Fillet brazed steel bikes, handcrafted in Oklahoma.

First look at the Ceramicoat twins

The two frames that went to Shawnee Trail Bike and Performance coatings for their Ceramikoat process returned today.  The frames look pretty good, and they’re getting a lot of positive comments.

I’m liking the result so far, and the durability is supposed to surpass powdercoat.  One of the good things about this process, is that (according to Roger at STB) the ceramic particles bond to the tube at a molecular level, and that when the coating is scratched or otherwise compromised, moisture will not make it’s way underneath the neighboring particles. That means you don’t have to worry about rust crawling under the coating next to a scratch. These two are going to Flying Dog Racing out in Maryland, so we’ll see how they do where the trails stay muddy half the year. That’s also why the black frame has Crud Catcher mounts brazed on the underside of the down tube.


One response

  1. It’s hard to find well-informed people on this topic, but you sound like you know what you’re talking about!

    May 5, 2013 at 1:23 pm

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