On Sep 4, 2007, at 4:46 PM, Bianca Pratorius wrote:
> I have decided I really like my mid 80's 3Rensho. The shifting is
> good, a nice mix of campy, Suntour parts etc. I absolutely hate the
> fade paint on it because it is impossible to touch up and ends up
> looking very dirty all the time. I am sending it out to my local
> painter but before I settle on which decals to use ... original or
> repro, I need to thin those lugs. (my 3rensho is lacking in that
> department). I feel I'm up to the task but I don't want to reinvent
> the wheel. What's the best way to go about it. ie.. file, sandpaper
> grit, methodology....?
> Garth Libre in Miami Fl USA
I can't actually believe what I just read... you, Garth, are going to file, sandpaper grit, methodology Mr. Yoshi Konno's lugs?
Mr. Yoshi Konno, who built frames for Koichi Nakano (He is amongst the best track sprinter of modern times and won an unprecedented ten consecutive Professional Sprint gold medals at the UCI Track World Championships from 1977 to 1986, [at that time, many sprint riders were from from the Eastern bloc countries and had to compete in separate "amateur" events], and is the most successful competitor of all-time on the Japan Professional Keirin circuit).
O H . . . M Y . . . G O D ! ! !
Chuck "the horror, the horror" Schmidt South Pasadena, CA USA http://www.velo-retro.com (reprints, t-shirts & timelines)