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    Senior Member eogie's Avatar
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    To Paint or Not to Paint....

    So, here is my Giordana that I recently purchased. It's my first road bike. I absolutely love it. You're unable to see it here but there are a lot of chips in the frame, especially below the chain and all are rusty. I want to have this bike for a long time to come and I'm wondering if I should go ahead and have it repainted. I LOVE the decals and am worried about having them replaced. Will this be a difficult task?


    Before replacing the stem, handlebars, tape and tires. I really love this bike.



    Love this decal. Same one is on the head tube.

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    Panasonic Nut ZeRinger's Avatar
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    Looks like a very nice bike... you don't see all that many Giordanas running around. I would be inclined to clean it up really well and try touching it up first. I don't know for sure, but I imagine that getting Giordana decals would be a bit challenging these days. Perhaps one of the custom decal people on BF could make a set for you should you decide to paint it.
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    Senior Member eogie's Avatar
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    I have graphic designers in the family so I imagine they could design them and have them sent off? I've cleaned it up and thought about retouching it but there's too much to be done. I believe it would look worse afterwards.

    The whole ordeal makes me nervous. Also, should I try to stick to the original color? I can't imagine ever selling this bike so I guess a color change couldn't hurt. I do love red though.

    Thanks for any opinions.

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