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Powdercoat steel fork on 1989 Technium?

Old 12-10-09, 01:34 PM
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Powdercoat steel fork on 1989 Technium?

Current fork is steel (Tange, I think) and red. I want a new black steel fork w/o the crown but haven't found one. Carbon fork is not an option as I want to keep the bike as true to its era as possible, and a carbon fork would make the bike a little more twitchy than it it already is. And a good carbon fork would involve putting too much money into the bike. Yes, I realize a carbon fork would cut weight but that is not a priority. LBS said they have a guy who will sandblast and powdercoat existing steel fork to black. But what is powdercoat? What are the pros and cons to powdercoating? Should I do this? Thanks!
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Here is more info on powdercoating: https://www.finishing.com/Library/pennisi/powder.html
It is more durable than liquid paint, but you can't do much special fx like this:

And sometimes powdercoat can produce fish eyes, or orange peel defects, which is very rare with liquid paint.
Is the frame black, so you want a black fork, or you just want a CF fork look?
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Powder coating is basically plastic. https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&r...e&ved=0CBEQkAE
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Post a pic of your bike. Don't quite understand what you mean by fork w/o crown.
You want a smooth fork blades to steerer transition?
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Powder coating a fork just to make it black color is a bit overkill. Sounds like you just need a can of Krylon and some masking tape.
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