RE: [CR]Worst Colour for a Classic Bike ....

(Example: Framebuilders:Alberto Masi)

From: "Mark Petry" <mark@petry.org>
To: "'Larry Hakim'" <larryhakim@hotmail.com>
Subject: RE: [CR]Worst Colour for a Classic Bike ....
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2008 12:59:29 -0700
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Sorry, Larry, I did not mean to offend. Sounds like crackle paint commonly used for valve covers on car engines.

You're right, the upkeep on a texturized finish would have been ridiculous. I have a hetchins with a 2 tone blue paint job and it's lovely..

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mpetry912/1601321843/in/set-72157602199236464/

Where in Scotland ? I've ridden up around Loch Katrine and Crianlargh, north of Glasgow in the hill country. Very pretty.

Rgds markp

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From: Larry Hakim [mailto:larryhakim@hotmail.com] Sent: Tuesday, April 22, 2008 12:56 PM To: Mark Petry; classicrendezvous@bikelist.org Subject: RE: [CR]Worst Colour for a Classic Bike ....

Mark, I encountered the bike on a "club ride" in Scotland in '73. I was so intriqued with it's finish that I pestered the owner w/ a ton questions about. It was indeed the original finish and it was "intentional". Somehow it seemed really appropriate to see such an "eccentric" finish on a Hetchins. However your question reminds me that the upkeep on such a finish (not to mention a re-finish) would be a real headache because it was such a visually "busy" finish. BTW, I was so out of shape on that ride what I mostly saw of the Hetchins was its tail end especially on the harder climbs!

Larry Hakim Oxford, MS USA
> From: mark@petry.org
> To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
> Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2008 12:03:51 -0700
> Subject: [CR]Worst Colour for a Classic Bike ....
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> Larry - your description begs the question - could that brown crackle finish
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> Anybody else catch this youtube of the 53 Giro on Dave Moulton's bike blog
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> One of THE coolest finishes I've ever seen on ANY bike was an original brow
> n-ish "crackle" finish on a Hetchins circa 1973. Have never seen it on any
> other bike (including other Hetchins) and much more unique and "show-stoppi
> ng" than any Italian bike from the 80's IMO.
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> Larry Hakim
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