Chrome Plated IF?

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  • #4685

    Filip Clark
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    My previously-loved 1995 IF Deluxe is, in my opinion, in need of new paint. Actually the steel it's made of needs a new coat of protection from corrosion.

    Does anyone have a chrome plated IF? Would this look silly? Would it be heavy? Cycleart (cycleart.com) does plating and it is not inexpensive but that isn't so much a factor.

    Thoughts?

    #4974

    Dave Bradley
    Member

    I would say the closest thing to it would be a polished stainless bike. SSR/SSX

    Hmm no idea if it would add much weight, but I did have a Schwinn Predator back when I was a kid with chrome plating and I loved that bike. Looked great.

    Would be interested to see. But what do I know all of my bikes are white.

    #4975

    It's going to add weight. Chrome plating is basically adding a thin layer of metal. If it's used as a cruiser, it might not matter that much. Post pics if you do it. Interested in seeing how the decals come out with that.

    #6487

    Darren
    Member

    Bringing back a dead post…listen to what I got.  I have a rigid 29er IF fork that someone had chromed.  Slick looking (pun intended), and no decals yet.  It does add a bit of weight (minimal).  It also proves a tad bit trying to get the front wheel in the dropouts, as it hasn’t worn down yet, but looks hot.  Sorry, not for sale…yet.

    Darren

     

    #6488

    Cris Bloomfield
    Keymaster

    ttiwwp

    #6517

    Darren
    Member

    Chrome Forks

     

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    #6520

    Cris Bloomfield
    Keymaster

    Very flash!

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