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Old 04-07-20, 08:28 AM
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Covid 19 = paint frame?

covid is causing me stress. i have a nice Lemond 853 steel needs love.
is it even a thinkable task to begin sanding the frame for the what if?
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Old 04-07-20, 08:35 AM
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Perhaps...

I just finished sand blasting, bluing and clear coating my FG frame but that was a different grade of steel so in your case ???

There may be some 853 experts out there who can weigh in on the metallurgy aspect of this.

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Old 04-07-20, 08:38 AM
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Got the SoCal double-whammy going right now, it's been raining for 2 days straight and forecast for rain the next four. So yeah, it's bike maintenance in overdrive right now. I wish the weather were more conducive to painting, the paint I've got going is drying as slow as I've ever had paint dry... ever.
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Old 04-07-20, 09:14 AM
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, the paint I've got going is drying as slow as I've ever had paint dry... ever.
Well, at least it gives you something to watch.
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Old 04-07-20, 09:35 AM
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
Well, at least it gives you something to watch.
Like a good Fence Post Growing contest, or the submarine races, or....
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Originally Posted by Wildwood View Post
Like a good Fence Post Growing contest, or the submarine races, or....
Or pots never boiling.
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Old 04-07-20, 10:01 AM
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Depends.
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Old 04-07-20, 11:58 AM
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Originally Posted by thehammerdog View Post
covid is causing me stress. i have a nice Lemond 853 steel needs love.
is it even a thinkable task to begin sanding the frame for the what if?
So....you are afraid to start working on this frame because you may die before it's done?
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Old 04-07-20, 12:43 PM
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So....you are afraid to start working on this frame because you may die before it's done?
ouch. no.
i fear i will make my nice sweet steel lemond look cheap shoddy.
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Old 04-09-20, 01:10 PM
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Are you aware of any study indicating that a virus affects paint quality?
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Old 04-09-20, 09:17 PM
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W.T.F. I'm not following the paint runs.
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Old 04-09-20, 09:25 PM
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you've got the time. Might as well do it
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Many years ago I bought a Tange Infinity bicycle that was all white. I guess after that I had a bit of a mid-life crisis but couldn't afford to buy an Italian sports car. LOL so about 2001 I started buying Campagnolo Mirage and Veloce 9-speed components for the bike. Then I decided to strip the frame and paint it gree, white and red to represent the Italian flag colours. I'm really glad that I did because I was thrilled the way the bike came out. The fellow who saw the bike after I'd painted and reassembled it couldn't belive it was the same bike I'd bought from him.

Go for it! the rewards of doing a good repaint can last decades.

Here's an image of that bike.




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Old 04-10-20, 07:56 AM
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I thought this thread had a lot more potential before the clarification.
So many what if's?
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Old 04-10-20, 02:01 PM
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Originally Posted by thehammerdog View Post
covid is causing me stress. i have a nice Lemond 853 steel needs love.
is it even a thinkable task to begin sanding the frame for the what if?
I'd say it's a yes.

I'm taking the opportunity to rebuild a 1954 Raleigh Superbe into a SS with a coaster brake. Just painted the fork today. I'm using Alkyd Resin spray paint so it's going to be a loooooong wait before I get to apply the top coat. Stuff takes like 2 week to cure fully.

I'd encourage you to go for it
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Old 04-10-20, 10:09 PM
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Originally Posted by thehammerdog View Post
covid is causing me stress. i have a nice Lemond 853 steel needs love.
is it even a thinkable task to begin sanding the frame for the what if?
You are asking everyone if it is even thinkable to sand the fame because the finished version may look bad?

We have no idea if the finished version will look bad.

Are you taking it to a painter?
Are you having it powdercoated?
Are you doing a wet paint process at home?
Are you using spray.bike?
Are you using spray paint?

How much prep work will you do if it's a home job?
What color(s) will be used?


Pretty sure answers to all that will help others determine if the bike will look good or not.
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Old 04-10-20, 10:09 PM
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Definitely go for it. I have an 853 Schwinn Peloton that the color was killing me. I got it with a perfect factory paint job and I stripped it right away (it was a hideous blue) It went through two different colors and full builds before I settled on gloss black. No decals except the head badge and a reynolds 853 sticker on the bottom of the seat tube. I love the way the bike looks, and couldnt be happier. The paint isn't perfect, but to me, the bike looks better than ever.
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