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SJX426 
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Ditto! After my initial purchase of a 1983 Superissimo, I considered repaint. Glad I didn't. It has the markings of a well-used bike as it should. Besides, if you repainted then you would need to replace all the parts with NOS to be consistent.
DD knows what he is talking about, having repainted a time or two.
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