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Old 02-03-07, 09:31 PM   #1
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Goodbye, old paint

I just got my bike back from Chris Kvale. I bought it used from him in '82, with a fresh paint job. It was made in '78 and was one of his personal bikes. My old reliable road rider and trusty commuter for a long time, it didn't get used much for about 10 years. But last spring and I revived an interest in serious rididing and realized I fit with the C&V crowd. Well one thing led to another, and I decided to have Chris give it a fresh paint job this winter. As much as I loved the old jade green (original pic at the bottom), it was not a stock color anymore and I decided, heck, I needed a midlife-crisis color. So here, fresh out of the box and soon do be decked out in Nuovo Record, Cinelli and yellow Benotto tape:













And yes, I kinda miss the original too:


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Old 02-03-07, 09:39 PM   #2
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Forbidden URL on those pics. Try photobucket or imageshack.
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Old 02-03-07, 09:40 PM   #3
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Ok thanks, fixed it. Will work on the sizing next time around too.

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Beautiful. I'm partial to green so I personally would have kept the original. But hey, red and yellow is a good midlife crisis color combo
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Aaah yeees, the sparkle & shine of fresh paint!

Beautiful bike in either color!
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Both colors are great. Beautiful job on the new paintjob, be sure to update the thread when you get it all built back up too.
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Old 02-04-07, 07:28 AM   #7
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Both colors are great. Beautiful job on the new paintjob, be sure to update the thread when you get it all built back up too.
Absoulutely will update, thanks
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She's a beauty......... Interesting cable routing.
Have fun with the build.
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... Beautiful bike in either color!
My sentiments exactly, although I do understand the appeal of red for a male midlife crisis bike.

I think it's particularly cool that you had the original framebuilder do the painting.
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I think it's particularly cool that you had the original framebuilder do the painting.
Thanks. I wouldn't have done it otherwise. I have a strong respect for a craftsman's work and wanted to honor that.

As for an earlier comment about the cable routing, are you refering to the top-of-the bottom bracket routing? I didn't think it was that unusual, although I do like the rather elegant way it's done.
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...I do understand the appeal of red for a male midlife crisis bike.
So that's why I had Dr. Deltron change mine to Ferrari Red.

Beautiful paint work, rmikkelsen!
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... As for an earlier comment about the cable routing, are you refering to the top-of-the bottom bracket routing? I didn't think it was that unusual, although I do like the rather elegant way it's done.
Yours is the traditional cable routing, popular through the mid 1970s. Specific brazed-on guides such as yours were probably a bit less common than either clamp-on guides or stops for short bits of cable housing. By 1980, most manufacturers had gone to under-the-chainstay routing, instead.
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Thanks. I wouldn't have done it otherwise. I have a strong respect for a craftsman's work and wanted to honor that. ...
That's why I splurged on a professional repaint on the 1959 Capo. (I didn't want to deal with shipping it back to Vienna and trying to convince Harald Cap to repaint one of his father's creations. )
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