Rasper had his frame done in Kenosha and it looks really nice, try a PM to him for info on the shop he used.
Definitely, they seemed to be really knowledgeable about doing bike work... I had a FS frame done, which is trickier... turned out awesome.TRIUMPH KID said:Spence Industries in Green Bay also does fine work.
FishMan473 said:Just wanted to follow up:
So far the results from Noble Works look pretty good, especially for the price! With two caveats:
1) The paint color is nothing like what we expected. We got to choose any color we wanted from his supplier's website. However, when someone has an object that has been powder coated a certain color, then you take a picture of it, then upload that to a computer, then upload that to the web, then view that on a monitor someplace else... there is a lot of room for the color to shift, and this is what happened. My wife was hoping for a bright purple with sparkles, she got a dark plum with sparkles. Still, she's pretty happy, mostly just because she likes sparkles.
2) Overall, the quality of the work was great, however there is one small spot above the brake boss that is a bit wrinkly. Fortunately it is a place where it won't ever be noticed.
We will have to wait til our upcoming trip to AZ to check the durability of the paint job. But overall, I would say that if you're in southern WI Noble Works is worth a try. Starting at $50 for good quality work, makes it a great value. However, if you're really picky about the color, you'll want to go someplace where you can see a physical sample ahead of time. I will definitely be going back to Noble Works to get a couple frames painted in the next year or two.
FishMan473 said:Oh yeah, I pointed out to him the areas needed protection, head tube, bb, brake bosses, etc. he did a pretty good job with masking these off. I am going to need to bring the frame to a shop to have them face the head tube and BB since a little paint from the outer frame found its way onto these surfaces, which have to be very precise for proper headset and BB function, but I was planning on doing this anyway. No paint got on the BB threads themselves. He did a very good job of taping up the brake (v-brake) bosses, they are even better than new. He even went as far as to protect the threads in the bottle cage holes and I think he did the same in the derailleur drop-out threads. I went ahead and tapped/chased these again anyway.