Re: [CR] Refinish or NOT!


Example: Production Builders:Peugeot:PX-10LE

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Date: Fri, 3 Jul 2009 14:37:11 -0400
From: Noah John Gellner <ngellner@gmail.com>
To: <crumpy6204@aol.com>
Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR] Refinish or NOT!


Having refinished a few bikes, I have been generally negatively surprised at the quality of modern paint. Seems very chip prone compared to the good old stuff.

On Fri, Jul 3, 2009 at 2:32 PM, <crumpy6204@aol.com> wrote:
> FIRST?I do owe an apology to those that do own bikes that ARE hung on the
> wall BUT can NOT ride them. due to medical reasons or some?such, OF course a
> fine vintage bike can be as attractive as?a fine painting etc or any other
> work of art. My biggest gripe and at my age they get bigger.?IS someone that
> has a FINE vintage bike and does NOT use it for the purpose it was built
> for.????SECOND, Why not take photos of the bike as it WAS. document with
> photos and words the condition it was in, (This is standard practice with
> vintage car collectors). THEN. get it re finished, with to days high tech
> materials SO it will last ANOTHER lifetime, In THIS way the bikes we now
> collect will still be around for future generations, NOT dumped in a skip
> for scrap. Cheers John Crump?OldenofstoryBrit, Parker Co USA