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Paints, and repaints


There are good bike painters scattered about the country, and it may be easier to shop local. But all of the painters below have painted hundreds of our bikes and are familiar with our colors, style, and decal placement. The prices below are accurate as of January 2017, and assume you’re dealing directly with the painter—thus saving the added expense of us boxing, shipping, handling, and trying to convey to them what you’ve conveyed to us. (To ship your bike (assuming frame and fork only) to us and have us box and ship it—we can do it, but it’ll tack on another $100+.) They have decals or can get them from us.


Joe Bell—$1,300/full cream detail; $725 solid color—just north of Mexico
Joe is the best bike painter in the world and paints all of our customs. His paint is consistently thin and tough, leaving crisp lug edges that make a fine sharp edge against a cream panel or fill. For a super durable, museum quality paint job that looks good even under the magnifying glass, Joe’s your guy, and the many-month wait is worth it (he always has a backlog). You talk to him directly and he makes it happen the way you want. (619) 469-4312. He finally has a website:


Waterford Precision Bicycles—$850—Wisconsin
This is WF’s standard repaint price for standard Rivendell “full-cream” treatment, and they do an excellent job. (262) 534-4190.


D & D Painting (Rick Stefani)— S.F. Bay Area $350 full Riv cream / $275 solid
Rick has been painting bikes for almost 30 years and is entirely a one-man shop. He’s repainted hundreds of Rivendells, probably thousands of Ritcheys, hundreds of early Fishers…and countless oldie restoration paint jobs. His paint jobs last, look good, and are a great value. (510) 278-2976