Framebuilders - Nervous in the service
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I just sent a 90% deposit on a custom frame. And I am very nervous,
even better, I get to stay that way for months.
Ever see a bike with the Liquid Crystal Burnt Orange color? I was thinking about trying that, it reminds me a bit of a color Schwinn used
a long time ago.
I was also thinking of having the bike's name painted on, Randy Noir.
05-29-10, 08:45 PM
This is unusual!
05-29-10, 10:49 PM
That is an odd deposit amount- on the bright side though, orange is the fastest color!
I'm retiring this year, got the money now, prob won't have it later.
The bike will be lugged, and I was thinking of using a contrasting color or chrome
on the lugs.
Do you think black would work? I like what Rivendell does, like their use of cream colored lugs, but
don't think it would work with such a strong color.
But I suspect black would break the visual flow. making the frame seem like a collection of tubes instead of a whole.
Btw, the frame is a lightly modified randonneur design. Randy Noir...
05-31-10, 09:23 AM
You need a custom frame considering your fitness level.
What company and what steel did you opt for?
You named your bike?
06-08-10, 12:41 AM
Paint it school bus yellow :)
Orange and Navy Blue accents.
06-08-10, 07:24 PM
That name is absolutely awesome!
Personally, I would go with chrome lugs if the orange is like I'm thinking it is. Do you have a sample picture of the color?
06-09-10, 05:06 PM
Oh that Trekjapan is such a funny kidder.
I know who the builder is late.
It's a Gunnar.
Orange Glow over Sterling Silver.
You'll be quite a sight on that!
I bet you've been buying parts for awhile getting ready for the build.
What are you going to use?
Sram Red?Dura Ace???
A custom build you must have a nice gruppo put together.
You deserve it for those awesome endurance rides you go on.
Is your retirement health related??
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