ch!ppy wrote:my son decided to throw himself through a late model Ford windscreen .....
..... the bike, its not so bad that it looks untidy, pretty darn good infact for a ,what, 24 Yro bike, perhaps i am just itching to make something look brand new again
Did you draw breath through that lot ch!ppy?
It looks lovely and original as it is I reckon - and pretty darn good nick for its age.; even if you ab-so-lootly MUST swap out some parts - leave that duco as is. It's one of the better examples I've seen of that era of Stickering/decals (mid to later 80s?) I've seen. Infact - you should be the one taking nice steady & clear shots of the stickers for us so we can Adobe Illustratorise them for the common good!
I've had a couple of Tange 900 Viva models - whilst not featherweight steel they're still in the lighter realms of average. My daily commuter is one of these and even at 63cm I was surprised how it compared weight wise to some smaller plain guage Cro-Mo frames I had kicking around.