I have a Dyna Tech frame with the same tubing as this (2 Ti bars).
I am going for the same look as yours with the frame without the black on the rear, could you please tell me how you prepped the metal and clear coated and how the finish has held up?
I only stripped the main tubes back to bare metal as I wanted to leave the original paint as a base coat (although some people have since advised that this is not the best idea due to possible reactions with the new top coat). Raleigh used a pretty heavy duty coating on this frame! I used Nitromoors to remove it - thick gloves and arm/eye protection required, horrible stuff but worked wonders. I then spent a fair amount of time with light wire wool to clean off any remaining bits, and polished the head tube lugs (alloy) with grades of wire wool and good old Autosol. The head tube is steel and needs clear coating, I also clear coated the alloy lugs after polishing to prevent any surface oxidation.
After 18months it is in great shape, to be fair I spent hours and hours sanding back between the layers of black paint, it is a 'rattle-can'' job but a good one! plenty of time between coats, it seems to be very durable and it didn't react with the Raleigh paint underneath.
The two main Ti tubes are left in their natural state.
Hope that helps and good luck with your project.
Re cost - I paid more than £30! but they can be found on Ebay quite often. I get a lot of positive reactions with it and tbh I don't think I can bring myself to sell it due to the amount of time I spent on it. Plus it was my first road bike after riding mtb's for so long
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