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Littigator

Member since Aug 2008 • Last active Aug 2016
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    Post deleted sorry didn't realise I was breaching rules

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    Looks pretty nice

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    Those are also all correct, but the real blinders are...

    'Team" is placed to high on the top tube and "T.I. Raleigh" actually isn't even straight on the down tube!

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    You can see in this detail shot that the masking, although reasonably cut considering this is pre-vinyl cut stencilling, was sprayed out of line. All that effort to cut the stencil and then the painting is crap!

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    Correct on all the above, still another 3 errors to spot!

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    So would you believe I stumbled across another Ti Team recently that had Super Record Strada cranks and Super Record brake calipers on it, so those will be going straight across onto my respray rebuild.

    Unfortunately, the guy I had bought it off a) had a really bad respray done about 10-12 years ago so I'll most likely respray this new frame as well b) he also (AAAARRRRGGGHHH) stripped off the Super Record derailleurs and downtube levers and replaced them with (HEADSLAP) Shimano STI Sora kit! and c) replaced the Campag headset and BB with some just as cheap crap as the Sora stuff. When I asked as casually as possible if he might still have the bits in a box somewhere he said "Nah, I never keep junk lying around". Still, I did bloody well for the price paid for it all.

    And the frame at least is another Ilkeston one, I'll be selling it after the respray, but here's a pic of it's current finish.

    No prizes other than boasting rights for anyone who can spot the most glaring errors in it's existing refinish! There are at least 5 visible in this picture.

    Coincidentally it is only 5 frames after my original one (SB4519 and SB4524), so must have been part of a batch that made their way through the trade embargo back in the early 80s into Apartheid South Africa.

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    Thanks guys, I have a website, but I am based in Cape Town so probably not cost effective so send your stuff down despite the shocking state of the rand these days.

    http://www.ubuntubikes.com

    http://www.facebook.com/ubuntubikes

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    @colin2011 - I did the respray, it's what I mostly do

    @steelp4nther I got the decals from World Cycle Decals

    http://worldcycledecals.com/world-cycle-­decals/

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    So....FINALLY! I have some pics of the respray to share.

    I'm pretty pleased with it overall. Now to start on the rebuild, which will hopefully be a little quicker in completion than the respray!

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