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Paint my bike - Chicago

Old 06-13-06, 04:51 PM
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Paint my bike - Chicago

Hey all,
Where's the best place to get my bike painted in Chicago?
Also, any ideas of pricing?
Thanks,
john
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Old 06-13-06, 05:01 PM
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As an aside, do any of you fine folk know where to get powedercoating done in Chicago?
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Old 06-14-06, 07:53 AM
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Anyone??
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Old 06-14-06, 08:01 AM
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not chicago but its closer, about an hour and a half away

Plastic Media Blast--------$25 for a frame…..$10 for a fork

Bike Powder Coating:

Grafton powder coating services
Attn: Andy Morter
1350 14th Avenue, Suite 14
Grafton, WI 53024
1.800.343.1954
t: 1.262.377.6848 f: 1.262.377.7190

Single Coat Process--------$75
Double Coat Process-------$100

andy has done a few of my bikes and some rims for me along with a few other small parts

heres one he did the frame bars and rims on

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Cheers!
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That's hilarious - I went to school with Andy Morter... Grafton's not far away from my hometown. I had no idea he did this! A trip home to see the parents & get my bike powdercoated - not bad. Thanks!!
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Old 06-14-06, 08:42 AM
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just dont try to call him this week since he is on his honeymoon in florida. you didnt go to CHS did you? i graduated in "99
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Old 06-14-06, 08:45 AM
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i graduated '97 from chs... small world...
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Old 06-14-06, 09:19 AM
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How about decals? I know it is dumb but I ride a Colnago that pretty seriously needs a respray... I'm loathe to do it because post respray it won't have the lovely decals on it. Could I just buy a set off ebay and have whoever paints the frame apply them before clearcoating?
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if its powder you would need special dacals that wont melt in the oven. but if you want clear you could have it powdered and then have someone shoot an automotive clear over the top or just leave the decals on top of the powder.
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Originally Posted by Markle Sparkle
How about decals? I know it is dumb but I ride a Colnago that pretty seriously needs a respray... I'm loathe to do it because post respray it won't have the lovely decals on it. Could I just buy a set off ebay and have whoever paints the frame apply them before clearcoating?
Talk to Spectrum. Or Cyclart. Pricey but worth it for that bike.
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i have seen some spectrum jobs... and for a special bike its worth it. but expect to pay upwards of 400-500 for a semi complicated job. if i had a really nice colnago that i was planning on keeping for a while i would do it. but if its just alright i would powder it and call it good enough. sounds like you have the former though.
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To OP:
My school has a shop that you could paint it in if you want to buy the paint yourself.
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A bit late...but I actually just contacted Heritage Bikes about this. $125 to blast and powder coat a bike. And they have a coffee shop!
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WOW... this is indeed an old thread!

And go figure that, years after my response above, I ended up using Heritage to powdercoat one of my other frames. What a great shop with a bunch of awesome and friendly staff. My wife and mother-in-law have both since bought bikes from them as well.
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Originally Posted by Abe_Froman View Post
A bit late...but I actually just contacted Heritage Bikes about this. $125 to blast and powder coat a bike. And they have a coffee shop!
Good to know.

Wait, you're Abe Froman? The sausage king of Chicago?
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Go figure: a reference older than this thread.
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Originally Posted by Abe_Froman View Post
A bit late...but I actually just contacted Heritage Bikes about this. $125 to blast and powder coat a bike. And they have a coffee shop!
I had them do my Madison. They don't do it in house though. Good coffee and atmosphere!
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Originally Posted by Broctoon View Post
Good to know.

Wait, you're Abe Froman? The sausage king of Chicago?
I AM the sausage king of Chicago

Yea very cool place. I wish I was a bit closer or I would likely be in for coffee a couple times a week. I was seriously thinking of powder coating an old beat up Motobecane I got last week, but I've decided to go to full on winter project mode at home with it and strip it, repaint, and rebuild from the ground up.

edit: oh yikes lol!!!! I thought the thread was 4 months old, not 10 years and 4 months lol. Mistook the '06 for a '16. oh well.
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any updates to this thread?

hi everyone any updates to this thread or any other suggestions? I know a few mentioned Andy Morter but the contact info that was posted is no longer in service- can anyone help me get in contact- would love to drop my bike off this weekend. Chicago bike shops are booked out so far and i actually happen to be going to green bay for a wedding so Grafton is a really convenient detour rather than waiting 2 months for a paint job in Chicago.
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Originally Posted by Odd_Tomato View Post
hi everyone any updates to this thread or any other suggestions? I know a few mentioned Andy Morter but the contact info that was posted is no longer in service- can anyone help me get in contact- would love to drop my bike off this weekend. Chicago bike shops are booked out so far and i actually happen to be going to green bay for a wedding so Grafton is a really convenient detour rather than waiting 2 months for a paint job in Chicago.
Only thing I could think of would be to DM Brian Kaschinsky on instagram. He's BMX legend and he's from Chicago. He should know about a place.
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Originally Posted by ryan_rides View Post
Only thing I could think of would be to DM Brian Kaschinsky on instagram. He's BMX legend and he's from Chicago. He should know about a place.
@bkachinsky
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