You may call it bling but this one year project turned out pretty good. It started with a slightly rusty piece of metal that I got from Italy. Bare steel, never built up since it was manufactured, probably in the 70's.
I decided to go with a classic track setup and be as period correct as possible (to my assumption..) Full campagnolo equipment and a fully chromed, nude, body. The frame has a tight rear and a perky front. It's super stiff and rides great.
The project involved more than 'just' chroming the frame. The bars were straightened, refinished and leather clad, saddle chopped, parts polished, pantos painted, decals applied, spokes tied & soldered and all the leather works were dyed to match the old saddle.
As a concluding word, I can just say that you will only hand polish one bike frame a lifetime...