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March 27, 2005, 4:53 p.m.
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custom paint

i am only going on what i have been told by a powder coating compony. they bake at 170 to 220 degrees celsius for 20 to 40 min.another thing is the bike would have to be stripped and etched or it would chip like a bastered. eather way any bike i haved owned has been scrathed to death after a month of riding anyway

March 26, 2005, 12:45 p.m.
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custom paint

true powder coating is more chip resistant. but it is also hard on the frames because of the high bake temp which is why no bike company will warrenty any repainted bike.There is pros and cons to both. if you dump your bike hard it is going to chip or scrath regardless. nobody who rides has an unmarked bike.you can get some pretty crazy powder coat colors just look at the custom harleys out there. i personally would rather have a scratched bike than a broken bike..

March 26, 2005, 8:02 a.m.
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UFC comments week 4

i didnt vote the last two rounds. I hope they saved the best for last.

March 26, 2005, 7:37 a.m.
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custom paint

sorry about spelling i cant type

March 26, 2005, 7:36 a.m.
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custom paint

you did something wrong than i painted my last bike and it chipped no more than any powder coat finish i have had.maybe you waited to long to paint it after the epoxy.you have a two day max sit time with epoxy. if you wait longer than that you have to sand it all down befor you spray. we also used a thick clear coat.Prouplem is any little scrath or chip realy sticks out compared to abasic color.

March 25, 2005, 7:20 a.m.
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custom paint

the painter had some left over from a while back. i bugged him for a while to use some on me bike.$25 powder coat is a great deal,but i prefer the base clear because there are infanate color options.it is much more costly though especialy an old frame. it took me four hours to sand out all the scrapes and nicks,than you need to epoxy the bare aluminum,than a color shade than the color and finally the clear.another advantage over powder coat is you can slow bake at a low temp instad of a super high bake temp(not good for frame streangth).a normal color would cost around 300 bucks ,my color around 400. less if its a new. frame.

March 24, 2005, 9:38 p.m.
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custom paint

This kinda gives you the idea of the paint but nothing like when it is in the sun

March 24, 2005, 8:32 p.m.
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custom paint

I got a good deal. the paint alone is $450 a quart.(i didnt pay that)It goes from copper to purple and every color inbetween. i prepped it myself and put epoxy on so the paint would not chip.

March 24, 2005, 7:58 p.m.
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custom paint

its hard to see in the pic but it changes color in different light. it looks beter in sunlight

March 13, 2005, 9:54 a.m.
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Trail Signage

Smoke has been riding these trails longer than most people who post here.I think his point is to be able to ride them for a lot longer. The population on the trails grow every year so we all need to put in an effort to make less impact. try less bitching and more helpfull sugestions. Comparing wild animals to mountain bikers or family pets is one of the dumbest things i have ever read.

March 13, 2005, 7:34 a.m.
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my updated 2002 norco 4by

behind the welds near the bb

March 12, 2005, 7:26 p.m.
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my updated 2002 norco 4by

Mine cracked under the head tube last weekend.I was totally bumed but i road that bike hard for three years so it didnt owe me anything.I would not worry about the head tube it is strong but keep your eye on the chainstays they break pretty easy.Norco replaced mine twice, never took longer than a week to get the new ones at no charge.

March 11, 2005, 7 p.m.
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my updated 2002 norco 4by

nice bike. The 2002 4x4 was my fave bike.

March 10, 2005, 7:44 p.m.
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women's camps in vancouver

try endlessbiking.com , they are doing lots of different camps and I'm sure they have womens specific. I know their coaches are very experienced and have cmic.

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