[CR]EXACTLY when it's OK to REPAINT a frameset ...

(Example: Framebuilders:Pino Morroni)

Date: Thu, 7 Jun 2007 18:46:53 -0700 (PDT)
From: Donald Gillies <gillies@cs.ubc.ca>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]EXACTLY when it's OK to REPAINT a frameset ...

Here are my thoughts :

1. If a frame sells during "high season" on ebay (roughly late Feb - June);

2. If the frame is well advertised with good pictures and an auction of at least 5-7 days;

3. If the frame uses current threading and seatpost standards;

4. If the frame and fork sell for less than ~$100 + shipping and it's Reynold 531 throughout;

Then it's probably in bad enough shape that it's o.k. to repaint the bike under any circumstances. At least, this is the approach I have taken when selecting a bike to purchase with a repaint in mind.

Now let's hear the exceptions !!

- Don Gillies
San Diego, CA