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LeMond Aluminum - peeling paint(6 posts)

LeMond Aluminum - peeling paintridewt
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 paintTJeanloz
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 600dzrider
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