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07-16-17, 10:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,925
Posted By Boydsta

Thanks :) I love the way this bike has turned...

Thanks :) I love the way this bike has turned out. Cant say it was a cheap process but it was worth it as its now the only steel bike on our local rides and has no issues keeping up
These frames...
07-16-17, 09:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,925
Posted By Boydsta

Ive just received the polished wheel set for the...

Ive just received the polished wheel set for the retro look :) Now she will stand out amongst the carbon machines. Im really surprised at how smooth these frames ride compared to carbon frames.
I...
07-12-17, 05:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,925
Posted By Boydsta

first test ride, WOW, I love this bike. super...

first test ride, WOW, I love this bike. super stable, smooth responsive, gears shift like a dream, and its nice to be off carbon for a change.

Could be the new go to bike for my local....
07-07-17, 09:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,654
Posted By Boydsta

If the hub is black (not chrome) then I would...

If the hub is black (not chrome) then I would suggest removing it and rebuilding the wheel. I thought about it but just decided to buy a set of H Sons wheels
07-07-17, 01:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,925
Posted By Boydsta

This was a budget build so the parts list is not...

This was a budget build so the parts list is not that impressive if you are a in love with retro brand names :)
I was going to keep her fully retro but due to the length of our weekly rides...
07-06-17, 02:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,654
Posted By Boydsta

Nice work there. I love those cranks!! To keep...

Nice work there. I love those cranks!! To keep costs down I kept the standard Suntour GPX cranks for the time being. I used a scotch bright pad on a bench grinder/polisher & dremil to remove all...
07-06-17, 02:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,925
Posted By Boydsta

WELL she is all done. I have ordered a set of H +...

WELL she is all done. I have ordered a set of H + plus Son TB14 Silver Rims with Shimano 105 5800 Hubs but until they arrive in a few weeks Ive set it up and test ridden it. Goes just like a new one....
07-05-17, 12:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,654
Posted By Boydsta

**** this is getting technical...... Will stick...

**** this is getting technical...... Will stick with Turtlewax :D
07-03-17, 09:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,925
Posted By Boydsta

I purchased a Dremel with various polishing...

I purchased a Dremel with various polishing attachments. You need some small bits to get into the corners.
Surprisingly great little tool. My first bench polisher gave up after finishing the crank...
07-03-17, 09:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,654
Posted By Boydsta

Wont anodizing give the alloy a satin or matt...

Wont anodizing give the alloy a satin or matt finish?
07-03-17, 01:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,925
Posted By Boydsta

True, and to be honest I have no idea what to put...

True, and to be honest I have no idea what to put on it yet. I was looking at polished H Plus Sons which are non aero. Some of the grey rims have a aero look. not sure on how durable the anodized...
07-03-17, 12:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,654
Posted By Boydsta

True but where I live its dry and wont see water...

True but where I live its dry and wont see water on the roads. This is my coffee ride bike :) If you polish and look after it alloy will last a while without any issues. This wont be getting stored...
07-03-17, 10:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,925
Posted By Boydsta

Thanks, yeah I was going to keep it 7 speed and...

Thanks, yeah I was going to keep it 7 speed and then an 11 speed 105 groupset came up cheap and couldnt bring myself to put a plain black derailleur on it. Still questioning the 105 levers but can...
07-03-17, 10:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,654
Posted By Boydsta

Being such a small part its not really that...

Being such a small part its not really that daunting a task. Just make sure you remove any nuts and bolts so that you can get all the paint off around them. Place in a small sealed bag as I think you...
07-03-17, 10:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,925
Posted By Boydsta

Thought I would post this up on the main page as...

Thought I would post this up on the main page as well incase it helps anyone :) Im pretty happy with it so far.
Mind you it took about 4hours from start to finish :D


Stage 1, I used an...
07-03-17, 10:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,654
Posted By Boydsta

Polishing aluminium parts for newbies.....

Yes Im a newbie at this being my first retro bike restoration/upgrade. :rolleyes::innocent:

Can you tell what derailleur it is ?

Stage 1, I used an abrasive scotch bright pad/wheels of...
07-03-17, 10:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,925
Posted By Boydsta

Busy night polishing. Who would have thought the...

Busy night polishing. Who would have thought the 105 would polish up :)
07-02-17, 10:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,925
Posted By Boydsta

Thanks Swen. Wasnt too keen on putting 105...

Thanks Swen. Wasnt too keen on putting 105 groupset on but it seems to work. I have retro shifters on hand just incase
I want to go back in time 30yrs :)
07-02-17, 06:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,925
Posted By Boydsta

NISHIKI rebuild

Quick update. Headset arrived today (thanks wiggle) now the forks are finally fitted. Brakes have been stripped down, grey paint removed and then fully polished.
Wheels order about to be placed...
07-02-17, 06:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By Boydsta

ooh thats nice :) I was thinking of going red,...

ooh thats nice :) I was thinking of going red, decisions decisions
07-01-17, 11:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By Boydsta

Retro wheel sets ?

While I wait for a few parts to arrive Im trying to decide what wheel set to put on the repainted 1987 NISHIKI that Im rebuilding. The forks are chrome and so will be the headset. I will be running a...
06-30-17, 01:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,117
Posted By Boydsta

Irrespective of positive or negative after 40 odd...

Irrespective of positive or negative after 40 odd years on bikes of one kind or another it would take more than a few negative comments to put me off cycling :D :thumb:
06-28-17, 10:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,117
Posted By Boydsta

Well that was some pretty good feedback there,...

Well that was some pretty good feedback there, thanks to all for the replies. If its going to be hard to scrape to coins together maybe it will remain a hobby and I will have to keep my day job....
06-26-17, 10:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,117
Posted By Boydsta

Bicycle Mechanic schools ?

Im looking to take some time off in my mid 40s and do something I enjoy full time. Im looking to complete a bicycle mechanics course to enable me to work in a cycling shop either road or MTB
as a...
06-26-17, 09:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,171
Posted By Boydsta

I was going to upgrade he to Ultegra but then I...

I was going to upgrade he to Ultegra but then I wanted a polished chrome look, not grey or black so I have temporarily kept the old Suntour GPX groupset on it. No idea if it was any good in its day...
06-26-17, 09:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,171
Posted By Boydsta

We just used an automotive base and clear coat....

We just used an automotive base and clear coat. 2K automotive paint will come up great. Add the pearl to your liking and clear it.
06-22-17, 11:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,171
Posted By Boydsta

Will have to get her out in the sun once the...

Will have to get her out in the sun once the chrome is all polished and fitted. The blue and silver is working well i think, glad I didnt go with gold leaf at the moment.
06-21-17, 12:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,171
Posted By Boydsta

My decals were free as I work in the graphics...

My decals were free as I work in the graphics industry, was bored today and couldn't wait :D
The paint is WRX Blue metallic with a chameleon blue/red pearl added.
06-21-17, 10:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,171
Posted By Boydsta

Not necessarily we put 2 light coats of clear on...

Not necessarily we put 2 light coats of clear on with the intention of sanding it back with 1000/1200 followed by gold leaf. In the interim I decided to just put decals on the top until my gold leaf...
06-20-17, 10:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,171
Posted By Boydsta

New paint done, now what ...

Ive just had the Nishiki Karamura frame stripped and painted. The rear triangle revealed some additional chrome so I left it unpainted being in great condition.

problem is now I have no idea what...
06-19-17, 10:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 510
Posted By Boydsta

Looking for a new stem lever mount

Im moving the down tube levers to a higher location but cannot seem to locate the clamp on type lever bracket.
I would like to fit it as high as possible on the stem like the below image. Can this...
06-19-17, 08:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,036
Posted By Boydsta

Great thanku. I was in the process of trying to...

Great thanku. I was in the process of trying to put a batch order thru Wiggle :) and they only had 115 or 118mm. At 21 bucks I could try the 15mm if you think thats the best option.
I dont recall...
06-17-17, 10:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,036
Posted By Boydsta

Thanks for the response. Here is a photo of the...

Thanks for the response. Here is a photo of the crank. I measured it and it appears symetrical. The axel has a D-3L stamped on it if that means anything. The cups have 1.37 x 24T stamped.

If I...
06-17-17, 10:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,000
Posted By Boydsta

Thanks for the tips. Carnauba wax might be the...

Thanks for the tips. Carnauba wax might be the easiest to get a hold of but will keep an eye out for the other suggestion as well.

Cheers :)
06-17-17, 09:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,000
Posted By Boydsta

Polishing aluminium parts

I have stripped and polished most of the parts from my Nishiki. Just wondering how fellow riders maintain that gloss finish and stop the alloy from tarnishing or going dull? And for anyone...
06-17-17, 09:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,036
Posted By Boydsta

Replacing the old BB with sealed unit.

Im replacing the BB on my Nishiki and I cannot seem to locate the same width anywhere. the axel is 116mm wide with an English thread. Most sites seem to have 115mm & 118mm wide axels not 116mm.

Is...
06-14-17, 11:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,047
Posted By Boydsta

Buy it. Nice retro machine

Buy it. Nice retro machine
06-14-17, 11:04 PM
Replies: 2,816
Views: 188,092
Posted By Boydsta

50 miles steady pace.

50 miles steady pace.
06-14-17, 11:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,409
Posted By Boydsta

Nothin on my route except Blackberries :)

Nothin on my route except Blackberries :)
06-14-17, 11:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,316
Posted By Boydsta

Michelin Pro are great.

Michelin Pro are great.
06-14-17, 11:01 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,487
Posted By Boydsta

Its not so much about distance but intensity. If...

Its not so much about distance but intensity. If you can do a hilly 50 mile ride yuo wont have issues doing 100miles. It would only be a case of endurance over intensity plus get your food intake...
06-14-17, 11:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,698
Posted By Boydsta

PD-M540s is the way to go

PD-M540s is the way to go
06-14-17, 10:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 811
Posted By Boydsta

Too many bikes cant go wrong. Its just important...

Too many bikes cant go wrong. Its just important that you like what you ride.
06-14-17, 10:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,300
Posted By Boydsta

Depends on the model. Gear junkies wont take you...

Depends on the model. Gear junkies wont take you serious but until you overtake them on a climb, that will shut them up so make sure you have the skills and fitness to keep them quiet :D
06-14-17, 10:56 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,042
Posted By Boydsta

I actaully prefer mtb shoes as they are much...

I actaully prefer mtb shoes as they are much easier to walk in than stupid road shoes.
06-14-17, 10:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,277
Posted By Boydsta

Quadloc is a good brand

Quadloc is a good brand
06-14-17, 10:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,675
Posted By Boydsta

Theres something special about full moon rides....

Theres something special about full moon rides. Love the peace and quiet late at night. Plus you see strange little creatures on the road you wouldnt otherwise see. :)
06-14-17, 10:54 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 17,902
Posted By Boydsta

I use strava but really it doesnt do anything...

I use strava but really it doesnt do anything that I cant get for free on my Garmin app. Its more about the number of people using it and social aspect
06-14-17, 10:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,539
Posted By Boydsta

As you increase working load/stress little...

As you increase working load/stress little annoying things like this will popup. I had the same issue. Let it rest and dont rush recovery. Listen to your body ;)
06-14-17, 10:52 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,910
Posted By Boydsta

Gym shirt with wicking/cooling fabric

Gym shirt with wicking/cooling fabric
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