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MAILLOT JAUNE

Unpainted/Bare Metal Road Bike

So, after my "experience" with ordering on-line (See my post on Help! incompetent student seeks a road bike) I did find that I want a non-painted/bare metal road bike, the one I had bought was painted silver and I don't really like the look of painted silver.I've seen a few Ti ones, but don't think my budget will stretch that far. Looking to spend about 1000GBP (€1200).

I haven't a clue what type of metals used for bikes can be left unpainted without rusting (jeez, I'm an engineer, you'd think I'd know)- I've googled and most of the stuff comes up with unpainted seat posts or frames that require painting.

Since my on-line purchase I've also seen a few bikes on the road that I like, but I wasn't fast enough to catch them on my run-around bike to ask them what type of bike they had -extremely frustrating.

Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.
headwind

unpainted metal for a bike frame is really Ti only.  Al corrodes and gets nasty without paint.  Steel also out. im not sure if there is an Al alloy that would do better, but my guess is youd be looking at a real custom frame, and very expensive...of course you can leave carbon nude...right bartali!!!!!????!!!!

Search the web, Im sure something you like will turn up for model and color.

best of luk in your hunt.

hw
paperman

http://www.etailsport.com/cgi-bin...l_details.pl?Frames%20and%20Forks||70231||http://www.etailsport.com/cgi-bin/etail_products.pl#1

I agree with HW unpainted has to be ti but,
Ive seen those frames in my local dealers. They might be what you are looking for. Its Al but you can see the metal. It looks unpainted, but has a clear coating on it. I never asked about the frame or how the bike rides but a few lads have one and I've heard no complaints. Also, I think the trek 1200 is the same deal its a clear coat aluminium frame.
In any case try to see the bike you want in the flesh first.
Best of luck. Wink
bbnaz

This got me to thinking about a mtn bike frame my hubby built about 25+ years ago and never painted.  It is a steel frame that although lives in the desert, has been through all types of terrain and weather conditions:








and it made me wonder why you couldn't clear coat a steel road bike frame?
paperman

Hmmm maybe not MJ

http://www.roadcyclinguk.com/revi...&_Fork/rcn/109/rgn/7/v/1/p/1/

http://www.londonfieldscycles.co.uk/gallery_07/1~0~0~1200-Alum_07.jpg

This is the trek.

anyway the first link didn't fully work. Don't know why. Search for Ambrosio rapide.
last km

bbnaz wrote:
This got me to thinking about a mtn bike frame my hubby built about 25+ years ago and never painted.  It is a steel frame that although lives in the desert, has been through all types of terrain and weather conditions:







and it made me wonder why you couldn't clear coat a steel road bike frame?


He's to be commended on his handywork
cardinal guzman

yes, nice brazing and also, i love the patina on that steel.
Bartali

Reynolds 953 could be the way to go - google it, but I think it is essentially stainless steel.
MAILLOT JAUNE

Thanks for all comments and information - much appreciated.

Like I said, I've seen some "bare metal" bikes, but they might be coated in clear laquer, which I don't mind.
bbnaz

well hubby's definitely isn't clear coated.........but surely that would be an option for you and bare steel.
Jackov

How about a stainless steel bike? I wonder if anybody makes one.
Bartali

Jack - Reynolds 953 is effectively stainless steel
thunderthighs

betsy sand blast that with baking soda, then clear coat it.. i help a freind do it and frame looks great..ciao

ciao
bbnaz

after 25+ years, I think MrB is kinda happy with the way it is.  Besides he is building another road frame at the moment and the mtn bike is hanging on a hook.

but thanks for the suggestion Wink
Bro Deal

MAILLOT JAUNE wrote:
Thanks for all comments and information - much appreciated.

Like I said, I've seen some "bare metal" bikes, but they might be coated in clear laquer, which I don't mind.


If you don't want Ti, you can get annodized aluminum.  Ellsworth offers several different colors, including silver.  The model name and company logo are laser etched through the annodization instead of using decals.
MAILLOT JAUNE

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Fontfroide

Jackov wrote:
How about a stainless steel bike? I wonder if anybody makes one.


Moulton do. Wink

http://www.moultonbicycles.co.uk/models.html
sabcarrera

Titanium can be left unpainted
billgull

Jackov!

Your wish is my command!

Quote appears to work, as you can see by the below "quote."


[quote="Fontfroide"][quote="Jackov"]How about a stainless steel bike? I wonder if anybody makes one.[/quote]

Moulton do. Wink

[url]http://www.moultonbicycles.co.uk/models.html[/url][/quote]
kathy

[quote="Fontfroide"][quote="Jackov"]How about a stainless steel bike? I wonder if anybody makes one.[/quote]

Moulton do. Wink

[url]http://www.moultonbicycles.co.uk/models.html[/url][/quote]

Just testing - preview comes up OK, but I get the same message as Jackov.  Now trying with BBCode disabled.
Slapshot 3

kathy wrote:
Fontfroide wrote:
Jackov wrote:
How about a stainless steel bike? I wonder if anybody makes one.


Moulton do. Wink

http://www.moultonbicycles.co.uk/models.html


Just testing - preview comes up OK, but I get the same message as Jackov.  Now trying with BBCode disabled.


me try too
Slapshot 3

Slapshot 3 wrote:
kathy wrote:
Fontfroide wrote:
Jackov wrote:
How about a stainless steel bike? I wonder if anybody makes one.


Moulton do. Wink

http://www.moultonbicycles.co.uk/models.html


Just testing - preview comes up OK, but I get the same message as Jackov.  Now trying with BBCode disabled.


me try too


Okay that was just as it should be though my posting rights are different (as are Berck's)...I'll check the specific Garage posting permissions
Slapshot 3

billgull wrote:
Jackov!

Your wish is my command!

Quote appears to work, as you can see by the below "quote."


Fontfroide wrote:
Jackov wrote:
How about a stainless steel bike? I wonder if anybody makes one.


Moulton do. Wink

http://www.moultonbicycles.co.uk/models.html


Testing Testing
kathy

[quote="Slapshot 3"][quote="billgull"]Jackov!

Your wish is my command!

Quote appears to work, as you can see by the below "quote."


[quote="Fontfroide"][quote="Jackov"]How about a stainless steel bike? I wonder if anybody makes one.[/quote]

Moulton do. Wink

[url]http://www.moultonbicycles.co.uk/models.html[/url][/quote][/quote]

Testing Testing[/quote]

Your wish is my command , Slapshot - testing. (with BBcode enabled)

Doesn't work - now disabling BBcode.
Slapshot 3

kathy wrote:
Slapshot 3 wrote:
billgull wrote:
Jackov!

Your wish is my command!

Quote appears to work, as you can see by the below "quote."


Fontfroide wrote:
Jackov wrote:
How about a stainless steel bike? I wonder if anybody makes one.


Moulton do. Wink

http://www.moultonbicycles.co.uk/models.html


Testing Testing


Your wish is my command , Slapshot - testing. (with BBcode enabled)

Doesn't work - now disabling BBcode.



Interesting
kathy

I tried to edit and copy the message with BBcode disabled, but couldn't post it at all by then.

Try again

Moderation restrictions[quote:57ceb4b66a=\"Slapshot 3\"][quote:57ceb4b66a=\"billgull\"]Jackov! Your wish is my command! Quote appears to work, as you can see by the below \"quote.\" [quote:57ceb4b66a=\"Fontfroide\"][quote:57ceb4b66a=\"Jackov\"]How about a stainless steel bike? I wonder if anybody makes one.[/quote:57ceb4b66a] Moulton do. Wink http://www.moultonbicycles.co.uk/models.html[/quote:57ceb4b66a][/quote:57ceb4b66a] Testing Testing[/quote:57ceb4b66a] Your wish is my command , Slapshot - testing. (with BBcode enabled) Doesn\'t work - now disabling BBcode. Slapshot, this is the message that comes up - it\'s highlighted in blue.

Sorry, you won't be allowed to use the BBcode reserved to moderation !
kathy

That was a message without Quotes showing the response I get when I try to quote with BBcode enabled.
Slapshot 3

This is getting silly now..... It won't allow me to post the error to the support forum either!!
Slapshot 3

kathy wrote:
I tried to edit and copy the message with BBcode disabled, but couldn't post it at all by then.

Try again

Moderation restrictions[quote:57ceb4b66a=\"Slapshot 3\"][quote:57ceb4b66a=\"billgull\"]Jackov! Your wish is my command! Quote appears to work, as you can see by the below \"quote.\" [quote:57ceb4b66a=\"Fontfroide\"][quote:57ceb4b66a=\"Jackov\"]How about a stainless steel bike? I wonder if anybody makes one.[/quote:57ceb4b66a] Moulton do. Wink http://www.moultonbicycles.co.uk/models.html[/quote:57ceb4b66a][/quote:57ceb4b66a] Testing Testing[/quote:57ceb4b66a] Your wish is my command , Slapshot - testing. (with BBcode enabled) Doesn\'t work - now disabling BBcode. Slapshot, this is the message that comes up - it\'s highlighted in blue.

Sorry, you won't be allowed to use the BBcode reserved to moderation !


test
TNG

Slapshot 3 wrote:
kathy wrote:
I tried to edit and copy the message with BBcode disabled, but couldn't post it at all by then.

Try again

Moderation restrictions[quote:57ceb4b66a=\"Slapshot 3\"][quote:57ceb4b66a=\"billgull\"]Jackov! Your wish is my command! Quote appears to work, as you can see by the below \"quote.\" [quote:57ceb4b66a=\"Fontfroide\"][quote:57ceb4b66a=\"Jackov\"]How about a stainless steel bike? I wonder if anybody makes one.[/quote:57ceb4b66a] Moulton do. Wink http://www.moultonbicycles.co.uk/models.html[/quote:57ceb4b66a][/quote:57ceb4b66a] Testing Testing[/quote:57ceb4b66a] Your wish is my command , Slapshot - testing. (with BBcode enabled) Doesn\'t work - now disabling BBcode. Slapshot, this is the message that comes up - it\'s highlighted in blue.

Sorry, you won't be allowed to use the BBcode reserved to moderation !


test


You still wanting me to try to quote?
TNG

TNG wrote:
Slapshot 3 wrote:
kathy wrote:
I tried to edit and copy the message with BBcode disabled, but couldn't post it at all by then.

Try again

Moderation restrictions[quote:57ceb4b66a=\"Slapshot 3\"][quote:57ceb4b66a=\"billgull\"]Jackov! Your wish is my command! Quote appears to work, as you can see by the below \"quote.\" [quote:57ceb4b66a=\"Fontfroide\"][quote:57ceb4b66a=\"Jackov\"]How about a stainless steel bike? I wonder if anybody makes one.[/quote:57ceb4b66a] Moulton do. Wink http://www.moultonbicycles.co.uk/models.html[/quote:57ceb4b66a][/quote:57ceb4b66a] Testing Testing[/quote:57ceb4b66a] Your wish is my command , Slapshot - testing. (with BBcode enabled) Doesn\'t work - now disabling BBcode. Slapshot, this is the message that comes up - it\'s highlighted in blue.

Sorry, you won't be allowed to use the BBcode reserved to moderation !


test


You still wanting me to try to quote?


Seems fine now!
Slapshot 3

TNG wrote:
TNG wrote:
Slapshot 3 wrote:
kathy wrote:
I tried to edit and copy the message with BBcode disabled, but couldn't post it at all by then.

Try again

Moderation restrictions[quote:57ceb4b66a=\"Slapshot 3\"][quote:57ceb4b66a=\"billgull\"]Jackov! Your wish is my command! Quote appears to work, as you can see by the below \"quote.\" [quote:57ceb4b66a=\"Fontfroide\"][quote:57ceb4b66a=\"Jackov\"]How about a stainless steel bike? I wonder if anybody makes one.[/quote:57ceb4b66a] Moulton do. Wink http://www.moultonbicycles.co.uk/models.html[/quote:57ceb4b66a][/quote:57ceb4b66a] Testing Testing[/quote:57ceb4b66a] Your wish is my command , Slapshot - testing. (with BBcode enabled) Doesn\'t work - now disabling BBcode. Slapshot, this is the message that comes up - it\'s highlighted in blue.

Sorry, you won't be allowed to use the BBcode reserved to moderation !


test


You still wanting me to try to quote?


Seems fine now!


Thanks TNG.....Sorry it disappeared but I guess that was a result of trying to fix it. We'll see what happens.
betarider

kathy wrote:
I tried to edit and copy the message with BBcode disabled, but couldn't post it at all by then.

Try again

Moderation restrictions[quote:57ceb4b66a=\"Slapshot 3\"][quote:57ceb4b66a=\"billgull\"]Jackov! Your wish is my command! Quote appears to work, as you can see by the below \"quote.\" [quote:57ceb4b66a=\"Fontfroide\"][quote:57ceb4b66a=\"Jackov\"]How about a stainless steel bike? I wonder if anybody makes one.[/quote:57ceb4b66a] Moulton do. Wink http://www.moultonbicycles.co.uk/models.html[/quote:57ceb4b66a][/quote:57ceb4b66a] Testing Testing[/quote:57ceb4b66a] Your wish is my command , Slapshot - testing. (with BBcode enabled) Doesn\'t work - now disabling BBcode. Slapshot, this is the message that comes up - it\'s highlighted in blue.

Sorry, you won't be allowed to use the BBcode reserved to moderation !


fingers crossed....testing

okay that works.......

Info Betarider is my base user account ...cheers Slapshot 3
maffy

so who's puckbunny? Smile
kathy

[quote="Fontfroide"][quote="Jackov"]How about a stainless steel bike? I wonder if anybody makes one.[/quote]

Moulton do. Wink

[url]http://www.moultonbicycles.co.uk/models.html[/url][/quote]

Just checking!

Sorry, Slapshot, still not working without disabling BBcode on this message.
kathy

maffy wrote:
so who's puckbunny? Smile


Testing again on another message.

Edit - that's fine.
Slapshot 3

maffy wrote:
so who's puckbunny? Smile


My little Puckbunny, is the one I married 20 years ago!!!

Ice Hockey groupies the world over are known as puckbunnies, only I couldn't get an email verified quickly enough to so the testing hence the reason Betarider appeared.

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