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First bike build complete!!! Thanks BF for all the help.

Old 06-05-19, 01:22 PM
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Thanks!!! Finally a place that is driveable fo me. I see many recomendations on BF, but few are close.
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Thanks!!! Finally a place that is driveable fo me. I see many recomendations on BF, but few are close.
Some further information. Go to www.prismaticpowders.com and you can see all the colors they offer, something like 6500 of them. It would be wise to contact Fred by phone or e-mail, they are listed above, otherwise it would be hit or miss. When I went to talk to him, he had numerous cruiser style bikes that he had coated. Being able to his work on finished products was a definite plus. When I dropped my frame/fork off, he stated that he would get it done by the end of the weekend. He called me on Monday morning to tell me it was finished and we set up a time for me to pick it up. I am very pleased with the job he did and how my bike re-build turned out. Sent him a couple of pictures, by e-mail, of my finished bike and told him he was welcome to use them, and myself, as references. He e-mailed me back that he thought the bike was a beauty and thanked me. Very good experience!
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Thanks again. I will contact him and let him know what I am after.

I also saw that there is a wrinkle powder coat available. I have a non-bike project that needs to have a finish like an old manual typwriter in wrinkle black.
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It is what you wanted, you built it, now enjoy riding it! My just finished re-build, also my first, is an- early 90's steel road bike. I made some changes to accommodate my physical limitations, due to injuries and age. I had it powder coated. It is once again my favorite bike to ride. I have posted pictures of it a lot, but I am going to post just this one, one new bike re-builder to another.
Hey, nice rebuild. Sorry for the late response, I've been out... riding.

Good idea with the powder coat, much more durable from what I heard. I did mine with rattle can paint but it chips easily, so I am quite mindful of it. In the future I plan to strip and powder coat it or sell it and build up a similar bike on a titanium frame (drool...) without paint.

I've made some adjustments to it since posting. Changed the 17t cog for a 20t which made the commute easier. I wasn't able to put the 20t cog before because I needed a half link and couldn't wait for the delivery so thus fitted the 17t cog taken from my vintage raleigh 3 speed.

I swapped the cheap chain for a KMC stainless steel chain which made me feel that much better.

And corrected some ticks and creaks that were driving me nuts. The sounds were coming from the cranks, turned out it was the pedals that went a little loose.

Also raised the seat a little because my knees weren't fully stretched at the bottom of my foot stroke and that was causing some pain but it's fine now.

Been lovin it. Kret
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