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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 11:12 pm 
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My next project this summer will be a restoration of my old beater. I am not sure if I will glass blast the frame and fork and have them repainted or keep the patina and just clean it and rebuild it with time correct parts.

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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 8:06 am 
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If I could have time to repaint my frames, I will ...


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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 12:12 pm 
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I agree - but this bike comes with so much history...


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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 12:25 pm 
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a vote here for paint. it looks very scrappy currently...history acknowledged.


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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 1:53 pm 
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Do not respray that bike! That's got the history of a thousand rides in that patina & it's own personality!

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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 2:47 pm 
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my old kona looked like that, every scar tells a story.

i had my blasted and powdered and it looked lovely, but it lost its soul. i sold it shortlyu afterwards

dont do it, naybe tough it up a bit


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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 3:10 pm 
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I would leave the patina on until it starts to pee you off then get it done.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 5:19 pm 
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I went through the same dilemma with my old trek 930. I convinced myself that the soul rests in the steel, not the thin paint veneer, repainted and am happy I did.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 11:23 am 
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leave the paint ,please
looks so cool


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:41 am 
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Half of me wouldn't touch it. The other half would paint it exactly how it was. Kind of like a classic race car.


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