It’s a Kind of Magic

pedal_before

Mouldy old Moulton part + scrunched up tinfoil + a little oil + plenty of time + lots of patience

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= very satisfying.

11 Responses to It’s a Kind of Magic

  1. viviane says:

    … or = a tennis elbow 😉
    Well done !

  2. Ragged Thread says:

    How does the tinfoil come in ? (am impressed, anyway).

  3. disgruntled says:

    you use the tin foil instead of wire wool to rub the rust off. Less likely to scratch, apparently

  4. WOL says:

    High on my list of satisfying things is to take something disheveled and grotty and malfunctioning, and turn it into something really nice. Each time you look at this thing you’ve brought back from the junk and turned into something bragworthy, you get the payoff of its being worth all the work you put into it. And you get that payoff again and again.

  5. John Gibson says:

    I thought you sort of sealed in the oil using the tinfoil.
    well done.
    John

  6. Sarah says:

    Would taking the crank off not make sense, in terms of doing both sides?

    Also, yay for the tinfoil trick – will be stealing that.

  7. disgruntled says:

    WOL – that’s the hope
    John – all thanks to the power of the internet
    Sarah – it may come to that, but so far the cranks are fairly easy to get at

  8. R::B says:

    Nice…! Here’s another secret: “Peek” polish. Cleans up paintwork and plastic a treat too. I like it mainly because I don’t like polishing. ;c)

  9. disgruntled says:

    ah cheers will check it out

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