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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 1:45 pm 
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Just had a steel frame (Bonty Privateer FWIW) powdercoated by K&N in Portchester. £50 inc. bead blast, masking and coating. Dropped it off yesterday at 2pm and got a call at 10am today to collect it! Great smooth finish and the masking had been done excellently; no powder or blasting medium in any threads/headstube etc...


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I had some work done at Ele-Flex in Chichester. I have to say that IMHO they were perhaps a little bit industrial, if you are looking for some finesse or delicacy I would think about going elsewhere. Or maybe I just caught them on a bad day?


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I've had 3 bike frames and a tag along done there, I supplied my own paint for 2 of the frames and they supplied the paint for the tag along and other frame. The tag along was powder coated and I agree with the industrial look, but the frames came out better than expected.


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I suppose it comes down to expectation. I have had work done at JR Finishright as well and was perfectly happy with it. I didn't use them this time because Chichester was on my work route at the time. I'm not saying avoid, just maybe be a little wary if you have something delicate or treasured.


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Popped out for a spin on the road bike today and got a puncture in Petts Wood. Of course, this is the time I don't take a spare tube with me ...

I walked into Queensway Autos hoping to buy a tube and borrow some levers and a pump. Very welcoming staff, let me use the workshop stand and and made admiring noises about the bike, which was not the response I'd have expected from a lot of high street bike shops on a Saturday afternoon!


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:53 pm 
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Johnboy wrote:
I had some work done at Ele-Flex in Chichester. I have to say that IMHO they were perhaps a little bit industrial, if you are looking for some finesse or delicacy I would think about going elsewhere. Or maybe I just caught them on a bad day?



Well I've just had some work done at another company that I really would recommend highly. I was put onto them by Woodsman.

I had a frame and forks blasted with fine garnet media and a zinc phosphate anti-corrosion treatment applied for £24. Good value I reckon!

Cleaning Consultants (Contractors) Ltd.
Little Springfield Farm,
Plaistow Road,
Loxwood,
RH14 0TS

Tel. 01403 752347


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