Joe Bell Bicycle Refinishing
Why would Richard Sachs send his frames all the way across the
country to be painted by JP Professional Bicycle Refinishing? If
you've ever seen a Sachs frame, you know that Richard is a
singular perfectionist. He's found Joe Bell to be of a similar
mindset. For 20 years, Joe and the staff at JB have been turning
frames into rolling masterpieces.
absolutely stunning piece of art ... I am thrilled every time I
look at it. I've received more comments about the paint job than
I can remember."
It Worth it?
Frankly, you might be stunned by how much the flame job above
cost. But then again, if you could see the bike in person, you'd
be equally astounded by the utterly incredible finish.
You'd run your fingers over the color breaks and the decal, and
be amazed at how smooth they are. Even blindfolded, you couldn't
detect so much as a ripple. And the gloss--so shiny, you'd swear
it was still wet.
Does any bike
deserve to be this beautiful? If, like the rider who asked for
the flames, you have your "bike of a lifetime,"
remember that there's more to the ultimate frame than just light
tubing and good torch work.
Does it make
sense to spend this much money on a pait job? Maybe. A bike's
finish should do more than just keep the tubes from corroding. A
custom bike is a reflection of its rider, and the finish should
was speechless. The paint job goes well beyond what I'd
expected. I was expecting a nice paint job, but not a
masterpiece. You are an outstanding example for your art."
But don't get the idea that all we do is flames and zebra
stripes. If your favorite old frame just needs sprucing up,
we'll give it the same careful attention as our more complex
jobs. We welcome even single-color jobs, and the cost is lower
than you might imagine. Click
here for our price list
The process involved in a JB finish is incredibly
time-consuming. First, the frame is lightly bead-blasted to
enhance primer adhesion. Then a highly corrosion-resistant zinc
chromate epoxy primer is applied, and the entire frame is
carefully hand-sanded. Custom paint is applied in two to three
layers, and then the decals are affixed. The frame now receives
two coats of clear with an additional four coats of clear over
the decals. Again, the entire frame is hand-sanded, leaving a
perfectly smooth surface that allows the final clear coats to
flow out in a mirror-like finish.
A JB finish
reflects maximum gloss, color and depth. Lug edges are crisp and
defined, while even finely detailed decals remain vivid and
sharp, yet imperceptible to the touch.
Can we turn your order around by next week? In a word: no. We
take great pride in doing the best job possible, and that means
that we take the time to listen to you, and can do virtually
anything to ensure you get exactly the look you want.
(We don't mean to
be evasive about delivery time, but neither do we want to make
promises we can't keep.)
If your frame needs more than just a cosmetic makeover, we can
also perform whatever modifications or repairs you request. We
share our shop with custom framebuilder Bill Holland, and we can
handle anything from water bosses, to rechroming, all the way up
to complete tube replacement.
Us a Ring
If it's time to give your old ride a new look, or you want your
new frame to look even better, call JB at Holland Cycles.