Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:22 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:54 am 
Gold Trader
Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jan 15, 2007 11:40 am
Posts: 3396
Can it be done, to a reasonable level? or is it just a waste of time, with the paint coming off at the first sign of heel rub? I have some that need sorting, and would prefer black to shiny polished :facepalm:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:46 am 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Sun Mar 14, 2010 2:33 am
Posts: 3502
Location: daaan saaaf
Powder coat is very tough, it took me a lot of effort to sand it off some cheap cranks I bought that had been powder coated yellow, so it will likely last a lot longer than wet paint.

However, it probably comes down to your feet. How much do your heels rub?

If your feet line up with your legs, so, they're parallel when you stand and point straight forward when you walk your heels or ankles don't touch the cranks much. My feet essentially point straight forward and I don't mark my cranks much at all.

If you have feet that turn out, so there's a significant angle between them when you stand or walk, it maybe that your ankles or heels are far more likely to rub the cranks.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:25 am 
Gold Trader
Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jul 08, 2011 2:06 pm
Posts: 1181
Location: Bay of the Fish, Isle of Skye
foz wrote:
Can it be done, to a reasonable level? or is it just a waste of time, with the paint coming off at the first sign of heel rub? I have some that need sorting, and would prefer black to shiny polished :facepalm:


Friend of mine powder coated some truvativ cranks in white and they looked great - I ended up buying them off him and don't recall ever having them wear down and I commuted everyday for a solid 6 months with them. Would recommend it if looking to do an easy refurb. I know a few people on here have re anodised in black and that has looked amazing for a shiny, 'lighter' looking finish but prob a little harder to do with prep/finding someone to do it... a lot of polishing may be involved!

check out this thread:

viewtopic.php?t=237478&start=15

Or DIY...?

https://www.frost.co.uk/paints-coating- ... -kits.html


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:22 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Mon Feb 11, 2008 9:42 am
Posts: 2944
Just be aware that the higher temps achieved during powder coating are at the bottom end of heat treatment temps for aluminium. There is about 30-50 deg C of overlap.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: bluetomgold, d8mok, fearfactoryüberalles, Kingswood, Mac_Mwnci, niq, pipmeister, ritxaresteban, simcfarlane, themountie and 66 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group