Frame back from Winston, there was some surface rust starting to take hold so I took the opportunity to clean it up and slap some paint on. This bike will get a lot of use but is mainly going to be my crap weather and lock up bike so the goal is to tidy it up but keep it a little rough looking.
Bare metal areas cleaned up and the rest of the paint flatted down for some adhesion
And a correct size seat post free cycled courtesy of @benjam to add to the aesthetic.
Not pretty but I've built the bare metal areas up with Zinc primer before dusting the whole frame with grey primer, matt black then 2 coats of lacquer. Sort of wished I spent longer prepping some of the chips but this is supposed to be an anti-theft paint job so it'll do.
It blows putting crap parts on a good frame so I've used my kinlin wheelset and although every other part has come from the beater/free parts bin they're all of decent working quality. The headset and fork are a bit of a give away and it's clearly not as good as when it was wearing carbons but I'm happy with the result.