Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Somebody pinch me!

Still can't believe want I've just bought...

Probably my Grail part...

Action Zone freestyle bars!!!!!!!!

Should be here in a week. I'll see what condition they're in when they arrive, so I'll wait posting the Master off invade the bars need to be powdered too.

Can't believe it!!!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Group 1 decals

Cleaned up the cranks as best I could today and applied the new green decals.

Not 100% sure on them... might still go with the normal blue ones.

Packed up for powder

Well I've decided to restore the Haro too, so it's all packed up to be sent off for powder coating. Off to SuperBikeDan again :)

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Haro Fork Standers

Just finished cleaning up the fork standers. The decals needed replaced as they were torn and worn, but I'd planned to use customer green/blue decals on them any way.


After a polish and new decals applied:

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Green gyro cables

Odyssey Gyro gen 1 cables in any other colour than black or white are an absolute nightmare to find. Modern coloured cables such as Odyssey gen 3 or those from Savage tend to have black bodies with coloured cables. Which in my mind stands out like a sore thumb on an old school build.

These are the Savage Gyro cables. Cheap compared to the price of an 80's original.

I'm lucky enough to have a set of green Odyssey Gen 1 cables but don't want to risk snapping them so I figured I'd have a go at painting the black bodies of my Savage cables neon green and keep the Odyssey cables "for show, not go".

First I taped off everything except the bodies and sanded down the black and sprayed white primer on them.

After the primer was dry two further coats, one neon green followed by clear lacquer.

An hour later, tape removed and the finished cable. First beside an unpainted green Savage gyro cable.

And beside an original Odyssey Gen 1 Gyro cable: