Retrofit Paint Options

Post Surgery Cosmetics

During the coupler installation process, about two inches of paint on either side of the coupler gets burned off. It is essential that all of the bare steel on your bike gets covered with something to prevent corrosion. We offer several types of touch-ups as well as full repaints. Read about your options here!


Note: If you are interested in a custom wet coat repaint, please visit our Paint page.

1) Utility Touch-up - $100 without travel package; included in travel package

This is black, white or grey primer. It is not the best looking finish you can buy, but it will protect your bike. Below is a Surly Troll with grey primer. Key word is functionality.



2) Contrast Touch-up - $195 without travel package; $100 with travel package

Our most popular option. Choose from any of our stock colors or consult directly with the painter to compliment your bike's original finish. Below is a silver touch up on a white Soma.


​3) Powdercoat -  ​$325 for frame & fork; $200 for frame and fork with travel package

This is the best option to get your bike completely re-painted. Look at the color options here. We always recommend powdercoating for travel bikes, as it's much tougher and will stand up better to the inevitable bumping that even the most carefully packed bike will encounter. It's durable and economical. Here's a freshly powdercoated Bianchi.

​4) Matched Touch-up -  $250 and up

This makes your bike look like it was born with the couplers installed. Please note that it is usually extremely difficult to achieve an exact color match, unless your bike is a stock color like black or white. For this reason, prices will vary based on the difficulty of the match job. If your bike has had a long life, please consider a full repaint rather than trying to match new paint to old.

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Bilenky Cycle Works       5319 N 2nd St       Philadelphia, PA       19120      215 329 4744