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

(Example: Framebuilding:Tubing)

Date: Fri, 08 Jun 2007 07:44:51 -0400
From: "gabriel l romeu" <romeug@comcast.net>
Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]EXACTLY when it's OK to REPAINT a frameset ...
References: <200706080146.l581krMF021844@cascade.cs.ubc.ca> <8c14bd140706072005j60c7e1dcu51ba121f729e20c2@mail.gmail.com>
In-Reply-To: <8c14bd140706072005j60c7e1dcu51ba121f729e20c2@mail.gmail.com>


-1. ridden more often -2. the new finish reflects the personal sensibilities of the rider rather than the marketing decision of the factory. -3. a new finish has a practical function- ie. staying secured on a signpost...wrapping inner tubes around the tubes are a clever idea. -4. the original is butt ugly.

Dan Kehew wrote:
> But you're forgetting
> 0. If the frame's already been repainted at least once before.
>
> Dan (oh yeah -- I've got 'em lined up for a better repaint than that
> first repaint) Kehew
> Davis CA USA
>
> On 6/7/07, Donald Gillies <gillies@cs.ubc.ca> 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 !!
>>
>> - Don Gillies
>> San Diego, CA

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