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Old 11-08-10, 04:22 PM   #1
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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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Old 11-08-10, 05:21 PM   #2
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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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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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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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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!

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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.

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