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Old 08-17-07, 06:18 PM   #1
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When doing a DIY bike painting...

what are good methods for hanging/suspending your bike ?
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Old 08-17-07, 07:20 PM   #2
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I've heard of using an old seatpost and clamping it in a regular workstand but I've never done it. The appeal is that it allows you to move the frame around easily as you paint.

I generally hang the frame by some wires from my garage ceiling. The trick is to get the height right so that you can get at both the high and low parts without having to use yoga positions.
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Take it to work and hand it off to the powder coat/paint room guys. Presto, in a couple of days it shows up leaning against my toolbox. Works for me.
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Take it to work and hand it off to the powder coat/paint room guys. Presto, in a couple of days it shows up leaning against my toolbox. Works for me.
BUT, you've missed out on the satisfaction of having done it yourself. I feel sorry for you.
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I just put it in my repair stand with the seatpost in and tape the seatpost so it doesn't get painted. Of course, I built my repair stand out of galvanized steel tubing, so I don't care if I get paint on it.
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BUT, you've missed out on the satisfaction of having done it yourself. I feel sorry for you.


No, I know that paint is now my cup of tea, turning out custom spacers on a lathe, heavy duty fooot pegs for friends kids bmx's that suff i can do. Paint or powder coat leave it to my friends that do it.
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