Acquired this bike, hasn’t been treated right for some time by multiple previous owners. I plan to rescue it.
Decent componentry but unfortunately everything, bar rear hub and spokes, has been rattle canned black, I mean everything.
Now it’s all in pieces, can I get cranks, chainring, hubs, rims sandblasted? If not, what is the best way to remove paint?
Can anyone help ID’ing the frame, fork crown is stamped Reynolds, underside of BB stamped C-69-E. Campagnolo dropouts. I’ve sanded back the paint a little in places you might expect stickering, but nothing…
Bars: Cinelli criterium
Hubs: Suntour sprint (rear - fixed/free)
Cranks: Sugino super mighty (campy dust caps…)
BB: Suntour track
Chainring: sugino mighty 46t
Cog: Suntour NJS 16t (had a DA 14t on the other side but only single threaded)
Originally, due to the two people I knew who owned this bike knowing little in regards to bikes, i assumed all componentry was original but it just doesn’t make sense to me.
They were quite popular with many frame builders both down here in Oz and abroad. They alone won’t help you ID the frame builder.
Get a good paint stripper, gloves and eye wear and it should come off easy. You needn’t fuss with what doesn’t come off … just sand it and give it a few light coats of primer (and light sanding in between). Spray colour after that. Clear if you wish.
Powdercoat is cheap and looks kinda thick where most places in Oz do it. It is a royal pain in the ass to get off (sometimes ruining the frame). Keep that in mind as you one day may find out who built it and wish to reproduce the original style paint and decals.
Nothing wrong with good old fashioned paint. In fact, for lugged steel bicycles I still think it is the best option.
Maybe wasn’t the best idea to purchase a resto project in the middle of my final year uni exams, nevertheless, plan is; strip paint as described by Spirito (and others) from frame and parts I wish to keep, go over the frame clean it all up etc and then take it to a painters for priming, painting and clear coating.
Does anyone know anything about chrome plating a frame before painting it?
Reason I ask is I had this appearance in mind:
(courtesy of kinfolk flickr)
Or am I just getting to ambitious?
My girlfriend’s bike looks kinda the same… Similar lugs, same drops outs (Campy) with holes in them, and Campy tips on the forks. I have no idea what tubing it is, but it’s nice and light. We bought it off eBay poorly badged as a Raleigh with the riders name painted on the top tube.