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    Is this media worthy of a good powder coat or Dr. D treatment?

    It came with a Shimano tourney derailleur, dura ace front calipers...the old school crappy stopper variety. One has a stickiness to it that I can seem to figure out how to remove. The frame is fairly light weight. The hubs were the old Shimano 333 hubs nothing I care too much for. It cost 35$ as a complete bike. The fork blades more modified to take a track locknut. The drop outs both say Suntour...I probably shouldn't have messed with the fork blades oh well...

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    You're the only person who can answer the question. It looks like there's good chrome under there (which is going to do a nice job of keeping it from rusting), so if it were mine, I don't think I'd look to powder coat over it. Either leaving it, or sending for a nice paint job would be the two options I'd consider.
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    Can't tell without a profile view with wheels attached. But I'm inclined to say ride it as it is.

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    You don't really sound too enthused with this bike so make it rideable and when you find that one of a kind frame you are searching for( like all of us) then spend the dough for a Dr. D make over. FWIW that looks like a decent piece with some nice lugs. I bet Dr. D could make it bling
    (Life is too short to play crappy guitars) 2006 Raleigh Cadent 3.0, 1977 Schwinn Volare, 2010 Windsor tourist. ( I didn't fall , I attacked the floor)

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