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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This is a topic that's been discussed here in the past, and at length, but most of that information is out of date.I've got a bike that probably warrants powdercoating.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 Ernesto Lube 8 hours ago.

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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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. "
8 hours ago
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…"
20 hours ago
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…"
Wednesday
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
Sharon O and Albany Park Al are now friends
Nov 14, 2019
Albany Park Al replied to Sharon O's discussion 1993 or so Specialized stumpjumper
"Hi Sharon!  Wondering if you'll get a notification about this post and reply.  I did not hear from you and apparently Ernesto did not either.  If you still have the bike I'd be very interested in it."
Nov 4, 2019
Albany Park Al replied to Dave Grossman's discussion Milwaukee Bike Bazaar Happening This Year
"The Facebook page notes 'no upcoming events' so it does not look promising.  "
Oct 24, 2019
Albany Park Al replied to Sharon O's discussion 1993 or so Specialized stumpjumper
"Belatedly jumping (ha!) in on this.   I've been looking for a vintage *rigid* mtn bike and this would fit the bill.   Trying to PM you here Sharon...or if someone else here snagged the bike please get in touch.  "
Oct 22, 2019

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total n00b to serious cycling and wrenching, but very enthusiastic

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