Polishing brought it up nicely though didn't it? What about the difficult bit behind the suspension mounts. And what is the silver stencil on the chainstay? I can't make it out. We'll have to hook up for a ride at some point. Incidentally the nicely matching saddle was purchased from the Rotrax cycles in southampton a few days before he closed up shop. Never seen one before or since.
The guys at Argos did me proud with the polishing, as you point out the bit behind the suspension mount couldn't be polished up like new, however they sold me on the fact that a small amount of patina wouldn't be a bad thing
The silver Stencil on the chain stay is only the Lizard Skin logo printed on the Helicopter Tap which I'm going to remove with the help of some trusty M.E.K this weekend.
As for the saddle you pulled a blinder there buddy as its defo one of a kind and here to stay
I'd be only to happy to meet up for a ride, I hope to ride the up coming National Series at Surrey Hills if you fancy seeing the old girl again...or if you can't wait until then do a Google "Images
" search for "bye bye orange x1
and then start to reminisce
it only seems like last month that picture was taken !