I picked up this as a complete bike today for a steal and plan on building it up back to spec. I will be getting the forks/frame re-chromed, repainted and some new decals from Cyclomondo for it. I will be looking at building it up with Campy Victory components because the bike I already have the crankset, shifters and hubs.
A lick and a promise and enjoy the patina. Or treat the rust and spray the whole thing, losing the chrome. Either way it’s really gonna be about the ride and the frame pedigree after all.
Is you face hurting from smiling so much?
Don’t bother tring it your self it will cost $80-$100 in material and it looks good for a month and that’s it.
It’s never as good as a pro job.
My 2c polish it all up use oxalic acid on the forks and rear end,
A good car polish on the frame build it up and ride it.
Victory front and rear mechs won’t be to hard to source if you want it all matching,
Buy a new cable set re grease and lube everything and it will be a nice cheap rider.
Finished building it up today. I decided that I’m going to keep it the way I got it. I cleaned all the components and will de-rust things when I get time. It really is quite a nice bike to ride. It could be considered a Franken Bike, here is the component list: