A Van Raam bicycle in a color of your choice

Each Van Raam bike has its own standard color. For example, our Easy Rider tricycle has the standard color ocean green and our double rider bike Fun2Go has the standard color matt steel blue. We can also powder coat the bikes in a RAL color on request. This way it is possible to personalize your bike.


Van Raam RAL color chart

What are RAL colors?

RAL is a labeling system for defining the colors of paints and other coatings. The system was developed in Germany in 1927; RAL stands for Reichsausschuss für Lieferbedingungen (National Committee for Delivery and Quality Assurance). The standard is administered by the German Institute for Gütesicherung und Kennzeichnung e.V.. Would you like to learn more about RAL-Radben? Visit the website of RAL color palettes.  


Van Raam bikes with a self-chosen RAL color

Over the years we have made a lot of bicycles with a self-chosen color. Below is a selection of these bikes.
See below more bikes from owners, clubs and companies with self chosen color.

A special needs bike in the colors of your company or club

At Van Raam it is also possible to powder coat a bicycle in the colors of your company, club or society. 
In cooperation with our dealer CombiComfort and the Ajax Foundation, we have made a special Ajax (Dutch football team) wheelchair transport bike for Frank at Van Raam. Read more about this wheelchair transport bike in the Ajax colors here.

The Edwin van der Sar Foundation helps people who suffered with brain injury. For example, the Dutch foundation donates double ride cycles to residential / care centers. These Van Raam double rider bicycles Fun2Go have an orange color.

A yellow Easy Rider Junior tricycle

A yellow Easy Rider Junior tricycle.

Van Raam walking aids City in various colors

Van Raam walking aids City in various colors.

A pink three-wheel tandem Twinny Plus

A pink three-wheel tandem Twinny Plus. With this version the main driver sits at the back and the front rider has a special saddle.

A red version of the Easy Rider tricycle

A red version of the Easy Rider tricycle.

Side-by-side tandem in the colors of the logo of Dutch bank Rabobank

Side-by-side tandem in the colors of the logo of Dutch bank Rabobank.

Easy Rider tricycle in the Vitesse (Dutch football team) colors

Easy Rider tricycle in the Vitesse (Dutch football team) colors.

Easy Rider tricycle in the Breng colors

Easy Rider tricycle in the Breng colors.

Ajax wheelchair bike for Frank 

Ajax wheelchair bike for Frank 

Easy Rider tricycles with self-chosen colors
Easy Rider tricycles with self-chosen colors

The powder coating of a Van Raam bicycle

In our factory the bikes are made in a modern product line. Steel tubes come in and these are processed and welded together to form a complete frame. These frames are blasted in a blast cabinet, after which the frame is grease-free, acid-free and positively charged.

 Powder coating of parts in the Van Raam paint shop
Powder coating of parts in the Van Raam paint shop

The powder coating of Van Raam frames

The poader coating is done after blasting. The powder is negatively charged and the positively charged frame attracts the powder. 

The production system specifies the hook on which the frame is to be hung. The "varnisher" uses the same system to know what color the frame will be. There are a total of 75 hooks on which frames and bicycle bottoms can be hung.

We are trying to plan it so that all bikes of the same model are sprayed in the same color one after the other (e.g. all matt black Easy Rider). If all matt black Easy Riders are sprayed and there are other bikes that need this color, all bikes that should get the same color are sprayed. Most bicycles get 3 layers of powder. These are two layers of paint and one layer of clear layer. The clear coat can be a gloss or a matt coat.

For the primer, the base coat, the frame passes through a scanner so that the system knows which frame is coming. 6 nozzles are adjusted here. This is done automatically. There is still someone present who extra "sprays" places that cannot be reached by the machine. The paint layer and the top coat are sprayed on completely by hand.

The powder coated frame comes out of the oven in the Van Raam paint shop.
The powder coated frame comes out of the oven in the Van Raam paint shop.

Frame out of the oven

The frame goes into the oven between each layer. The frames are 'baked' at 200 degrees Celsius. The powder melts in the heat and there are two tracks in the oven. The frame stays there for 30 minutes, up to 20 hooks can hang in the oven (2 sides 10 pieces per side). The chain on which the frames are hanging moves on in the oven, because otherwise the chain gets too hot and the hooks with the hanging frames stop.

The frames coming out of the oven and move to the heat recovery zone (WTW nlds.: Warm Terug Winning zone) to cool down. They also heat the next series of frames coming into the oven to 80°C. The frames go from the oven to the heat recovery zone in the cooling zone to cool down to 30°C before the next powder coating is applied or before they leave the paint shop to go to assembly.  

Stickers of the Van Raam logo are glued on the frames.
Stickers of the Van Raam logo are glued on the frames.

Van Raam Logo Sticker

The stickers are also glued onto the frames in our paint shop. This usually happens before the clear layer is sprayed onto the frame, this way the stickers are firmly attached.

The bicycle frame with powder coating and stickers.
The bicycle frame with powder coating and stickers.

Finished Van Raam bicycle frame

Now the frames are ready and can be further assembled with the remaining parts.

Curious about how a Van Raam bicycle is manufactured from start to finish? View our page about how Van Raam bikes are produced.

Video: Van Raam company movie with blasting and powder coating

In the company movie below you can see from 1:15 minutes till 1:40 minutes how the frames and parts are blasted and powder coated. 

Fun2Go Van Raam double rider cycle

Buying a Van Raam bicycle

We have different types of special needs bicycles in our product line. Cycling on a special needs bicycle is different compared to a regular two-wheeled bicycle. To find out which bike will suit you best, it is important to try a bike first. This is possible in our showroom in Varsseveld, the Netherlands or at one of our dealers. Always contact your dealer first to find our if they have any test models. You can make an appointment to visit our showroom in Varsseveld here.

Interested in a custom-made bike in a trendy color? On the price list that can be found on the product page of the Van Raam bicycles you can see what the standard color of each bike is. There are several other colors available for a supplemental fee. The price list also shows the exact price for choosing your own RAL color.

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More questions about RAL colors on your bike?

We are happy to help you and answer your questions. We will gladly give you more information about RAL colors and a color of your choice on your custom bike. Call us at +31 (0)315 - 25 73 70 or send an e-mail to Info@vanraam.com Let us help you!

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