Re: Post Your Communter

Postby Kev on Tue 29/Jul/14 11:26am

Oli wrote:Only 12 years old? I thought the e-stay designs died in the mid-90s!


Bugger! I just realised how old I am. It's 22 years old, not 12 :lol:
I got it in 1992. Where did all those years go?
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Re: Post Your Communter

Postby Rik on Tue 29/Jul/14 12:11pm

Kev wrote:
Oli wrote:Only 12 years old? I thought the e-stay designs died in the mid-90s!


Bugger! I just realised how old I am. It's 22 years old, not 12 :lol:
I got it in 1992. Where did all those years go?


1992 + 12 = 2014, With math like that. No wonder you do so well in the VFR comps :p
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Re: Post Your Communter

Postby Oli on Tue 29/Jul/14 1:53pm

Kev wrote:
Oli wrote:Only 12 years old? I thought the e-stay designs died in the mid-90s!


Bugger! I just realised how old I am. It's 22 years old, not 12 :lol:
I got it in 1992. Where did all those years go?
:D
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Re: Post Your Communter

Postby shmoodiver on Tue 29/Jul/14 8:50pm

GOOOOOOLD!
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Re: Post Your Communter

Postby happybaboon on Tue 29/Jul/14 9:33pm

What are they made of? And will they get de-blinged when the bolts are tightened/fiddled?
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Re: Post Your Communter

Postby shmoodiver on Tue 29/Jul/14 10:00pm

happybaboon wrote:What are they made of? And will they get de-blinged when the bolts are tightened/fiddled?


They're factory high tensile brake bolts that have been acid dipped to remove the black and electroplated with a zinc coating then given a gold passivate.

They will gark with muppet wrenching but only back to silver and will dull a little in sunlight.
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Re: Post Your Communter

Postby happybaboon on Tue 29/Jul/14 10:21pm

Awesome. I'd love to have pretty bolts on my bike.

Also bolts that aren't rusty :huh:
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Re: Post Your Communter

Postby gumby on Wed 30/Jul/14 9:10pm

shmoodiver wrote:They're factory high tensile brake bolts


Not anymore if they weren't heat treated. I think those factory bolts are black zinc not oxide which would rust in a flash.
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Re: Post Your Communter

Postby shmoodiver on Wed 30/Jul/14 9:16pm

gumby wrote:
shmoodiver wrote:They're factory high tensile brake bolts


Not anymore if they weren't heat treated. I think those factory bolts are black zinc not oxide which would rust in a flash.


They weren't heated at any point and yeah I don't know if they are high tensile, just the factory bolts
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Re: Post Your Communter

Postby gumby on Wed 30/Jul/14 9:27pm

See Hydrogen Embrittlement. This stuff is good for that or rusty fasteners, it's surprisingly tough if you bake it with a heat gun or something.
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Re: Post Your Communter

Postby ShoreBoy on Wed 30/Jul/14 11:20pm

happybaboon wrote:Awesome. I'd love to have pretty bolts on my bike.

Also bolts that aren't rusty :huh:


It's not rust, it's patina :D
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Re: Post Your Communter

Postby happybaboon on Wed 30/Jul/14 11:22pm

It's rust.
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Re: Post Your Communter

Postby dented on Sat 6/Sep/14 6:21pm

Built this up a few weeks ago. I get to commute to work a couple of times a week. I was gifted the frame/fork/bb/cranks/headset. Bought a bunch of new parts to complete the build. Lovely bike to ride, quiet as a mouse.
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Re: Post Your Communter

Postby EoinC on Sat 6/Sep/14 6:31pm

dented wrote:Built this up a few weeks ago...

Nice!
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Re: Post Your Communter

Postby happybaboon on Sat 6/Sep/14 6:57pm

Awesome. Only a disc brake on the back?
Gonna do some mean as skidz.
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