What a scrumptious bike. I wouldn't have guessed it was powder coated - looks a very good finish. Good colour choice (for dry days, at least!) - looks very elegant and classy. Wasthat a match for the priginal colour?
I have had some Cyclemondo drecals and agree they do seem good quality.
Sounds a pretty speedy project - how long did the project take? Did you have the parts from the same bike before renovation...?
I was also pleasantly surprised by the quality of the powder coat, I wanted a finish that wasn't too glossy as I felt this would help highlight the flutes. The original colour was very different, ivory white with a bright red fade on the headtube, seat tube cluster and bottom bracket cluster. Very 1970s and not to my taste. This information came from a photo of the bike when it was first bought but it was at some later date resprayed a vile metallic purple, which is how I bought it.
The new colour was actually chosen to match the style of the decals because there were only two decal styles available and I considered it was important to get a match. As the decals look somewhat deco I chose a classic deco cream.
I brought the bike back from overseas in mid January and rebuilt it a week or so later to make sure the new component set worked ok as it had Sora brifters on and I wanted to return to downtube shifters, as per the original. The only parts that I retained from the bike I bought are the brakes, the seat post, the bars and the stem. All the rest came from my parts collection, stuff I've squirreled away for builds such as this. The shift levers are actually RX100 but I've got a pair of NOS 105 7 speed shift levers coming soon so they will go on it when they arrive. Once I was happy with the way everything performed I stripped it down, stripped the cruddy paint off the frame and sent it for powder coating.
Good word, "scrumptious", thanks for that!