I've been staring at this SE Racing "P.K. Ripper" frame, and set of Landing Gear forks, for (what seems like) an eternity... They've been hanging on the pegboard, in my garage, forever. A little history... My Parents bought the complete bike for me, at "Bike Barn" (in San Antonio), in about 1981 or 1982. Our garage was burglarized, about a year later; And, coincidentally, the PK was the only thing that was stolen. I guess someone thought they liked my bike more than I did. Anyhoo, a few weeks later, we were contacted by the San Antonio Police Department. They informed us that the bike had been recovered, and it was returned to me. For years, I have been thinkin' about restoring it. However, the rear drop-outs have me a little concerned... From the expert collective, are they (drop-outs) too boogered to ever use the bike, again? If not, is there anyone who would like to be part of the restoration process (in terms of suggestions)? Although I know that it will be blasphemous to some, I would like to powdercoat both of 'em brown, and match them with light blue Skyways and accessories (SE Racing's team colors). What do y'all think? Hello...Is this thing on? .