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The de-whitening worked a little. Too spotty though and a different shade of off white so I had to scrub through a layer or two of paint. It’s not a perfect match, but it might have to do.

Here are some “uh-oh, this doesn’t fit” moments where I had to make some adjustments.

First, the headset cups were a hair too small...

Then the headset locknut’s diameter was too small...



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So, I started thinking that maybe I would use the original forks from the bike since I don’t like the way the white forks mis-match the “white” on the frame

I’ll have to deal with two shades of white.


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Ugh!! Restoring old parts and making them useful again can be rewarding, but it is also sometimes emotionally draining. The treads on this hub are not in good shape, and I’m having a difficult time getting the nuts on and off. Lots of wire brushing and wd-40. It may not work.


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So, I started thinking that maybe I would use the original forks from the bike since I don’t like the way the white forks mis-match the “white” on the frame

I’ll have to deal with two shades of white.


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Those fork legs sure do look bent up and maybe even bulging from ice inside at some point.
 
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Sort of crusty “before” pic. Not in too bad if shape to begin, but I’m not sure how much better I will get the sprocket to look; it’s pretty pitted.


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Calling BLO experts: apply to frame before or after decals/stickers? Do stickers stick to linseed oil-treated metal?


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Calling BLO experts: apply to frame before or after decals/stickers? Do stickers stick to linseed oil-treated metal?


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I don't think they'll stick to the oil immediately, I had setback on the road for 2 weeks after oil before I put stickers on.
 
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