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sunny
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May 9, 2021 - 8:27 am
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hi  Phil   as  long  as you   and  the old CHIK   are kept  going    thats  alll  that  maters       me  id  fit   the  corect  size " C"    shapted  gard  to the  rear    selling  off   the  uther 2  gards  for  a  good  price   "   try  the  BSA  OC   "   you can  then   fit  a 300 x 18  or  19  wheel  & tyer  

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Phil53
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Good morning all from sunny west Australia.. Can't believe it's been 5 months since the last post. Well, here's an update. Nothing looks much different but a lot has been going on. Thanks to Draganfly for posting out a new conrod very quickly. This means that the motor is almost rebuilt now, thanks to John in Australind.

Thanks to Sunny for all your sound advice on the mudguards. I have decided just to use the Rigid guards for the time being and maybe change them later.

Meanwhile I have the wheels off and restoring the hubs, rims and spokes. I decided against buying new rims and spokes, and just have a go at cleaning them up and painting them. They were in an awful state, so it has taken me all of the 5 months to get so far, please see the pictures. The short story is that after much, and I mean MUCH, cleaning, sanding, scrubbing, wire wheeling, they came up alright. You can see from the pictures that I have painted the spokes gloss black and the rim pale eucalypt, which is the equivalent here of Mist Green. This is actually a Colorbond fence paint, semi gloss, then I put a few coats of clear coat on and they look really good. In my opinion anyway.laugh

Sure, I could have bought new, but I now feel a sense of satisfaction from having done these myself, at a cost of a few sheets of wet and dry, and about 3 cans of spray paint.

I now have most of the parts I need thanks to a few suppliers in UK. Cheaper to buy new in some cases instead of getting things re-chromed here.

As always, thanks to all for help and advice..Here's the pictures...Rear-hub-ready-for-cleaning-2.jpgFront-Rim-cleaned-up.jpgRim-and-hub-painted-and-clearcoated.jpg

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Phil53
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Some pictures didn't attachRear-hub-cleaned-2.jpgFront-hub-painted.jpgFront-Hub-and-spokes-ready-for-lacing.jpg, so here is another effort...

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Amazing what can be done with elbow grease and persistence.  I think your eucalypt green looks a pretty good substitute  - do you have It’s RAL number? cant-lookrofl 

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I think your rigid guard looks super on a plunger, not for the purists as for looks..... fab! great re-build

Larry

D1 plunger 2 x D3 plunger projects and a 1953 Hungarian Csepel 125 plunger

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Good morning Larry and Corocoro, Thanks for the replies and encouragement. It's a long haul but enjoyable.  I'm sorry Cocorico, but I don't know what the RAL number stands for. Please let me know what RAL means and I'll try and find out for you.   Cheers  Phil

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Sorry, bad joke. It’s a frequent  question from people not realising that  60 years ago BSA used hand mixed paint, so the colours were not at all uniform. You can find an extremely boring explanation on Wikipedia if you like, or multiple questions on the forum. get-me-coat

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