I've had a bike chrome plated by GOrilla bicycles here in Zürich. It cost about $300.
The fears about weakening the metal only apply to bad workshops: the process involves an acid bath, which needs to be washed away lest the acid slowly eat the steel. A good job actually involves 3 platings. The frame is first plated with copper, which is much softer than steel and can be easily polished. This is necessary if you want a truly mirror-like finish. Second, the bike is nickel-plated, which has a stiffness intermediate between copper and chrome. Without this layer the chrome can crack. Third, chrome plating. Given that they're doing all the platings anyways, GOrilla also offers you the ability to just have your bike copper- or nickel-plated. The copper looks awesome, it starts out as, well, a very bright copper finish which slowly oxidized to a deep brown. I really like the nickel, too, which has a slight goldish tint and is less shiny than chrome. On Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 12:41:07 AM UTC+1, Lum Gim Fong wrote: > > Anyone chromed their 'dell upon need for a repaint? > > Any downsides to chroming? Is it expensive? > -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "RBW Owners Bunch" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to rbw-owners-bunch+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/rbw-owners-bunch. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.