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ojwithbits

Member since Feb 2021 • Last active Dec 2022

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    Was waiting for a stem and frame pump to come in the post for over a week, missed the delivery, lost the paper slip, now have to wait another 8 days for redelivery to the local post office to collect :(((((

    The Royal Mail execs can get fucked

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  • in Complete bikes and frame & forks
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    Have a swift, can confirm 32s would be too big

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    Yeah it definitely does have a sort-of powdery finish without clear coat layers. They do say something about ‘polishing’ the paint before it fully dries with parchment paper - basically compacting the powder to get it a bit stronger and more smooth. But that kinda terrifies me so haven’t done it this time or last time I used the stuff.

    Last time I used it to was to spray a frame for my girlfriend, we just went very liberal (two cans of clear for a 50cm frame) with clear coat and it ended up very shiny and smooth looking. That’s basically what I’m hoping happens this time.

    And yeah cheers! Hopefully should be a pretty fun cheap bike, it’s been a fun project so far anyway

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    A very 50% effort respray is underway.

    After using a hairdryer to help peel off the stickers and head badge, I cleaned the frame with soapy water and white spirit. I then wet sanded the paint as it wasn’t in the worst condition and I couldn’t be bothered to go for a whole strip and respray. So hopefully, just removing the clear coat and spraying over the top should be good… There are a few dings and scrapes that you can see if you look hard enough, but I’ve recently come to the realisation that nobody looks at your bike as closely as you do. If you don’t care, no one else will even notice.

    I’ll get done liberally clear coating this tomorrow hopefully… May have to find some more clear coat however. Then I’ll leave it inside to cure for however long it takes the last few parts to arrive in the post (or at least a good few days).

    The colour is Spray.bike’s ‘Peacock’ which BLB appear to have ran out of. My logic has been that more paint is not necessarily more better. Is that right? Someone must be a diy respray wiZard here. So hopefully I won’t need any more paint now. Just a good few coats of clear. But if anyone happens to have some Peacock cans about, lmk.

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  • in Components and clothing
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    Sorry, I did post this on the wanted section but given the two way nature of this proposal I wasn’t really sure which way to go, plus this section gets more traffic (more people have post notifs on etc.)

    I need a little shorter stem. Two faceplate bolts aren’t original but you can keep your OG bolts as part of the trade, otherwise in good condition. Can take better pics when it’s light tomorrow

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    Need something a touch shorter.

    Mine is in pretty good condition, two front plate bolts have been replaced as one was a little dodgy. You could keep your OG bolts, and I’ll keep these I’ve taken from a ritchey stem if you like.

    Based in London

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