obligatory Serotta crotch shot.
Last week, I posted a heartfelt (by which i mean anal retentive) rant about not letting your frame turn to rust. Well, truth be told, the bike that I ride the most, a 1992 Serotta Colorado TG was in pretty bad shape. The previous owner was a sweaty guy who rode a lot. Despite a repaint at some point in its life, by the time the frame came to me, there were a few very questionable areas in the paint. Several places on the underside of the top tube, the cable guides, and the bottom bracket shells seemed to be developing some very sketchy looking corrosive and rusty spots.
Luckily, we work with Maas Brothers, an industrial powdercoater based in Livermore, CA. Whats nice about these guys is that they have quite a bit of experience with bicycles, so when you have them paint your frame, they are not dismissing it as a toy that doesn’t deserve any special attention. Just about everyone at the shop has had them do work for us, and we’ve never been disappointed with the results.
This time around, I opted to just have my frame and fork bead blasted and painted clear to remain inconspicuous during my commute:
I’m very happy with how it turned out. Maas brothers have very reasonable pricing, and we don’t take a cut, because we like our customers. I know my frame is a boring gray color (then again, I’m a pretty boring guy) but we have lots of examples of their work floating around the shop in bright and exciting colors.
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