So this had been a long time coming, but has quickly turned into a last minute scramble....
I picked up a rather lovely Roberts frame a couple of years ago now; knowing it was nice to sit under my bed I decided signing up to l'Eroica would give me the kick up the arse to get it done..
This was it arriving:
Genrally going for a "white and shiny" look.....
The frame had been recently restored, however it did come with a couple of chips :-/
First thing to do was go to halfrauds and decide which of the 50-odd white touchup pens was the closest..... after a good 40 minutes deliberation I decided upon 'Audi ice white'
A very DIY setup:
Cleaned up the chips with alcohol wipes
Only needed a TINY drop of primer
Left to dry over night, lots flattening, a TINY bit of paint, then lots of polishing.
Close enough match....
Now to start the build:
I managed to cobble together an early C-Record Group, but needed to a few extra bits. (if anybody has a decent 27.2 aero post - please let me know!)
Quickly got the gears and stem on, excuse the gold wheels - I just wanted to see it in "bike form"
Next up is to get the bars and brakes on once the last few bits have arrived.