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Almost there....scary slow
Oct 3, 2003 4:34 AM
I am waiting on the last piece of the puzzle to arrive so that I can finish building up my fixed conversion. I have been slowly acquiring parts over the last 6 months from ebay and closeout sales. I am now at the point that I don't think I can wait another day to get out and ride the thing.
re: Almost there....ROOFLE
Oct 3, 2003 6:56 PM
I have been filing on my desk for the last 5 minutes while fantasysing about removing those cable guides and shifter mounts.

Also-needs more drivetrain.

Seriously though: what is it? When are you going to screw the wheels and cranks on?
re: Almost there....scary slow
Oct 6, 2003 6:02 AM
It is an early 90's Club Fuji. I replaced the fork with straight blade fork just cause I like the way they look. I had the frame and fork powder coated for $50.00. The picture really doesn't do it justice. I am waiting on the rear wheel. Once that comes in I'll have everything necessary to build it up. I'll post a pic of the completed bike in the next week or so.
Where did you get it powder coated for $50? (nm)VW
Oct 6, 2003 12:36 PM
not scary slow, but some cheap piant options...gspot
Oct 6, 2003 4:39 PM
some auto body shops will do it for you...
It usaully turns out better if you do the prep work, and then mask the headtube, seat tube, and bb shell...
and let them do it. usually the paint is pretty good ,and its usually cheep!
don't know if they have powder tho...
or do it yoself with rattlecans....
not scary slow, but some cheap paint options...gspot
Oct 6, 2003 4:41 PM
some auto body shops will do it for you...
It usually turns out better if you do the prep work, and then mask the headtube, seat tube, and bb shell...
and let them do it. usually the paint is pretty good ,and its usually cheep!
don't know if they have powder tho...
or do it yoself with rattlecans....
sorry for the double post... NMgspot
Oct 6, 2003 4:44 PM
Where did you get it powder coated for $50? (nm)scary slow
Oct 7, 2003 4:26 AM
It was a place over in Titusville, FL by the name of Color Cure. It was 40 for the frame and 10 for the fork. Most of the work they do is for the marine industry so I don't think he knows quite how to price bike stuff. I have a couple fo other friends who have taken stuff there and they do a great job. There is honestly not one blemish on the frame or fork.
Where did you get it powder coated for $50? (nm)VW
Oct 7, 2003 3:54 PM
I called one place around here, and they want $150 - $200. Maybe it is the cost of doing business here!

Thanks!