Re: Tricycle Restoration

Postby scatter on Wed 11/Aug/10 7:13pm

Tomorrows job is to take some of the spokes out so that I get at the hubs to give them a clean up. Then I'll tape 'em up and put the tyres on :thumbsup:

Hoping to have it at the painters by the end of next week. Will be staying with the original colour. Mate who is a sign writer will draw up some new graphics.
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Re: Tricycle Restoration

Postby Wobbler on Wed 11/Aug/10 7:42pm

wachtourak wrote:Rollin on mah scraper trike
I will pitch in a couple of rolls
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Re: Tricycle Restoration

Postby nagem on Wed 11/Aug/10 7:57pm

sheesh .. at the rate you are going it will be finished by next week. Give me a yell when you are done and i'll send the claud down. :D
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Re: Tricycle Restoration

Postby Mel on Wed 11/Aug/10 8:51pm

nagem wrote:sheesh .. at the rate you are going it will be finished by next week. Give me a yell when you are done and i'll send the claud down. :D

Don't you dare! :butbut:

Nice work, Scatter. Looks like a great rehab project (for both you and the trike). :thumbsup:
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Re: Tricycle Restoration

Postby Mr_Bob on Thu 12/Aug/10 9:35am

Looking great so far Scatter! :thumbsup:
I'm thinking of doing a similar project for my mum's old 77 Raliegh 20 :cool:
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Re: Tricycle Restoration

Postby scatter on Thu 12/Aug/10 4:36pm

Straight out to the garage after finishing work today.

This here is my assistant. She's a bit useless :rolleyes:
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Re: Tricycle Restoration

Postby scatter on Thu 12/Aug/10 4:39pm

I did my best to finish off the wheels today. So shiny :love:

Couldn't find a spoke key so I did it the hard way. Lucky I've got small hands.

The hubs are a bit of a mess :huh: I may replace the hubs and rims down the track...
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Re: Tricycle Restoration

Postby scatter on Thu 12/Aug/10 4:42pm

Having dinged all the knuckles on both my right and left hands, I thought I'd have a shot at tidying up the handlebar and stem. Again, badly pitted and likely to be replaced but they'll do for now.
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Re: Tricycle Restoration

Postby Trail on Thu 12/Aug/10 5:01pm

Apparently Coca Cola and rub with tinfoil is a bit of a trick to remove rust spots in chrome? The phosphoric acid in the cola eats the rust or something.

Could always get hold of some phosphoric acid and soak it in that... I know where to get hold of that...

It will get rid of the rust, but it wont get rid of the pitting... have you tried a high speed buffer cloth on the drill or something for faster polishing??
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Re: Tricycle Restoration

Postby Mel on Thu 12/Aug/10 8:33pm

Elbow grease! :exclaim: You're gonna have forearms like Popeye!!
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Re: Tricycle Restoration

Postby jo on Thu 12/Aug/10 8:39pm

Maybe a high speed wire brush?
http://www.ehow.com/how_6672779_use-wire-brush.html

Then get the parts rechromed...
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Re: Tricycle Restoration

Postby scatter on Thu 12/Aug/10 8:43pm

Wheels!
Just gotta replace the cartridge bearings in the rear wheels and rebuild the cone&cup in the front and I'm ready to roll on 'em :cool:
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Re: Tricycle Restoration

Postby Astoria Paranoia on Thu 12/Aug/10 8:50pm

pimpin yo
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Re: Tricycle Restoration

Postby shmoodiver on Thu 12/Aug/10 8:51pm

awesome work scatter :thumbsup:
gonna be badass
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Re: Tricycle Restoration

Postby keltravers on Thu 12/Aug/10 10:11pm

Hey I did the same on my Raleigh trike from the 70's.

Take the chrome work to an electroplater, the remove the old, build the pits up and rechrome, then new SS spokes and it looks like new.

I got the frame dipped at Kiwstrip, zinc coated and painted.

All this cost bugger all to do and it made life soo very easy

Will post a pic of the beast
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