It has been a pretty slow process, but I am finally finished. The painting was done by Richard Schwinn, a scion of the family, who makes Waterford bicycles in the old Schwinn Paramount factory (I’m told) near Milwaukee. It cost about $500 and took about 6 weeks. I had spent about 8 or 10 hours filing and sanding and Ron was definitely right in that it is easier to fix a bump than a hole. But Gary’s words also proved useful — it is, after all, just a bicycle. But, what a sweet ride.