I've owned this bike since High School. When I had to get the derailleur hanger repaired, I decided to go the extra mile and have the bottle cage bosses and cable guides brazed on. I debated long and hard on whether to recreate the original look as in the first photograph, or go completely different. The following photos pretty well describes my decision. A local craftsman who customizes motorcycle frames did the powder coat. I also debated whether to put any decals back on it. After getting the frame back from the powder coat, I really liked the minimalist look and decided to leave it sans decorations.