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    Naughty aluminum frames!

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    Let's see your raw aluminium!-img_3569.jpg

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    ^^^ Nice.

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    This thread just keeps going....glad to see all the "naked beauty"!

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    My Mongoose Amplifier as I first built it and as it is now.

    I couldn't resist the Noleen fork even though the bike has lost its 'purity'
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    Quote Originally Posted by nigelb View Post
    My Mongoose Amplifier as I first built it and as it is now.

    I couldn't resist the Noleen fork even though the bike has lost its 'purity'
    The Noleen linkage fork is beautiful. You'll never need an excuse to put one on a fun XC bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandmangts View Post
    76 years of oxidation can be harder to get off than paint.
    Amazing.

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    2 polished giants

    Here's 2 of mine. A STP frame and a built up XTC.


















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    Quote Originally Posted by amrjon View Post
    Here's 2 of mine. A STP frame and a built up XTC.
    Wow, you did a pretty nice job both polishing and taking pictures. My compliments to you!
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    Not a bike, but the hood on a first generation Miata is aluminum.... Took a few hours, but ended up with this:

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    Heres my giant AC:

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    Aluminum

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donmac70 View Post
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    Am I missing something like a picture?
    A garage full of steel frames means happiness.

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    Not allowed pic until I've had enough posts

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    Quote Originally Posted by CS2 View Post
    Am I missing something like a picture?
    Quote Originally Posted by Donmac70 View Post
    Not allowed pic until I've had enough posts
    So he is basically posting nothing in order to get his post count up.

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    Wanted to post pic, wasn't allowed so I still posted what I have. Thanks for the snide remark!!!!!!!!!!

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    Oh, don't mention it! Anytime you're willing to waste my time with a post about nothing, I'm willing to give out, "snide" comments. Now I'm going to give negative rep.

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    Taken in Stellenbosch, South Africa
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ltdan12a View Post
    Not a bike, but the hood on a first generation Miata is aluminum.... Took a few hours, but ended up with this:
    No, not a bike but pretty darn awesome anyway. Thanks for posting!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iwan View Post
    Taken in Stellenbosch, South Africa
    Did you get the frame raw or did you strip it? Been wanting to strip my Spot.

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    this thread makes me want to strip the paint on my Norco Range. You guys are doing good.
    I've got a new rear triangle my ride that is anodized though and I'm considering whether or not I polish that, or part of it, and the anodized swing arm. I'll see. where do you guys go for frame decals?

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    After drooling over all the beautiful raw and polished rides on this thread I finally took the plunge to strip my 06 Fisher Tassajara. Lets just say it didnt go very well. Apparently my frame is powder coated or something because after 2 can of stripper and 5hrs of application my frame is still coated with a gray primer like coating that the stripper cant seem to remove. Suggestions? I was thinking of wet sanding it off however Im not sure of what to do in the more intricate areas such as the drop outs and cable guides. What grit paper should I start and end with if I go that route? Or should I just take it to a media blast company? I just wanna get my bike back together. Any help is greatly appreciated!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyclesnIPAs View Post
    After drooling over all the beautiful raw and polished rides on this thread I finally took the plunge to strip my 06 Fisher Tassajara. Lets just say it didnt go very well. Apparently my frame is powder coated or something because after 2 can of stripper and 5hrs of application my frame is still coated with a gray primer like coating that the stripper cant seem to remove. Suggestions? I was thinking of wet sanding it off however Im not sure of what to do in the more intricate areas such as the drop outs and cable guides. What grit paper should I start and end with if I go that route? Or should I just take it to a media blast company? I just wanna get my bike back together. Any help is greatly appreciated!
    I hate to be a buzz kill but I would say "abort mission" on trying to do it yourself at this point. If you have already put a few hours using some good nasty paint remover and you're not seeing raw aluminum then you are going to have a hell of time when you get into the small dropout and BB areas.

    I would find a local metal polishing house and let them have a look at it and have them do the blasting/stripping for you at least. You can still do the fine polishing yourself to give it a personal touch, but believe me it can be a royal PITA to get into some spots even if you have a frame that is cooperating. Just my $.02 Good luck.

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    Thanks for the input. Im leaning more towards getting the frame media blasted the more I stare at the gray mess. I actually attempted to use some wet fine grit sand paper on the down tube, the effort required to remove the coating was ridiculous and way more taxing than I care to deal with. Guess Im gonna be searching for a media blaster on Monday.

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    Good decision if you want to get your rig back on the trail sooner rather than later. Do a quick search and you might be surprised how many metal blasting places around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyclesnIPAs View Post
    Thanks for the input. Im leaning more towards getting the frame media blasted the more I stare at the gray mess. I actually attempted to use some wet fine grit sand paper on the down tube, the effort required to remove the coating was ridiculous and way more taxing than I care to deal with. Guess Im gonna be searching for a media blaster on Monday.
    Find one that is familiar with working with Al frames. Is easy to ruin a frame if they do it wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amrjon View Post
    Here's 2 of mine. A STP frame and a built up XTC.

















    Very nice, waiting to see the STP built up.

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    I did a Google search for powder coating removers/strippers. Turned up a few options. Has anyone here used a powder coat specific stripper? Im still considering media blasting the frame however Im assuming this route is expensive. The powder coat specific strippers can be had for around $20.

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    Never did try powder coat specific but was lucky to have frames that stripped down nicely. You can try it, but I don't think it would cost more than $50 or so just to have it blasted then polish it yourself.

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    After going to a couple of paint stores (one of which the clerk had no idea what powder coating was and thought I was referring to a paint color lol) I wound up at an Automotive Speed/Race shop where I picked up a can of stripper called POR-strip by POR 15. This stuff works! I finished stripping and polishing my frame in about 2 1/2 hrs. Assembly will ensue tomorrow hopefully I can post a pic when im done. :-)

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    Awesome, glad you found the right stuff to do the job. You might want to do a couple coats with a mag wheel type of wax that will help slow the oxidation process and will resist stains that raw AL is susceptible to. Let's see it when she's done.

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    My neighbor who works for Freight Liner gave me a bottle of aluminum polish that they use on all the big rigs. Worked great. Didnt wanna go to shiny on the finish so I stopped at a nice brushed finish. Its not perfect but hay its a mountain bike. Pretty happy with it though, gonna assemble it tonight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyclesnIPAs View Post
    My neighbor who works for Freight Liner gave me a bottle of aluminum polish that they use on all the big rigs. Worked great. Didnt wanna go to shiny on the finish so I stopped at a nice brushed finish. Its not perfect but hay its a mountain bike. Pretty happy with it though, gonna assemble it tonight.
    For some unexplainable reason, I'm not seeing the picture, that I know you posted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle Shawn View Post
    For some unexplainable reason, I'm not seeing the picture, that I know you posted.
    Yeah no pic yet. As sad as it is I actually dont know how to post a pic. Will do asap when I figure out how.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyclesnIPAs View Post
    Yeah no pic yet. As sad as it is I actually dont know how to post a pic. Will do asap when I figure out how.
    It's pretty easy. Open free account at Photobucket, store your pics there. Copy the IMG link from there and Paste it here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle Shawn View Post
    It's pretty easy. Open free account at Photobucket, store your pics there. Copy the IMG link from there and Paste it here.
    Cool I'll get a pic up as soon as I can thanks.

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    Ok, I'll play...............1993 Diamondback Vertex, full XT, Post Modern suspension seatpost, Rockshox fork, gray fire XC pros, Gray Ourys, silver Easton monkey bar, XT dual control shifter/lever combo, gray cabling, Azonic stem......


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    Quote Originally Posted by sp00j View Post
    Ok, I'll play...............1993 Diamondback Vertex, full XT, Post Modern suspension seatpost, Rockshox fork, gray fire XC pros, Gray Ourys, silver Easton monkey bar, XT dual control shifter/lever combo, gray cabling, Azonic stem......

    Nice. Kinda resembles an old school titanium 'goose frame I saw at a bike shop recently.

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    Ok, so here is a "raw" bike that was a mystery until a few weeks ago (see "Mystery Frame" thread in the Vintage forum).

    Its a Ziegler-Lam made in Kent WA. Probably a 1998 model and this model came "raw".

    I've got the bug now and want more bare aluminum bikes!!!

    I had a 1992 Cannondale Delta V-2000. It was painted of course and I remember in the manual for it they said not to strip the paint as the process could damage or weaken the frame. I always thought that was odd. I also always wondered why 'dale did not offer a bare frame choice. My guess is it costs more to brush or polish a frame than to paint it?

    It a crime to cover up aluminum.

    I'll be back to put the pic up after I get to 10 posts
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    current build up of Spec Hardrock "Nuttin' Special"
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    Quote Originally Posted by VintageRocks View Post
    I also always wondered why 'dale did not offer a bare frame choice. My guess is it costs more to brush or polish a frame than to paint it?
    Cannondale had polished frames available most years.
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    It was the look of a Cannondale of forum user (brentos) in this thread that got me dialled in stripping mine to raw, kind of a classical race car look and closest thing to bike porn I have ever seen:

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    A milestone in this thread.

    Sry to double post it here but cant post links yet and dont know how to link to message #116

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    She's not a mountain bike, but she's still raw aluminum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RaptorTC View Post
    She's not a mountain bike, but she's still raw aluminuml
    And she still looks nice. Something to be said for the elegance of keeping it simple.
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    decals help make it look legit
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    Specialized 2001 Rockhopper

    Her name is Sasha. =)

    My favorite thing about stripping her raw is how the frame matches the alu crankset.

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    Raw Giant Trance

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    Original Brushed Aluminum finish after removing paint. I used Mother's Aluminum polish to brighten and protect it a littLet's see your raw aluminium!-trancesaleframedetail.jpgLet's see your raw aluminium!-trancesaleleftshock.jpgLet's see your raw aluminium!-trancesalelarge.jpgle bit.

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    Powder removed, Mother's applied.





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    my Trek CNC Rail.
    clear coat over aluminum. Perhaps a clear Powder coat.


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