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Pete Davis

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Post Sat Jul 12, 2008 12:24 pm

Gemm wrote:
LukieSpookie wrote:BLING!


Back at ya Lukie
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Man, i wonder if I could get my old compy hubs to look like that. Maybe a few hours with a dremel could bring back some of their original luster.
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Post Sat Jul 12, 2008 2:07 pm

Trouble is Aluminium oxidises when exposed to air...

Plenty of WD40 should help :smile:

or could always put them i a vacuum chamber i guess...
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Post Sat Jul 12, 2008 2:25 pm

Oh my - i have it! I will be the king of bling with these! Straight from our sporting comrades on the golf circuit:

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now, to find my corduroy skin-suit...
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Post Sat Jul 12, 2008 3:25 pm

Daimo wrote:Trouble is Aluminium oxidises when exposed to air...

Plenty of WD40 should help :smile:

or could always put them i a vacuum chamber i guess...


^^^ that's what makes it corrosion resistant, polishing in air doesn't effect the overall luster of the Ally. Autosol the shit out of them by hand. Tim's remedy of steel wool to start works well if you don't have access to 1500+grit wet sand paper. Its a labour of love...isn't that right timmy? :lol: :lol:
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Post Sat Jul 12, 2008 3:28 pm

Daimo wrote:Oh my - i have it! I will be the king of bling with these! Straight from our sporting comrades on the golf circuit:

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now, to find my corduroy skin-suit...


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Round at St Andrews anyone?
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Post Sat Jul 12, 2008 3:35 pm

LukieSpookie wrote:^^^ that's what makes it corrosion resistant, polishing in air doesn't effect the overall luster of the Ally. Autosol the shit out of them by hand.


Hmm hate to be the bearer of bad news, but most metals do oxidise when exposed to air. Copper, Aluminium, even Stainless Steel. It's the oxide layer that prevents further degradatation - kinda like a skin. Older al. parts go dull simply because the oxide layer becomes thick. It's also the reason why you get black marks on fabric after you give Al. a bit of a rub, i.e. white shirt on a 4x4 roo bar. Oxides will start forming the moment you expose the part to air. For Stainless parts, it's chrome oxide, and the skin is very thin, that's why you don't notice it. :wink:
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Post Sat Jul 12, 2008 3:46 pm

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Post Sat Jul 12, 2008 4:17 pm

Daimo wrote:
LukieSpookie wrote:^^^ that's what makes it corrosion resistant, polishing in air doesn't effect the overall luster of the Ally. Autosol the shit out of them by hand.


Hmm hate to be the bearer of bad news, but most metals do oxidise when exposed to air. Copper, Aluminium, even Stainless Steel. It's the oxide layer that prevents further degradatation - kinda like a skin. Older al. parts go dull simply because the oxide layer becomes thick. It's also the reason why you get black marks on fabric after you give Al. a bit of a rub, i.e. white shirt on a 4x4 roo bar. Oxides will start forming the moment you expose the part to air. For Stainless parts, it's chrome oxide, and the skin is very thin, that's why you don't notice it. :wink:


I never said it didn't Daimo...geez *shakes head*
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Post Sat Jul 12, 2008 4:40 pm

Hrmmm what i read was:
LukieSpookie wrote:that's what makes it corrosion resistant.... Autosol ....

So what's the diff between 'corrosion' and 'oxidisation' ????
:lol: :lol: :lol:
Don't get me wrong - i think the rims look cool - so do the hubs! A bit of light oil on the surface afterwards will help the lustre last tho.. :wink:

Man this is too much intellectual BS for a sunny Saturday arvo... :smile:
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Post Sat Jul 12, 2008 4:44 pm

So what's the diff between 'corrosion' and 'oxidisation' ????


Well Daimo...since you asked

One is nerd...the other is nerd nerd nerd

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Post Sat Jul 12, 2008 4:50 pm

aimeebear wrote:
So what's the diff between 'corrosion' and 'oxidisation' ????


Well Daimo...since you asked

One is nerd...the other is nerd nerd nerd

:P


Noted. Bak in yer box Daimo... I hear ya.. :P

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Post Sat Jul 12, 2008 6:27 pm

If you look at Dario's bike, (with gold plated stays and all) he keeps it polished with nothing other than Mr Sheen.... try that Timmy and Lukie

Pete - your hubs will polish up in 5 minutes with autosol and some cotton wool..... :cool:
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Post Thu Jul 17, 2008 9:00 am

back to flipped grippers i noticed this item on pbk...

http://www.probikekit.com/display.php?code=C0218

Team Saunier Duval inspired lycra leg grip with Castelli print
Leg grip can be inverted to expose more leg(for cooling or sun tan!)
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Post Wed Aug 13, 2008 3:41 pm

I'm resurrecting this thread to inform you of the ULTIMATE in style, as observed being worn by a fellow cycle commuter roughly a week ago.

Footy shorts + Leg warmers

Complete with a 5-10cm gap between the top of the leg warmers and the bottom of the footy shorts! Would make for an interesting tan line.
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Post Wed Aug 13, 2008 4:01 pm

DanielS wrote:I'm resurrecting this thread to inform you of the ULTIMATE in style, as observed being worn by a fellow cycle commuter roughly a week ago.

Footy shorts + Leg warmers

Complete with a 5-10cm gap between the top of the leg warmers and the bottom of the footy shorts! Would make for an interesting tan line.


Wow I dont quite know where to go with that one.

I think he was trying to 'sex up' cycle commuting... covering the leg but then teasing passing motorists with a little glimpse of skin... much like the exposed mid-drift of many an aspiring britney.
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