Why not wrap it in luxurious leather?
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... The downside is that they are on the edge of the known world, in South Chicago Heights- the most depressing place I could ever imagine. They can be reached at 708-754-3311. (ask for Bob)
Mine is being powder coated at Advanced Enameling, 5849 S. Bishop. $75 for an in-stock color. I saw another they'd done while I was there, looked decent, I'll let you know how it turns out if I remember. Owner says one of his guys has done a bunch for himself and therefore knows what he's doing.
What if I want my bike stripped and then clear-coated? As in, I want to look at steel and braze, not paint. Comments on practicality, durability, etc?