Finish tough or pretty?
Okay so I will be placing the order for my Inbred frame and fork tomorrow. I was not thrilled with it being white but i can deal with that since i'm an ex automotive painter.
I had a random thought after i woke up this morning. Has anyone on here every RhinoLined/Linex/rockguarded a bike? I can get it done for almost nothing and was just pondering the pros and cons. Let me know what ya'll think or know.
Pro - you can throw it over a cliff and it might bounce
Con - Too heavy to pick up and throw
If you need a rhino lined bike frame, then perhaps you should just stay home and be safe...
IF you do end up rhino lining the frame, for all of us here at mtbr...please...rhino line the entire bike!!
What do you plan to haul?
I used the rattle can version (Rust-oleum truck bed coating) it only added 8oz. to the frame. My finish isn't nearly as rough, I'd say it's more sand textured than anything. Commercial applications probably will weigh more, but be more durable. But I figured my fat butt can loose 8oz. and then some, plus it was easy to do and cheap. Another benefit is that I can touch it up with a brush and no one will ever know.
What is 8 ounces? It's only 227 grams. You could strap on a couple of additional water bottles and a second tool kit. Maybe add a lava lamp.
Originally Posted by 1SPDBING
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Flush the fashion...do what you want. It might weigh a little more, but it'll be the only one.
Sorry I wasn't specific, the finish I applied to my bike (Rust-oleum truck bed coating) only added 8oz.
Originally Posted by DavyRay
Either way you go, each finish type has its pluses and minuses.
Truck bed liner:
+Durable, scratch resistant, low maintenance
-The textured finish can be harder to clean, you have to scrub it to get rid of dirt and mud. Verses just a light washing and drying.
Paint or powder coat:
+Shiny, can be any other color other than just black, you can just wipe it clean.
-Not as scratch resistant, being shiny you want to try and keep it cleaner,
Either direction you take there will always be somebody that will come along and think you should have gone the other route.
Just my 2 cents.
A lava lamp would be cool...
Originally Posted by DavyRay
Wow ... I wasn't thrilled with the color choices when I bought my Highball Alum SS and went with white, with a white Niner fork.
White is DEFINITELY not my favorite, but everybody else seems to tghink it looks great.
Anyway, the last thing I would do to my bike would be to coat it in that stuff.
I do LOVE the black, though...
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