Yes, I think restored means repainted.
> On Jul 18, 2009, at 11:57 PM, Marc Winnikoff wrote:
>> I am
>> going to embark on a sympathetic restoration, not a rebuild/repaint.
> Hi Marc,
> I apologize for hijacking your thread, but IMHO it's for a good
> cause. I like your use of the phrase "sympathetic restoration".
> I was asked to be a judge this year at the Brooklyn Bike Jumble and
> also at Le Cirque. In both cases I was vested with the responsibility
> to give awards for "Best Restored".
> I'd like to take a poll. Who thinks that the term "restored" means
> the bike has been repainted?
> No debate about the relative merits please: just answer the question.
> Jamie Swan
> Northport, NY, USA