Not Old Paint. Don Walker tandem does Horsey Hundred with no paint

One of the more interesting bicycles at the 2016 edition of the Horsey Hundred in Georgetown, Kentucky: a fillet-brazed Don Walker tandem. No paint on the frame, just a clear coat. And get this: the bike was only a few hours old before the owners headed out on the hilly ride.

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Eventually, the bike will get stripped down and given a proper coat of paint. But for now, the details of the build are clear for anyone to see. A proper showcase for the builder and organizer of the North American Handmade Bicycle Show.

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Even after the ride.

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Former bicycle mechanic, current peruser of books, feeder of birds.
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One Response to Not Old Paint. Don Walker tandem does Horsey Hundred with no paint

  1. Steve Kurt says:

    Don Walker had a single bike at NAHBS 2015 that was clear coated too… looked pretty nice!
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    I think everyone loves looking at a lugged or fillet brazed frame w/o paint, just to see the craftsmanship and shiny brass. It’s a shame that clear coat finishes allow rust to develop.

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