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The Art of Lug Lining

By Rob, Velobitz, Aug 4 2014 02:41PM

How do they do that?

If you've ever stood and admired the paintwork on a vintage bike the chances are it also had beautiful contrasting painted lines around the lugs. Its easy to assume they are painted with a brush, indeed some of the skilled craftsman painters did use brushes. However, many use the little known 'lug lining pen', the perfect tool for even lines.

We now have these available in our shop. So grab your chance to become a craftsman painter and add those all important paintwork details.

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