Happy new year to you all
Well the wallet survived Christmas without to much of a battering so the project is back on the move
I managed to pick up some pedals (X-pedo’s) and shoes (MT40’s) quite cheaply so I now have everything required with the exception of :
• A powder coated frame.
• Re-Anodizing (should be sent next week)
• Re-Plating (should be sent next week)
I had been looking around for a powder coaters that specialized / had experience of bike frames and ended up talking to Dale Windridge of Windridge coatings ( http://www.windridge.co.uk/content.php/410
). They seem a very helpful / professional / experienced setup so I have made the decision to send the frame to them.
Hopefully this should be sent by the end of the week but that depends on me getting it packed and to the couriers – watch this space (but don’t hold your breath) …
The color scheme will be :
• Frame : RAL7016 – Anthracite Grey – Satin
• Fork : RAL9005 – Jet Black – Full gloss
So it should be in-keeping with my ‘stealth’ build color scheme whilst retaining similar colors to what Marin intended. I am also going to get them to do the wax coating on the inside to protect it from internal corrosion.