OneGearGuy· Cold. Blue. Steel.
Hey Farley, killer commuter! when you say bead-blasted is that similar to shot-peened (if you know)? Did you see how the frame looked raw after that was done but before it was anodized? any pics of that stage?farley325 said:I I had it stripped, bead blasted, and flat black anodized. .
Looks nice with the matching Reba!Oliver said:I had an old Specialized Rock Hopper sandblasted and polished, and the welds looked fine compared to the rest of the frame.
are you sure about this? I know IF delivers bikes with a shot peened finish, and no other coatings, etc... but that is titanium.unit said:I recommend protecting even an aluminum frame from the elements. Raw aluminum will corrode if not anodized, clear coated, or painted.