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  1. Indyjps

    How to remove chrome?

    Are you powder coating or something? A healthy sanding and a good etch primer covers it well.
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    Stretching a Frame - But HOW MUCH do I stretch?

    I ride a lot of 20" bmx, I'm 5'11". 21" to 21.5" top tube is great. If that frame is a laydown, stretch, Odd geometry, not sure what to recommend.
  3. Indyjps

    primer as top coat(with lacguer)

    It works. I shoot paint from a gun, auto resto leftovers. Shot a frame with black epoxy primer, threw some purple and red pearl in clear and shot it. Paint looked awesome..... other than the big run on the top tube, got anxious. Had to sand off and start over.
  4. Indyjps

    Protect a rusty bike

    Depends if you want to neutralize rust first. CLR and a scotchbrite work great for that. I use danish oil, blend of oils similar to linseed, dries faster and I already have it on the shelf.
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    Faux patina?

    Not sure what look youre going for. If its paint, Brown primer as base, mist some areas black, apply your color then whip it with a chain to create paint dings, and sand thru high wear areas The hammertone brown is also nice, it creates a textured finish, when topvoated with bike color and...
  6. Indyjps

    25% acetic acid vinegar for paint/rust removal?

    Ive had good luck with vinegar soaked rags then cover with platic to slow evaporation, use a spray bottle to keep the rags wet, reduces the amount of vinegar needed.
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    Great build.
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    Cleaning and polishing frames

    I commend you, polishing aluminum and following thru to completion is a horrible job. I did dome by hand, then bought a harbor freight buffer (bigger model) and wouldnt consider doing aluminum without a buffer. Maintenance is lousy too.
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    I need advice on a Cruiser to MTB build

    Good move, I was gonna suggest a 90's-00's high quality mountain bike. Most are chromoly frames, pretty god geo and had very good quality geoupsets. I trail rode a trek 930 with rock shox for a few years and beat the heck out of it. Just kept coming back for more. 2 years ago found...
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    Surface rust removal

    Theres oxalic acid, or citric acid, or vinegar bath for the whole frame. Ive had luck just soaking a rag in vinegar, wrapping the area that needs help (bottom bracket) and keeping the rag wet. Dribble on more vinegar every few hours. Works well for spot treatment. Area needs to be grease...
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    Cheapest Spokes

    How cheap do you wanna go, i know a guy that bought out a bike shop and has thousands of galvanized spokes. He quit listing them on ebay. Who wants to be the cheap spoke distributor, hes in central IL and would probably sell them all very reasonably.
  12. Indyjps

    Suspension seatpost ?

    My wifes rider, giant sedona has a very nice one. If I tried one it would be that brand / type.
  13. Indyjps

    Favorite banana seat for 26" ?

    Wanted to get some opinions on people favorite banana seat for 26". Considered making one with the front narrow and flaring out for the actual seating position. Would be hammered over a buck, upper and lower pan, with enough arch side to side for rigidity and a rolled side lip. Ive hand...
  14. Indyjps

    Banana Seat Grommets/Eyelets

    I recently bought one of these grommet set and drivers. Its for a larger size, but the instructions were backwards in my kit, compared to what actually worked. Do a few tests. I have better luck reversing the holder and driver vs the instructions. Try it both ways.
  15. Indyjps

    DB Silver Streak

    Great build, you really scored on that one with a nice collection of parts. The brakes look to be random brand, cant tell. Disassemble amd clean them up make sure theres no binding or worn parts in the pivot. Brake pads - scuff them off woth a file to get fresh material to the surface...
  16. Indyjps

    Super Spyder XL

    Does a Shimano RS help you as a donor? Came from a ross womens bike I bought from original owner, basically zero use, other than being well lubed:21:
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    Coming together nicely, wonder what the secind set of stays would have looked like bent up to meet the primary set instead of adding the flat bar. It has a nice look with them lined up, this would have triangulated it. Could fade green from bottom up to cover the maroon. Just some...
  18. Indyjps

    Juvenile Reverie

    Good lookin mock up, nice stance. Id personally move away from skip tooth unless you have some attachment to it. Throw a regular sprocket on the match the gearing you need when you decide rear hub and tooth count.
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    Twisted typhoon (name change)

    . Parts need to be clean, grease free for OA to work. What issue did you have with OA? Vinegar is a good alternative. Cost more to fill a tub to submerge a frame. Citric Acid is similar to OA, need to figure why Oxalic didnt work or may have same issue. POR15. Ive sworn off the stuff, I...
  20. Indyjps

    Drag bike

    Consider a 24 rear on a schwinn type middleweight frame, larger frame than 20". Kick the fork out and either go 20" front for musclebike look, or skinny 26 or 700cc front for mototorcycle chopper look. Same applies with a 26 rear and frame. 20" frame with a stretched fork and layed back...