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


Example: Framebuilders:Brian Baylis

Date: Thu, 07 Jun 2007 23:52:34 -0400
From: Marcus Coles <marcoles@ody.ca>
To: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]EXACTLY when it's OK to REPAINT a frameset ...
References: <200706080146.l581krMF021844@cascade.cs.ubc.ca>
In-Reply-To: <200706080146.l581krMF021844@cascade.cs.ubc.ca>


Donald Gillies wrote:
> 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 !!
>
>
> What if you hate the color, but like the bike, it's a desirable manufacturer but it is fairly common model. Or pink ones sell for $200 and celeste ones $800 or maybe it's the other way around. ;-)

Now the next big question. After the repaint do you use Reynolds 531 Respray transfers? Does anybody do this?

Marcus Coles
London, Ontario, Canada.