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Retro Andy's project
« on: 12, November, 2008 - 20:36:55 »
Hi i have just worked out how to upload photos, so here's a couple of photos of my C5 when i first got it.                                                                                           











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« Last Edit: 11, May, 2011 - 06:06:34 by Retro Andy »

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« Reply #1 on: 13, November, 2008 - 13:44:09 »
wow  :o

Having only seen your C5 in its finished state, I had no idea what condition it was in when you started.

The end result is an absolute credit to you mate  8)

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« Reply #2 on: 13, November, 2008 - 20:15:02 »
Cheers Karl, i will put some more photos later showing different stages

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« Reply #3 on: 15, November, 2008 - 10:46:34 »
Here's some more pictures.












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« Reply #4 on: 16, November, 2008 - 14:40:52 »
you made a top job of that chassis mate - looks better than new  8)

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« Reply #5 on: 16, November, 2008 - 17:21:42 »
Here's the last few photos,









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« Reply #6 on: 04, December, 2008 - 19:22:48 »
what did you use to clean the body

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« Reply #7 on: 04, December, 2008 - 22:14:56 »
Hi, when i first removed the body from the frame i used cif, pan scrubbers a stiff brush, hot soapy water and i also used the steam cleaner at work, i think i cleaned it about four times. After the body was fitted i used steel wool with hot soapy water and this helped remove some of the scratches, but be careful not to remove the grain on the body, each time i clean it i use cif and hot water, this seems to do the trick.
Thanks for asking.

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« Reply #8 on: 02, April, 2009 - 19:27:15 »
My chain has started to come off when i pedal at speed, everything seems to be in place, when i start to move off (pedal only) it sounds rough. Could this be the chain has stretched slightly ?

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« Reply #9 on: 03, April, 2009 - 11:29:00 »
My chain has started to come off when i pedal at speed, everything seems to be in place, when i start to move off (pedal only) it sounds rough. Could this be the chain has stretched slightly ?

Retro Andy   

It does sound like the chain is the culprit.

Just to make sure, check the rear sprokect is not seized & that the chain tensioner is still there and working properly. Any play in the front sprocket/pedals ?

You are right in that chains do wear out, how old is yours ? 

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« Reply #10 on: 03, April, 2009 - 14:31:43 »
Only a year old, but it was two joined together which i got from a cycle shop in town, they was only £2.99 each. I will get another and see how it go'es, must get up that hill at brooklands. Cheers Karl .

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« Reply #11 on: 04, April, 2009 - 11:42:31 »
Only a year old, but it was two joined together which i got from a cycle shop in town, they was only £2.99 each. I will get another and see how it go'es, must get up that hill at brooklands. Cheers Karl .

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..that is a seriously cheap chain  :o , at that price it's such a bargain it won't matter if you replace it every year  ;)

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« Reply #12 on: 08, April, 2009 - 21:13:37 »
I have put another chain on, but its no better, if i take a link out its very tight, and without removing any links the chain jumps off the tensioner when i pedal, i'm not sure if the tensioner is worn or not, could this cause the problem ?

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« Reply #13 on: 08, April, 2009 - 21:47:46 »
Is everything properly aligned ?

Also, be careful not to over tighten the chain - the rear axles are hollow and have been known to bend.

Another possibility is that the tensioner clips may have split allowing sideways movement of the tensioner.

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« Reply #14 on: 08, April, 2009 - 22:43:13 »
It sounds  like this could be the cause, i am sure that the problem started about two weeks ago when i was coming home from work, i heard a noise and the chain had slipped off the tensioner, it has been jumping off since, so it makes sense. Does Martin still make his clips

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