Re: The Flying Pigeon
Thanks for the words...
I get what you are saying about leaving the patina ,and I have no problem with that.
I tend to agree in some cases.
The Cosmos is a strange set of circumstances .
The bike is an antique , very rare , and could be historically significant.
For me though , the original patina is buried under black out paint.
An ugly , tarry substance used to hide the original beauty of the machine.
When one searches for prewar Swiss bikes one is always directed to the Swiss army bikes.
As I am sure this bike once was.
But before that , It was a beautifully detailed work of rolling art.
I aim to see that bike again.....
I am first and foremost a restorer of vintage machines.
I'm anal retentive as one can be. And am known by my clients as such.....
I believe that there are no short cuts in this process....
I am not fond of people who look for them..
I am so sorry to here about your Veeno. That is a harsh lesson.
Makes me not want to be known as a restorer.
I will do this bike justice .