Thanks Warren, just the sort of recommendation I was looking for. I'd thought of distressing the paint but getting colour to age and the metal to look right seems hard. You're right though, it can become a part of the machine's story, in this case it might look more like a prosthetic limb than a battle scar, at least until time has had it's way again.bicyclepassion wrote:The cranks are BSA fluted. Arguably the best cottered cranks ever.
Peter Campbell, 'cotterpin' on this forum, could fix the forks. He is very skilled, and sympathetic to this kind of repair.
Thanks for ID'ing the cranks too. What was so hot about them?