that looks ace. good luck with the build. is do you definately need chroming or can you polish instead. as far as i know it is no longer possible to get anything chromed in the uk ( so i was told by an alloy wheel refurbisher)
Due to the cost of re-chroming, its availability and after inspecting the original finish I think I will be leaving the original chrome.
The gusset underneath the head tube (an unfortunate water trap) will be filled with white vinegar and left to soak to remove the rust already there (a 24hour soak should do it) other areas will be masked. I will then clean with water, dry, clear coat and oil to protect it.
I hope to restore the overall lustre by polishing with Canola oil and aluminium foil on damaged areas and canola and a soft cloth on undamaged areas, then I will move onto Mother's or Meguiars chrome polish with a soft cloth to finish.
The chrome won't be perfect as it has some chips but I think it will look good. It'd look better with new decals. Any ideas there? I tried Gil_M but got no repsonse, does he still do reproduction commissions?