Color me impressed, and a little jealous. Looks amazing, and I am glad you found a powdercoater that knows the deal. Nice crisp lug edges! Most of the ones around here seem to forget you actually have to bolt things TO the frame, instead of just hanging it on the wall. So thick you can't make out the lug edges, and you have to block sand the bottom bracket facing to get them flat enough for use. Can't wait for the finished pics!
Yeah, I was also pretty pleased with the result. I explicitly asked to apply a thin layer of powder, and that I preferred nice an crisp lugs above ultra durability of the paint
Found some time to work on the bike and made some pictures. Things that are still on the to do list:
- adjusting + finetuning the gears
- cutting the cables to the correct lengths
- finding caps for the dropout adjusters
- fit the tubulars
- find a Ishiwata 022 tubing decal
- make decent pictures
Both bikes together acting as some great house decoration:
Note that the smaller on has a pre CPSC group with straight brake QR's, no lip on the FD,... The big one has a post CPSC group with domed brake QR's, lip on the FD, curved skewers,...
Also: the BB axle is way too long. There's too much clearance between the DS chainstay and the chainwheels. This makes that the front derailleur has to be in his most extreme position to keep the chain on the outer chainwheel. It worked, but doesn't look nice. So I'll have to find a shorter axle, I think!