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  • It never rains but it pours – now the factories are burning down….
  • Premier Icon benpinnick
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    If you thought supply was bad for bikes now, what happens when one of the decent sized paint shops burns to the ground…

    https://www.setn.com/News.aspx?NewsID=997912

    Premier Icon kelvin
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    Which paint shop was that? It was already very difficult getting slots with the main ones.

    Premier Icon dc1988
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    Will raw become the finish of choice?

    Premier Icon Stainypants
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    Google auto-translated the page for me, not sure about one of the other stories linked at the bottom, decided it was best not to click on it, hopefully a dodgy translation

    National first love boyfriend taboo to fall in love with 7-year-old married sister

    Premier Icon scuttler
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    Can see where Ling got her inspiration from 😬

    Premier Icon benpinnick
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    Everything in Taiwan is like that!

    Premier Icon Stigheed
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    Thank god my recently ordered Aether 9 is the raw version!

    Premier Icon ayjaydoubleyou
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    That fairly shoddy looking building is one of the main players in the painting of the planet’s high end mountain bikes?

    Premier Icon benpinnick
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    Ha, yes. You’ll find thats basically the way it works out there, hence why its much cheaper (labour costs are not way cheaper – the average salary is 50% of here, but its distorted vs the UK with the relative lack of very high earning bankers and the like).

    Buildings are always functional – they just don’t value a shiny ediface as we do, they’re utilitarian and sparse in the main. Even the associated office buildings have a bland functional kind of feel to them.

    Premier Icon Onzadog
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    It’s on fire, how good do you expect it to look?

    Premier Icon ayjaydoubleyou
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    It’s on fire, how good do you expect it to look

    Like a building that doesn’t look like it will imminently catch fire or collapse in a gentle breeze.
    What with it being full of paint and all.

    Premier Icon kelvin
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    You should visit UK bike fabrication facilities. They are generally quite, er, unfinished. Hope are the exception, they are nearly Maclaren like.

    Premier Icon faustus
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    I think the paint finish of choice will be home rattle can!

    Premier Icon joebristol
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    I mean compared to the Marino ‘factory’ at least this one had a roof (pre fire). Some of the pictures from Marino show a building that’s barely still standing in places 🤣

    Premier Icon a11y
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    Will raw become the finish of choice?

    Works for me. Raw finish on all my current bikes, but I’d be lying if I said I deliberately aimed to achieve that.

    Premier Icon woodlikesbikes
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    Couldn’t get the translation to work. Hopefully no one hurt. And my new bike wasn’t in it!
    I wonder what that translates to in terms of bike production disruption?

    Premier Icon benpinnick
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    Oops. Just a couple of samples thankfully.

    https://www.instagram.com/p/CT6lhUjshb5/

    Premier Icon kelvin
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    That got quite warm, didn’t it.

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