Any ideas on what product to use to keep it shiny and protected? I don’t know what process they used in ‘painting’ the frame chrome…or this does not have anything to do with how I keep it clean and protected or what kind of solution I can use to keep it looking brand new.
Right now, I bought Mothers Chrome Polish. I tried to use it in an inconspicuous area of the bike just to test. After rubbing lightly, a grayish material showed up on the taffy cloth. Is this good or bad?
Many thanks for the beautiful pics, you convinced me.
Aluminium would not be that shiny…
Btw, your chrome Strida looks really great!
Did you know this product, a kind of wadding.
That’s my father’s favorite chrome polish (maybe for ~ 40 years?).
A disadvantage might be that it could catch grit particles which would cause scratch.
I believe that every polish has to be mechanical abrasive and/or chemical aggresive, sparingly use recommendable.
The grayish material might be a mix of chrome particles, polish material, oxide and mud (besides a lot of chemicals) - guess that’s normal.
I got Mee from our dealer here in the Philippines. Our dealer was nice enough to order us these chrome. Thanks, Tooraks.
Gosh! You guys posted them already. ahehehehe… Thanks.
A friend of mine has another one of these. I believe we’re just the only people who has it in our country. ahehehe…
His replaced his grips and saddle with the leather ones from STRiDA. I haven’t seen it since he hasn’t uploaded any pictures yet. This Sunday, we’re planning to ride. I’ll grab you some pictures so you’de get a better look at his.
Tooraks (our dealer) mentioned that it was hard chromed so wetting it and wiping it with a soft cloth would be good enough to keep it clean and shiny.
Right now, I’m looking for some bike tapes to put in areas where the finish might get damaged ; ie: where the rack grips the frame, the area just above the crank where it rubs with the reflector when folding, and as you would notice, I cut some towelling grips (black) around the frame to prevent scratches:
You can see both of them here:
One at the top of the picture and the second one you can find at the right.
Seems that’s strongly depending on the taste of the local dealer…
G.U.M. (Hongkong) offers black and painted silver at the website, at the catalogue titanium grey,
Strida Suisse has red, white and Aluminium (brushed silver?),
Strida Greece, Strida Poland and Vanmoof (Netherlands) have MAS only,
Strida Canada offers brushed aluminium and electric pink,
Strida France offer black and metal,
and at the Ming site is a green SD to be seen.
Hmm, I would say usually not, but I don’t exactly know what’s standard…
I believe that the whole thing works like this:
A dealer (for example Switzerland) ordered customized SD from the MingCyle Company, the Buemi edition, which is different to the normal SD in a few details (color, wheels).
Less information at Ming’s site and ton’s of “editions” at the dealer’s sites make it hard to define a standard I think.
If you are searching for a special color SD the easiest way might be being VERY kind to TOORAKS, maybe they could order?
Thanks BSA. It seems that the colors available here in the PH are brushed silver, black and orange. By the way I have decided to get the SD instead of the LT since the dealer was kind to tell me that getting an LT and upgrading the chain wheel and pedals to alloy would cost nearly as an SD and the parts that I’d be replacing would be useless so he told me better get an SD. I’d get 2 speed with the alloy front pulley and the alloy rack is standard but I think it’s the one with no bungee cord.