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  • Premier Icon righog
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    I am off the bike for a few weeks due to an OP. so I have a some time on my hands.

    I am going to strip and polish an old Alu frame I have in the garage, and was thinking of a full polished build ( cranks, seatpost, bars etc) build will be as cheap as possible as I already have enough bikes, but looking forward to some fettling time, the bike will then become my loan out bike.

    I expect sourcing/stripping the fork to be the biggest challenge.

    I was just wondering what other people had done along the same lines, and was hoping to get some pictures of what was out there.

    Cheers 😀

    Can’t remember which forum member this is, but he’s got a sweet bike.

    About to rob an offy.

    whyterider
    Member

    Can only really comment on polishing the frame, this is my method – Micromesh:
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MICRO-MESH-MI … 4aba87258a

    Followed by Peek:
    http://www.diy.com/nav/rooms/indoor-cle … kies=false

    Results can be seen in GT link below.

    GT Zaskar LE 1997 – http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=165384

    Premier Icon righog
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    Whyterider…That Zaskar looks great !

    whyterider
    Member

    Cheers righog

    nigelb001
    Member

    My frame was just tarnished not painted. Just used a tube of Autosol, an infinate supply of rags and 10kg of elbow grease. Its a ’95 Mongoose Amplifier 2 shown here before new decals went on.

    Sam
    Member

    Top tips – Check first whether it is 6000 or 7000 series al. 7000 will tarnish very quickly because of the zinc content, 6000 can stay looking ok with a bit of tlc.

    If it’s 6000 get your friendly local powdercoater to chemical dip it for you to remove the paint, especially if it’s already powdercoated.

    Premier Icon righog
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    Thanks Sam, I will check 😀

    Bought most of the parts yesterday, Wheels, Cranks, brakes and a fork, will wait and see what it looks like before buying the seatpost stem and bars, unless there are sale ones too good to miss.

    AndyF1
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    1996 Sunn 5000r.

    thered
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    Oooooooh, check that Sunn, that’s pretty

    AndyF1
    Member

    mk1 pro burner

    Premier Icon righog
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    Great pics so far, Still can not decide on black or polished finishing kit.

    Premier Icon somafunk
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    My Fungrel ss roadbike, Fcking Ugly moNGREL to be exact, my old 94 Marin Indian Fire Trail treated to a polish and tart up as my SS road bike.

    Every so often i give it a quick rub down wi a pad and polishing fluid as the road grime and salt tarnish the bare frame, it’s not pretty but i’ve had it for 19 years and i did over 70,000 miles on it in the first 10years i owned it so it’s got sentimental value to me.

    Premier Icon righog
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    Somafunk.. I am Liking the Fungrel. Mine will be running 1×9 I think. Parts coming tomorrow 🙂

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