The main problem with the bike is the paintwork - it is called oyster and i had touched up a lot of scrapes a long time ago. The touch-up paint (Raleigh Oyster) has faded to an ugly yellow and probably the scrapes would have been better left alone but hindsight is a wonderful thing. I have tried to remove it today with mixed results and i am worried that my efforts may cause more problems. A full respray would be a good option but the cost is very hard to justify but it may happen (more lottery tickets purchased!).
My Panasonic Raleigh is in a pearl white colour and that has yellowed slightly and has chips and scratch's on
it everywhere but there is no way I will ever respray it, Not that I can't afford to do so I can
I just want to keep my bike as original as I can and because I've had it since new it will stay with me like scars on my body will.
If you respray it I guarantee you won't ride it
I hate RED DWARF