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So The new fork is 21.1 for the stem🤦‍♂️
Had a look through my parts and the only 21.1 stems I have are bmx, which won't for my 1"bars. All my 1"stems are 22.2.
Looked on ebay, could only find ugly steel mtb stems too fit.
Sooo, I fired up the old ww2 lathe and made some swarf👌
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Problem solved.
 

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Wow!! I had a lot of catching up to do on this build. Awesome take with the deco theme!

I got worried when I first glanced at this photo.

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Your black material (chaps?) laying off the shelf made me think "Is he putting a Darth Vader helmet on the front of this thing?" :21:
 
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Wow!! I had a lot of catching up to do on this build. Awesome take with the deco theme!

I got worried when I first glanced at this photo.

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Your black material (chaps?) laying off the shelf made me think "Is he putting a Darth Vader helmet on the front of this thing?" :21:
Hmm, Darth Vader aero fairing, there's an idea🤔
Fortunately, it's just a fender cover🤣
 
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I got some paint laid down last week. Black base, with green over the top. I sprayed the frame upside-down, to ensure the least weathered areas were well covered, and leaving the more weathered areas lightly coated.
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After drying for a week, I sanded and scuffed the most exposed areas to give the 'well used' look i was after.
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I will have set them up outside in the rain, to 'mature' for the next few weeks, before I add a coating of BLO.
 

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I got some paint laid down last week. Black base, with green over the top. I sprayed the frame upside-down, to ensure the least weathered areas were well covered, and leaving the more weathered areas lightly coated. View attachment 236610 View attachment 236611
After drying for a week, I sanded and scuffed the most exposed areas to give the 'well used' look i was after.
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I will have set them up outside in the rain, to 'mature' for the next few weeks, before I add a coating of BLO.
Love that frame you sir are a creator of cool.
 
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Looks Great ! I have a question about welding / brazing frame . Was told never electric weld a CROMO frame . The metal will crack later . True or Tale ? Noticed British Bikes are brazed .
 
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