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lbayorkie
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July 6, 2020 - 8:12 am
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Yes, so even a new bike fitted with, say, legguards as later additions would not have matching shades of green

Interesting that early bikes are so much darker than the rest. Although all sold as mist green the early ones are very dark by comparison to later ones.

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The Bantam was BSA’s cheapest bike. An entry level machine, designed to get learners hooked on the brand and to buy a bigger BSA when they’d finished falling off the tiddlers. 

They were never built to anything like modern standards of consistency or quality. Quite frankly it’s astonishing that as many have survived as there are. I honestly think that a lot of machines only owe their survival to being so rubbish that they got fairly little use before being parked at the back of the shed in disgust and forgotten. 

Watching people obsess over “originality” some sixty or seventy years after these humble machines were literally thrown together and rushed out the door is, quite frankly, hysterical. 

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So far mine is about 3 different shades, which include something which resembles army camouflage green, and a dark sort of forest green, like pine needles colour. The rest may be described as a more "gay and bright" version (which I'm sure was custom mixed and put on recently). Am I bovvered no I just wanna ride it around. The paint is just for keeping the rust at bay (hopefully).

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There was  a thread on the Ariel (part of BSA) forum about original colour and it said that their were more than 1 supplier of paint and their was also different batches of paint which varied taken from original parts, so there is no proper original colour or paint code. probably the same for BSA so go with the nearest you can find.

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Thanks, I've always known that Mist Green was a very inconsistent  colour. RAL 6018 seems to be the most used one so that prob what I will go for.

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I went to give the RAL number to the blaster today. I think hes suddenly got a lot of work on as he started asking for much more money than quoted. Upshot is I have the wheel back! It's been blasted but is already starting to rust. I suppose it will need blasting again before I get it painted  so I need to start from the beginning and find another blaster/painter. I'm isolating for 2 weeks from tomorrow and rebuilding was going to be something to do with  my time. I will see what I can find in Leeds/Bradford area in the Good Blokes Guide unless any members have a recommendation.

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hi Alan   i  clean   up  with  FILE  CARD   from  a tool shop  then  paint with  oil  based  paints   A S A P    

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Previously they said they didn't take it down to bare metal in case it made perforations so I think some of the rust you see was already there before blasting.15943010035465701680150705173242.jpg

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Good time to check spoke tension...before painting.

Any existing rust streaks soon show up, thanks to this damp weather. Hope you find someone local with reasonable rates who can give wheel a going over again and paint-up immediately.

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All the spokes are really tight, I've just rechecked them. I'm not going to be able to get the wheels carded/sanded back or painted soon  so I will probably just leave it. Its going to need blasting again so there's no point rushing now. Any new rust will only be on the surface anyway.

I rang the only local blasters in the guide and the cost is £40 plus vat including coating. They say (bantam) bike owners normally supply their own paint/powder. So that's an additional cost. I'm hoping to find a powder supplier who can mix the colour and tell me the quantity required.

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You could get some spray paint mixed up at Halfords, just quote the RAL number. It won't be as durable as powder coating but you will have plenty left over for touching up scratches and scrapes.

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Good tip, but the surface is quite rough with the blasting so I think I either need to powder coat or apply liquid paint over a powder coated primer. 

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With what you are spending, why not buy a new rim and put us all out of our misery?

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Not sure how to take that comment.

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You seem to get half way down one route and then change your mind again over what to do next. I don't see why a coat or two of anti-rust primer, followed by a spray with your chosen green would not suffice. As I recall, it looked quite acceptable in Sage Green when you started out ages ago.

Just my opinion.

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This is the wheel, I think you are getting mixed up. I've got various things on the go at once, I dont have time to finalise one thing before moving to the next. 

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cocorico said
With what you are spending, why not buy a new rim and put us all out of our misery?  

For what it's worth, that's what I'm doing, just need to clean up and paint the hubs. The rims and spokes will be shiny stainless ones, from the Devon Rims Company.

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All the spokes are really tight,

That could be largely because of rust – it's what I found when I took mine off! Actually I thought I was going to have to cut the spokes originally just to release the hubs but then I thought let's just see if they'll unscrew, they all did.

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lbayorkie said
... I dont have time to finalise one thing before moving to the next.  

Precisely. That may be why this saga has been running for three years so far.

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It's what they call multi tasking and everything gets finished in the end. Like you said you are expressing a personal opinion.  

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Thanks Number6. Cost of buying new rim and having wheel built for me before spraying up in green would far outweigh cost of blasting and painting.  There are no loose spokes so I have not tried to tighten any up. Wheel seems very solid. 

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