Leni Freid seems to be the only bicycle specific anodizer out their, but I'm looking for something a bit simpler than her usual jobs and her minimum is a bit more than I was looking for. Certainly not over priced for her level of work though.
Anyone know of another option. I've looked into doing it myself also.
sigismond0 wrote:I know you specify American-based, but I highly recommend Toronto Cycles. They charge next to nothing to color titanium and are very friendly to work with.
i think his brother runs jerseycycles.com in NJ. maybe he offers similar...or could be that he just gets all his anodizing from up north. doesn't hurt to ask.
- Parlee Altum + DA9150 + Enve SES 4.5 carbon hubs
- Parlee ESX + DA9150 + THM SRM PM + Enve SES 6.7 CK hubs
- Independent Fabrication Ti FLW + DA9100 + Enve 3.4 CK hubs
At one time merlin warned againsy anodizing because of micro cracking, but then they later started to do extensive engraving so its hard to take that warning seriously. Of all thecracked Ti frames I've seen on the internet none were broken at an anodized area.
Believe me if you can point to something specific I'd love to see it.
It seems like the process has been used enough that if the problem was real their would be plenty of examples.
Of course if anyone has a Firefly that is anodized with 55cm toptube and is afraid to ride it, I'll be glad to test it for you for a few years.
Why don't you buy some 9V batteries, (or a voltage variable power supply) some cola and give it a go?
This is the color/voltage range;
and this is a simple example of what the result can look like;
http://www.popsci.com/diy/article/2005- ... echnicolor" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
It's very simple and straight forward.
eflayer wrote:just a suggestion here in the US
http://www.titaniumarts.com/anodized.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
WOW . This stuff is amazing! I might have to get a TI frame, just so this guy can anodize it for me!
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