Re: [CR] Frejus clear blue lacquer?

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Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2006 21:37:42 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: Re: [CR] Frejus clear blue lacquer?
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Cyclart did of very nice job (to the extent I can judge) of repainting a Frejus in these colors for me a number of years ago. That bike is owned now by list member (?) Takao Noda. I suspect the chromovelato type paint is pretty tough to get right. It was used on other frames. I will add the a "correct" Frejus restoration is really tough because there are so many color, decal and headbadge variations.

Joe Bender-Zanoni
Great Notch, NJ

----- Original Message -----
From: (Bob Hanson)
Date: Wednesday, October 18, 2006 4:39 pm
Subject: [CR] Frejus clear blue lacquer?

> For a few years during the late 1960s I had the pleasure of

\r?\n> riding a

\r?\n> friend's wonderful Frejus track bike.


\r?\n> This bike had a beautiful full chrome finish with headtube and

\r?\n> downtubepanels overlayed with a stunning blue lacquer of some

\r?\n> sort which looked

\r?\n> like clear mylar against the chrome.


\r?\n> For some reason this had never chipped or peeled off - at least not

\r?\n> during the many thousands of road miles I had ridden on the

\r?\n> bike. I

\r?\n> don't recall seeing this treatment on any other bikes, either

\r?\n> before or

\r?\n> after. I have seen a lot of transparent lettering decals and also

\r?\n> attempts to paint over chrome, but none were ever so successful

\r?\n> as this.


\r?\n> I does anyone know of a painter or framebuilder out there who

\r?\n> has had

\r?\n> success with this type of finish. I would love to reproduce this

\r?\n> effect either on some future refurbishing project, or perhaps

\r?\n> even on a

\r?\n> brand new custom frameset. It is a look one never forgets.


\r?\n> Does anyone know about this process? And, why was this never

\r?\n> used on

\r?\n> other framesets?




\r?\n> Bob Hanson, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA