A little piece of Melbourne cycling history with a great old vintage Farleigh in for a makeover.
In addition to a full repaint in deep candy red, owner Mal also slipped into the box some early gen Superbe cranks and seatpost along with a “Will” stem for the matching panto treatment.
The before shots….
Out with the paint stripper…..
And down with the etch primer…
For such an old bike, the knocks and scrapes weren’t too bad. A little bit of glaze putty and a bit of tidying up of the brazing around those Nervex style lugs.
“No-one will notice this” most people say.
“I will” is my usual answer.
The paint. A 2 layer candy red straight from the Mazda range. Unlike traditional red candy over silver, this is a light burgundy metallic base with a pinkish translucent midcoat. Quite an amazing colour.
I love a challenge…and panto and flute painting with a 2 layer candy is indeed a challenge.
Decals. Some super duty indestructible vinyl band decals in classic white, black and yellow…and one incredibly fragile delicate waterslide for the chain stay.
Tools of the trade…
Decals on and ready for clear…
3 coats of PPG ceramic clear…
…and out into the sun for the obligatory photo shoot
Ride safe Mal and look forward to seeing this propped against walls around the cafes of inner Melbourne!
Here it is all built up