Thanks for the info, ended up getting the rustins stuff from tool station, slapped some on yesterday afternoon and it's done something...
once the rusts sorted i'm unsure whether to clear coat or just wipe on some boiled linseed oil (i have a bottle on hand i can use already).
also here's a little taster of whats to come!
ended up going the clear coat route, thanks for the suggestion @M_V, i'm really pleased with the results.....
Looks the absolute biz with the clear coat!
The rat look really suits the build!
Are you going for drop bars or something else?
This looks great so far - can't wait to see it built.
@user57325 thank's, it's really made it pop!
@MisterMikkel picked up some nitto M185AA drops
@MrBaklava thanks! hopefully get most of it built this weekend, the NHS app just told me I need to isolate for 7days, so i will have a lot of free time this weekend.
sadly couldn't find a light jis italian BB
don't have any plugs for the bars yet
1x and MTB pedals? Interesting
better hurry, this should be great
Things are coming together nicely....
The b screw length isn't quite allowing clearance to the 36T, need order a roadlink dm. The bolt for the derailleur pokes through and rubs the chain when on the 10T. I don't currently have any ferrule that will work with the cable stop on the chainstay.
Currently weighing in at 8.7kg, no cables yet though.
Truly unconventional, but absolutely rad!
This is great!!!
Rad bike ! Way cooler as a complete restauration with a boring period build.
I am currently doing the same job to remove rust patch on an old GT frame.
You have mentioned linseed oil. Did you use it for the inside of the frame ?
Oh this looks great!
Regarding the ferrule for the boss under the chainstay:
you'll need something like this:
Looks great. Hopefully see this around town sometime like the BJ!
Thanks everyone for the positive feedback. I finally got round to finishing off the bike this weekend, and i'm pleased to report eddy is a dream to ride!
@Octavio didn't end up using linseed oil, I left the inside of the frame as I found it.
@c-racer thanks for the links, just what I needed.
here's some snaps from the first outing round town... (please excuse the tape on the brake callipers, i forgot to pull it off)
Oof. This is phenomenal .
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