[CR]1953 Guerra update paint and hubs


Example: Framebuilders:Alberto Masi
From: "swampmtn" <swampmtn@siscom.net>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Fri, 1 Aug 2003 23:01:41 -0400
Subject: [CR]1953 Guerra update paint and hubs

I've made a bit of progress on the Learco Guerra this week. Spent the day yesterday disassembling everything down to nuts and bolts, and began cleaning today.

paint scheme - a bit more complex than I first imagined. As far as I can tell, this is what they did with the frame:

1- chrome front (for polished headlugs) and back (for 5 inches of polished stays and dropouts). 2- mask chrome, spray blue-grey primer (appears on top tube only - is this to check surface?). 3- spray red-brown primer. 4- spray headtube and seattube (for seattube panel) off-white. 5- mask headtube and seattube, spray tan 6- spray metallic silver. 7- spray semitransparent "sand" color (very little of this is left except in bb shell and a few other protected areas.

The fork received a slightly different treatment:

1- chrome entire fork 2- polish crown top and sides, and about 5 inches of ends. 3- spray tan over chrome 4- spray metallic silver 5- spray semitransparent "sand" color

The headlugs are outlined on the off-white side with bright apple green. Apple green is also used in the slots on the sides of the fork crown, as pinstriping around the transition from sand to chrome at the fork and stay ends, and as filler for the serial number stamped atop the bb shell.

Hub date stamping - it's mix-n-match time on the FB/Campy hubset. The cones and locknuts are stamped CAM XX on the front and rear hubs. Front cones are CAM 53, while the locknuts are CAM 50. Rear cones are CAM 51, while one locknut is CAM51 and the other is CAM 50. 1950, 1951, and 1953. . . only the gods can tell what got replaced when and what is original!