Ok so if I take on the renovation project where or how is the best place to re spray. As my pics show quite a bit of frame damage! Obviously will need new decals at the end.
Going back to gears will cost ... Was originally Alivo shimano with twist grip shifters.
Notice some of the pics with flat bars and p2 forks give quite a steep front forward riding position. Don't really want front suspension forks as it spoils the looks in my opinion. I do many road miles now so this more aggressive racing position may not be as much as a problem as it sounds? I also want to stay with flat bars so again does not help riding position but keeps original look.
Not sure if it is a 17 inch frame or 18 inch frame? Is it the distance between bottom bracket and seat post meets top tube?
I am not that good with bike mechanics and also time is an issue so going LBS renovation has anybody got recommendations of who or how to do this and probable rough cost?
Thanks for all the inspiration thus far, some lovely renovated koans on display!