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Old 08-25-10, 09:41 PM
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Bike build begins

1983 MIYATA 710 bought at a garage sale for $5 about a year and a half ago.
Finally got it back from the powder coaters and I am now beginning to build it back up.

FIrst time I am doing this so it's slow going and I hope I am doing it right.

Tonight I cleaned and polished the BB, rings and cranks and then replaced them.

Of course I am probably a day late and a dollar short in singing the praises of this stuff but this NEVR-DULL stuff is AWESOME!

Here are a few pictures...


Big ring before



After


Close up before


Close up after


Bottom bracket....I thought about replacing it but once i cleaned it and wiped it off...it looked really good so I greased it all up and put it all back.....hopefully I put it all back corectly LOL!




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Oh yeah - Orange is good !
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Nice work! How much was sandblasting and powdercoating if you don't mind me asking?
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$145....first time I have done this and there will be changes the next time when I do my wife's cruiser.

The Good: a lot of colors to choose from. This one is Bengal Tiger Red....I know, it looks bright orange but it's actuall a deep red.....it is surpirsingly close to the original color of "Cardinal" red. They were very professional. They plugged all the holes and took really good care in covering all the threaded areas. NO ORANGE PEEL!!

The Bad: they only put one coat on. I had no idea and honestly, didn't even think about it. You can see the darker (metal) through the really thin paint on the hard edges of the lugs and what-not. They didn't tell me about doing a second coat for $20 more and they didn't tell me about clear coating it for another $15....so for $180 plus tax I could have had a really, really nice painted bike.

I would stringly recommend powder coating if you are planning to do a really nice job on a rebuild and or keep the bike for good.

I thought about stripping it and even tried it but I just didn't have the patience or honestly, the skill to paint it myself. I would have been really disappointed in it had I done it myself and for that reason alone, it was worth it to have it professionally done.
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