looking to refurb titanium frame.

ianbar
ianbar Posts: 1,354
im looking at doing some refurbs on my frame. its a good 10 years old now (I bought it 5 years old).

she is looking quite tired now and I do think after browsing the bike market that id rather give her some love then spending on a new bike.

so im looking for any advice, experience and recommendations!
I am a little torn on just having her refinished or painted....even a wrap as I recently saw a bike that was wrapped and looked great. I am in East Yorkshire so within a couple of hours drive would be ideal.

oh I will add, she is an enigma esprit.
enigma esprit
cannondale caad8 tiagra 2012

Comments

  • First.Aspect
    First.Aspect Posts: 16,053
    It.
  • flasher
    flasher Posts: 1,734
    Really easy to do it yourself, strip the bike, get some Scotch Brite fine grade pads and brush away (in one direction only), it'll look like new in no time at all.

    Plenty of videos on Youtube.
  • imposter2.0
    imposter2.0 Posts: 12,028
    As above. Scotch brite pads are all you need. My suggestion would be to spray on something like WD40 or GT85 first, then get rubbing. Brings it up nice.
  • First.Aspect
    First.Aspect Posts: 16,053
    Out of interest, is there anyone in the UK who would do a bead blasted/polished logo finish for a trusty steed?
  • essexian
    essexian Posts: 187
    I've never used them but have read good things about this company: https://argoscycles.com/

    It might be worth giving them a ring?
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644

    Out of interest, is there anyone in the UK who would do a bead blasted/polished logo finish for a trusty steed?

    contact sticker making place

    get stencil made up

    apply stencil

    take to bead/media blasting place

    blast

    remove stencil

    job jobbed

    #simple
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • First.Aspect
    First.Aspect Posts: 16,053
    MattFalle said:

    Out of interest, is there anyone in the UK who would do a bead blasted/polished logo finish for a trusty steed?

    contact sticker making place

    get stencil made up

    apply stencil

    take to bead/media blasting place

    blast

    remove stencil

    job jobbed

    #simple
    Not really going to get the polished or anodized logo finish I would be after.

    It's hypothetical, I just wanted an excuse to refer to the trust steed, the old girl, she's a beauty and all of that bollocks. Rather than a gender neutral inanimate object.
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644

    MattFalle said:

    Out of interest, is there anyone in the UK who would do a bead blasted/polished logo finish for a trusty steed?

    contact sticker making place

    get stencil made up

    apply stencil

    take to bead/media blasting place

    blast

    remove stencil

    job jobbed

    #simple
    Not really going to get the polished or anodized logo finish I would be after.

    It's hypothetical, I just wanted an excuse to refer to the trust steed, the old girl, she's a beauty and all of that bollocks. Rather than a gender neutral inanimate object.
    oh - the steed. the fleet. kept in the pain cave, the hurt locker.

    pulling the trigger on a new purchase.

    mudguards and saddlebags

    i get ya now. apols #misconstrue

    ultegra and hunts, thats what ya want.
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.