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Old 12-20-18, 03:55 PM
Thrifty Bill
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No you should not paint. You should salvage the parts instead. Offer up the frame and fork on C/L to someone with the time/tools/aptitude to straighten and paint the frame. Painting a frame with damage makes basically no sense.

Now if its your dream bike, sure, have the frame straightened, paint it, find the missing parts. Depending on the quality of the work, you could dump another $1000 into it (at which point you will be upside down on it value wise, but its your dream bike).
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