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Primo to Power ???

#1 2010-01-13 12:41pm

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Primo to Power ???

I thought there was a thread in restoration that discussed how to turn Primo Hollow Bites into a Power Series resembling crank arm.  I would gladdly pay for and send my set to someone who could do it.

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#2 2010-01-13 1:15pm

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Re: Primo to Power ???

PRIMO POWERBITES WORK BETTER


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#3 2010-01-13 5:55pm

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#4 2010-01-13 7:40pm

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Re: Primo to Power ???

The best one I read (and now can't find - I looked for 30 minutes) was a gray or raw colored Pro Freestyle Tour and the member is a welder.  He filled in the words with aluminum welding beads then ground, sanded and polished.

Here's one up our alley that I'm willing to try:

gt crank
http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=28119

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I've redone a set of powerbites to match the Power Series cranks.. Go to OSH (or home depot) and go to the section with glues and fillers.. there is some metallic and aluminum filler.. I just filled in the logo, sanded i smooth.. did some grinding and sanding to shape the rest of the cranks and went and had them powder coated silver.. turned out pretty good.. Tuf Neck also makes some cranks similar to the powerbites and their called "overbites".. I've only found them overseas but they are closer to the correct shape of the GT's and they don't have any logos stamped in.. they are also a little cheaper than the powerbites.. I'm currently shaping a set and powdering them black with a white "GT Power Series" logo for my black PFT.. I'll see if I can find some pics

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#5 2010-01-13 8:19pm

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Re: Primo to Power ???

If you get some Primo Powerbites you can take a file and shave away the imprinted "primo" name then polish them up.  This is what i did to mine and they turned out great.


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#6 2010-01-14 2:25am

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Re: Primo to Power ???

jesrjone wrote:

If you get some Primo Powerbites you can take a file and shave away the imprinted "primo" name then polish them up.  This is what i did to mine and they turned out great.

I checked your bikes section but didn't see any Powerbites.  Did you happen to take any pics?

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#7 2010-05-22 9:19pm

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It was xtremevert...  he welded the "Primo" on the Powerbites, ground it down, then powdered them silver.

I'm really wanting to do the same thing, just got to find someone that can weld aluminum.

I looked for the thread for a while, but I bet if you PM him, he'll shoot it over to you!

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#8 2010-11-12 3:30pm

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wired wrote:

jesrjone wrote:

If you get some Primo Powerbites you can take a file and shave away the imprinted "primo" name then polish them up.  This is what i did to mine and they turned out great.

I checked your bikes section but didn't see any Powerbites.  Did you happen to take any pics?

they are the ones on his daughters day glo pink ride. i read it in another thread.

Sorry to bring this one back from the dead, but i am looking into doing this for one of my projects. I was hoping i could figure out how to do this.

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#9 2010-11-12 5:03pm

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I know where it is:

http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=100461

Last edited by StevenFS98 (2014-04-01 10:18am)

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#10 2010-11-12 5:08pm

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Re: Primo to Power ???

five wrote:

It was xtremevert...  he welded the "Primo" on the Powerbites, ground it down, then powdered them silver.

I'm really wanting to do the same thing, just got to find someone that can weld aluminum.

I looked for the thread for a while, but I bet if you PM him, he'll shoot it over to you!

I've seen these in person and they look great, just like everything else Jason does.

Glenn


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#11 2010-11-13 4:50am

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Re: Primo to Power ???

I finally tried this myself about three months ago and here are the steps I took.

I used a flat file to remove the lettering.

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/GHS_Wired/BMX_Museum_Posts/Primo_to_Power_Series_01.jpg

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/GHS_Wired/BMX_Museum_Posts/Primo_to_Power_Series_02.jpg

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/GHS_Wired/BMX_Museum_Posts/Primo_to_Power_Series_03.jpg

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/GHS_Wired/BMX_Museum_Posts/Primo_to_Power_Series_04.jpg

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/GHS_Wired/BMX_Museum_Posts/Primo_to_Power_Series_05.jpg

After filing I used 220 then 600 grit wet sandpaper.  It was here I could tell that these were anodized clear.  Paint stripper wouldn't remove the coating on the rest of the crank arms but Drano crystals did.

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/GHS_Wired/BMX_Museum_Posts/Primo_to_Power_Series_06.jpg

Both arms after the ano was stripped and the whole surface sanded.

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/GHS_Wired/BMX_Museum_Posts/Primo_to_Power_Series_07.jpg

No polishing this time since I was trying to match the chainring...

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/GHS_Wired/BMX_Museum_Posts/Primo_to_Power_Series_08.jpg

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l258/GHS_Wired/BMX_Museum_Posts/Primo_to_Power_Series_09.jpg

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#12 2010-11-13 5:10am

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hey man, you got a pic of that whole bike???? It looks sick as hell!!!!

Nice pics on the cranks also. I will be doing this over the winter and since i can't work a welder, this will be the way to go for me. Nice!

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#13 2010-11-13 5:20am

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I found the thread. I saw the pics. Wow, that is an awesome build and tribute. I dont' know how i missed it????

That is incredible Kelly, nicely done! smile

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#14 2013-05-24 6:06pm

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My Primo to Power turned out pretty good. Went all the way to 3000 grit. I am now at the point where I am suppose to clear coat. However, it looks perfect how it is. Everytime I clear coat something it turns to sh1t. Do I really have to clear coat ... or can I decal and leave as is? Any advice guys?

http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n484/christianhethemurray/1987%20Dyno%20Pro-Compe/1987Pro-Compe007_zps1a7b499b.jpg

http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n484/christianhethemurray/1987%20Dyno%20Pro-Compe/1987Pro-Compe008_zps4e7a042c.jpg

http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n484/christianhethemurray/1987%20Dyno%20Pro-Compe/1987Pro-Compe040_zpsbd10af4a.jpg

http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n484/christianhethemurray/1987%20Dyno%20Pro-Compe/1987Pro-Compe041_zpsc5eeffb0.jpg

http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n484/christianhethemurray/1987%20Dyno%20Pro-Compe/1987Pro-Compe044_zpscd193590.jpg


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#15 2013-05-24 6:33pm

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not my thing but talk to Kevin, screen name boersck.


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#16 2013-05-24 6:42pm

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Re: Primo to Power ???

jacken up a good set of primo cranks to make fake/ nock of GT's well at lest the finished product looks cool


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#17 2013-05-24 7:45pm

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FRESSTYLE FREEK wrote:

jacken up a good set of primo cranks to make fake/ nock of GT's well at lest the finished product looks cool

Fakes? Knock offs? Well I never! lollollol
I like to refer to them as "GT Power Series reproduction cranks"  big_smile


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#18 2013-05-29 5:27am

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Turned out rather well.
Decided to just use car wax instead of clear coat.

http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n484/christianhethemurray/1987%20Dyno%20Pro-Compe/1987Pro-Compe085_zps96da179c.jpg

http://bmxmuseum.com/bikes/dyno/67710

Last edited by ChristianHetheMurray (2014-04-01 9:35am)


My flatland is ... always smooth!!!!

[img]http://bmxmuseum.com/forsale/khe-bikes-11159567381c2_lg.jpg[/img]

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#19 2013-05-29 5:28am

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I sold mine. I wish I hadn't, I could use them on my next build hmm

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#20 2014-04-01 9:31am

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Need to try on my old cranks. Very cool.

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#21 2014-04-01 1:18pm

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http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=410791

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#22 2014-08-01 11:05pm

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do you guys know what kind of sealed bearing should i used on a 22mm one?

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#23 2014-08-03 5:40pm

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Plenty of American 22MM sealed bearings on eBay. Here's one ...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sealed-Bearings … 4181f0ac13


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