Well I think I may finally have found a decent powder coater. You would think that in all of St. Louis I would be able to find someone who could do a decent job. With the last shop I used the quality was never consistently good and sometimes just horrible. Then with some of the bigger powder coaters I was too small for them and they wouldn't even talk to me. Finally though I have found someone that does a really good job and hopefully in the future will be able to work with me on any problems I may have.
Also with this frame I was able to try out some new decals. They give the bike a very classic look with the white panels and I feel it looks a lot classier than just the standard white or black decals I had in the past. In addition the panels also allow me insert some more color into the frame where with powder coating you typically can only have one color.
Now that my Dad's frame finished I am able to move on to some new projects! Last week I received in the mail the lugs for Erin's bike. So far I have the fork nearly completed and am almost ready to move on to the main bicycle frame. Being that this is my second lugged frame, hopefully this one will go a lot smoother than the first. Not that I had any major issues with the first, I just would like to have a lot less clean up time around the lugs.
My goal with this frame is to have it assembled and cleaned up for the St. Louis Bike Expo on the 29th of January. I will be showing off some of my most recent bikes there and would love to have an example of my newest lugged and filleted work.