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jono84

Member since Mar 2010 • Last active May 2019

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    Momentary awful paint job gone, I'll be restoring the paint back to new.

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    Woke up in a could sweat about what I'd done to the Dart. I'd been careful to use old 1200 grit to flat the paint and other than the bare metal areas only dusted lightly so I was hopeful I could sort it.

    Luckily it didn't take much to carefully take off most the new top coat without damaging what was underneath. I hit a few areas with a polishing compound and it came up like new so was a huge relief. I'll need to the pop out the headset out to clean up the head tube and get some gloss black to sort the main tubes as these had significant paint removed previously. But for now I'll leave it as is whilst I decide what to do with it.

    Essentially this is too good to be a ratbike and I need to decide (again) if it's the right bike for crap weather/lock up etc. Pretty sure I can get this frame back to it's best so if anyone is interested in it drop me a pm.

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    Nice, interested in groupset if you decide to split

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    What's the idea behind going back to stock on the C-track? A collectors project?

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    Exhibit A

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    Kendo is superb, going for something similar with my Dart but yours puts mine to shame.

    Never seen one before, C-track mould?

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    Seeing I spent the day wrecking the looks of the Dart I thought I'd at least try and improve the Capo situation.

    D.D cranks from @amey are lush, Sugino bolts, DA ring and Hope stainless B.B finish them nicely

    And after Wiggle cocked my order up twice Ken Ellerker cycles did a great job in sorting me with what seems like the last 120mm 10 degree X2 in stock anywhere

    Yoshida grips, KMC chain and Paul E lever for Brakey days on there way then this'll be done for now.

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    Frame back from Winston, there was some surface rust starting to take hold so I took the opportunity to clean it up and slap some paint on. This bike will get a lot of use but is mainly going to be my crap weather and lock up bike so the goal is to tidy it up but keep it a little rough looking.

    Bare metal areas cleaned up and the rest of the paint flatted down for some adhesion

    And a correct size seat post free cycled courtesy of @benjam to add to the aesthetic.

    Not pretty but I've built the bare metal areas up with Zinc primer before dusting the whole frame with grey primer, matt black then 2 coats of lacquer. Sort of wished I spent longer prepping some of the chips but this is supposed to be an anti-theft paint job so it'll do.

    It blows putting crap parts on a good frame so I've used my kinlin wheelset and although every other part has come from the beater/free parts bin they're all of decent working quality. The headset and fork are a bit of a give away and it's clearly not as good as when it was wearing carbons but I'm happy with the result.

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