ok, so some might remember this Charlie Harding i picked up a little while back.
well it's been sitting ever since, but i'm now ready to get to work on it.
my question is: seeing as there is no real "collector" value, mainly because there's no official answer to who actually built these frames (although some speculate as i do that they are Holdsworth built), would it be so terrible to have it refinished and leave off all the Harding decals?
i'm not 100% set on what i want to do, whether it will include a re-chroming of the fork and stays or straight color, and whether or not it will be painted or powder coated (i've used a local powder coater who does amazing work), or something else
does it have some historical significance to anyone? i mean, there's almost no info online about him, it's not like he was a TdF winner or even a frame builder for that matter. he was a shop owner, as far as i can gather, who ordered high end frames from someplace in Cork, Ireland, built them up and slapped his name on them.
if you have any additional info on Harding and who might have built the frames he sold, please post what you know.
otherwise, i want to ride it, i want to refinish it, should i?
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