Bike Forums

Bike Forums (https://www.bikeforums.net/forum.php)
-   Classic & Vintage (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/)
-   -   C&V Loaded Tour (1,300km) Suggestions..... (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1181061-c-v-loaded-tour-1-300km-suggestions.html)

gugie 09-02-19 03:00 PM


Originally Posted by RamAlaRag (Post 21104131)
Great! Powder coat was my hope. I'll be looking for a good shop in Olympia/Tacoma/Portland.

Forever Powder Coat is up your way and does a lot of bike frames. In Portland we've got CC Coatings.

RamAlaRag 09-02-19 05:01 PM


Originally Posted by gugie (Post 21104443)
Forever Powder Coat is up your way and does a lot of bike frames. In Portland we've got CC Coatings.

👍 Thanks very much!

Hobbiano 09-02-19 05:07 PM

The paint on that 1000 looks pretty darn good to me. You know, it's only original once.

RamAlaRag 09-02-19 06:55 PM


Originally Posted by Hobbiano (Post 21104678)
The paint on that 1000 looks pretty darn good to me. You know, it's only original once.

This is just a few examples... road rash all over.

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...c81fbe121d.jpg
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...8e01492d6f.jpg
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...0f89b75089.jpg

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...ed38a21996.jpg
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...1667a6f578.jpg
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...99479a4de8.jpg

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...7f918087bc.jpg
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...490135c528.jpg
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...db717da02c.jpg

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...d407d3ee1a.jpg

BikeWonder 09-02-19 07:36 PM

'Tis but a scratch!

Wouldn't have been able to see that based on the first pictures. It does look worrisome in terms of aesthetics. Luckily for this model & year, the decals are readily available. I really like the paint scheme, though. Seems to be one of my favourite because of how well it goes with honey bar tape, saddle, and gumwall Pasela's, some of which I've seen online elsewhere. But ya can't have everything 🤷🏼

Good luck on deciding!

Hobbiano 09-02-19 08:01 PM

Well back the camera off a bit. That's like looking at it with a magnifying glass!

Just kidding. If your powder coater is close by and experienced with bike frames that sounds like a good way to go.

RamAlaRag 09-02-19 10:47 PM


Originally Posted by BikeWonder (Post 21104918)
'Tis but a scratch!

Wouldn't have been able to see that based on the first pictures. It does look worrisome in terms of aesthetics. Luckily for this model & year, the decals are readily available. I really like the paint scheme, though. Seems to be one of my favourite because of how well it goes with honey bar tape, saddle, and gumwall Pasela's, some of which I've seen online elsewhere. But ya can't have everything 🤷🏼

Good luck on deciding!


Originally Posted by Hobbiano (Post 21104962)
Well back the camera off a bit. That's like looking at it with a magnifying glass!

Just kidding. If your powder coater is close by and experienced with bike frames that sounds like a good way to go.

Haha! I didn't want to admit it's faults but I also didn't want people thinking I was just repainting when it's a nice original 😉...

I'll have to decide on color and texture and go from there. New decals will be needed. I wonder... What about hand painting the script onto the frame under the clear coat? Could be fun?

Thanks y'all. Excited for this.

gugie 09-03-19 10:09 AM

Looks like this bike had a kickstand on it, based on the picture of the chainstays just behind the bottom bracket. Even with that, I'd be in the group that says it's not that important to repaint.

I facilitated a bike purchase here in Portland for @Spaghetti Legs, who was flying in to participate in our Magical Mystery Tour of the PNW. It was in similar condition as your Miyata. He rode it on that tour without repaint, and low and behold, it didn't fall apart ;-) He is planning to powder coat it after that trip. It's an aesthetic thing. Fresh paint/powder coat makes you feel good about your bike.

Salamandrine 09-03-19 12:40 PM

Feeling good about your bike is a good thing. :) Main reason to powder coat it would be a cool new color and a fresh new look. I probably would on this bike. While 80s Japanese touring bikes were very nicely made, it's kind of hard for me to get excited about the graphics, etc. Nevertheless, Velocals has as decal set that is pretty close but in obnoxious yellow. I bet they could match the decals on the bike if you ask.

gugie 09-03-19 02:03 PM


Originally Posted by Salamandrine (Post 21106012)
Nevertheless, Velocals has as decal set that is pretty close but in obnoxious yellow. I bet they could match the decals on the bike if you ask.

Velocals will print them in pretty much any color you want. Heck, they'll change the spelling if you ask nice.


https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...15067e1dc2.jpg

RamAlaRag 09-04-19 07:43 AM


Originally Posted by Salamandrine (Post 21106012)
Feeling good about your bike is a good thing. :) Main reason to powder coat it would be a cool new color and a fresh new look. I probably would on this bike. While 80s Japanese touring bikes were very nicely made, it's kind of hard for me to get excited about the graphics, etc. Nevertheless, Velocals has as decal set that is pretty close but in obnoxious yellow. I bet they could match the decals on the bike if you ask.

I totally agree.... Deciding on color will be fun for sure.

I was talking with the powder coater about having the make/model and details hand painted on prior to clear coat. Seems like a cool option.

gugie 09-04-19 09:16 AM


Originally Posted by RamAlaRag (Post 21107229)
I totally agree.... Deciding on color will be fun for sure.

I was talking with the powder coater about having the make/model and details hand painted on prior to clear coat. Seems like a cool option.

One common way to do that is a stencil.

Here's a master wet painter doing a stencil on a stenciled logo. Lots of powder coaters can do it as well.

RamAlaRag 09-04-19 09:18 AM


Originally Posted by gugie (Post 21107403)
I common way to do that is a stencil.

Here's a master wet painter doing a stencil on a stenciled logo. Lots of powder coaters can do it as well.

That's gorgeous.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:11 AM.


Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.