The Sultan of Bling
Ive watched that about 8 times since you posted it, without going all "I remember the times" sort of thing, that really is an example of an art which is being lost.
We used to have a chap at work who lettered up all the racks and he used nothing more than a paintbrush and a stick with a leather ball on the end of it. The work looked like printed type. A true artist.Ive watched that about 8 times since you posted it, without going all "I remember the times" sort of thing, that really is an example of an art which is being lost.
Is that bollox in the Irish sense in so much that "It's a bollox of a job to shim the bearings" or in the Scottish sense that "It's a load of bollocks that you need to shim the bearings" in other words it's not true and you don't need to shim them.you mentioned earlier about having to shim them when refitting which is a total bollox so plan on paint would be my call. :thumbright:
The former!!Is that bollox in the Irish sense in so much that "It's a bollox of a job to shim the bearings" or in the Scottish sense that "It's a load of bollocks that you need to shim the bearings" in other words it's not true and you don't need to shim them.
One language but that Irish sea has a lot to answer for
And they're back.Wheels are off the bike and tyres off the rims.
The front was the hardest tubed tyre I've ever had to remove and generated a bit of sweat but its off now and I think the tube is OK.
So off to Keith for soda blasting. I'm not sure what finish (paint or lacquer or both) they will need. Any suggestions?
None of her business Gordon! :hitler:The wife wasn't too impressed when she came home from work and found me scrubbing the wheels in the kitchen sink. I'd read somewhere if you don't get all the soda off it produces tiny amounts of CO2 which can lift paint and I though better safe than sorry.
Ah, is that where I'd gone wrong... They were a bit of a pain to get in in january at -2 in an unheated shed. :iconbiggrin:You've heard correctly, wise move. As for scrubbing bike bits in the kitchen sink, that's nothing compared to her arriving home unexpectantly and fining the oven on full blast with your barrels heating up ready for new push rod tubes, DAMHIK!!!!
I could probably spray the inside of the rim where the tube sits. It's had the same amount of paint as the rest of the wheel and will be out of sight once the tyre is mounted.Any way you can do a test on something? Lacquer will make cleaning much easier but I understand where your coming from on maintaining the original look.
Not really to a tame painter. If I had one of them they would have had the whole job. .Do you hav any local contacts that could blow over the wheels with some two pack matt clearcoat? It would provide a realy durable finish.
I used to be indecisive but now I'm not so sure.Not really to a tame painter. If I had one of them they would have had the whole job. .
I did pop out and give part of the inner rim a quick coat of the lacquer I'd bought and it's horrible. It will make the wheels really stand out and that's just what I don't want as there is so much matt alloy on the engine and bevel drive. So, unless I can find some compatible matt lacquer I'll just have to go with what I have and see how it holds up. I suppose at worst I'll have to give it a rub down and stick another colour coat on with lacquer and I'd rather have that than curse the wheels every time I see them.