No, don't get excited, not a 60s one!
I just picked up one of those short-lived early eighties ones. Planning to do little more with it than dress it up for a winter commuter for the time being. Single chainset, 6 speed 14-28, mudguards etc.
Couple of questions...
Paint is shot in places. Don't want to fork out for a respray unless it grows on me eventually. Is it possible to T-cut back most of the bad stuff, smooth out any rust show-throughs and then coat with laquer as a kind of 'stop it getting worse' tactic?
Secondly. Is it 531? Kilgariff catalogue shots don't say. Forks have 531 stickers but frame does not. Frame does however have a square patch of less oxidised paint at the top of the seat tube which matches the dimensions of the 531 decal on my 1981 Majestique. Also, why would anyone build a gas pipe frame and then stick 531 forks on it? Sleuthing and common sense suggest frame must be 531 but what does anyone else think? Would make a vast difference in terms of potential respray.
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