[CR]Bike painting

(Example: Framebuilding:Norris Lockley)

Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2008 11:02:34 -0600
From: "Charles Hobbs" <hobbs.charles1@gmail.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Bike painting

Two recent threads lead me to this question. Why the disdain for powdercoat? I agree that the black and white job on the Willier was awful, but is there something fundamentally bad about powdercoating, or just botched efforts? On a classic, original paint is always best, and Cycleart type restoration second. But I have seen some decent powdercoats that seem an affordable option for many bikes.

Charles Hobbs
Fort Morgan Colordo