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Offline IrishWheelee

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New retirement project Bridgestone 200 SS
« on: January 13, 2014, 08:31:31 PM »
Hi

I have just bought my first restoration project a Bridgestone 200, a true barn find but complete. It is very rusty on the metal, chrome pitted, rubbers perished and alloy tarnished, and cables and bearings seized other than that it's perfect.

So I will need help, advise, tea and sympathy. (or Whiskey)

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Re: New retirement project Bridgestone 200 SS
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2014, 08:47:03 PM »
Looks better than many we have seen at the start of a project. Enjoy and good luck!
As I have, you will find many willing and knowledgeable helpers here.
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Re: New retirement project Bridgestone 200 SS
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2014, 08:55:42 PM »
Irishwheelee,
We come to the Bridgestone site you will get a lot of help on the site etc.
If you need any parts give Richard a try, and i can help you with the tea
But i have no Welsh whiskey  :D
Thanks.
Steve.

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Re: New retirement project Bridgestone 200 SS
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2014, 05:33:30 PM »
I started out just like you 2 years ago. The one I found was in much worse shape though. You'll be surprised at just how much information and parts you can find here and on EBay. If you get stuck or have a question search it on this site or just post it.
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Re: New retirement project Bridgestone 200 SS
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2014, 10:29:21 PM »
Hi guys

thanks for the encouragement. Lets know if you have hints on the best rust remover and repairs to chrome.

Pat

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Re: New retirement project Bridgestone 200 SS
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2014, 09:36:22 PM »
Welcome to the site and the Bridgestone brotherhood.
Answers to your questions: money and more money.... ;D
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Re: New retirement project Bridgestone 200 SS
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2014, 10:00:57 PM »
I have used EvapoRust with great success for rust removal. Very effective and non-toxic. I don't know if it is available where you are, but it is a chelating agent. There are other molasses mixtures, etc. on the internet that will work as well. Also, Milkstone has been used by others on this site with success. Search here and a little surfing and you should be past your rust problem...Good luck...
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Re: New retirement project Bridgestone 200 SS
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2014, 08:57:21 PM »
 Aluminum Foil With Water Will Scrub Of Rust On Wheels And Other Crome Parts     P S  Elbow Grease Required    Welcome    GENE

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Re: New retirement project Bridgestone 200 SS
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2014, 07:14:18 AM »
Hi,
One of the cheapest and probably one of the better chrome platers near you is Chromefix in Birmingham. UK, I had them re-chrome both wheel rims and the chain guard for a very reasonable price, I live in Scotland so they arranged pick up and delivery back to me in the price, also they were definitely the quickest I have used with a turnaround of just over 3 weeks, they were recommended to me by another member on this site and having used many chrome platers restoring a good few bikes over the years these were about the best I have used and I will probably never use any other.
Colin.
here's the link for you
http://www.chromefix.co.uk/content.php?pagename=chroming-birmingham

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Re: New retirement project Bridgestone 200 SS
« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2014, 07:40:54 PM »
Hi

Thanks for the help I will try them

pat

 


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