After much delay, entirely due to school getting in the way, and my spray booth (balcony) being severely chilled by winter.
None the less we are back, and i've already finished sanding down the frame and have primed and painted it black. It needs a few clear coats, and then it will be ready for re-assembly. I've also decided to plain many of the chrome components whose chrome is .. faded. They've been primed and will soon be painted a creamy off-white. Together with the black frame, brown leather bar-tape and saddle the retro look will be complete.