got Ali's bike back from the powder coater. they do an acceptable job, some rough areas and the masking for the couplers was not as well done as i would want, but this a polo bike and the goal was a durable paint job. i used to get all of my powder coating done with my friend Dave at Organic Engines who passed away recently. Dave was very meticulous with his work and did a great job, he also pretty much powder coated bicycles exclusively. powder coating can be a very aggravating affair, every color works differently and can come out of the oven with various outcomes. humidity and numerous other factors can effect the outcome as well. unlike wet paint, you dont know what you will end up with with a powder coat until it comes out of the oven.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
this little gem had S & S couplers, made with oversized tubing with s-bend seat stays and mountain chain stays. its mostly tig welded, the dropouts and the seat stays are brazed. it will have cantilever posts and the dropouts have disc mounts. the head tube is machined down from thick 4130 tubing. this bike will be running 26" wheels and the fork is from a surly 1x1