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Re: Montesita T-10 trials bike
« Reply #25 on: January 04, 2018, 01:20 PM »
good to see another old cyclo trial bike. I have a Wilson trials frame with a bash guard built in. used to have a rockhopper bitd but never seen one come up for sale
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Re: Montesita T-10 trials bike
« Reply #26 on: January 04, 2018, 02:09 PM »
Looking good cy, I'm you decided to restore it
If you need any advice just give me a shout  :daumenhoch:
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Re: Montesita T-10 trials bike
« Reply #27 on: January 04, 2018, 03:19 PM »
Thanks guys. Will be updating thread as and when time allows!
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Re: Montesita T-10 trials bike
« Reply #28 on: January 24, 2018, 12:30 PM »
So, I had some citric acid turn up this morning and I'm just waiting for a paddling pool to be delivered so I can give this a bath to see what's left behind. Any guidance or things I should do to get the best results? I've heard warm water works best and around a 12 hour soak?

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Re: Montesita T-10 trials bike
« Reply #29 on: January 24, 2018, 01:20 PM »
Warm water
Fill up plastic bottles or use bricks to fill spaces (so less water needed)
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Re: Montesita T-10 trials bike
« Reply #30 on: January 24, 2018, 01:25 PM »
Thanks griff I'll make sure I do that.
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Re: Montesita T-10 trials bike
« Reply #31 on: January 24, 2018, 01:49 PM »
little scrub with a toothbrush or similar every 4 hours or so on the heaviest rust areas really helps it to penetrate too  :daumenhoch:
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Re: Montesita T-10 trials bike
« Reply #32 on: January 24, 2018, 02:34 PM »
Question. Will it harm rubber/plastic? I have hard rubber gators around the BB shell and headset. Should I remove them first to be sure?
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Re: Montesita T-10 trials bike
« Reply #33 on: January 24, 2018, 02:44 PM »
Won't harm rubber, plastic or decals  :daumenhoch:
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Re: Montesita T-10 trials bike
« Reply #34 on: January 24, 2018, 03:26 PM »
I'm looking forward to seeing the results on this
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Re: Montesita T-10 trials bike
« Reply #35 on: April 07, 2018, 10:10 PM »
So it's been a while so I thought I'd add a few more pictures and give you an update of where I've got to with the Montesa. It's had a citric acid bath, a severe sanding and today I've given it a spray with some rust inhibitor. I've also put some filler over the worst affected tubes hoping that these can then be sanded to make them smoother.








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Re: Montesita T-10 trials bike
« Reply #36 on: April 16, 2018, 11:20 PM »
I got bored tonight so decided to redraw the frame stickers.


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Re: Montesita T-10 trials bike
« Reply #37 on: April 23, 2018, 11:35 AM »
So this weekend after a long time spent filling, sanding and prepping I finally got round to giving the old girl a lick of paint - no powder-coating this one just good old rattle-cans. This is in no way going to be an expensive restoration project but more of a clean up and see how she turns out kind of job! I wasn't expecting much when I started but I think it's coming together ok. I'm especially pleased with the rear stays as these were very heavily pitted.



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« Reply #38 on: April 30, 2018, 03:49 PM »
A few more pics from this weekend. Fork and head tube stickers added.






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Re: 1983 Montesita T-10 trials bike restoration
« Reply #39 on: April 30, 2018, 05:16 PM »
Nice job mate...lookin good, reminds me of my Strika!!  :daumenhoch:
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Re: 1983 Montesita T-10 trials bike restoration
« Reply #40 on: May 04, 2018, 04:17 PM »
Looks like you're havin fun there mate - good stuff  :daumenhoch:

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Re: 1983 Montesita T-10 trials bike restoration
« Reply #41 on: May 04, 2018, 04:22 PM »
Come up a treat that mate... looks great.  :daumenhoch:
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« Reply #42 on: May 04, 2018, 08:37 PM »
Looking good.  :daumenhoch:

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« Reply #43 on: May 04, 2018, 10:53 PM »
Thanks for your comments. It's taken a while but I'm pleased with the results and will keep you all posted on any more progress...

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Re: 1983 Montesita T-10 trials bike restoration
« Reply #44 on: May 13, 2018, 05:35 PM »
Bars rubbed down, filled, sprayed and fitted. Seat clamp sprayed and mounted. Numberplate brackets bodged and plate secured. Getting there slowly!





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Re: 1983 Montesita T-10 trials bike restoration
« Reply #45 on: May 13, 2018, 10:05 PM »
Looking very good, carry on  :daumenhoch:
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Re: 1983 Montesita T-10 trials bike restoration
« Reply #46 on: May 14, 2018, 09:26 AM »
Very cool project indeed.
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Re: 1983 Montesita T-10 trials bike restoration
« Reply #47 on: May 29, 2018, 11:18 PM »
Today I received the frame stickers and applied them this evening. Thanks Delcals for printing them.



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« Reply #48 on: May 29, 2018, 11:46 PM »
Love it  :daumenhoch:

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Re: 1983 Montesita T-10 trials bike restoration
« Reply #49 on: May 30, 2018, 11:35 PM »
Today I received the frame stickers and applied them this evening. Thanks Delcals for printing them.





You've done a very good job on applying these decals, it's the one job I hate

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