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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 01-05-12, 11:15 PM   #1
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Paint?

Anyone know what type of paint is recommended for fixed gears? &also some tips and steps would be nice. Please&thank you.
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Old 01-05-12, 11:16 PM   #2
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I heard spray paint gets some mind boggling results.
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http://www.instructables.com/id/Bike-Painting-Tips/

id recommend powder coating it, it'll last forever... unless its aluminium...

EDIT: i might add, the guy who wrote this instructable makes it look WAAAAY easier than it is.... your results wont look that good unless you've done it a damn few times...
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My plan is to paint the fork black and rear rim dark blue.

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Old 01-05-12, 11:20 PM   #5
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The frames steel and rims aluminum
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My plan is to paint the fork black and dark blue.
if its nothing fancy, just hit it with some spray paint... if you mess it up, you can get a fork powder coated professionally for about 20 bucks

EDIT: good that its not aluminum... when you powder coat aluminum it can make bubbles in the paint
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Thanks for the link!
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Anyone know what type of paint is recommended for fixed gears?
You need to use fixed gear paint. Duh.
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You need to use fixed gear paint. Duh.
Whatevs. Gotta go with some NJS approved paint and spray gun with imported pre-tsunami compressesed Japanese air.


In all seriousness, 95% of any good paint job is prepwork. A clean environment and proper sanding/cleaning/degreasing supplies along with hours of reading up will make the end product much better.
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This is How I Paint a Bicycle and on a budget, I might add. Judge the results for yourselves...

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I just ordered some Fixed Gear Air for my tires.
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Oh, you are supposed to put it in your tires? I've been breathing the stuff!
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Old 01-06-12, 11:40 AM   #13
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I just ordered some Fixed Gear Air for my tires.
is it NJS? I read about it on prolly
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is it NJS? I read about it on prolly
stamped air.... good stuff...
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