|LeMond Aluminum - peeling paint||ridewt|
Mar 11, 2002 9:41 AM
|The paint on my LeMond Aluminum is starting to peel/chip off in chunks. When I wipe the frame down after a ride, the paint chips off even more. Seems like the paint didn't bond very well to the aluminum. Does anyone have any experience with this and solutions? Maybe a replacement LeMond frame under warranty?|
|re: LeMond Aluminum - peeling paint||TJeanloz|
Mar 11, 2002 9:51 AM
|I believe there's a one year warranty on the finish. But I have seen this happen on aluminum.|
Mar 11, 2002 10:09 AM
|My Sis in law just got her Lemond back from being repainted (it was really soft and poorly fininshed). It took about 4-6 weeks to get it back and cost-I think $200. It was about three years old, but Lemond knew all about the paint problem-The LBS indicated that it was a common failing of the bikes.|
|Where you see a problem, I see an opportunity!||Ahimsa|
Mar 11, 2002 10:25 AM
|A custom paint color and a chance to get rid of the logo mess! Aha!
Powder coat at my LBS: $100 any stock color.
And since you'd need to strip the frame, it would be a good time for component upgrades and a total overhaul before spring. Count your blessing lad, you'll be glad for this if you spin it right.
Of course if the bike is brand new I'd be a bit peeved. In that case... raise Hell brother!
|re: Same thing on Raleigh 600||dzrider|
Mar 11, 2002 12:36 PM
|Big chips and flakes. Since I only paid $100 for the frame, fork h.s. and bb I'm loathe to spend more on the paint. Curiously, the Kinesis fork, also aluminum, is fine.|
|It just proves...||Leisure|
Mar 12, 2002 1:18 AM
|Lemond really IS a flake! Oh no! I didn't really just say that! I'll behave! 8oD|| |