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Old 11-10-14, 04:17 PM
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Philly Bike Expo

The stoker and I had the chance to get to the Philly Bike Expo on Saturday. I found out last minute that our grand kids were staying over for the weekend so that changed my focus. Had hoped to spend a little more time then we got to spend and maybe take some pictures, oh well. A ton of people, sort of reminded me of the Farm Show in Harrisburg.

Some great things to check out. It was good to see some of the people from the industry and to see their new wares. Calfee has a tandem in their booth along with some fun projects they were working on. I spied Crag with a Bamboo framed bike just coming back from a ride. Bill was in the Santana booth and we talked about the recent tour they were just back from to Croatia. The Co-motion booth has some nice bikes though I had hoped they would have had a new Speedster on display which they didn't. Bilenky has several bike including a very cool titanium tandem. It was fun seeing some of the frame builders there showing their work.

We are thinking of having our tandem re-painted and had hoped to see a few painters but only saw one how does wonderful work and is about an hour away.

Wishing I has taken some picture! :-(
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Old 11-11-14, 03:47 PM
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Who is the nearby painter? I'm looking for a local painter, too (I'm outside of Philadelphia).
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It was Todd Erod (paint by Todd dot com I think) he is up in Seillensgrove so closer to me in Lancaster then you are. Pretty expensive but really nice work.
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Thanks. Yikes, he is expensive! $695 for a basic repaint on a single-bike frame.
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Old 11-12-14, 09:22 PM
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Thanks. Yikes, he is expensive! $695 for a basic repaint on a single-bike frame.
yes I was hoping to get two color fade on our tandem for that.
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Old 11-14-14, 04:13 PM
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You could check out Bilenky Cycleworks in Philadelphia (sponsor of the Bike Expo). They are $450 for a single bike paint job, not sure what they charge for a tandem. See Bilenky Cycle Works
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You could check out Bilenky Cycleworks in Philadelphia (sponsor of the Bike Expo). They are $450 for a single bike paint job, not sure what they charge for a tandem. See Bilenky Cycle Works
Thanks briwasson. I thought they were using Fresh Frames. I'll have to talk to them. Fresh Frames is only about 15 miles from us but it looks like they are only doing OEM work.
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Thanks briwasson. I thought they were using Fresh Frames. I'll have to talk to them. Fresh Frames is only about 15 miles from us but it looks like they are only doing OEM work.
Huh, didn't know Fresh Frames was still around. I know they used to paint for Bilenky, but I'm pretty sure Bilenky now has their painting in house.

I had a previous tandem painted by Fresh Frames back in the 1990s. They did a really nice job at a good price.
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Ahhhh.... another Lancaster member!
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Welcome Andrew! We're out in the Mt Joy area.
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Huh, didn't know Fresh Frames was still around. I know they used to paint for Bilenky, but I'm pretty sure Bilenky now has their painting in house.

I had a previous tandem painted by Fresh Frames back in the 1990s. They did a really nice job at a good price.
briwasson Here is his facebook https://www.facebook.com/freshframef...=page_internal I couldn't find a website, It looks like maybe he is doing consumer work again?
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We'll be headed back to Philly in 2015 for sure! It was a great show.
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