Well, as I remember it, when I acquired my P.K., all of 'em...and I mean ALL of em'...were naked aluminum. In fact, I remember being pretty pissed, the first time I saw a colored (painted/powdercoated) P.K. So, that being the case, in my diluted memory, I thought I should stay with the naked frame for this bike (since, to me, that meant "original"). Because of this, and since z-man99 turned me onto the original ball burnishing contractor, my plan was to ship the bike, to have it ballburnished. That being posted, I've been doing breathing exercises to get past the anxiety of handing a totally irreplaceable item, to the UPS man. This frame/fork combo, and I, have been under the same roof, since we first met. So, needless to say, your post might change that whole plan. Thanks... .