Thought I'd put in a couple of hours this evening straight after work... so next up was a pair of the cantilevers.
Always looking for NOS replacements, but assuming the worst for now, I tried to tidy these ones up a bit...
That'll do me for this evening, I think.
By the way... I rang Zolatone in Michigan today, to find out what they had to say about the original paint that Marin used... As expected, they no longer make it. Haven't done for years. Their current product range has neither the same colour or same texture, so I can definitely close that avenue of enquiry, I reckon.
Will pop round my dad's tomorrow, as there a glimmer of hope
that in the shed at the bottom of his garden I may still have the original bottles of touch up paint that came with the bike when I bought it from F W Evans in Woking all those years ago.
Of course, there wouldn't be anywhere near enough for a respray, but even the smallest amount could be used by a pro to recreate a quantity, I'm hoping. Having said that, confidence of finding those bottles is extremely low.