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#41
Nice work! I will definitely add Brasso to my tool inventory even if to use for brake calipers, handlebars, or whatever.

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Steve
Junkyard Tools rescued from the junkyard!
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#42
(07-08-2010, 07:21 PM)KC-Steve Wrote:  Nice work! I will definitely add Brasso to my tool inventory even if to use for brake calipers, handlebars, or whatever.

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Steve

Hi mate thanks a lot but i don't use brasso anymore i use something similar called silvo. it polishes up the same as brasso but i found with half the rubbing and polishing. also it comes in a cotton wadding instead of as a liquid like brasso so can be used in a much neater way.
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#43
I found this kids bike (14 inch wheels, single speed) abandoned by the road side one night. It was clearly in need of some love, care and attention. on closer inspection I realised the frame was aluminium and it had v-brakes, quick release seat post, 160mm alloy cranks with 9/16 pedals and square tapered bottom bracket. It is exremely light in weight and feels just like an adult bike. I had never ever seen this set-up on a kids' bike before, as all the ones I have seen normally come in the BMX style with all steel, one peice bottom bracket and cranks and very heavy.
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#44
Awesome! That is quite a find and restore.
Good ole Sponge Bob likes it Big Grin
Good maintenance to your Bike, can make it like the wheels are, true and smooth!
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#45
(07-08-2010, 07:32 PM)hcjg1 Wrote:  Hi mate thanks a lot but i don't use brasso anymore i use something similar called silvo. it polishes up the same as brasso but i found with half the rubbing and polishing. also it comes in a cotton wadding instead of as a liquid like brasso so can be used in a much neater way.

Thanks, but Silvo is impossible to find anywhere. Sad

I searched all over and my closest distributor is nearly 170 miles away, with no idea where a retailer is located. I finally found their company website under the name "Reckitt & Benckiser" and it is a Canadian company. It also makes Brasso as well. Even Amazon has Brasso, but not Silvo though. Any other ideas?

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Steve
Junkyard Tools rescued from the junkyard!
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#46
Giant Box Shock frame. Never seen one with a hard tail before. The boxed alloy frame will make the ultimate bling project so watch this space. I replaced the front suspension with a Maxlight Kinesis alloy fork. I couldn't find any info on this except Box Shock 1 and 2 which come with full suspension.
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#47
(08-02-2010, 08:34 PM)hcjg1 Wrote:  Giant Box Shock frame. Never seen one with a hard tail before. The boxed alloy frame will make the ultimate bling project so watch this space. I replaced the front suspension with a Maxlight Kinesis alloy fork. I couldn't find any info on this except Box Shock 1 and 2 which come with full suspension.

Nice, I like the frame design. I also saw a yeti frame that really caught me attention.
Good maintenance to your Bike, can make it like the wheels are, true and smooth!
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#48
finished polishing the giant box shock frame. hoping to have it built up to ride to Sky Ride on 5th Sept.
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#49
Frame and Fork
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#50
Yet another fine job, congrats!
Good maintenance to your Bike, can make it like the wheels are, true and smooth!
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#51
I am thoroughly impressed with how well you are able to do that. I almost want to ship you one of my frames.
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#52
Giant completed.
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#53
Congrats!!!
Good maintenance to your Bike, can make it like the wheels are, true and smooth!
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#54
(09-05-2010, 03:19 PM)Bill Wrote:  Congrats!!!

many thanks my friend rode this today to the big skyride in london and feedback from him was positive with lots of people inquiring about the bike. many more projects in the pipeline, including a Litech Magnesium frame. All feedbacks on the Litech are positive so I am really looking forward to this. will post pictures of it soon.
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#55
(07-21-2010, 11:39 PM)KC-Steve Wrote:  
(07-08-2010, 07:32 PM)hcjg1 Wrote:  Hi mate thanks a lot but i don't use brasso anymore i use something similar called silvo. it polishes up the same as brasso but i found with half the rubbing and polishing. also it comes in a cotton wadding instead of as a liquid like brasso so can be used in a much neater way.

Thanks, but Silvo is impossible to find anywhere. Sad

I searched all over and my closest distributor is nearly 170 miles away, with no idea where a retailer is located. I finally found their company website under the name "Reckitt & Benckiser" and it is a Canadian company. It also makes Brasso as well. Even Amazon has Brasso, but not Silvo though. Any other ideas?

Thanks,
Steve

silvo is just the ' for silver ' version of brasso ( which is ov for brass ) ... both made by the same company .... maybe look for a silver polish ( with the wad/pad under a different brand
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#56
couple of projects -
1 - alloy frame is my recently acquired old skool Marin Indian Fire Trail
2 - gun metal grey one is the Litech Magnesium frame weighing in at a featherweight 1.3kg
I am going to build this and see if i could have it completed with a target weight of between 7 and 9 lbs.
I already have an integrated carbon fibre handlebar and stem and the Wing TT carbon seatpost with Titanium hollow railed saddle.
I really cant with to get polishing on the Mrain though especially the CNC sear stay section.
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#57
Whoa that's really light! As for polishing the Carbon parts can't have everything huh Wink .
Good maintenance to your Bike, can make it like the wheels are, true and smooth!
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#58
(09-28-2010, 11:46 AM)Bill Wrote:  Whoa that's really light! As for polishing the Carbon parts can't have everything huh Wink .

i agree. i find carbon components a bit boring (no offense to anyone) because i am only accustomed to polished ally. also the magnesium frame must remain painted because it rusts easily if exposed so blinging this one is completely out.
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#59
Your surely going to have a lot shiny bikes? :p
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#60
I was thinking would using a coat of clear coat on the magnesium cramp the style?? Would preserve the blinging.
Good maintenance to your Bike, can make it like the wheels are, true and smooth!
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