• I've put them in a plastic ziplock bag with some HG oven cleaner. Just a few minutes, not too long. This will take off the anodizing.

    Correct on the stem, the short one is not mine but just a reference to the stock finish.

  • Thanks for the tips! There are a few paintchips, all of them smaller than about half a square cm so a spray can is probably not ideal. A small paint brush seems more adequate for thid application . I definitely don’t want to clearcoat the whole frame. I‘m a little worried about damaging the exposed fibres when sanding the edges of the chipped clearcoat. Maybe I should put a small piece of tape over the exposed fibres when working on the edges. If you don‘t mind, I‘ll tag you in my CP thread for some advice once I start/prepare the restoration at some point in the future :)

  • Of course, no problem. Disclaimer: I'm not a professional nor do I intend to. Just someone with a bit too much time on his hands :).

    Yesterday I've received the last parts for the master piu, so now it's only waiting for the final part of the puzzle to arrive - the frame. Brakes, shifters and derailleurs are Record. Crankset is Athena carbon. I was after a 5 bolt Record chainset because it blends better with the slim frame tubes than the 4 bolt ones. Than I managed to source this new one for a bargain. Saddle is a San Marco aspide with carbon rails. Campagnolo cables set and Swiss stop black prince pads.


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  • Also some progress on the Gitane: frame is cleaned and polished. Ready to be built up but still have to clean a lot of parts. Next up are the mafac racer brakes...


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  • Wheels for the Gitane are also ready. The Normandy hubs have been polished and repacked with new bearings. I've re-used the original chrome Berg spokes for the rear wheel. Spokes of the front wheel were oxidized, so I replaced them with new DT swiss spokes. Mavic rims and Pelissier skewers have been cleaned up.

    Does anyone has tips on removing the Continental Giro branding on the new tubulars? Will try gently with some acetone, but if anyone has experience with this let me know.


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  • wow! these look great!

  • I‘m not a professional

    Ain‘t nothing wrong about learning from a talented enthusiast :)

    Great work on the Gitane, too!

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