As has been said on here many times a frame will only ever have the original paint once so if you are happy and can save it then that is an excellent bonus
As for the bars yes that is always a possibility they may have been more comfortable for the original owner
I want to live in a better world, one where chickens can cross the road without their motives being questioned !!
Larger than life, and twice as ugly (Now officially the weirdest guy in the room!!)viewtopic.php?t=116133