Mountain Biking - old steel frame... Crome?
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01-21-04, 09:04 AM
Daydreaming on the way into work today, I was thinking what if I got my old steel frame sandblasted and then I painted it. But I couldnt figure out what color to paint it. And since I was watching American Chopper the other night the idea came to me. Send it out to be cromed!!! I dont think im going to do it, but what do you guys think about the idea? Ever wanted a crome mountain bike?
01-21-04, 09:17 AM
A lot of BMX bikes are Chrome. If you can find a place locally to get it done it'd definately make a purty bike!
Me, I prefer Powder Coat. A flat black or a deep red.
i would think it would make the frame significantly heavier than it already is (being steel i mean). but it definately beats a paint job or powder coating. it's basically anodizing cept dye isn't used to color the oxide layer, and you are using a Cr based alloy as the anode.
01-22-04, 09:09 AM
i would think it would make the frame significantly heavier than it already is (being steel i mean). but it definately beats a paint job or powder coating. it's basically anodizing cept dye isn't used to color the oxide layer, and you are using a Cr based alloy as the anode.Actually,chrome plating is nothing like anodizing, and it's likely no heavier than a good paint job.
01-22-04, 09:26 AM
yes but what does it cost...
01-22-04, 03:33 PM
I've thought about chroming my commuting/touring bike so I didn't have to worry about scratches and chips.
I thinks it's a good idea, although that exciting or original in my opinion.
I say go for it.
Anyone that would worry about the "extra weight" seriously needs to lighten up!!! (not literally) :p
My childhood BMX was chrome, very sweet. Go for it!
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