Re: [CR]Removing Annodized Finish


Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2007 14:31:50 -0500
To: Donald Gillies <gillies@cs.ubc.ca>
From: Mark Stonich <bikesmith@earthlink.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]Removing Annodized Finish
In-Reply-To: <200707111754.l6BHsxAJ009285@cascade.cs.ubc.ca>
References: <200707111754.l6BHsxAJ009285@cascade.cs.ubc.ca>
cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

At 7/11/2007 10:54 AM -0700, Donald Gillies wrote:
>I thought that everything made by "Blackburn" had to be "Black". At
>least it seemed that way to me, as a kid, back in the 1970's. If you
>strip the black anodizing from a blackburn rack, all sense of the bike
>being unmolested or quasi-original would be lost, wouldn't it ??
>
>Just checking, not criticizing ...

Originally the racks were silver finish. Didn't have the stainless sliders, just an aluminum rod that didn't adjust, which fit over your brake bolt. It was a bitch to get them to fit a lot of bikes. Still have one on my '76 Super Course Mk II.

I remember when the started coming in black and thinking that the finish wouldn't hold up.

Mark Stonich;
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