Spray.Bike: Give your bike a summer makeover

Spray Bike

I love all of my bicycles. Every single one of them. But with my long-time friend, a 1982 german Schauff city bike, I have a very special connection. My dad gave this bicycle to my mum before I was born and ever since it’s in our family.

Over the years the frame and everything got a bit rusty and also I had to change parts here and there. But the 30 year old Brooks saddle and white frame always remained the same.

Back in march I was at Berliner Fahrradschau and spoke with the guys from Brick Lane Bikes about their new project. Spray.Bike. I really wanted to give it a try, so I took two bottles of Spray Bike with me. A few weekends I had a DIY-pimp-my-bike-make-over-session with my old Schauff Bike.

How it works & my experience with Spray.Bike

In the instructions it says the frame doesn’t need major pre-prep. And in fairness I was also to lazy, so I just cleaned the frame, removed all the parts and stickers and started spraying.

For best results apply Spray.Bike from a distance of 5-12 centimetres, because then the paint is semi-wet and the pigment is perfectly primed to do its job properly. Under 5 centimetres, faults can occur. After 12 or 14 centimetres the paint will have turned into a dry powder dust with little adhesion at all. Application is really easy and the colors turned out great and covered the scratches on my old frame very well.

Available colors: You can choose from 24 solid matte Spray.Bike shades. I used Primrose Hill and Plumstead. Here’s the list of available colors.

Durability: I didn’t use any finish product and like mentioned didn’t prepare the frame beforehand. But the results are great and even though the paint has a few scratches, which I think is mostly because I ride this bike everyday and don’t always treat it very carefully 🙂

Summary: It’s such a fun product and I really enjoyed the DIY afternoon giving my bike a new look. I’m totally happy with my “new bike” definitely get lots of comments on the color. Not sure if I would spray my 1500€ road bike frame with it, but mainly because I’m probably not the most patient and talented spray painter.

Spray Bike Frame Preparation

Spray Bike London Colors

Spray Bike Primrose Hill

Spray Bike Finish DIY

Spray Bike Finish Colors

Photos: Allthatiwant.com

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