Reply To: powder coated vs bare frame


Lucky you SMALL. My original had the spider rust marks you mention which really bugged me, luckily, I was offered a frame swap which I accepted, and I now actually prefer the bike with its sparkle noir frame.
I noticed that the weld on your frame rising from the swing arm pivot is a lot longer than on my original frame. I was told that short welds approx 2″ indicates the early problematic frames, i wonder if there are any early bikes with the shorter weld that have not developed this rust? Or any later bikes with the longer weld that have?
Before and after pics of my frame

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