nice input chaps - thanks
cheers and hi to matt for buying it off the bay - was my childhood catalogue 'never own' - so nice to get my hands on one finally
rightio - some definite food for thought...
- polished - i think i'm going to avoid. 1. pickle's right - lots of them around and 2. lewis is right. i don't have the time or inclination to keep this a work of art. it's going to be used and loved and chucked about. I have too many kids to get decent 'shed time' with a dremel every other weekend - got to be honest with myself
- as is - the pictures tell a bit of a lie. the finish is good but alloy is really dirty and it looks different shades all over. plus without lacquer it'll oxidize really badly the powdercoater told me. Lots of issues with lacquering that Alex spells out very nicely
- purple - had to go. not because it was different, but after a couple of rides and some transportation it was chipped all over with red coming through underneath - bicycle measles is the best description i can come up with
- so i'm leaning towards another high quality powdercoat by armourtex. hard wearing. will look smart. i don't have to buy a dremel.
but what colour?
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