Rob Atkin wrote:
I have (almost) decided it needs a respray. I have always kept my bikes in really good condition so it pains me to see the paint looking so poor.
Now I have also seen a proof of the new decals from Gil I am now even more convinced...... off the LSN coatings I think!
I have thought about doing a proper job of stove enammeling it at Bob Jackson's which is not too far from me. Not sure yet to be honest.
Last time I had a frame done there Rob, it was only £90, think charges are the same still (ish) Barron Cycles over at Lincoln also do a good job, for not a lot of money.
I think the old girl deserves a 5 star makeover. If you do go to Jacksons, a rear cable stop for the brakes is only £8 brazed on, so you could run V brakes.
I've always preferred Canti's and although they got a bad reputation, if you go for the top end models, like Graftons/Control tech/Machine tech etc they work as well if not better than V's.
Looking forward to the build.
Live the dream-Ride on!