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velot

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The  first one is a Rawland Stag- 56cm 650B, the frame tubing was thinned further by    pickling in an  accelerated rust inducing solution and lotsa elbow grease, then repainted with spray.paint powder.  I think it could use another coat or two. That's a Jeff Lyon fork borrowed from another bike.

The second used to be a  85 Nishiki Team Issue- Tange prestige tubing 7/4/7. so it 'planes' beautifully.  It was a lucky find ina second hand bike shop.

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OH WOW!!!
Beautiful bikes. I bet that they ride as nice as they look too.
I like the bar tape on the Nishiki, You have done a nice job of restoration, I like the paint fade too!

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I like both of these bikes. I never thought of tube pickling as a way to lighten up a bike. I really like the Nishiki. It's like a Restomod, if I can borrow a term from the automotive people. I love the daring two color paint. It could almost pass for a modern custom steel frame. The fork looks identical to the one on my 1977 Nishiki Pro frame.
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Very nice, velot. Must have been your lucky day when you found that Nishiki...AND in your size as well. Welcome to SOW forum.
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