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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 9:36 am 
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Hi there ive inherited a Cinelli Speciale Corse which needs stripping down re-chroming and repainting, do any of you know of a re-chroming shop around Leicestershire or the midlands?
do you have any idea of price?
Many thanks
Neil


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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 1:15 pm 
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These guys are normally excellent value

http://www.rschrome.co.uk/

Take a photo and ask for a quote. Their in Failsworth, Manchester, but for me they've still worked out cheaper even with the postage.


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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 7:55 pm 
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Mercian Cycles offer a chrome plating service but are quite dear but the plating is superb.

The shop is in Alvaston near Derby.

http://www.merciancycles.co.uk/renovation

Strip old chrome

On renovations not requiring re-chroming
Strip old chrome on forks £22.00
Strip old chrome on frame £40.00

653, 725, 731 and 853 Frames
Please note that we can only chrome the dropouts on these frames. This is because the stays are too thin to be polished for chrome plating

Save Existing Chrome

Mask and save chrome crown £24.00
Mask and save chrome front dropouts £24.00
Mask and save chrome rear dropouts £26.00
Mask and save chrome front ends £24.00
Mask and save chrome rear ends £26.00
Mask and save chrome head lugs £33.00

Chrome Plating

Chrome plating is the only process we cannot do in-house at our Derby workshop. Chrome plating is undertaken by, in our opinion, the best in the business. The company we use specialise in restoration chrome plating and receives work from all over Europe due to the quality of the job they do and the quality of the materials they use.

Chrome front dropouts £49.50
Chrome rear dropouts £72.00
Chrome rear dropouts and right hand chainstay £110.00
Chrome front ends – approximately 6" £83.00
Chrome rear ends – approximately 6" £174.00
Chrome rear ends up to bridges £200.00
All chrome forks £115.00
Chrome crown £55.00
Tandem front dropouts £50.00
Tandem rear dropouts £110.00
Tandem rear dropouts and right hand chainstay £160.00

Chrome Plating Renovations

We can also offer a top quality chrome plating service on renovations – providing the frame surface to be chromed is not pitted.

Please add 20% to the above prices for chrome plating on renovations. This extra charge is due to the additional preparation work required on frames and forks prior to and following chrome plating, includes old chrome/paint removal, masking for painting, extra hand finishing / rubbing down and delivery to/from the chrome platers.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 1:25 pm 
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Prestige Platers in Mexborough do a LOT of bike work. They understand the need to be careful with the polishing so that logos are not removed and diameters etc. not reduced. They'll do anything from a nut to a frame.

01709 577004


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:24 pm 
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Was a very sunny day so decided to dismantle my (old neds) Carlton Flyer and think about making it white.......like all Skol six track bikes should be :)

viewtopic.php?f=23&t=105750

Now Carltons came with a lot of chrome so after 2 hours I shifted a layer of black / blue / white / from about 4" of fork and came across nickel plating and some old bits of chrome. Looks like the forks were chromed so going to get them re-chromed like they were BITD and will try Prestige Platers... Interestingly the frame number on the forks has been obliterated

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Going to look at the rest of the frame for chrome in the next couple of days as a lot of the later frames were fully chromed.

Shaun


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