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Fork midway through wet sanding process to remove decals and

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After removing frame decals. Before tackling fork. Campy headset was sold.The beauty

Fork midway through wet sanding process to remove decals and yellow paint. Took about three

Fork midway through wet sanding process to remove decals and yellow paint. Took about three hours to sand to base coat carbon. | Pinterest | Bicycling

Fork midway through wet sanding process to remove decals and yellow paint. Took about three hours to sand to base coat carbon. | Pinterest | Bicycling

Fork midway through wet sanding process to remove decals and yellow paint. Took about three hours to sand to base coat carbon. | Pinterest | Bicycling

Fork midway through wet sanding process to remove decals and yellow paint. Took about three hours to sand to base coat carbon. | Pinterest | Bicycling

Fork midway through wet sanding process to remove decals and yellow paint. Took about three hours to sand to base coat carbon. | Pinterest | Bicycling

Slowtwitch Mailbag - 10

Photo courtesy George Retseck.

In great situation.

Fork midway through wet sanding process to remove decals and yellow paint. Took about three hours to sand to base coat carbon. | Pinterest | Bicycling

The finished bike after a few hundred kilometers. Photo courtesy Theo Roffe.

For a typical carbon frame and fork you need about eight ounces, total, of activated clear. Apply one coat and walk away. Every paint system is different ...

For the occasional tour, the bike has low rider pannier racks which can be installed or removed in seconds with six allen screws.

Fork midway through wet sanding process to remove decals and yellow paint. Took about three hours to sand to base coat carbon. | Pinterest | Bicycling

I am very budget-conscious with my business, but a little cash in my hand can be a dangerous thing – not because of how much I spend, but how much “damage” ...

1986 Schwinn Super Sport

From 4' and closer, the green flake appears.

I am very budget-conscious with my business, but a little cash in my hand can be a dangerous thing – not because of how much I spend, but how much “damage” ...

Another new bike, ready for its maiden voyage.

Sierra MOS Small Frame

The lugwork on the Expedition is very nicely done -- long-point lugs, and really smooth and even, gap-free shorelines. By the 1980s the Japanese had really ...

New frame ready to assemble.

Tandem Finished

24″ Suburban 5 Speed

I am hoping also that others might find it interesting to know what went into the Fuso paint process.

Fork midway through wet sanding process to remove decals and yellow paint. Took about three hours to sand to base coat carbon. | Pinterest | Bicycling

Sierra MOS Large Frame

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Polished stainless lugs and chromed fork crown.

... and rear ends off the bike and then carefully go round removing the final few bolts and grommets (and the most important part!) the compliance plate, ...

The Raleigh Sports 3 speed finished (except touch-up) & The Schwinn Le Tour Mixte

I did remove the Ross lettering on the down tubes as they were rough, might coat the bike store sticker and the head badge and leave them in place.

Decal

Super Sport

I am very budget-conscious with my business, but a little cash in my hand can be a dangerous thing – not because of how much I spend, but how much “damage” ...

The lugwork on the Expedition is very nicely done -- long-point lugs, and really smooth and even, gap-free shorelines. By the 1980s the Japanese had really ...

Above: Here I am sanding the inside of the drive side cup. This will only work for light scratches and hardened grease residue. If the cup is scored I will ...

I am now beginning the process of repainting my fork - from orange to yellow then black. I went shopping today and got my airplane paint stripper, ...

From 4' and closer, the green flake appears.

zig: The same bike for 14 years? No thanks. My high sense of moral superiority to everyone else prevents me frrom ebay dumping. even suckers are people.

Just for fun I thought I would set the RK Leighton seat on the frame and see how it fits. Not really happy. Both the rear bolts are missing the tabs on ...

... preferably blue flames or something, do you guys know any sites that sell stickers or decals for bikes? just for more info the bike is a 2008 rockhopper ...

From 4' and closer, the green flake appears.

And so it was done! It fired up on the third kick and settled to a big-bore 2 stroke popping idle. As I mentioned before, the engine had a severe rattle ...

I ordered new decals from KHS, rebuilt the suspension and now I'm back in business!

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I am very budget-conscious with my business, but a little cash in my hand can be a dangerous thing – not because of how much I spend, but how much “damage” ...

Paris Sport (~1969)

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From 4' and closer, the green flake appears.

IMG_0028 by i_ache, on Flickr

I like 2-bolt seat posts, but this single-bolt post has a nice, simple look to it, and offers ...

... to your favorite bike and you'll probably want to trade it in ...

Clamp on Pallet Forks w/ Adjustable Stabilizer Bar LW for loaders 1500lb product image

The brakes polished-up nicely with Turtle-Wax Chrome Polish and Rust Remover. I also used it to shine up the "thimble detail" on the fork and the outer ...

powder coating fade

A two speed bike that to change gears you just reversed your pedaling direction. I have a feeling that one of these in ...

Pretty soon, it was all together, for the first time since the bike had hit my garage almost 3.5 months before. It was ready to be started, and ready to be ...

I like 2-bolt seat posts, but this single-bolt post has a nice, simple look to it, and offers ...

I use a catalyzed epoxy primer from PPG which I bake and wet sand with 400-600 grit. Baking is not required but it speeds up the process.

EDIT: Here is why you can't drill and tap the stock triple very easily.

Best of both worlds...assuming the frame would accept a round post.

First, I filed away the raised face around the axle slot on each side of the dropout, and carefully filed and sanded away all the chrome.

Amazon.com: Teenitor 3D Print Removal Tools with Sturdy Wooden Handle, Tool Kit for 3D Printer Spatula Palette Knife Painting Enhanced Version Pack of 5: ...

A quick Google may shed some light on the maker.

For the occasional tour, the bike has low rider pannier racks which can be installed or removed in seconds with six allen screws.

Behind the headlight sticker is clear for doing future LEDs and I have the clear light buckets that glue on the back side.

Even pushing the exhaust as far towards the center of the bike as possible in worst case scenario, the frame is still closer to the ...

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... Dummy is that it comes with the Dummy Bags, rails and deck – all items that ...

Draw a mitten shape with defined fingertips (about 3" tall) on a piece of the aluminum flashing. The flashing is really thin so you should be able to cut it ...

I heard some were in the mail and I haven't received my next package yet.

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Fork sanded.

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For the occasional tour, the bike has low rider pannier racks which can be installed or removed in seconds with six allen screws.

Faux heat tint rainbow weld colours airbrushed onto Koizumi BMX frame

Problem solved, the Fox in matching color. (does anybody know where to get black Fox decals?)

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Surly prides themselves on making durable, versatile products that are a great value and ...

Look out for Columbus, Reynolds or Vitus tubing decals

Once you are satisfied with the position of the decals, and have done several “Dry” practice runs; position the frame so that the tube you are working on is ...

The "DA" sander is the bread and butter surfacing tool of the body shop. It is an air powered sander. If you have compressed air available, you should get ...

Forks done! I removed the thin wall steel factory spacer and replaced it with a PVC spacer. 10mm preload on the springs, as suggested.

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NOS Modolo Q-Race stem 120mm vintage L'Eroica

The Marinoni Gianellas often had a slight edge in build quality. Here's a 84 seat cluster. Nothing against Mieles. I've had a few and liked them a lot.

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... pretty fun to talk to people ...

... Black Ribbon Test Pilot Guidelines for ...