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Old 10-27-2013, 04:44 AM   #1
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Question paint/powder coat/ceramic coat

the final look plus a good looking finish, on my new build leading link set.
i would guess most go down the road powder coating, i had set nickle coated they looked good . my concerns cost, plus chips ,flaking and gravel rds.
so whats still looks great and hangs inn after years riding .cheers
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Old 10-27-2013, 09:24 PM   #2
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Nickel-coated forks? I'd like to see that! How about some pics?
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Old 10-27-2013, 10:00 PM   #3
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I've had frames powder coated and liked it over paint for durability. I've also painted(rattle canned) many frames with epoxy paint specifically Fast Black from PJ1 Coatings. (nope, don't come in chrome color) Dries very hard and very resistant to road grime thrown at it. Be warned though it cures to hard very slowly so if you're in a hurry it's not for you. In summer temps(in a garage) I'll let the paint cure 72hrs before bolting the motor in. This time of year in a garage I'd leave it alone for a week before bolting anything up. Good tough stuff. Not powder coating tough but much tougher than any other paint I've used. It's not a common shelf product so you'll have to search for it or contact PJ1 coatings and ask about a retail dealer. Last batch I bought was from Rocky something Cycle shop in OH.
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Old 10-27-2013, 11:30 PM   #4
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What are these forks? They are superb!
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Old 10-29-2013, 12:30 AM   #5
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leeding link

the front end i am refer 2 is leeding link set up sorry no phottos, but when my set is ready try take some before /after shots.
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Old 10-29-2013, 09:36 AM   #6
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Nickel plated is the most durable. Many of the custom frame builders of the late 60's and 70's nickel plated their frames. Prolly the most famous is Rickman. I'm pretty sure I've seen Wasp sidehack rigs that were nickel plated. Easy to clean, does not scratch, and is just down right pretty!
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Old 10-29-2013, 11:04 AM   #7
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Nickel plated is the most durable. Many of the custom frame builders of the late 60's and 70's nickel plated their frames. Prolly the most famous is Rickman. I'm pretty sure I've seen Wasp sidehack rigs that were nickel plated. Easy to clean, does not scratch, and is just down right pretty!
As did allot of custom bicycle makers http://www.columbinecycle.com/bicycles.php
before stainless they nickeled the joinery it always appears deeper and richer than chrome. Is there any big plating operations in the US anymore ? DB
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