Bicycle Restoration

In the sequential pictures below, I show you the process I go through to repaint my 1971 Swiss Mondia Special. The original finish was quite worn and faded and just did nothing for me. And not being a fan of the original Mondia “fade” paint jobs, I did this one to my taste. Components were removed and polished, frame was stripped to bare metal, etched and epoxy primed, then it was painted in an original style single stage paint, hand rubbed and reproduction decals applied before reassembling the bike. The final result with it’s chrome head tube Nervex lugs, chrome fork ends and chrome rear frame sections, popular look of the era, plus all the lovely Campagnolo Record components is nothing short of dazzling. These gorgeous high end bikes from the pre carbon fiber days are like fine jewelry, precision made by artisans of the trade and still perform wonderfully all these decades later. Scroll down and you will see it transform from start to finish – Brent

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