With a pending milestone, it was time to give the pompino some TLC after being roughed up over the last year. First thing first was to strip it down, so off came all the parts which highlighted the TLC it needed. It turns out that caustic soda ruins paint work as well gets stuck seat posts out of steel frames. Next thing was off to friendly neighbourhood paint sprayer. The frame and forks are a nice candy blue with a bit of sparkle.
Parts to go on are the Shimano deore xt v brakes, some black tektro v brake levers, pista vera chainset and jack brown folding tyres. The steerer tube needs cutting down also.