Cadex, I hear you say? 2nd coolest bike on here, you say?

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  • masjer
    masjer Posts: 2,462
    edited February 2022
    Did you use acid etch primer on the aluminium bits?
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    obvs masking off the carbon when spraying the grey lugs.
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    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    masjer said:

    I'd be concerned about the durability of the rattle can paint job.

    i wouldn't be as its covered in about 15 layers of 2Pak lacquer like they use at all the sprayers - car, motorbike, bicycle - in the world, so yet again, I refer you to your box section wheels comment.

    also, if you use acrylic paint as opposed to celluolose like you would do its a far better longer lasting finish.
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    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    pinno said:

    You are really stringing this one out MF.

    Edwyn has car polish on special discount BTW.

    i popped down to see him.

    he said he was sold out but had some duty free Bensons out the back so I got some of those instead.
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    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • masjer
    masjer Posts: 2,462
    I've done full car resprays, so I would lecture too much.
  • masjer
    masjer Posts: 2,462
    15 layers - orange peel effect?
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    the knack behind a mega finish like mine is warm the spraying room well beforehand, keep it warmed, prep everythiing spotless and gently heat whatever you are srpayibg fitst ' hot air gun is perfect.

    this helps the first couple of coats stick so minimising runnage risk.

    rub down coats with very very fine wet n dry so its smooth and silkly not like that Cannondale in the other thread.
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    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,048
    MattFalle said:

    pblakeney said:

    MattFalle said:



    Valve length looks excessive.
    Just sayin'
    oh it is, agree completely. Can't actually remember why they are on there.

    think i may have taken the tubs off some 80s at some point and slung them on the 50s.

    May change them. May not. If I did its not very difficult either.

    But yes, excessive, 100% agreed.
    Just chop them.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    masjer said:

    That crank-chainring combo looks a bit iffy.

    its not.

    its fits perfect, works perfect and is as light as and better than anything you have.

    i have the same set up on 3 other bikes and they all work perfect.

    just because you don't understand how to set up somethibg or how something works doesn't mean its iffy. all you have to do us ask a question and we'll explain.
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    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,048
    MattFalle said:

    Ben6899 said:

    Hand built onto carbon rims?

    i do have the matching Dura Ace wheels in the loft - the C35 carbon rimmed climbing jobbies that cost a billion pounds and weigh nothing.

    the rims are worn out but the hubs are perfect so maybe in due course.
    They are luverly wheels. I have a pair and they are still going. I would need a second mortgage to buy new replacements.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    masjer said:

    I've done full car resprays, so I would lecture too much.

    thankyou, we will.

    my father did full car resprays as well. he was a chef/cowboy at handiwork stuff.

    they turned out as well as yours probably did.


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    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    pinno said:

    MattFalle said:

    pblakeney said:

    MattFalle said:



    Valve length looks excessive.
    Just sayin'
    oh it is, agree completely. Can't actually remember why they are on there.

    think i may have taken the tubs off some 80s at some point and slung them on the 50s.

    May change them. May not. If I did its not very difficult either.

    But yes, excessive, 100% agreed.
    Just chop them.
    #drillium
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    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • shirley_basso
    shirley_basso Posts: 6,195
    edited February 2022
    Will you be applying decals?

    I think I know a guy
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,048
    edited February 2022
    MattFalle said:

    pinno said:

    You are really stringing this one out MF.

    Edwyn has car polish on special discount BTW.

    i popped down to see him.

    he said he was sold out but had some duty free Bensons out the back so I got some of those instead.
    'Bensons' ?! FFS - can't you butter up one of the sea going boys for a real Navy cut fag*?
    Gitane's are another option. I mean, they sponsored a cycle team so they must make you go faster.

    *f.a.g
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,048
    MattFalle said:

    masjer said:

    I've done full car resprays, so I would lecture too much.

    thankyou, we will.

    my father did full car resprays as well. he was a chef...
    If you bake a car in the oven, it doesn't make you a chef.
    He was Italian. All Italian men think they are chefs.

    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • masjer
    masjer Posts: 2,462
    MattFalle said:

    masjer said:

    I've done full car resprays, so I would lecture too much.

    thankyou, we will.

    my father did full car resprays as well. he was a chef/cowboy at handiwork stuff.

    they turned out as well as yours probably did.


    Falles Garages?
    I've never had to take any car I've owned to a garage, so I must be doing something right. Fixed just about everything else I've ever owned too. Boats, cars, vans, trucks cherry pickers, machinery, white goods etc etc.
  • Not bikes, though?
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644

    Will you be applying decals?

    I think I know a guy

    😁😁😁

    decal free my friend! the joy of the carbon speaks for itself.
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    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    pinno said:



    MattFalle said:

    masjer said:

    I've done full car resprays, so I would lecture too much.

    thankyou, we will.

    my father did full car resprays as well. he was a chef...
    If you bake a car in the oven, it doesn't make you a chef.
    He was Italian. All Italian men think they are chefs.

    nah, he was a like a proper chef. well good one.

    friggin' useless at everything else.
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,048
    MattFalle said:

    masjer said:

    I've done full car resprays, so I would lecture too much.

    thankyou, we will.

    my father did full car resprays as well.
    He baked t

    Not bikes, though?

    No, 'cos that's really difficult rocket science with black magic sprinkled in.
    You know some people make their wheels straight with something called a 'spoke key'. How is that possible?
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    pinno said:

    MattFalle said:

    pinno said:

    You are really stringing this one out MF.

    Edwyn has car polish on special discount BTW.

    i popped down to see him.

    he said he was sold out but had some duty free Bensons out the back so I got some of those instead.
    'Bensons' ?! FFS - can't you butter up one of the sea going boys for a real Navy cut censored *?
    Gitane's are another option. I mean, they sponsored a cycle team so they must make you go faster.

    *f.a.g
    that's actually a good point very well presented.

    it may jussst be the way forward.
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    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    so, it ended up like this


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    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • masjer
    masjer Posts: 2,462

    Not bikes, though?

    No, I can't do bikes. Having read threads like this, they scare me.
    1980's electronic sewing machines are tricky too.
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    So i put a brake on it


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    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,048
    masjer said:

    MattFalle said:

    masjer said:

    I've done full car resprays, so I would lecture too much.

    thankyou, we will.

    my father did full car resprays as well. he was a chef/cowboy at handiwork stuff.

    they turned out as well as yours probably did.


    Falles Garages?
    I've never had to take any car I've owned to a garage, so I must be doing something right. Fixed just about everything else I've ever owned too. Boats, cars, vans, trucks cherry pickers, machinery, white goods etc etc.
    Yeah ditto.
    Only 1 caveat and that's that pesky service stamp.
    Luckily, the local auto service centre allow me to do 90% of the service, they do some bits and pieces, some poking around and stamp the book.

    Oh and never strip a Dyson/any other Hoover without a proper dust mask. I learnt that at my peril; gave myself exercise induced asthma and then coughed incessantly for every 86 miles of the Etape Caledonia.
    It cleared up within 2 months thankfully.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • masjer
    masjer Posts: 2,462
    MattFalle said:

    so, it ended up like this


    Are you going to put that Jersey motorcycle number plate on the back?
    Tip- use more yellow.
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,048
    Can you not get the camera shot to the right a bit to offset the bent stays?

    Stick it in a vice and swing on it.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 25,241
    edited February 2022
    masjer said:

    MattFalle said:

    masjer said:

    I've done full car resprays, so I would lecture too much.

    thankyou, we will.

    my father did full car resprays as well. he was a chef/cowboy at handiwork stuff.

    they turned out as well as yours probably did.


    Falles Garages?
    I've never had to take any car I've owned to a garage *(for repairs)*, so I must be doing something right.
    You've never had a car more than 3 years old and invalidated warranty, or never had an MOT? Or fixed as above?
    #confused
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    Veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    pinno said:

    Can you not get the camera shot to the right a bit to offset the bent stays?

    Stick it in a vice and swing on it.

    nah - blowtorch
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • masjer
    masjer Posts: 2,462
    pblakeney said:

    masjer said:

    MattFalle said:

    masjer said:

    I've done full car resprays, so I would lecture too much.

    thankyou, we will.

    my father did full car resprays as well. he was a chef/cowboy at handiwork stuff.

    they turned out as well as yours probably did.


    Falles Garages?
    I've never had to take any car I've owned to a garage *(for repairs)*, so I must be doing something right.
    You've never had a car more than 3 years old and invalidated warranty, or never had an MOT? Or fixed as above?
    #confused
    It seems clear to me:I've never had to take any car I've owned to a garage, so I must be doing something right. Fixed just about everything else I've ever owned too.
    Yes, cars have been MOTed , not sure that means `taking it to the garage` (MOT station)