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by Nostromo
Fri Jul 08, 2016 4:51 pm
Forum: Biking Chat
Topic: tanks from india
Replies: 9
Views: 1044

Re: tanks from india

Yep - looks pretty good. Thanks for the update BTW. The one I was looking at (alloy) was this: ebay uk item 162123985260 @ £149 + £60 p&p. This is actually MUCH cheaper than all other ads. for apparently the same tank. All the ads I've seen use exactly the same photo and prices range from the £149 t...
by Nostromo
Wed Jul 06, 2016 12:59 pm
Forum: Biking Chat
Topic: tanks from india
Replies: 9
Views: 1044

Re: tanks from india

A review would be good. TBH I'm wavering in favor of spending the cash and buying made-in-GB. I contacted the Indian seller for the item I mentioned above for details and to my complete amazement got no reply :o .
by Nostromo
Tue Jun 21, 2016 6:54 pm
Forum: Biking Chat
Topic: Chroming Service
Replies: 5
Views: 683

Re: Chroming Service

out of interest - anyone used http://www.rschrome.co.uk" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by Nostromo
Tue Jun 21, 2016 2:51 pm
Forum: Biking Chat
Topic: Chroming Service
Replies: 5
Views: 683

Re: Chroming Service

excellent info - thanks.

I've contacted both for a quote on a couple of external fork springs to get an idea.

(I have quotes in from a couple of others)

nice looking bikes!
by Nostromo
Tue Jun 21, 2016 9:20 am
Forum: Biking Chat
Topic: Chroming Service
Replies: 5
Views: 683

Re: Chroming Service

thanks

out of interest, what did you have chromed? How long ago?
by Nostromo
Mon Jun 20, 2016 7:46 pm
Forum: Biking Chat
Topic: Chroming Service
Replies: 5
Views: 683

Chroming Service

Can anyone recommend a good decorative chroming service that:

a) they've actually used sometime this decade and
b) been positively ecstatic about the results?

those that have heard of a bloke who knew a guy whose sister had some chroming done in 1933 needn't respond :D

ta
by Nostromo
Sun Jun 19, 2016 12:02 pm
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: Matchless G12 forks
Replies: 5
Views: 791

Re: Matchless G12 forks

I did look at replacements but couldn't find anyone who actually has them in stock. The one place I did find with them in stock wanted around £200. That's more than the chroming costs. Plus of course, new would still be UN-chromed.
by Nostromo
Sat Jun 11, 2016 1:16 pm
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: Matchless G12 forks
Replies: 5
Views: 791

Re: Matchless G12 forks

I've now confirmed that they were never chromed. As you suggested, this seems to be the general case for most shrouded forks, certainly for the period.

Anyway, I've found what looks to be a very good re-grinding and hard chroming service so I'll see how that turns out.
by Nostromo
Fri Jun 03, 2016 10:33 am
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: Matchless G12 forks
Replies: 5
Views: 791

Re: Matchless G12 forks

hmmm - that's a pain.
by Nostromo
Thu Jun 02, 2016 3:49 pm
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: Matchless G12 forks
Replies: 5
Views: 791

Matchless G12 forks

Anyone know if Matchless G12 forks were chromed?

When I took mine apart they're just bare (rusty) metal. I'm thinking that because they were completely covered, maybe they didn't go to the expense of chroming? is that correct?

Thanks