Il Principe wrote:
Sounds like a total waste of money. Why not just keep the bike indoors and clean it after wet winter rides?
Jay dubbleU wrote:
Should go an interesting green colour after a few rides!
Probably not a good idea to ride in thunderstorms
The copper plated bike is mounted on a wall and you can clearly see every fingerprint on it. The older fingerprints have changed colour quite significantly and the bike is fading from the bright copper colour to what I shall call "pub urinal pipe" brown.
Really an idea for people with more money than sense.
deano spencer wrote:
I got my bike frame nickel plated at NiTEC who are based in Chesterfield.
I decided on nickel rather than chrome as it is harder wearing and I saw comments from some people who had their frame coated in chrome and it wore relatively quickly. It only took 5 days and the finish looks really good and most importantly it isn’t even worn yet despite me using it every weekend in the typical mountain biking conditions! My frame is aluminium, but I remember the guy saying they did steel frames too.
Their website is: http://www.nitec-enp.co.uk
Hope this helps!