February 2011

Decals – From Finalized Design to Production

There was some cycling action last weekend with a report on the day’s event here. Another view of the day is available in the accompanying video. The main part of today’s post concerns the outcome of part of the process of aligning decals to a frame. When a color and graphics scheme for a frame is […]

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2011 Annual Innovative Products Competition Award – Taipei Cycle 2011

These products will likely all be on display in the one place at next month’s Taipei Cycle where I’m sure they will be the subject of intense interest. I’ll have some select photos posted here, although I’ll have plenty of shots of a whole variety of products and components in sets on my Flickr page […]

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From New Year Holidays to Taipei Cycle

Come last Tuesday evening, most of Taiwan was in shutdown mode. The New Year of the Rabbit, by the lunar (or lunisolar) calendar, was due to begin on Thursday, so most people were preparing to head for family reunion dinners on Wednesday night. A short 5 days later, and yesterday was the day when everything […]

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Bicycle Frame Preparation for Painting – R-film application

Preparing a frame for painting is a detailed hands-on procedure. There is quite a bit to it but the key stages go something like this: 1. Undercoat 2. Primary layers 3. Decals 4. Clearcoat. Here’s some insight into the second stage, the very detailed process of applying the R-film once the base coat of pearl-white […]

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