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    bike-specific powdercoaters

    You'd think that of all places, Austin would have one or two good places that could do bike-specific powdercoating. Unfortunately, most of the custom cycle shops (Willits, Moyer, even Sanner) are no longer open, so I'm left only general-item powdercoaters (who still charge $135 a job...)

    Does anyone know of a good reputable shops that know how to powdercoat bikes (to preserve lug lining, etc) to whom I could ship my frame and fork? Extra points if it's in Texas, and if not, I guess I'll have to deal .

    EDIT :: As a bit of background, it's an 80's frame that's got some flaking chrome and rust underneath. I'm going to OA it, but I figure since this is my primary workhorse, it could stand getting a durable, strong (and cheap? hopefully?) paintjob.

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    Didn't Sanner just open recently?

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    Not in Texas, but Groody Brothers (find them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/GroodyBros?ref=ts) is in Kansas City (not that far, I suppose) and they do a fantastic job with powdercoating, and can work around chrome bits too. I am very pleased with the Peugeot they finished for me over the summer. I want to say that the powdercoating was about fifty bucks, the teardown around forty, the powder around twelve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YoKev View Post
    Didn't Sanner just open recently?
    He did. I just checked the web site and it states, "We are no longer taking orders." Too bad, I had wanted to get a frame built by him when he was still in the SF/Bay Area - and before his prices went up. I didn't and they did.
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    If you're going to ship it, may as well send it here: http://www.spectrumpowderworks.com/p...c.php?f=4&t=69
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    Quote Originally Posted by canyoneagle View Post
    If you're going to ship it, may as well send it here: http://www.spectrumpowderworks.com/p...c.php?f=4&t=69
    Amen to that! Those folks do AMAZING things with powder.

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    Nice! Thanks for all the tips! I'll be looking into these. Spectrum looks like they'll do decals too! Awesome.

    Anybody know what kind of post-powdercoating work will need to be done? Will the threads need to be chased or anything?

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    I'm not sure if you're looking for a place that does ONLY bikes. I was looking for a place that at least advertised doing bikes the other day and found these:
    http://www.accentpowdercoating.com/Bicycles.html
    http://www.crosslinktexas.com/index.htm

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    Here's a guy in the DFW area; might be worth a drive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KillerBeagle View Post
    I'm not sure if you're looking for a place that does ONLY bikes. I was looking for a place that at least advertised doing bikes the other day and found these:
    http://www.accentpowdercoating.com/Bicycles.html
    http://www.crosslinktexas.com/index.htm
    I was actually looking for a place that specializes in bikes (doesn't HAVE to do only bikes but I hope they'd be known for their work on frames). I contacted Tim Sanner and another framebuilder in Austin, and both were of the opinion that most of the powdercoaters in town could do a bike, but they wouldn't do the job as as well as a powdercoater who specialized in bikes. Spectrum, on the other hand, specializes in bikes and looks amazing!

    Quote Originally Posted by Doohickie View Post
    Here's a guy in the DFW area; might be worth a drive.
    I'm not sure about these CL powdercoaters. I looked up some that popped up on different Texas CLs, but they all seemed to be general powdercoaters (industrial stuff, traffic signs, etc) that were trying to branch into bikes.
    Last edited by dashuaigeh; 11-09-10 at 01:37 AM.

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