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Old 10-19-12, 05:42 AM
Get off my lawn!
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Old bike with new paint looks funny IMHO, you'd expect scratches and chips. But if there is nothing left of the original, than re-painting becomes necessary. Unless of course you want your old bike to look like a new bike which in the end costs more than the a new bike.

There is another option. Repaint only the damaged areas and let the repaint/repair be part of the bike's story. I find this more appealing, cost worthy and exceptable in most situations.
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