Hi Allan,yes I did get the message.
I'm just waiting to start the new job,and I'll b able to get things rolling.
Thanks for the info.
Did you get the replys that I sent you 3 weeks or so ago Chris?
this is the 3rd part...
RitoSXF on this forum is a powder coater and builder and has done quite a few builds for forum members, I spoke to him and he was very helpful but I decided to support my local bikeshop for the rim, Bruce for the build and Tinman for the shot and paint, this has paid off for me and after speaking to Tinman I now know that it's OK for me to just drop bits off as required for a blast and coat and being an impatient SOB I don't have to wait for postage time both ways which is great!.
this is the 2nd part...
He did me a really quick turnaround, I dropped them off at 6pm last Tuesday and picked them up at 6pm the next day, I then went round to a local chap called Bruce Rushton who is a well known local motorcycle wheel builder who built the wheel with a set of Stainless steel spokes for £80, Bruce is a retired bloke and hasn'tgot a business as such but I do know a lot of people locally who will only use him for their builds (in fact 23 years ago he made me a set of stabilisers for my then 2 year old son's QR50!) in total the whole strip and rebuild took 6 days but this was only possible due to everything being so local to me.
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I had the hub powder coated at a place in Stacksteads, Lancashire and he charged me £20 for the hub and for the front mudguard brace but I think he may have done the brace as a freebie, basaically I knocked the bearings out, chopped the spokes out and made some little shims from a beercan and held these onto the disc mounts with M6 bolts and washers so that he didn't get the powder on the flat face of the disc mounts, he shot blasted the hub before powder coating and baking. You'll find him at Tinman powder coating home page
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