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    Senior Member rmikkelsen's Avatar
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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:

    Last edited by rmikkelsen; 02-03-07 at 09:55 PM. Reason: Replace forbidden URLs

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    Eater of carbs Kinetikx's Avatar
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    Forbidden URL on those pics. Try photobucket or imageshack.

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    Senior Member rmikkelsen's Avatar
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    Ok thanks, fixed it. Will work on the sizing next time around too.
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    Eater of carbs Kinetikx's Avatar
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by cuda2k
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Deltron
    ... 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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    Senior Member rmikkelsen's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by John E
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by John E
    ...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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    Quote Originally Posted by rmikkelsen
    ... 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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    feros ferio John E's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by rmikkelsen
    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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