Maybe it isn't a bike that has been passed along to you or a new second-hand purchase that needs a frame upgrade but an expensive high-performance bike that you have had and loved for many years. If you spend hours cycling and cover lots of distance on roads or country tracks it is inevitable that frames are going to get chipped by flying stones. Water then gets into the chips letting rust and corrosion develop and eat away at your bike's frame, leading to a weakness in strength. If this damage is left untreated it will get to the point of no-return and a new bike will be needed. To avoid this cost you should custom paint your bike frame as soon as any damage is noticeable. You might be a bike junkie who likes to scour websites and yards for old bikes that can be scavenged for parts you can reassemble into exciting new machines or even a tandem made for two. This again gives you the ideal excuse for finishing with a bit of bike porn and a totally personalised and custom painted frame.
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