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Old 11-17-2011, 10:47 PM   #1
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Hi all,

I recently moved to Sugar Land from Scotland and am trying to find my feet in the classic bike world over here...

I bought an old '71 Bison as a small project to get me back into it, not really had the time for years to do any restorations.

So I'm hoping I might get some good advise on places to use for Powder Coat, Paint etc,...

ANy info at all on local suppliers etc. would be much welcolme!

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Old 11-17-2011, 10:58 PM   #2
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Call chris over at Sam's Cycles just outside of downtown. He should be able to get you started. Welcome. We also play golf here year round fyi
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Classic bikes

There is a classic bike event this Saturday at British USA on College ave. Near 45 south. There's gonna be bunch of cafe racers, and other vintage bike owners. A good source of connection with buildes, enthusiast and others. I'll be showing up with a 75 Triumph Bonnie semi cafe/bobber. Will be competing in the Sub 80's Custom cathegory. If you come, look for me, will introduce you few guys who now pretty much the source of everything you need to restore or build a bike.
Here is the info for the event on Saturday.

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Here's all you need to know about powdercoating, and a LOT more...

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Guys, Thanks for the input and Help, unfortunatly I missed the classic bike event because I forgot to log in for a few days!

So I know who to use for Powder now, which is perfect! I stripped the bike last week, so just need to free the Hubs and fork legs and I'll pay them a visit!

Does anyone have a recomendation for a wheel builder?

I'll get some phots uploaded over next day or so...
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Hi all,

I recently moved to Sugar Land from Scotland and am trying to find my feet in the classic bike world over here...

I bought an old '71 Bison as a small project to get me back into it, not really had the time for years to do any restorations.

So I'm hoping I might get some good advise on places to use for Powder Coat, Paint etc,...

ANy info at all on local suppliers etc. would be much welcolme!

Cheers,
Lee
ScooterTrash is a really good guy for powder coating ive seen some of his work and hes a magician with it. Very nice guy too.
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Old 11-28-2011, 11:38 PM   #8
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Here you go Guys, managed to find some pictures of my Turbo taken a few years ago... Sadly sitting in storage in the UK...
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and i guess more on subject.. the Bison prior to stripping down...
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Old 11-29-2011, 10:52 PM   #12
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ScooterTrash, are you open for dropping off parts on a Saturday?

What prep do you need from my side? i.e. do you blank everything off before blanking or should I?

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Lee,
For powder coating, you definitely have to meet Tim at Txpowdercoating.com. I met him today for a small job i needed for one of my Jaguar collection. Really cool guy, and genious at what he does. Showed me a custom build he is waoking on, and a gas tank he already did. A true master piece. Cant believe such work is possible with powder-coat. I believe he can be of great source of info concerning your projects.
Btw, i did show up at the event on Saturday. And didnt wanna go becuase it rained like there was no tomorrow. But, geared up and rode down there with my 75 Triumph bonneville custom, and won the second spot for pre-80 european custom. But, you didnt miss much becquse the rain was so bad, not many people showed up.
Anyhow, good luck with your projet, and if you are into cafe racers, you can also check Ton up Houston on facebook. They gt together every second wednesday at a bar in Houston.
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75 Bonneville

Here is my Bonneville custom.
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To make MORVEGIL happy, this bike has little bit of all bikes in his history. The rear wheel is from a Sportster, the monoshock under the sit is from a Ducati, as well as the brembo disk breaks. And of course, in most part, it is still a Triumph t-140 750 Bonnie. lol!

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Old 12-01-2011, 05:11 PM   #18
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Thanks man, The triumph looks good!

Yeah once I finish my small project I'll embark on something bigger. its been a while since I did a road bike, the Zed above was the last, so about 8 years ago, before I decided that I would re-build a 1880 vintage house, which then took up all of my time!
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Take that you would have been a member of the Z1 owners club. FYI: I am also from Scotland (Stirling area) and have a Z1B (75) back home, I previously owned a H1 & H2. I live N/W Houston and occasionally see some restoration projects popping up. I used Metric Motorcycles for doing machining & alloy welding work, and used On-Road Off-Road Cycles for my suspension work, if you look up the CMRA web-site you may find other contacts. Cheers Joe (team jock).
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Restoration Progress

Thought I'd post a few pics of the progress so far incase anyone was interested..
Have a rolling Chassis, Nice powder on the metalwork, all re-chroming done..
Wheels re-spoked with Stainless Spokes by Bucannans Spoke and Rim..
Motor will go back in very soon..
Just awaiting bodywork to return over next few weeks


Nearly time for the next project..... So if anyone has a Z1000 or Z900 gathering dust let me know...
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