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Old 04-19-16, 08:22 PM   #1
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Nishiki Professional-Restoration-Part2



THE GOOD

But always wear gloves and with the garage door up.
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THE BAD

I know a great picture of the Park work stand, but you get the idea, small moments of chain rub, and rubs in some of the oddest places, not a lot and none too big. Some the size of the head of a pin to 1/8" square, surface rust, but no pitting.
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THE UGLY

What's interesting here is, how long did someone have to ride, dragging the chain against the metal to cut through not only the paint, primer, chrome and then the surface of the steel of the rear drop out?

And yes, chrome, at least the bottom stays and seat stays are chrome plated. As on each I found some nicks that went through both the paint and primer, leaving the shiny chrome surface that was underneath.

If you look close you can see streaks in the chrome where the, chain?, cut through the chrome plating and into the drop out steel which is the streak. Ugly.
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So after a day of cleaning, three times, applying rust inhibitor, and then painting. The "BAD", is gone.

No, not perfectly, being of humble skills, but for once the bet was won, the "match" paint is a very close color match. However, it lacks the patina of 35 years, so on a sunny day it will show, but that's Ok. Why, because this bike like me has aged and we wear our suffering with pride, for the bike touch up paint/for me well the travails of 6 decades, with still some smallest nicks, yeah I've got those too, can you every really find them all...?
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And then too, THE UGLY.
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Now we wait for thirty days to let the paint cure and set, but before we leave, these three areas had no touch-up paint applied so just to see, I got out the good car wax and waxed them all.

And yes I like the tatters of use in the decals, just hope they don't all fall off someday, but then I guess that's what 3D printers are for.
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And then there was a surprise.

The silver stamping is from the bottom bracket on my Nishiki Olympic 12 Mixte (see my post "The Winter Bike"), while the black bottom bracket is from the Nishiki Professional, whose stamping of serial number/manufacturer has been stamped and then painted gold (Ooops, just the serial number was painted gold, not the manufactures stamp), unlike the Olympic 12 which was simply stamped and then both serial number and manufacturer's stamp were painted the same color as the frame. A nice touch.
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Old 04-19-16, 08:53 PM   #8
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Really nice work so far. Nishiki had some great frames.
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Thanks upthy, we are having incredible 80 degree days so wanted to get this done while I had good heat for things to cure, as by the weekend it will drop back to 50s-60s, we are setting all kinds of records with so far three days of 80+ heat.

Next up will be pulling out the head set and bottom bracket to check races and bearings and then clean the 35 year old grease from the seat tube, it's black and clay like now-think a black/grey Locktite, in preparation to coating the inside of the frame with frame saver.
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