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Does anyone have experience with a powder coat facility in the Los Angeles area? I'd like to get a frame done if I know that the shop is reputable and familiar with how to mask a bike frame.

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ispoke said:
Does anyone have experience with a powder coat facility in the Los Angeles area? I'd like to get a frame done if I know that the shop is reputable and familiar with how to mask a bike frame.

Preference for San Fernando valley location.
Try dogpile.com http://www.dogpile.com/info.dogpl/s...-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/417/top

I would highly recommend "Olympic Powdercoating" in Santa Ana. They did a great job for GT Bicycles when I worked there. http://www.olympicpowdercoating.com/
 

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ispoke said:
Does anyone have experience with a powder coat facility in the Los Angeles area? I'd like to get a frame done if I know that the shop is reputable and familiar with how to mask a bike frame.

Preference for San Fernando valley location.
as seen on mtbr:
http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=91533

there's also Pyramid on Roscoe near Lankershim, up near the 5.
 

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MB1 said:
I would highly recommend "Olympic Powdercoating" in Santa Ana. They did a great job for GT Bicycles when I worked there. http://www.olympicpowdercoating.com/
I've also heard good things about Olympic. They do all the bikes for Foes. Prices start at less than $100, or at least they did back in 2004.

MB1, when did you work for GT? What did you do? I use to work quite closely with some of the product engineers (Aaron something and I forget the other guy's name) in Santa Ana back when I was product engineer at Charger Electric Bicycles, which was a joint venture between GT and AeroVironment, Inc.

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MB1, when did you work for GT? What did you do? I use to work quite closely with some of the product engineers (Aaron something and I forget the other guy's name) in Santa Ana back when I was product engineer at Charger Electric Bicycles, which was a joint venture between GT and AeroVironment, Inc.

Just Curious,

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Man, those Chargers were a PITA to put together-but not as bad as the Harley Davidson bicycles. Of course now (10 years later) I wish I had one of each.

I worked for GT for 10 years and by accident got out just before everything fell apart. I pretty much did everything in manufacturing management at one time or another from when GT got into adult bikes (except for things in the frame shop). It was a great learning experience but the pay sucked. I am glad to be out of the bike business except for 1 day a week in a bike shop to get pro deals and bikes at cost. It is a good industry but a lousy profession.

I'm thinking it was Aaron Bethany and perhaps Brian Wilson who were GTs end of the Charger Project.
 

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thanks

Thanks for the tips. I called Olympic and they sounded so familiar with bicycle frames - and only about $100 for frame and fork. So that's the ticket!
 
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