I have all the "long term" parts coated: frame, forks, rims and hubs. If the guy who does it for you is good, he can make it nice and smooth. Make sure you check your source before having it done: some powder coat shops come out with an ugly "orange skin" looking paint. If you're serious about riding the bike: powder coat it. Just my 2cents.
Eric :: Knk45 www.beautyofspeed.com
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