Well, I broke down & got a different bike (used) - the panasonic will have to stay on the hangers for most of the year - last week I took delivery of a used Litespeed Classic. (2000, with full ultegra, I may need to do some minor 'maintenance upgrades') Way Cool!! And a TON lighter than the Panasonic which was about 15-20 yrs old.
My new bike has the brushed titanium finish. Except for about 2 small spots which are 'polished' from hangers, or minor falls, etc - no dings or dents, just slightly polished areas of otherwise nice brushed titanium finish.
My question to the resident experts: I read (probably on e-bay from sellers) that these spots can be 're-brushed' by something like steel wool. Does anyone have experience with this / does this work / will it hurt my new 'baby'?
I just washed the whole thing, these titanium bikes really do stay pretty spotless, it is really pretty, but the couple of polished spots are annoying - probably more to me than anyone else who would look at the bike.
Thanks guys - any info you can give me would help lots.