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when is a bike to far gone to stay a survivor factory finish ?

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I ask because I scored a used Morales freestyle bike frame on the cheep. but it had like 5 or 6 coats of diff color paint added. over the stock factory chrome. I  hit it with Graffiti gone. no dice. did not touch the top house paint on frame. dsc000595bfe0877c9.jpgso went to heave duty paint stripper. . some one at some time peeped or cleaned frame with what looks like a rough SOS pad . frame looks sweet nice and blinding chrome from 10 feet away. but get up Car show close. you can see all the tiny SOS pad scratch marks. it's just being built to ride like wen I was way younger.. should I leave it as is? it's only OS factory chromed once. or send it out for fresh chrome job ?

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i always lean towards keeping it original.   if the scratches aren't that deep, you might be able to have it professionally, lightly buffed to remove most the marks.  

 

 

on another note.   would you mind taking a couple detail pics of the pegs?   are they any stamps or markings?

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i always lean towards keeping it original.   if the scratches aren't that deep, you might be able to have it professionally, lightly buffed to remove most the marks.  

 

 

on another note.   would you mind taking a couple detail pics of the pegs?   are they any stamps or markings?

pegs are GT show I want to build it with mostly 90's parts. only new parts are  Primo V monster 20 X 2.04 tires, new Odyssey slick brake cables. rest is all mid school. I asked about re chroming do to I have NOS Morales factory sticker pack. not sure I want to put it on this chrome or wait for fresh new chrome.

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Is it a show bike or a rider? If it's a rider, who cares? Battle scars show character. That bike gives me the itch to break out my flatland bike. I'd like to see if my arthritic hip and shoulder bursitis are going to let me bust out some old moves lol.

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well resided to leave as is just polished it up. ride it like I stole it.

 

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Nice decision.

yup if I rechrome frame. then I would hate the used forks. so they would need chrome. so would the Peregrine HP wheels. pretty soon I would have more in it then it's worth. plus it would be way to nice to ride and risck a scratch. so no thank you it stays as is.

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