Yes, I meant to specify a paint match on the dropouts as opposed to a
contrast. The dropout area is relatively inconspicuous and a slight
mismatch will be not super obvious. They are also subject to chips etc from
wheel removal, chain drop etc. From my experience powder coat is never as
nice as good wet paint, let alone Joe Bell paint. It's less of an issue
with tigged or fillet frame but those lugs certainly warrant the deft touch
of JB. I'm partial to blue bikes and it's a pretty fetching combo you have
already. If you powder coat you're going to lose the original Riv decals
etc if that matters to you.

On Feb 9, 2018 21:37, "Patrick Moore" <> wrote:

Interesting idea; I certainly could get by with a st panel, but I think
that panels on the lower seatstays and aft chainstays would look weird.

I agree that the refinish will not be as nice as the Joe Bell paint but it
will be nice, and quite frankly, paint is rather low down on my list of
"must haves" for my bikes.

*And,* I recall that wonderful, deep, "liquid" powdercoat the man did for
the old Herse. Really pretty!

On Fri, Feb 9, 2018 at 9:49 PM, Chris Cullum <> wrote:

> The Riv certainly has nicer paint than a powder coat will be. If it were
> me I might just do a contrast panel on the seat tube due to the addition of
> bottle bosses, likewise on the rear dropouts. Especially so because you
> don't care to change the colour substantially.
> On Feb 9, 2018 09:13, "Patrick Moore" <> wrote:
> Chauncey will, God willing, pick it up tomorrow for some modifications:
> much longer -- longer-than-1010 -- dropouts, and a second pair of cage
> bosses on the seat tube. He will have it powdercoated by a local shop that
> does good work on bike frames.
> I rather think I'll choose the same navy blue, but I recall the Herse that
> this shop did -- a really lovely, "liquid" pale blue. I *do not* intend
> to choose orange or green or gray or black or white. But shades of blue,
> red -- other ideas?
> Patrick Moore, who reserves the right to ignore any and all advice (but
> who will certainly listen to it with interest and gratitude).
> Here is the bike in current colors -- bar tape is more of same -- if not
> current build:


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