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Location: NJ, NYC, LI
Bikes: 1940s Fothergill, 1959 Allegro Special, 1963? Claud Butler Olympic Sprint, Lambert 'Clubman', 1974 Fuji "the Ace", 1976 Holdsworth 650b conversion rando bike, 1983 Trek 720 tourer, 1984 Counterpoint Opus II, 1993 Basso Gap, 2010 Downtube 8h, and...
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Mmm, yeah, that is the way it goes. Approaching layers of paint like an archaeologist would, peeling and scraping and sanding, you never know what you'll find. Sometimes it's all gone before you see anything, and sometimes you see something fora moment and then it's gone. I've found ripples and shadows, sometimes just the stains left by oxidation, that were enough to identify a frame. But I've also sanded away all the evidence and found nothing.
I put new leather on ruined saddles like Brooks, etc. You can reach me by private message.