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    Bedliner Paint?

    Has anyone sprayed there bike with spray on bed liner? No scratches thats for sure.
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    your bike will look like **** though

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    Well, it would be great in beater applications. You could knock it around as much as you want and it wouldn't get scratched. I'm talking the rubber spray on liner here though, not that hard crap with the sharp particles in it. That would suck.

    Seems like it would add a lot of weight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sin-A-Matic
    Well, it would be great in beater applications. You could knock it around as much as you want and it wouldn't get scratched. I'm talking the rubber spray on liner here though, not that hard crap with the sharp particles in it. That would suck.

    Seems like it would add a lot of weight.
    i thought the whole point of a beater was to not care about scratches. Of course, i think frettin about scratches is silly in general. Bikes (and p'up beds) should look used!

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    How about that stuff they dip tool-handles in? Not my style, but if this is what you're into...

    http://www.plastidip.com/industrial/plastidip.html
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    will weigh a ton! like rubber dip. chrome is tuff as hell.

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    For a bike application, it would make since to just coat the bottom of the downtube, and/or, the backside of the seat tube. If/when I get my truck bed lined, I've thought about masking off the bike for them to coat those areas. I heard Rhino liner keeps an elastic property after its dry.

    I joke about coating my entire truck. Wouldn't worry that much about people keying the truck, or opening their door either. as I said I keed, I keeed.

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    Plasti-dip is heavy, but makes a good ding-guard. There's some other crap called liquid electrical tape that's pretty much the same thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by B10Cycle
    How about that stuff they dip tool-handles in?
    I put a bunch of that on my beater/commuter, both to guard against scratches and to cover ugly decals (under the clearcoat so I couldn't scrape them off). Mainly on the sides of the top tube where it leans against racks. Works a treat, and I was able to find some that matched the paint color.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpiderMike

    I joke about coating my entire truck. Wouldn't worry that much about people keying the truck, or opening their door either. as I said I keed, I keeed.

    Ive seen this done to several 4x4s
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    i key every hummer i see

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    You could also tell roadies it's the new "unobtanium" alloy that is lighter and stronger than carbon fiber, but only available on track bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrCjolsen
    You could also tell roadies it's the new "unobtanium" alloy that is lighter and stronger than carbon fiber, but only available on track bikes.

    do roadies like ultra light weight stuff so they dont have to use any muscle?
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    this was discussed a while ago on the MTB forum, and it was pretty much the same concensus... it would be quite heavy, but really bombproof, and no one actually got it done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by helvetica
    do roadies like ultra light weight stuff so they dont have to use any muscle?
    Don't even get me started on roadies and bike weight.
    Too late. You already did.

    As a roadie myself, I ride a 26 pound bike. It was comfortable, on sale and within my price range so I bought it. I think my mtb was lighter (I've recently sold the mtb as I never rode it, liking my older, heavier one better).

    Anyway, I cringe every time someone (usually overweight themselves) picks up my bike and says "dang, that things heavy." And worse, they expect me to give a s***. One of the major reasons I don't like riding with people.

    A lot of roadies think they will go faster on a lighter bicycle. The truth is that everything else being equal, 10 pounds of weight, either on one's bike or on one's butt makes about a half a percent difference in speed. That's less 1/10 of a mph. Or 30 seconds in a 40 km race or time trial. The problem is that 10 pound difference will cost thousands of dollars at a bike shop. That might be money well spent if that 7 seconds means the difference between first place and second place and the difference between having a pro racing career and not having one.

    But very few roadies fit into that category, especially ones who have trouble fitting into their spandex. It actually makes me sad to see these middle aged people spend thousands of dollars on carbon fiber featherweight racing bikes when they would be much better served by a steel framed touring, cross, or audax bike. Such a bike might weigh a bit more, but would be considerably more comfortable and have eyelets for racks and clearance for fenders. The latter point is important. Far more road bikes see service in centuries, tours, and charity rides than in road races, criteriums and time trials. To be able to mount fenders and racks means you can (gasp) ride when the weather's crappy and actually have a destination.

    I get annoyed when I walk into a bike shop and I see a nice long row of racing bikes or low end faux racing bikes and not a single touring or cross bike. I've been to countless Trek dealers, and I have never actually seen a Trek 520 touring bike. Specialized doesn't even make a true touring bike nor does Giant, I believe. I could be wrong.

    So, in answer to your question, yes and no. And if anyone has any snappy comebacks for "dang, your bike is heavy," please let me know.

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    I get annoyed when I walk into a bike shop and I see a nice long row of racing bikes or low end faux racing bikes and not a single touring or cross bike.
    +1 to that, or commuter bikes, too. I have a nice road bike (traditional geometry aluminum, carbon fork/stays, full double Ultegra), but in my mid-40's, I am clearly not a racerboy nor trying to be one. With the sort of recreational riding that I do, it would make no sense whatsoever to spend several hundred or thousand more to eliminate a few grams. I have a full suspension MTB for singletrack and general lollygagging about, but I would love to be able to go to a LBS and actually see a Breezer or a Burley Runabout or any one of a number of other practical bicycles. Good luck doing that in this area.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrCjolsen
    It actually makes me sad to see these middle aged people spend thousands of dollars on carbon fiber featherweight racing bikes when they would be much better served by a steel framed touring, cross, or audax bike.
    While I agree with this statement, you need to remember those fat guys keep the LBS in business. If they weren't going in spending thousands every week, we'd all be ordering everything from Nashbar.

    Quote Originally Posted by MrCjolsen
    So, in answer to your question, yes and no. And if anyone has any snappy comebacks for "dang, your bike is heavy," please let me know.
    I can buy a new bike, you'll always be stupid, ugly or whatever else fits the description.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrCjolsen
    But very few roadies fit into that category, especially ones who have trouble fitting into their spandex. It actually makes me sad to see these middle aged people spend thousands of dollars on carbon fiber featherweight racing bikes when they would be much better served by a steel framed touring, cross, or audax bike. Such a bike might weigh a bit more, but would be considerably more comfortable and have eyelets for racks and clearance for fenders. The latter point is important. Far more road bikes see service in centuries, tours, and charity rides than in road races, criteriums and time trials. To be able to mount fenders and racks means you can (gasp) ride when the weather's crappy and actually have a destination.
    i say if spending a few thousand gets them a bike they are happy with and gets their fat asses out riding than more power to them. you shouldn't give a sh*t any more about how much their bike weighs than you want them to care about yours. to each their own

    and there are plenty of people, especially here in the fixie forum, who don't have fenders or a rack who ride all the time when the weather's crappy and have a destination


    and i think the best comeback to someone saying your bike is heavy is to whip their ass on the road/track/trail
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrCjolsen
    It actually makes me sad to see these middle aged people spend thousands of dollars on carbon fiber featherweight racing bikes when they would be much better served by a steel framed touring, cross, or audax bike. Such a bike might weigh a bit more, but would be considerably more comfortable and have eyelets for racks and clearance for fenders. The latter point is important. Far more road bikes see service in centuries, tours, and charity rides than in road races, criteriums and time trials. To be able to mount fenders and racks means you can (gasp) ride when the weather's crappy and actually have a destination.
    How would they be better served by a touring bike? They will probably never ride in the rain. Even riding a unsupported century does not make racks useful. They hardly ever have a destination when they ride.

    For the type of riding they do do(25-100mile weekend rides) a cf road bike with the bars at saddle height is perfectly acceptable for even if it is a little bit of overkill.

    Also I was under impression that most bike shops made the majority of thier profits with service not new bikes. For instance charging the customer $75 for a tuneup that that takes a $10/hr employee 45 min to do and requires another $10 worth of supplies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by helvetica
    Has anyone sprayed there bike with spray on bed liner? No scratches thats for sure.

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    The stuff you can buy for home applications, i.e. herculiner, isn't worth the collective effort to put it on a bike frame right. If you don't do it exactly to the letter of the instructions, it will peal. And worse than that, once it does, it will peal all over, except in spots where it will apply so hard it's imposible to remove with out some serious chemical help or bead blasting. For roughly 100 dollars, you can have spray on bedliner applied in a non aggresive texture, and it will be pretty durable.

    However, cleaning it up is a pain in the ****ing ass. It will stain, etc. And if you're heavily into asthetic, or lightly, you won't be happy. And once, it's done.. its done. No changes.

    Just an FYI.

    I have a friend who did it. He's happy with it, and it works pretty well. He did it on a SS MTB that isn't all that fancy. Came out nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrCjolsen
    [B]And if anyone has any snappy comebacks for "dang, your bike is heavy," please let me know.
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