Cleaning off the camera for the end of the week and have just a few little fiddly bits to share...
First up, folks always want to know why high end liquid paint jobs are so expensive when they can get their frames powder coated for so much less. Well, let me give you a quick example.
I had to run to the paint shop to finish the touch ups on Chris's frame...
Now, when I powder coat coat a frame, the total process can take less than an hour and the materials are a fraction of liquid finishes. Here is a 5 pound box of powder...enough to do 4 frames.
What a difference a year makes. Here are two versions of Shimano's Direct Mount front derailleurs...the first generation had very little vertical adjustment, so the positioning of the mount had to be spot on. The newer version on the left offers a longer vertical slot, shorter cage, and a bit more throw. A nice redesign to help out with the diversity in ring sizes of some of the new 2x10 systems.