Any idea what the black spots are?
I discussed it with the seller before purchasing; he was of the opinion that it was not verdigris. In-hand, I am not so sure, but it came nicely-priced and I'm going to take certain non-invasive steps to see what can be done for it.
The best thing about a bicycle is that it uses no gasoline, therefore the chance of fiery death is greatly reduced.
First Catman, then Gary Burke and now Bigg Fredd - there's one heck of a coin club in Heaven.