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PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:50 pm 
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As a final little note for today, i also found a small ding in the downtube beside the bottom bracket. It is under the current paint which shows no sign of damage therefore i conlude that this was done by the great man himself. My feelings are that the ding should not be repaired- it is part of the bikes story. It would be easy enough to fill it with a little silver. How does the collective feel about it? Leave be or repair?


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left along methinks


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If there's no structural reason to fix the dink, let it live - but get pictures of it before stripping to keep the historical link.


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leave it,if its part of the history :wink:

your doing a sterling job,watching with uber amounts of interest 8)


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si ,why powder coat rather than wet paint ?
future longevity ?
was it painted origonaly or powdered


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Original finish was white powder, followed by handpainted Jelly Beans before clear laquer. Thats they way we will be going on the resto. I like powders toughness. Wet paint on top gives a geat shine too so you get best of both.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:40 pm 
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I recon leave the dink, all adds to the history.

Looking good Si.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:17 pm 
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What about these cranks.

Any one know where i could get them re-anodized.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 500wt_1156


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Another predictable vote for leaving the dink :)

Absolutely loving the commentary too, thanks Si, sterling job! 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:22 pm 
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Am loving this thread. Great work guys!

Another vote for leaving the ding as is...


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