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Old 11-24-11, 04:06 PM
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Laurence_13
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Originally Posted by ultraman6970 View Post
Hi, im not an expert ok? from the pictures the bike looks pretty good, have done a couple of restorations to frames in specific just in case.

U can get rid off the rust using naval jelly, that headset cup for example, take it off... clean with naval jelly and repolish it unless u can find an identycal new cup.

The fork u have two options, retouch the bad area that is rusted or repaint the whole thing, whatever u do i dont advice you to take the old color out, why? because u wont find better paint protection and primer than the old paint, specially if has been there for 20 or more years, just sand to get it even and paint over it clear it, polish it, done.

The rest of the bike looks good man. maybe light sand and polish the paint and ready to go.

The handlebar looks weird, the tube is cut at one side or needs the rubber handlething??

Good luck. nice bike
thanks i'll try some of them the handlebars snapped! I just put the brake lever in the stem to hold it out the way on the photos
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