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The chips and dents are what are called "Beausage" - Beauty through useage.
If it is something truly vintage and rare, I would chase you with a big stick away from it. If it's something common and not in very good nick anyway, I'll be there with a colour chart, suggesting possible paint schemes.
Ok mate u have just made my decision easier....
Its nothing special its a Robs Special Hallmark
http://www.ozbmx.com.au/index.php?showt ... ntry138069
Let me know what I should do, as I can get newe decals for it but something keeps telling me no keep it as is.
Take a closer look at it. I cannot tell from the pictures, bit it might be just an inexpensive entry-level type frame that was stickered in the shop, or it might be a custom-build. I've read elsewhere that Rob Specials were hand-built in-shop up to a certain stage, and that later on they just bought frames and put their stickers on.
Steel rims - toss those, look around for an Alloy set. Steel is real, everywhere except the braking-when-wet category.
Which colour on this page is it?
http://www.google.com.au/images?hl=en&b ... =&gs_rfai=
I vote keep it as it's retro cool.Great frame BTW
Another old thread resurrected
We're not picking on you Evil, I can only applaud enthusiasm
Paint or retain?
My Europa is a classic example. If I wanted a flawless paint job, I'd take her straight down to the sand blasters. However, the chips and scratches and rust and breakouts in the paint are all part of her appeal, they speak of her age and experience. Are they disfiguring? They come close and maybe I'm not far off having to put her into the shop for a restore and refurbish.
It's something that can only be decided on a bike by bike, situation by situation basis. Any other rational person would have my Europa booked into the sandblasters in an instant. i won't because I bought her new and she's still as I bought her ... along with with the ravages of age. She's MY Europa and I don't really give a flying furball if that doesn't gell with you. That's rather a hard line but when you've spent a quarter of a century with a bike, I think that's fair enough
I had a good bike ... so I fixed it
I couldn't find the color its in but I will keep doing some searches and hopefully find it.
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