After a weekend of deep thinking, here are my current thoughts
........I am going to need to Respray the frame! Fact!
It will no longer be an original Perthus Pro! Fact!
There is some corrosion on the chrome on the left hand side rear stay around the vent/drain hole that cannot be saved! Fact!
Regardless of what paint scheme i decide, i will need to increase the painted line on the left hand side stays to rectify the blemish, therefore reducing the amount of original chrome, so an authentic blue/white respray won't be very authentic
I don't have chrome forks, so the graphite grey option is not going to be very authentic either.
So.......I am thinking, why not do something completely different? I know its from a different decade, but i quite fancy the idea of some sort of Perthus/PX10/PY10 mixup
Apologies if this offends anyone, but I'm considering something like Thevenet's PY10 except painted possibly a pearl white instead of silver to incorporate a bit of Tom Simpson's PX
My attempt at some kind of tribute to a golden age of Peugeot Cycles, two fantastic riders and of course, keeping it retro?
feel free to let me know if this is a bad idea in anyway, as i'm still not 100% and welcome any thoughts on the frame refurb...........