After the usual overeating at family gatherings on Thanksgiving my brother and I took on a fun little weekend project at home. We both have older Trek 1000's (a 2001 and a 2003 I believe) that we used for touring cross country last summer as well as just workhorse type bikes. We wanted to strip the frames down and repaint them as we both want to rebuild them a bit. So we headed up to the shop stripped them down to the frames, sandblasted them, primed them, painted them, and clear coated them. Here are a few pics to illustrate the process.
Sandblasting can be a bit dusty at times...I think I got the black lung!
Paint gone bye bye
3 coats of primer followed by some sanding and more primer
I think we each put on about 5 coats of paint??...not quite sure, the fumes were starting to get to my head.
Final product with some of the components put back on, need to replace a few parts to make it my trainer / roller steed for the winter months.
What I'm up to this week:
Head out to colorful CO and try to find an apartment and a job!!
And yeah....that's about all I have to do!