I [picked the frame up.
For reference, here's how it looked before:
actually, that pic is a year old, before i put 3000 miles on is this past summer. It's hard to tell, but the paint was REALLY beat up and scratched to hell.
the pics really dont do it much justice bc my camera really takes crappy pics unless it's really bright out, which it isnt here in southeast PA today.
I'm overall happy with the job the guy did. He doesnt only do bikes and you can tell, because he didnt tape off the head tube very well and got powder in it. I had a heck of a time getting the headset on, but after some scrapping inside the tube it went in.
There are also some small runs, including on the front eyelits on the fork and the bottom of the BB shell.
He charged me $90 to strip and powder the frame. Like i mentioned I just asked him to eyeball it and make it a celeste color. I think overall it looks pretty good and this is basically my "vintage frame with modern components ride on the weekend with faster riders" bike. This isnt a resto by any means, but a redo of a bike that gets used a lot. I love the ride of this frame.
I just ordered a decal kit from cyclomondo in AU.
BTW, does anyone know how early 90's Chorus indexed stuff shifts? I've got a line on an entire group with wheels but I've heard early campy indexed stuff isnt the best. I'm trying to build this bike up all campy, but like I said this a bike to ride, not to look at all the time, so in the end i'll put whatever I have around and works best on it if I can't find a good deal on some campy ergo stuff.
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Jack Taylor Super Tourist
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, Litespeed Classic,Salsa Fargo
, Santa Cruz Tallboy, Cetma Largo
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