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Fri, 31 Aug 2007

Bicycle Frame Painted

A month and half ago a chain on my bicycle cracked, so I have decided to do a bigger-than-usual maintainance work on my bike. Apart from the other tasks, I have decided to let the frame and fork newly painted. The current paint was more than 10 years old. I googled for the bicycle service shops in Brno who were also able to get the frame painted. I have found only the RockRoad.CZ shop.

I went there and ordered new painting for the frame and fork, as well as some other repairs. They were a bit surprised that I wanted a green color (they said that blue is more common these times). However, they have accepted the order, and said that it will be ready in a week or so.

Two weeks after that, the frame was still not ready. Another two weeks, the person on the other end of the phone said that they do not have a green color, so they are going to use a blue paint instead. I have rejected that, demanding that they return the frame, as I wanted to look for another paint shop. The serviceperson discussed it with his boss, and then replied to the phone: "It has already been painted blue". WTF? After repeatedly saying I do not want a blue bike (as I have most of the accessories green) and several other phone calls and two personal visits (I have even brought a voice recorder with me, just in case), I have finally managed to get the frame from them without paying anything.

blue bicycle frame

For a moment I have been thinking about keeping the blue color, but after seeing their work, it is a no way: the color is unevenly distributed, with occasional drops of paint left (see the endings of the fork), etc. The message is: stay away from RockRoad.CZ (or at least from their painting services). And the question to my lazyweb is obvious: do you know about a good paintshop in Brno, which can paint bicycle frames?

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