Old 05-15-22, 07:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Soylent View Post
This was posted by KevinK at the pace line. He evidently built frames at Second Nature. Eugene?

"A few weeks ago, I finally brought it down and decided to clean it up and rebuild it with out a refinish. The frame and fork are Reynolds 531, dropouts are Campy. The lugs are cast Henry James. I carved away the top tang of each of the lugs, but left the bottom tangs intact. After much thinning and shaping, I polished them to a mirror finish, and had Paul S. at Painting Specialties do the final prep and painting. He used Metallic Orchid Imron (I think) and then clear coated the frame and lugs. the clear coating held up fairly well, but as you can see, rust has started to worm its way onto the polished steel lugs and fork crown."
I've seen a few references in posts as well. Mentions of Eugene, the name Les Lunas (cool name), and now Paul S. "Painting Specialties" is one of those names that just doesn't Google well.
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