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Offline Rich.E

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RD50M
« on: October 16, 2020, 11:21:21 PM »
I had one when I was 16, just bought another, German spec bike

Offline Rich.E

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Re: RD50M
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2020, 04:21:58 AM »
Now stripped for powder coating

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Re: RD50M
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2020, 09:10:05 PM »
Any more news on this?

Offline Rich.E

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Re: RD50M
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2020, 10:41:34 PM »
Still waiting for the frame to be powder coated, should be back this week, same with the fasteners, they have gone for zinc plating

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Re: RD50M
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2020, 07:13:32 AM »
While I’m waiting for the frame, I thought it was time to change the front 40 year old tyre

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Re: RD50M
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2020, 08:20:21 AM »
Plenty of tread left on that one

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Re: RD50M
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2020, 12:21:51 PM »
Yes, new tires are in order for my '76 RD400c build, too. Looking forward to feeling what they handle like with more modern rubber (since the last I rode an RD was in '79). Have to assemble and hear it run first, though!
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Re: RD50M
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2020, 08:12:12 PM »

Frame back from powder coating

Offline Rich.E

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Re: RD50M
« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2020, 08:14:58 PM »
Made a start

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Re: RD50M
« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2020, 10:14:13 PM »
Forks on

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Re: RD50M
« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2020, 08:13:20 AM »

Looks like a nice warm "garage" you have there  8)
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Re: RD50M
« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2020, 07:29:36 PM »
I’m doing the dirty bits in the garage, all the clean bits are in the sitting room - warm & dry

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Re: RD50M
« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2020, 07:42:26 PM »
hi , , good evening ,noticed you had some parts coated , doing a as1 at the moment and wondered where you had them done , and would you recommend them , many thanks for your assistance only in derby , so near .
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Re: RD50M
« Reply #13 on: November 06, 2020, 10:34:01 PM »
I used PMC powder coating in Long Eaton for the frame/ brackets and DDG plating in Nottingham for the bright zinc on the fasteners.

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Re: RD50M
« Reply #14 on: November 07, 2020, 08:34:26 PM »
Hi thanks rich,are you pleased with the results , sometimes frames get heavily coated , will search these two out , many thanks
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