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  1. bullcrew

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    Annodized my cranks at work today, they match the avy and the bullit.
    They make me faster. ZOOOOOOOOOOM! :D
     

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    :drool::drool::drool: Where'd you get it done?

    EDIT: Oh, at your work, nevermind. I may shoot you a PM in a while for some ano work, that looks amazing!
     
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    reminds me of old-school kooka cranks.
    those were the envy of of all back in the day.
     
  4. bullcrew

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    Did it myself, I do the sales and marketing for www.absolutefinish.com and the custom work.
    We do paintball markers, bike frames, military, General Dynamics and Qualcomm stuff as well as others. I am currently working with a couple of parts and frame manufacturers to get a limited edition line going on.
    We do one offs so we can do parts or frames for individuals as well.
     
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    Camouflage frame!
    I'm doing a buddies frame from Spokane next week in camo anodizing includng the rear links to match.
    I'll post the pic with it's own thread.
     
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    Camouflage frame!
    I'm doing a buddies frame from Spokane next week in camo anodizing includng the rear links to match.
    I'll post the pic with it's own thread.
    We have pics of camo on our website with 14 colors available as well as custom colors.
     
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    Wow. That's awesome work! I really wanna get some stuff anoed soon.
     
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    They're pretty!

    Post up the camo when it's done!
     
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    how much would you charge to get a set of cranks and fork lowers done in the camo?
     
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    I wish you were closer. I send stuff out weekly it seems.
     
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    i was trying to figure out what they reminded me of...thats it!
     
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    Fiddy, you can't annodize magnesium...
     
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    I took a look at that site - that woodland camo is great! I can't wait to see the pics of the frame. I'm thinking that it's time to get rid of the gold adjusters and foot nuts on my 888. A good winter project. Hhhmmm, but what color???:thumb:

    toby
     
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    wow that looks awesome!

    what would the typical rate for doing work like those cranks run?
     
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    doh!!!:nuts:
     
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    nice job man, but tapered cranks yuck!
     
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    not all lowers are mag though. Most Marz are aluminum, some RS i think......usually says in the manual
     
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    The thread was not to digest the mount style of my cranks but rather the anodizing job.
    Do they call you sherlock!
     
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    We cannot do magnesium, however there are a couple of companies out there that can. It looks realy bad, Magnesium doesn't take color very well.
    I'll post prices later.
     
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    dead sexy.


    how much to do a Sunday frame?
     
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    Hello--

    Checked out your site. The stuff looks great!! First question is whether or not you can do pink (thanks, Chris King!!!). Next is whether or not you can do parts that have already been anodized. I'm looking to have 2 crank sets done, if possible. Thanks for your input.
     
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    Any pricing on a hardtail frame?
     
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    Could you do a spring?
     
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    Yes we can do pink, yes we can stip anodizing and re-anodize.
    The ones in the pic were black and crusty, logo was 1/2 worn off amd scratched. I stripped them, polished them and anodizd em.

     
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    Yeah Kanter we can do titanium, it comes out a light color and it's not actually a dye but a refraction of the uv spectrum that gives it it's color. It has to be dusted then deoxed, the color will rub in over time so you have to put a clear coat over it.:thumb:
     
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    Hardtails are a bit of a problem, they don't break down like a full suspension does. It can be done but I'll have to check the diagonla size of the tank tomorrow. As long as we have 6" on each side of the rectifier we'll be okay.
     
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    What color? We could do a single dusted for $99 as an intro and a 2 color fade or splash for $149, polished is $89 more and takes a day to polish the frame out.
     
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    Just so people understand, I don't make any money for this. The co. I work for is doing these one off's as a favor for me for RM members. This price list does not profit AFI, rather pays the labor, electric, and chemistry for these items only. These are bro deals as a favor.
    Frames:
    $99 1 color
    $149 2 color
    Picked up the frame today from Spokane to do the camo ano, should be posted by wed. I'll keep checking in and answering questions.
    Price list:
    $199 3 color (camo as example)
    Components: $45 up to 5 items
    (set of canks is considered 1 item, 2 brake levers are considered 1 item, seat post is 1 item, stem is 1 item and so on. Items that are sets are considered 1 item.)
    $89 for frame polishing
    $29 for component polishing up to 2 items
    ADD $35 for Hard anodizing type III
     
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    Thats awsome. I tried anodizing, with a car battery recharger; it didn't really work. I think it was because it was an auto charger.

    How do you fade anodize? Do you cover part of it with something when coloring, then seal it, then do the other color? I don't know how that would fade though.
     
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    Different dyes, tanks and chemicals for the fade line.

     
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    DANG!!! $45 for up to 5 items. That's an excellent deal. Now for my next question. It's not to sound cheap (though I am). I have to keep one of my bikes rideable so I can still train for the 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo, and would need to send my cranks 1 at a time. I'm guessing that would be $45 for the first crank set, then $45 for the second, plus whatever else I have you anodize. Is this correct?? Thanks for your input.
     
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    Yes. they have to be in the run at the same time.
     
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    ok,, what if i want my bars, cranks, levers, and seatpost in camo..?
     
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    $65 for the camo, 3 color.
    Just had to be the one to find the flaw in the price list. :D
     
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    any pics of the urban camo's?
     
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    The frame is in the tank right now, It will be camo ano'd by this evening.
    I'l post pics.
     
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    bump for camo pics.
     
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    Camo pics coming, we tried a process with the badger 150 airbrush and ano masking dyes for doing the camo. Perfect results in all cracks and crevases as well as a perfect urban design on all sides with no run down or bleed.
    We have the frame stripped down and ready. We are eady to roll on monday, it will be posted monday night for sure. It would have been done had it not been a holiday weekend.
    We have done alot of camo by all standards is considered perfect, but after having airbrushed a camo pattern we can now surpass any an camo out there.
    We just got olive drab in as well so it's aot easier to do a open mountain terrain camo.
    By the way we can do camo in different color schemes as well, reds, grey's, bue, gold, pewter, graphite etc...
     
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    By the way it was amo ano'd the other night then restripped and preped for the run again. The pattern was great just not as neat as it being the first ano camo airbrushed frame out there.
    We mask all holes and threads as well as the headtube and pivots to guard from the chemicals, this takes a little longer but assures no difference in the tolerances at all.
     
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    so you could do like gold black pewter?