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Shiny 105 dangler

This Shimano 105 dangler came with the frameset for Silas’s Shiromoto but it was pretty grubby, I set it aside when I built up the bicycle. Today I was cleaning up a couple of old Dia-Compe non-aero brake levers (from the gaspipe bicycle I found in a junkpile a few years ago) and decided this would be a good day to clean this up, too.

Soap and water didn’t work, so I hit it with steel wool. That worked, but stripped off some of the grey anodization, so I threw caution to the winds and went at it with sandpaper, steel wool, and polishing cloth.

It looks a lot better in silver and without the manufacturer’s logo on it.