Thank you, I raced the bike for 4 years then sold the frame a fork to a young guy in our club. He raced it through college and then the frame hung in his garage for years. I got it back from him late 2012 to restore it. The paint is kind of rough but I was able to match it pretty well. What amazed me is that the entire frame, which is Oria tubing, was chromed before paint. The chome is what saved it from serious corrosion I believe. Of all the bikes I've had, nothing rides and handles like a Tommasini steel frame & fork; I've had three of them.
Very nice scooter. A friend's wife bought a Giant Avail--the female version of the Defy--last spring, and she's digging it quite a lot. Giant may not get that fanfare that other brands get, but they continue to put out solid and excellent bikes.