I finally got my late 70's, early 80's Mistral bead blasted and have spent the last three weekends sanding,priming,sanding,priming (you sense a trend) ?
I was originally going to do it again in red and white but two things stopped me.
1. I already have a red/white bike with the same geometry (my Flying Scot)
2.When I used the high build primer, it looked cool in yellow.
So now it is Ford Daytona Yellow and Mercedes Polar white. Looks mustardy here, but in the sun it really is nice.
Done with spray cans. It looks pretty presentable even close up, but I spent a lot of time priming, sanding etc. Although there was some surface rust, when bead blasted it was all just superficial. The brazing was superb, when uncovered.
I still have to lacquer it and refit the head badge.
I plan to rebuild as a traditional 10 speed.
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