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Chicago area powdercoaters?
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This is a topic that's been discussed here in the past, and at length, but most of that information is out of date.I've got a bike that probably warrants powdercoating.  It's a mid 80s Specialized…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by ketoguychicago Apr 19.

FOUND BIKE!

Wife found a Trek bike dumped in the weeds near the W entrance to the Francisco stop on the Brown Line.   Seems vanishingly unlikely that someone would have just left it there intending to come back…Continue

Started Jul 9, 2017

Spam from Shining Bikes!
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I got a spam email this morning, some diet plan link, which I naturally did not open.  But the source appeared to be (and the headers confirmed) it was Robert Vaughters, famous (notorious?) owner of…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by h' Zerocats Mar 11, 2014.

WTB Dia-Compe caliper brake adjuster
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Hello there!I need to find ONE VERY SPECIFIC D-C brake adjuster as shown in the photo below (the one on the right). I'll gladly buy or trade for it, and will take a whole caliper if you don't happen…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by mark stetson Sep 28, 2013.

 

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Sep 20
ketoguychicago replied to Albany Park Al's discussion Chicago area powdercoaters?
"Wow, this turned out great!   You'd do it again?  Please let us know how it wears.... chip, rust and such.  It's a lot glossier than I thought it would be. "
Apr 19
Ernesto Lube replied to Albany Park Al's discussion Chicago area powdercoaters?
"That's so nice! Can't wait to see the whole thing!"
Apr 19
Albany Park Al replied to Albany Park Al's discussion Chicago area powdercoaters?
"Got the bike back, and it looks good!  As it turned out, color RAL 2011, at least from the supplier J&J uses, is a pretty good match for the original orange.  (RAL 2008, which is more commonly stocked and is a Harley Davidson color, is…"
Apr 19
ketoguychicago replied to Albany Park Al's discussion Chicago area powdercoaters?
"So how'd this project finally turn out?  What color?  Details, details!"
Mar 16
Ernesto Lube replied to Albany Park Al's discussion Chicago area powdercoaters?
"You bet! I want to see the final outcome.  Are there bare metal spots? Clan them up with WD40, let them dry, and apply spray on varnish to protect them. "
Feb 23
Albany Park Al replied to Albany Park Al's discussion Chicago area powdercoaters?
"Thanks Ernesto!   I'll give him a call.   You know the frame I'm talking about, and I'm still on the fence about PCing it vs going down to bare metal, priming and rattle-canning the worst places, touching up the…"
Feb 22
Ernesto Lube replied to Albany Park Al's discussion Chicago area powdercoaters?
"If you don't mind heading up to Zion, J & J Powdercoating does excellent work. His name is Joe and his shop is open on Saturdays from 9am - 12pm. he's done many frames for me and friends. He powdercoats anything, and always does a…"
Feb 19
Albany Park Al replied to Albany Park Al's discussion Chicago area powdercoaters?
"Blue City is a cool shop!   I took the frame down there and they were happy to see it, apparently the guys are fans of vintage MTBs.   I talked with the very guy (sorry, blanking on his name) who does the work, and he described…"
Feb 10
mike w. replied to Albany Park Al's discussion Chicago area powdercoaters?
"Let us know what they say!"
Feb 9
mike w. replied to Albany Park Al's discussion Chicago area powdercoaters?
"i've had three frames done through Heritage. Pretty basic jobs, i have no complaints. The colour choices aren't the widest. My touring bike is a dark blue & looks pretty good after about 3 years of steady use. Another frame was done in…"
Feb 9
Albany Park Al replied to Albany Park Al's discussion Chicago area powdercoaters?
"Thanks, Doug!   Blue City didn't come up in my searches at all.   I will bring the frame over there and see what they say.   It's been chased and faced, so the less work we have to do after the pc the…"
Feb 2
Doug Haynes replied to Albany Park Al's discussion Chicago area powdercoaters?
"Blue City Cycles; they basically took over for UV.They have done two frames for me and the results are fantastic. You can find industrial powder coaters that will do it for less but you end up having to chase threads, ream and fae stuff they…"
Feb 1
Albany Park Al posted a discussion

Chicago area powdercoaters?

This is a topic that's been discussed here in the past, and at length, but most of that information is out of date.I've got a bike that probably warrants powdercoating.  It's a mid 80s Specialized Stumpjumper Sport, and it's mostly original and entirely cool.  I'm fine with patina, and have touched up paint on our other vintage steel bikes, but on this the original orange paint is quite worn from hard use. For example the inside of the chainstay is largely worn away to bare metal and rusty. …See More
Jan 31
Albany Park Al replied to TonyP's discussion winter bike swap
"I think people who organize and run these things just run out of gas.  (Sorry for the automotive metaphor!)  It's a lot of work for not much reward, people move on and there's no one to take their place, and so on. …"
Nov 25, 2019
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Nov 14, 2019

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