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Frame painters in the US...

Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:26 pm
by Berzin1
Can anyone can recommend a frame painter in the US?

I'm getting close to recieving my custom frame and want to get this final detail ready.

Frame painters in the US...

Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:26 pm
by Weenie

Re: Frame painters in the US...

Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:33 pm
by nickf
Colorworks did an amazing job on my English. I think Rob exclusively uses them if wet paint is being used. https://www.facebook.com/ColorWorks-315637118447681/

Joe Bell is also simply amazing. My brother Sachs is absolutely flawless. http://joebell.net/

Spectrum also does great work. https://www.spectrum-cycles.com/repair.php

Re: Frame painters in the US...

Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:56 pm
by euan
Depends how long you want to wait, the best guys are booked up long in adanvce.

Hottubes are great http://www.hottubes.com/
So are Black Magic http://www.blackmagicpaint.com/

Re: Frame painters in the US...

Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:38 pm
by NickJHP
A second recommendation for Joe Bell. He did an amazing job with the painting of my frame.

The slight speckling in the orange in these images isn't there in real life, it's an artifact of the heavily compressed jpg image:

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Re: Frame painters in the US...

Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:45 pm
by Berzin1
Thanks everyone for the links. And thanks to NickJHP for posting the photos of his frame. That paint job really is impressive.

Re: Frame painters in the US...

Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:50 am
by Seedster
Velocolour is not in the US but Canada and do spectacular work at a price. Many US shops (Above Category, for example) have used them.

Re: Frame painters in the US...

Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:59 pm
by Hellgate

Re: Frame painters in the US...

Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:52 pm
by Conradsleight
Seedster wrote:
Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:50 am
Velocolour is not in the US but Canada and do spectacular work at a price. Many US shops (Above Category, for example) have used them.
Velocolour does drool worthy paint jobs. Check out their Instagram, hot damn.

Re: Frame painters in the US...

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:58 am
by HaroldC
Tony Bauman is a fantastic painter. He used to work for Specialized and painted some very cool frames. He painted my friend’s SL5 Tarmac Disc a chrome green. Awesome paint job.
https://www.maderad.com
Chrome Green: https://www.maderad.com/green-chrome


Ron Jones is also legendary. He’s currently the designer for many of Specialized special editions, including the last few Sagan frames. I’m sure he’s not cheap, but if you want the best....
http://www.probikedesign.com/bikes/
His more famous designs: http://www.probikedesign.com/bikes/news-2/

Re: Frame painters in the US...

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:28 am
by Dennisbley
euan wrote:Depends how long you want to wait, the best guys are booked up long in adanvce.

Hottubes are great http://www.hottubes.com/
So are Black Magic http://www.blackmagicpaint.com/
Black Magic painted my Ti-Cycles road bike.
They did an amazing job

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Re: Frame painters in the US...

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:34 am
by KarlC

Re: Frame painters in the US...

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:14 pm
by eric01
KarlC wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:34 am
https://www.instagram.com/sethosprayo/
So that instagram link... a bunch of nicely painted bikes interspersed with surfing images (okay, cool) and a bunch of North Korean Dictator Kim Jong Un pictures??

Re: Frame painters in the US...

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:14 pm
by KarlC
eric01 wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:14 pm
KarlC wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:34 am
https://www.instagram.com/sethosprayo/
So that instagram link... a bunch of nicely painted bikes interspersed with surfing images (okay, cool) and a bunch of North Korean Dictator Kim Jong Un pictures??
LOL yea Seth is a funny guy, you never know what he might post.

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Re: Frame painters in the US...

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:20 pm
by Berzin1
Thanks for the links, everyone. I am in the process of making contact with the painters for rough estimates and turnaround time.

Re: Frame painters in the US...

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:20 pm
by Weenie

Re: Frame painters in the US...

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:49 pm
by Berzin1
After careful consideration, I've decided to go with Horse Cycles- http://www.horsebrand.co/blog/horse-cycles-paint

The person doing the work will be Ben Falcon- http://www.benfalcon.com/

The pluses-

1) Ben has a pedigree in the business.

2) Painting frame, fork and components will be a little less expensive than the other guys.

3) Horse Cycles is located in NYC, making it much more convenient. I don't have to deal with shipping back and forth because that can be taken care of with a subway ride.

4) I could have the frame sent to another painter directly from Lynskey, but I feel better seeing it in person before sending it to be painted.

Thanks to everyone for all of your help. For the record, I lined up all of the painters listed, recieved estimates, and did a comparision comparing the pros and cons.

I am confident Horse Cycles is the best decision taking into account all of the mitigating factors.