiant wagon- had to have been the most usefull tool in the garage.
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Postby HappyHumber » Sat Jul 30, 2011 3:38 am

ldrcycles wrote:Before

--snips--

After (a minute in the sandblasting cabinet hehe)

--snips--

Well the title doesn't say it has to be a whole bike! :)


Hey... you've only just shown us the opposite side of the same ring :P :P
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Postby ldrcycles » Sat Jul 30, 2011 10:29 am

Haha well spotted, i only thought of taking before and after pics after blasting one side, they were equally as bad. I did take a pic of the 22T ring with half rusty and half clean but it wasa bit dark then.
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Postby MrG » Fri Aug 26, 2011 11:27 am

Hey uncle arthur what did you use to clean up your brake levers and other allum parts?
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Postby hitchhiker » Sat Aug 27, 2011 6:26 pm

I finally got the Malvern Star Sportif finished

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I need to learn how to take better photos
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Postby Velo13 » Sat Aug 27, 2011 8:23 pm

hitchhiker wrote:I need to learn how to take better photos


Mate, you are well ahead of most with respect to photography! Good job.
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Postby rebilda » Sat Sep 03, 2011 4:21 pm

I have a mate at work who is entered into our team for this years Sydney to the Gong ride. He was basicly starting from scratch, having not ridden further than the end of his street in the 8 years he has had his current bike - a $99 Big W special.
He brought the bike around one afternoon so I could take a look at some of the problems. I was astounded at how Crappy this bike really was! The brakes didnt work properly the gear selection was vague the wheels out of true and the cones loose - this bike was not going to make it to Wollongong!
So I decided to do something.
I pulled out my old Shogun Trailbreaker 4. It has been sitting at work, being used as a "shop run" bike and for when I was bored at work.
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I figured it was time to do a fix up on the old girl and give my mate half a chance of making a comfortable ride to the Gong. So, I stripped the bike down and checked it over. The bearings did need servicing. The BB was Toast! - I picked up a new one. The frame went to Mr. Kleen for a new colour finish. The original Tioga tyres came off and some faster, slick road tyres went on. New cable inners, and a good clean up using the Brown Vinegar bath method (works really well!!) Kero, and plain elbow grease, and the bike was re-assembled.
The re-cycled Shogun, now looks like this;
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Postby brasstinman » Sat Sep 03, 2011 5:09 pm

That's cool rebilda. I love seeing older MTB restored/refurnished like that. There's something about a rigid MTB that is appealing. Probably just reminds me of the good old days of riding around the neighbourhood on mine.
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Postby mark field » Sat Sep 03, 2011 5:43 pm

awesome, i often toy with the idea of giving my trailbreaker 2 a new lick of paint, your friend must be chuffed :)
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Postby Mulger bill » Sat Sep 03, 2011 8:48 pm

mark field wrote:awesome, i often toy with the idea of giving my trailbreaker 2 a new lick of paint, your friend must be chuffed :)


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Nice taxi Rebilda :wink:
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Re: BEFORE AND AFTER PICS BY ALL RESTORERS

Postby mark field » Sun Sep 04, 2011 2:03 pm

Mulger bill wrote:
mark field wrote:awesome, i often toy with the idea of giving my trailbreaker 2 a new lick of paint, your friend must be chuffed :)


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Nice taxi Rebilda :wink:

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Postby rebilda » Sun Sep 04, 2011 5:52 pm

LOL! :D
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Postby ldrcycles » Sun Sep 04, 2011 8:36 pm

LOL. And rebilda, why did you change from the super manly pale blue?
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Postby rebilda » Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:53 pm

Actually, it was White with a light Green, sprayed up from under the tubes for like an overspray effect - and the finish was pretty trashed
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