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Reply #30 - 10/25/18 at 03:43:18
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Each "attachment" got the same answer something about to big and showing allowed amount 1024 kb or something but each picture of the 3 i tried was coming up above that limit, tried them individually. Barry suggested using paint.net to downsize/resize going to see if i can do it.
  
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Reply #31 - 10/25/18 at 11:12:19
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Might help and is easier than software.

If you have taken them on a smart phone, iPhone, iPad etc, email them to yourself and it should give you the option to reduce the size.
  
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Reply #32 - 10/25/18 at 11:51:00
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It's not just about the size that image files take up on in terms of  server disk space, it's also about how the image will display both in terms of how fast the web page loads and how it looks visually. You don't want an image slowing down someones browser or filling the whole screen, Given that even phone images are high resolution these days, the bottom line is images will always need to be re-sized before posting. 

I generally open the image in paint.net, crop it if necessary to improve the framing and then re-size to 800 x 600 or less. The whole exercise takes 30 secs.

  

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Reply #33 - 10/29/18 at 10:06:04
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trying again with a photo having finally downsized it 800 x 600 I think !
  

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yehaaaaaa got it, ok so front wheel was in process when I took it but all done now. Photo editing service gives me 10 freebies then sign up or shove off so i'll get some of all done ready to ride on here.
  
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Reply #35 - 10/29/18 at 10:39:14
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Looking good, hopefully they won’t start gritting yet in our neck as that really changes things.
  
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Reply #36 - 10/29/18 at 15:06:10
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MrTall100 wrote on 10/29/18 at 10:39:14:
Looking good, hopefully they won’t start gritting yet in our neck as that really changes things.


Fingers crossed so i can get a few rides in first.
  
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Reply #37 - 10/30/18 at 09:48:20
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getting the hang of this now, couple of pictures of front wheel in process. 1st shows pitting on wheel after cleaning, 2nd is during repaint before lacquer. it looks a bit light in colour but that was the workshop lights effect.
  

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Reply #38 - 10/31/18 at 09:59:15
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finally got some proper picture, excuse background took them outside workshop at bottem of property while there was a bit of sunshine. apologies for motif seems to come with programme.
  

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Reply #39 - 10/31/18 at 14:50:52
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Interested to know which paint you went for on the wheels.

Mine could do with doing but unsure whether to get power coated or just paint them.

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Reply #40 - 11/01/18 at 04:16:22
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I used etching primer, an alloy looking silver and clear lacquer all purchased in spray cans, i kept the cans so will get paint details and post them. I am no sprayer but i found it all very easy to use without "runs" etc. My workshop is not heated so i found warming the cans with a hot air gun helped. I have no doubt that you would have a similer paint supplier in your area but if not the one i used is about an hour from you around M25. Hardest bit was cleaning all the nooks and crannies around the "spokes". I am pleased with the result and once the newness of the lacquer shine weathers a bit thats it.    Jack.
  
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Reply #41 - 11/01/18 at 11:35:43
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mr tall100 both paint and etch primer was made by Tetrosyl Co., supplied in spray cans. Paint colour was Silver Wheels with bar code 5 010372741901 and further lettering  CC  ATS017, etch primer from same manufacturer in same size can and lacquer was just generic for wheels. I used 75% of both primer and paint that gave me two good coats of each but lacquer can was about 25% smaller and I used all of it. Hope this helps you decide what way to go.
  
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Reply #42 - 11/01/18 at 14:06:39
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Thanks mate,

I think it’s the way I will go as looking at £200 to powder coat the wheels and I would probably put new bearings in knowing me which would add more.

I have already spent £2k on her replacing everything that was either a consumable or would have been a real pain to replace if it failed later on. Will be spending the £200 on new rear shocks though.

I will add a before and after shot later and you will see doesn’t look a lot different from 10 feet away 😂. Started March 17 finished July 18.

Been a real joy though.

  
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Reply #43 - 11/02/18 at 09:14:17
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Makes sense doing it yourself, costs were about £40/£45 for everything paints primer lacquer masking tape alloy wheel cleaner, i and that did both wheels. I removed both wheels  set up the stand you see in pictures, used wheep cleaner and a stiff brush, washed it of, removed valve cap and nut and found a small plastic cap that fitted over the valve right down inside the rim, then used wire wool and soft wire brushes to clean all pitting off,washed it clean again and masked up including finicky masking of balance weights, found it easier to deflate tyre for easier better masking, two coats primer two of paint and two of lacquer, when i applied each coat of any of them i actually stood there slowly rotating the wheelhoping that if a run occured i could flow it out, luckily no runs so i just looked like a nutcase !
  
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Re: Must be getting cold in the Northern Hemisphere
Reply #44 - 11/02/18 at 10:03:54
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Mine were powder coated white when I bought it. They look nice and are easy to clean but every time tires are install I end up with a bunch of chucks of powder coat that chip off of the edges. I have a small bottle of refrigerator white epoxy paint that I use to touch up where the powder coat chips off. It looks ok from a few feet away. If it gets to the point I have to redo the wheels I am going to use paint.
  

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