i got it painted at a sheet metal shop in salt lake city... they did an ok job but painted in the bearing holes like i told them not to, took me days to dremel the paint out... i guess i got what i paid for though, it was only $50! other that that its a great paint job and it looks sick... oh yeah and that is my garage, we have a lot of bikes, my dad just ordered another one... an intense 6.6 s.s. Its a lot of bikes!
While we are at it, check out the custom pearl finish white job on mine - also has a custom tuned Push DHX and custom tuned Fox Van 36s but I've not yet had a chance to ride it with these new additions. I have the day off Friday for that!
very nice... that looks sick, who did yours? i had some problems with the shop that painted mine... they ignored my very specific instructions to cover up all the bearing holes... like i said, many hours with the dremel. Looks like your guys took a bit more time with it
It was done by a place in Bristol (UK) called Argos. They are very profgessional and do quite a lot of the frame resprays for the country's bike shops. My lbs took care of removing and replacing the bearings but they said that Argos are very good to mask the frame in all the right places. The only small problem I had was that they didn't mask the lower linkage pivot, i.e. where the link plate attaches to the frame. This meant that I couldn't get the link plate to fit and had to scrape the paint off. It was a relatively easy job, once I'd figured out the problem. The other thing was that it wasn't cheap, in all with carriage, the new transfers and labour at the lbs for the bearings and headset etc, it came to £220/$440. But I think it's worth it because it looks like a whole new bike. Going to ride it this Friday!
I have a push tuned DHX on my Demo 8 and it made a huge difference. I will be over afan/glyncorrwg fairly soon as I want to ride the new energy section on the whites level. I'll drop you a line when I am over.
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