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off2ride
01-04-2012, 03:23 PM
Does anybody know of a good frame painter? I just want graphics updated on my carbon steed. Thanks in advance.

Tim Kelley
01-04-2012, 03:33 PM
I just had a carbon frame done by Calfee Design in California. It should arrive later this week, but the whole process was very smooth (but also a little pricey...)

CCrew
01-05-2012, 04:48 AM
Calfee or Cyclart would be my first two choices.

http://www.cyclart.com/

Dirt
01-05-2012, 08:54 AM
Like the others have said, Calfee and CycleArt rock. I've used Calfee for a carbon frame and CycleArt for many steel frames. I've heard good stuff about their work with carbon.

I'd also put in a plug for Hot Tubes. I haven't used them yet, but they are the only certified paint shop for Cervelo. If anyone else paints it, the warranty is void. When I get un-lazy, I'm sending them my Cervelo.

You might want to check with the frame manufacturer and see if they have a painter that will not void the warranty.

Hugs and kisses,

Pete

culimerc
01-05-2012, 03:32 PM
For someone closer Bilenkey in Philly does paint. A friend of mine had couplers installed and his bike repainted at the same time by Bilenekey. They did a beautiful job. I dont know however if they do carbon.

off2ride
01-10-2012, 07:12 AM
Thanks for the input and links fellas.

Marcella
01-10-2012, 12:45 PM
Calfee appears to have a backlog of work right now. My bike was sent to them in mid-November for a frame repair, and I still don't have it back yet. (Their website says turnaround time is usually about 3 weeks.)

Tim Kelley
01-10-2012, 01:17 PM
I had sent mine to Calfee back in November and just got it back last week. It was about a 6 week process.

Pictures in this thread: http://bikearlingtonforum.com/showthread.php?1640-New-Bike-With-Custom-Paint-Job!&p=12869#post12869