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Badger
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PostSubject: Powder coat wheels    Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:20 am

I've had a quote of £80 for both wheels to be powder coated gloss black.
Thing is, this includes the spokes, and I was hoping to have stainless spokes and the black rims.  Anyone know of somewhere that would fit the stainless after the powder coating, or do you think all black would look good?  
This is an old pic of my bike, but shows the colour of it.  
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PostSubject: Re: Powder coat wheels    Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:49 pm

http://www.central-wheel.co.uk/powdercoating/powdercoating.html

These guys did mine and im really pleased with the finish plus I had new ss spokes fitted at the same time. If you want black they do black spokes!

Not sure about the cost as they did all the pc on the bike but I had shopped around and these guys had a great price and great reviews.
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PostSubject: Re: Powder coat wheels    Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:09 pm

Thank you.
Probably go with these guys, gloss black rims and stainless spokes.
Cost more than local, but local can only do black and do original spokes black.
I'm keeping this bike, and the heart wants what the heart wants. 
It's eleven years old now, and starting to get attention when I park up, I think it's worth doing it up nice over the winter.  I'm thinking, wheels, brake overhaul with stainless braided hose, and maybe V&H Cruzers along with other ideas.
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PostSubject: Re: Powder coat wheels    Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:22 pm

Do any of you guys know, off hand, what the torque settings are for replacing the front and rear wheels when I get to it?
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PostSubject: Re: Powder coat wheels    Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:14 pm

front axle 65 Nm       front axle holder bolt 33 Nm

rear axle 65 Nm        rear torque link nut 25 Nm
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PostSubject: Re: Powder coat wheels    Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:25 pm

Sweet.   Thanks Ardie. 
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PostSubject: Re: Powder coat wheels    Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:42 pm

No probs badger
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PostSubject: Re: Powder coat wheels    Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:16 pm

As they were ......

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PostSubject: Re: Powder coat wheels    Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:00 pm

AND!
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PostSubject: Re: Powder coat wheels    Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:05 pm

................. the suspense is killing me! 
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PostSubject: Re: Powder coat wheels    Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:55 pm

..........and now.  
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PostSubject: Re: Powder coat wheels    Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:40 pm

They look tidy  thumup
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PostSubject: Re: Powder coat wheels    Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:30 pm

lookin good!
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PostSubject: Re: Powder coat wheels    Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:19 am

You guys with older bikes, may find that your mudguard stay is quite rusty, hidden away as it is, out of sight.  I cleaned off all the flaky and loose rust off mine, and gave it a few coats of the biker's friend. Not pretty, but it's better protected now
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PostSubject: Re: Powder coat wheels    Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:20 pm

Hammerite?   thumup   
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PostSubject: Re: Powder coat wheels    Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:50 am

Good tip recthe bracket. Wheels look really good too thumupthumup
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PostSubject: Re: Powder coat wheels    Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:21 pm

Wheels look very spiffy! Always loved the "blacked out" look on cars and bikes
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PostSubject: Re: Powder coat wheels    Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:04 pm

Skidalot wrote:
Hammerite?   thumup   
Yes mate, love it.   May get myself and old trail bike, and paint it all Hammerite colours, everywhere.  (mostly black)  lol.
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PostSubject: Re: Powder coat wheels    Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:37 pm

wheels look good badger nice work
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PostSubject: Re: Powder coat wheels    Mon May 07, 2018 3:24 pm

Quick photo ....
I'm pleased with the look, I think it is a nice understated change, especially if I do the 2" drop on the rear, and get a few more bits polished and gloss black.

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PostSubject: Re: Powder coat wheels    Mon May 07, 2018 7:12 pm

just a quick one about the two inch drop mate I did it to mine and it was fine but with someone on the back the rear wheel does rub on the mudguard but only when going over bumps lol I do weigh about a 100 kilo though think Sim did it and it was fine I'm just a fat bastard   it is fine with just me on the bike
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PostSubject: Re: Powder coat wheels    Tue May 08, 2018 7:01 pm

Yes just be careful if you need to carry a passenger Badger!
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PostSubject: Re: Powder coat wheels    Tue May 08, 2018 7:19 pm

or if your a bit chubby 
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PostSubject: Re: Powder coat wheels    Wed May 09, 2018 9:01 pm

I'm just over 11 stone in a soaking wet German greatcoat and pockets full of change, so should be ok on my own, lots of bumps and such here in the valleys though, how about jacking the suspension up?
would that help?  does it just rub the tyre, or the wires under the rear mudguard?
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PostSubject: Re: Powder coat wheels    Mon May 14, 2018 10:28 pm

I think you will be fine mate like I say i'm well over 11 stone and it's  a ok 1up I don't think it rubs any wires mate
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