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02-14-21, 12:57 PM
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Posted By randyjawa

Pretty sure that you have seen enough pictures of...

Pretty sure that you have seen enough pictures of the old Torpado. Except for road test/tuning, the bike is now done. And, at minus 27 degrees, with a wind chill it feels like minus 36 degrees. No...
01-29-21, 05:01 PM
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Views: 4,180
Posted By randyjawa

Though don't have new tires and a new chain, the...

Though don't have new tires and a new chain, the bike is basically done. The tires and chain will be here at the end of March, which is not much of a problem. Not many vintage road bikes on the road,...
01-28-21, 12:00 PM
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Views: 4,180
Posted By randyjawa

Well, I have three and a half cans of Rustoleum...

Well, I have three and a half cans of Rustoleum to spare (bought yellow and off white, intending to reproduce original Torpado livery), so I am going to give the little roller and sponge things a try...
01-26-21, 02:17 PM
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Views: 4,180
Posted By randyjawa

mrv ... I did not thin the paint, The...

mrv ...

I did not thin the paint, The manufacturer suggests against it. Brush strokes can become an issue but careful application works wonders. Yes, there is a brush stroke, or two, which can be...
01-26-21, 11:17 AM
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Views: 4,180
Posted By randyjawa

Years ago, I bought a 1" Performance Select at...

Years ago, I bought a 1" Performance Select at Home Depot, a Canadian big box hardware/lumber store. Thought that I had lost is so bought another one and then found the old one (figures). Basically,...
01-23-21, 04:49 PM
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Posted By randyjawa

Assembly begins. Not really fussy on the saddle...

Assembly begins. Not really fussy on the saddle but keeping this one as close to original as I can is the primary goal, next to having fun. Please excuse my poor quality pictures......
01-22-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,180
Posted By randyjawa

I sweated bullets applying the art. Twenty four...

I sweated bullets applying the art. Twenty four hours drying time and then off comes the protective layer. Fingers crossed......
01-20-21, 02:50 AM
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Views: 4,180
Posted By randyjawa

I am not sure about that but I do know one thing....

I am not sure about that but I do know one thing. I am not a fan of painting a bicycle or anything else, for that matter. I like mechanical work mostly.

I built a website, years ago, called MY...
01-19-21, 03:08 AM
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Views: 4,180
Posted By randyjawa

I do and did color sand the work between coats...

I do and did color sand the work between coats but did not wet sand the last coat. I could do so but do not intend to do so. I am quite happy with my less than perfect results. Keep in mind, as I...
01-18-21, 02:48 PM
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Views: 4,180
Posted By randyjawa

Once sure it all fits, art follows... ...

Once sure it all fits, art follows...
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01-10-21, 06:52 PM
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Posted By randyjawa

When fresh out of high school, I worked for...

When fresh out of high school, I worked for Tremco Mfg in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I was a maintenance guy at the time but watched the various Tremclad colors being prepared. I have used Tremclad on...
01-09-21, 01:12 PM
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Posted By randyjawa

Now, wait for a few days while I clean the...

Now, wait for a few days while I clean the components in preparation for assembly. For now, the Torpado frame is looking pretty good. I do have two small spots to touch up but the repair is a snap....
01-09-21, 02:32 AM
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Views: 4,180
Posted By randyjawa

By now, if I did not know what was happening, I...

By now, if I did not know what was happening, I just might say to heck with it. But I learned a long time ago that the quality of one's brush paint work improves with each coat of color applied....
01-07-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,180
Posted By randyjawa

Today, I finished sanding the pitted chrome...

Today, I finished sanding the pitted chrome original fender set. There is no way the chrome will look good, leaving the option to paint wide open. Not sure what color to go with right now - grey or...
01-05-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,180
Posted By randyjawa

You must be reading my mind. How does a red band,...

You must be reading my mind. How does a red band, or two, on the top and bottom of the seat tube panel. Fork socks will be edged with red also. You can see the panel edging tape in the box of paint...
01-04-21, 07:10 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,180
Posted By randyjawa

I don't have the dentist tool but I do have a...

I don't have the dentist tool but I do have a line scratching tool for metal use, straight and 90 degree bends. I do not, however, us that tool on chrome plated surfaces - too hard and will scratch...
01-04-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,180
Posted By randyjawa

Ah, starting to look like something... ...

Ah, starting to look like something...
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Remember, these old road...
12-31-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,180
Posted By randyjawa

Well, Mother Nature is cooperating today. Snow...

Well, Mother Nature is cooperating today. Snow storms and shovel parties abounded, for a while, but I finally got a bit more done on the Torpado's paint work.

The frame is sanded, cleaned,...
12-24-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,180
Posted By randyjawa

Big bucks I don't recall, but roughly $20.00...

Big bucks I don't recall, but roughly $20.00 covered the cost of three sizes. Still have them but, stupid me, forgot to get them from the lake cottage. And, tomorrow, Thunder Bay locks down so going...
12-24-20, 05:31 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,180
Posted By randyjawa

My exact intention was to do just that. With MY...

My exact intention was to do just that. With MY "TEN SPEEDS" gone, I decided to share this project for two reasons...

To help others and to give me something, both social and mechanical, to do. If...
12-23-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,180
Posted By randyjawa

Thanks and I just checked what I ordered - 2ml...

Thanks and I just checked what I ordered - 2ml vinyl - perfect for my intentions.
12-23-20, 06:03 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,180
Posted By randyjawa

Based on the manufacturer's recommendations, no...

Based on the manufacturer's recommendations, no primer. To that add that I have used Rustoleum (I actually used to work at the Canadian plant that made this stuff) rust paint before without primer...
12-22-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,180
Posted By randyjawa

Well, the frame and fork are, pretty much,...

Well, the frame and fork are, pretty much, prepped and ready for a coat of paint. And, here is where I run into a bit of trouble.

"As found", the Torpado was an OK shade of yellow. Little did I...
12-06-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,180
Posted By randyjawa

I did order from Velocals and do not expect to...

I did order from Velocals and do not expect to see them anytime before Ho Ho Ho Day. No problem since the paint will need all the time it can get to harden up.

I have not used the Velocals...
12-06-20, 02:35 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,180
Posted By randyjawa

Torpado lugs are a pain to mask, this set being...

Torpado lugs are a pain to mask, this set being done the old way, with masking tape and lots of frustration......
12-05-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,180
Posted By randyjawa

Torpado Paint Brush On Paint Job...

Those who know me know that I do not like to paint vintage road bicycles and I wrestled with to paint or not to paint, when it comes to this old Torpado......
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