[CR]re: Was: Jim Bundy....now chromed BB shells

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Date: Thu, 8 Jan 2009 18:06:30 -0800
From: "EPL" <lowiemanuel@yahoo.ca>
To: "classicrendezvous@bikelist.org" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR]re: Was: Jim Bundy....now chromed BB shells


&quot;Jim Bundy&#39;s frame is very nice looking indeed.  When I went to look at th e pictures, the first thing I zeroed in on was the BB shell close-up.  It may be a reflection or something else, but I see what looks to be a slight discoloration in the rear part around the bridge.  I always am intereste d in the BB area of chromed frames.  It seems to be a difficult area. 

Many times I think they would have been better off painting the shell.  I love to hear feed back on this subject.&quot;

Proper chroming of the bottom bracket shell requires that the plater affixe s an auxiliary anode low on the seat tube. Few platers are equipped to do this. The results (or lack thereof) show.

My Rich Gangl race frame with Hurlow Superbe lugs has a chromed BB shell, d one by a plater who understood the task. Result is close to perfect

Emanuel Lowi Montreal, Quebec

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