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Old 11 May 2004, 07:01   #11
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Looks like you have done some serious work on those tubes, what did you use to clean them and were they just really dirty or faded ?
From experience i've found you can restore partially faded tubes a bit by rubbing down with a green nylon pad and cheap cream cleaner, this brings the colour back through a bit.
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Old 11 May 2004, 07:59   #12
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afternoon mate - yeah the tubes were really covered in moss, mud, infact everything, and baked on by the sun for at least a year - I still have to get the front up nice as Ive really only done the back properly - trouble is I got so many patches on the front its going to be arkward

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Old 11 May 2004, 09:49   #13
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Hi Ollyit

Thanks i might get some and give it a try on mine..... good luck with the broken Rude, been there, seen it all and got the T shirt Let me know if you need any advise with the rude, not a mechanic but i've had practically everything on mine go wrong and had it fixed painful at the time but feels so good when its eventually running

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Old 11 May 2004, 12:20   #14
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- one question , I have 3 valves for pumping her up-did the 2 rear ones fine yesterday,went to do the front one and it was impossible to pump up does this mean Ive got a dodgy valve and need to replace? heres a pic of the problem one!
The valve in question is a Leafield A5 valve, and is not a spring loaded type. To deflate you need to unscrew the white valve body, and this leaves you with a 40mm hole, which means very quick deflation. The valve mushroom can also easily be replaced. To inflate just stick the pump hose in and pump away. Sometimes on these old style A 5 valves, the thread on the white valve body can become a problem, and you will need to replace the body with a new one.
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Old 12 May 2004, 11:05   #15
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thanks chris for identifying the make and model - and the expert advice
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