Dropped the frame and fork lowers off at Keep powdercoating today. They know their stuff and are familiar with bike frames and magnesium items. I'm going for 'Traffic White' (RAL9016) on both frame and forks. Looking at it against white hammerite makes the hammerite look beige! Its very white
Paint will be 2PK as it looks a bit nicer than powder, weighs less, and is just as tough.
They were very professional and keen to do a really great job for me and it's only costing £60.
Still no sign of my front wheel
I've been in to Future cycles at least once every week to see whats going on and the guy in there is doing his best and very apologetic. He's having trouble getting a replacement XM317 Disc rim. So he;s ordered it from 2 possible sources who say they can supply it and its still listed on Mavic's site. They are still in production. I told him if the worst comes to the worst to use a XC 717 disc but he tells me this costs twice as much as the XM317. They look very similar in shape but the XC is lighter. To be honest as its taken so long already I think if we go the XC717 route that he should swallow the extra cost. After all he did lose my rim I provided in the first place.
I like the guy and he's doing his best so I'm not angry about it. It's about time it got sorted though.
So, the projects moving a little closer now. I cant wait!