We are going to be offering "Gun Kote" as soon as we can nail down the color palette from our coater. We've had had some sample frames done and they look great! The specs on Gun Kote are very impressive as well...
Gun Kote Tech-
The 2400 Series is a hard, abrasion resistant coating which meets or exceeds the military specifications for protective coatings. With a pencil hardness of greater then 9H The 2400 Series will also provide a 180-degree bend to provide excellent impact resistance, lubricity (meets military dry firing specifications), heat dissipation, corrosion protection and will not attract dirt or dust. The 2400 Series of coatings can be sprayed and formulated for dip-spin application and to meet specific customers’ needs.
The 2400 Series meets or exceeds the most recent military and aerospace specifications. Marketed under the trademarked name Gun Kote it is an outstanding general-purpose coating for use in the sporting goods, construction, and general light to heavy industrial equipment.
Outstanding corrosion protection up to 1000 salt spray tests at 5% salt. Tests performed for Armscor by the South African Navel Logistics Dept. showed Gun Kote withstanding an equivalent of a 7-year exposure. (Tests were performed on Aluminum in a salt spray chamber with 50/50 on/off time at 35 degrees C.)
Meets or exceeds Military requirements to "Resistant to Chemicals" such as, Aviation Gasoline, Grade 115/145, Jet Fuel, JP-4, Lubrication Oil, Hydraulic Fluid, Non-petroleum, Remover Paint, Epoxy Systemlene, Nitric Acid, Hydrochloric Acid, Hydrogen Peroxide, Ammonia Hydroxide, Sodium Hydroxide NaOH, Sulfuric Acid H2SO4 3%, Sodium Bisulphide, NaHS 3% and Alkaline Cleaner, Highly Chelated (ANN-RO #101).
...look for the option very soon in our frame builder!
Monday, November 24, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
We have had some questions about the Polo Guard only fitting on Sugino XD cranksets with the Sugino's proprietary offset spider arm. Although we did design the PG/XD system for our own reasons; it is not the end all.
As the above image illustrates, the PG can be mounted on any 110bcd crankset. Simply changing the location of the ring to the inside of the spider (seen in top section of image) instead of the outside as the XD system was designed (lower section).
The top section with the two Sinz cranks (front and back view) show the PG mounted in this fashion. The Sinz crankset is for illustration purposes only, any 110bcd crank can be used (FMF, FSA, Fly Racing, AC Racing, BulletProof, etc.).
A longer BB will have to be used with any crankset other than a Sugino XD. Although crank/spider offsets vary from crankset to crankset. With the PG mounted to the Sinz crankset seen above, we used a 68x113mm bottom bracket and got a 41mm chainline.
BikePolo.ca member "Manting" from Ontario Canada is using his on a FMF crankset seen here. Maybe he will be kind enough to drop a note and let us know what BB length he is using on his steed.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
We had some silver polished MKE flip/flop hubs custom drilled in 48 hole for you Polo Cats and Kittens out there. Only a few sets in now, but should have the rest by the third week of November. We are working on a wheel builder so keep on checking!
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