Posted by: Dean-W
Posted by: KazYamamura
Posted by: rideitall
Yes, a very nice paint job on the bike. What's the cost to get something like done and where? It looks like you have ditched the Reverb dropper. Is that a Fox dropper on there?
After hearing the pros and cons on the Reverb I was planning on running the stock 150mm Reverb dropper that came on my Bronson, but after a handful of rides it crapped the bed. I picked up another Lev Integra as I have had relatively good luck with KS products. Going to get the Reverb fixed and sell it.
The one good thing that came from the Reverb is how the push button under the bar was so much better than the standard KS Lev lever on top of the bar. The Lev I picked up had the Southpaw lever with it, so nice as compared to the stock lever.
It's actually not a paint job; it's just a vinyl wrap. Sure, it'll add a few grams, but it weighs less than 3M protective clear tape, and basically does the same job. It cost me $50 to print at the local print shop, and probably spent about 15 hours total wrapping the whole bike. I started out with sort of a "Ride The Lightning" look, but then the 80's influence completely took over on the logos...
I've personally had some bad luck with Reverbs and KS posts, so I decided to go for the Transfer - plus it matches my front and rear uppy-downy bits (and comparable cost to a reverb). I also never really liked the Reverb remote; it felt like it needed a little extra thumb power to start to push the remote, plus it sticks out a little too much for my thumb's liking, whereas the Transfer remote just feels like a regular shifter.
That is really cool. I agree with your points on the dropper levers. I bought a Wolf Tooth lever for my post and love it.
If one wanted to just get plain black or red, where would one get this wrap?
I would try Amazon for that. They usually have 30ft long rolls at 1 foot wide, which should be more than enough to wrap around any tube on most bikes. Michael's has a bunch of plain covered vinyl, but they're only 6'x1', and pretty darn overpriced. If you want a specific colour shade, you could try most print shops - they usually charge around $5 per square foot. I got 10 square feet printed and it was just enough to wrap my bike.