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Old 10-19-06, 05:17 PM   #1
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Pittsburgh - Bead Blasted + Powder coated

Does anyone have suggestions for where I can have a steel frame bead blasted and powder coated in the Pittsburgh area? I thought that someone mentioned a place last week, but I cannot find the thread.

I searched the forum and found many results for the Oakland/SF area, but no such luck for this steel city. Surely, someone must know. Thanks...

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Allegheny Metal Finishing. It's out in Imperial, PA, but they do a great job for a great price. (I got my frame media blasted and powdercoated with a color they had in stock for $50, SingleSpeeDemon got his done with a color they needed to order for $80).

724-695-3233, ask for Jason Cruise, tell him Will and Andrew sent you.
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Thanks for the fast reply. I will call tomorrow. I have a relatively new Bianchi San Jose that I picked up for very little. The problem is that I keep putting scratches in to the frame, and I was hoping that this would be my winter ride.

Has anyone ever treated the inside of the steel frame with zinc chromate etching primer? Besides the carcinogenic tendencies of the primer and the need for an appropriate respirator whilst spraying, it seems tempting to me if I can get a good spray inside via the few openings that exist.


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Thanks for the fast reply. I will call tomorrow. I have a relatively new Bianchi San Jose that I picked up for very little. The problem is that I keep putting scratches in to the frame, and I was hoping that this would be my winter ride.

Has anyone ever treated the inside of the steel frame with zinc chromate etching primer? Besides the carcinogenic tendencies of the primer and the need for an appropriate respirator whilst spraying, it seems tempting to me if I can get a good spray inside via the few openings that exist.


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What colour are you getting?
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Well, since you asked: I am thinking that I will go with a dark, graphite like grey. I replaced the steel fork with a carbon, disc capable cross fork which happens to be shiny black. I think that the dull grey will go with the black fork.

This is my fall bike project; I am taking the San Jose from a single speed with 2x canti brakes to a fixed gear with 1x disc front brake. I built a rear wheel (Mavic cxp22 rim) with a flip/flop hub (Formula) from the wrecked Cannondale, and I am a few days away from building a disc compatible 700c front wheel (WTB Laser Disc hub) on a Mavic cxp22 rim.

The wheels from the Bianchi will go to my lady friend's SS conversion Schwinn (World Sport).

What do you think?

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Has anyone ever treated the inside of the steel frame with zinc chromate etching primer? Besides the carcinogenic tendencies of the primer and the need for an appropriate respirator whilst spraying, it seems tempting to me if I can get a good spray inside via the few openings that exist.
J. P. Weigle Framesaver may be a better choice.
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Well, since you asked: I am thinking that I will go with a dark, graphite like grey. I replaced the steel fork with a carbon, disc capable cross fork which happens to be shiny black. I think that the dull grey will go with the black fork.

This is my fall bike project; I am taking the San Jose from a single speed with 2x canti brakes to a fixed gear with 1x disc front brake. I built a rear wheel (Mavic cxp22 rim) with a flip/flop hub (Formula) from the wrecked Cannondale, and I am a few days away from building a disc compatible 700c front wheel (WTB Laser Disc hub) on a Mavic cxp22 rim.

The wheels from the Bianchi will go to my lady friend's SS conversion Schwinn (World Sport).

What do you think?

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I like the colour choice and the front disc is a sweet idea. I keep thinking I want to try that someday just so that I can get coloured Deep Vs and keep them in pristine condition.

We should ride...are you in the city or elsewhere?
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Oh, you're the guy who got hit on the C'Dale? That's rough. Good to hear you're back in the saddle.

What became of that? Did the guy in the car just cut you a check for a new sled?
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You should both show up for the Halloween alleycat next weekend.
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I am in Squirrel Hill and am planning on making the Halloween alleycat if the San Jose is done by then (I could delay the powder coating).

As for the crash, the guy came through with a check for 2x the value of a new bike (Pista Concept was the value set point). I purchased a used, full carbon fork on ebay for $100 (45mm rake is hard to find), and I am planning to build a set of wheels on Mavic Open Pros that have yet to arrive. The bent crank shall be replaced with a Dura Ace track crank. Overall, I am making out like a bandit…

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Damn, well played... man, I wish I got hit by a car. Curse my stupid luck.

Hey, I'll (green crosscheck with a black fork, silver helmet, antisocial demeanor) be at that alleycat also - holler.
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I am in Squirrel Hill and am planning on making the Halloween alleycat if the San Jose is done by then (I could delay the powder coating).

As for the crash, the guy came through with a check for 2x the value of a new bike (Pista Concept was the value set point). I purchased a used, full carbon fork on ebay for $100 (45mm rake is hard to find), and I am planning to build a set of wheels on Mavic Open Pros that have yet to arrive. The bent crank shall be replaced with a Dura Ace track crank. Overall, I am making out like a bandit…

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Whoa....for real? I hope I get hit by a car. Just kidding, don't wanna mess with that bad juju **** and jinx myself and die.

Also, I'm planning on being at the alleycat, as well.
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Damn, well played... man, I wish I got hit by a car. Curse my stupid luck.

Hey, I'll (green crosscheck with a black fork, silver helmet, antisocial demeanor) be at that alleycat also - holler.
Is that YOUR green Crosscheck that's at the Market District Giant Eagle on Center sometimes? If it is, mine's the blue conversion with yellow tires.
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Hmm... I have parked there on occasion, but pretty few and far between. I'm guessing I have a bike doppelganger.
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Hmm... I have parked there on occasion, but pretty few and far between. I'm guessing I have a bike doppelganger.
You must. Apparently I do, too, only it's blue with red tires.

Does anyone have grease paint for painting devil locks and eye makeup before this thing goes down?
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That should be available whereever halloween supplies are sold. The question is, where does one get a skeleton skinsuit with a week's notice?

Bike a go-go, chain-eaters, 20 Rides, Psycle '78, etc.
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That should be available whereever halloween supplies are sold. The question is, where does one get a skeleton skinsuit with a week's notice?
You could bathe in hydrochloric acid prior to the race and just ride nekked...really nekked.
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