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    Paint help

    So I have about 4 more week before my new frame is ready for paint and I'm trying to decide what to do. Builder will paint anything and like to do wild stuff but I think I want a more mellow design.
    I did this in MSpaint because I dont have a editor program. Is it to simple? He uses unidirectional carbon tubes so I dont want to cover that to much cause I really like the look(its not a weave, looks like splintered fibers)

    and the blue and silver will be trimmed in white like this

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    get gimp, its free and much better than paint.

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    Thanks jkizzle but I'm not really concered about the software or the qualty of the draft. It will be up to the builder to make it pretty, I'm just figuring out the basics.

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    Looks nice, but blue is my favorite color and I am a fan of understated paint jobs. In fact it'd look ok to me if it was just bare carbon with a few logos. Carbon fiber looks fine and it's lighter with less paint.

    Are you getting an Uberlight or a Zen? Integrated seat tube?

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    Custom Zen w/isp

    It is going to be my RR bike so I opted for the slightly heavier and stiffer Zen over the Uberlight that and I cant swing the extra $2k more for the uberlight
    Last edited by jrennie; 11-25-07 at 02:01 AM.

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    looks good...

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