Vintage Farleigh

A little piece of Melbourne cycling history with a great old vintage Farleigh in for a makeover.

In addition to a full repaint in deep candy red, owner Mal also slipped into the box some early gen Superbe cranks and seatpost along with a “Will” stem for the matching panto treatment.

The before shots….

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Out with the paint stripper…..

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And down with the etch primer…

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For such an old bike, the knocks and scrapes weren’t too bad.  A little bit of glaze putty and a bit of tidying up of the brazing around those Nervex style lugs.

“No-one will notice this” most people say.

“I will” is my usual answer.

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The paint.  A 2 layer candy red straight from the Mazda range.  Unlike traditional red candy over silver, this is a light burgundy metallic base with a pinkish translucent midcoat.  Quite an amazing colour.

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I love a challenge…and panto and flute painting with a 2 layer candy is indeed a challenge.

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Decals. Some super duty indestructible vinyl band decals in classic white, black and yellow…and one incredibly fragile delicate waterslide for the chain stay.

Tools of the trade…

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Decals on and ready for clear…

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3 coats of PPG ceramic clear…

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…and out into the sun for the obligatory photo shoot

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Ride safe Mal and look forward to seeing this propped against walls around the cafes of inner Melbourne!

Update!!!!

Here it is all built up

Mal Farleigh

 

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