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    Ideas for a Bridgestone XO-1 paint job?

    I got lucky and happened upon a lost XO-1 frame. It's seen some of life and needs some love.

    It will need a paint job or powder coating...

    I can't decide if I want to bring it back to it's construction pumpkin or as close as I can.. or if I wanna just paint it something else. I'm thinking if I paint it something else, then maybe a metallic burnt orange to hint at it's original color or just go way off to a nice deep burgundy or just glossy black. And maybe highlight the lugs and the fork crown with something else .. like chrome or something.

    I've been looking at 55/rad's bike and man.. those are sweet. So maybe you folks have some suggestions that I haven't thought of....

    THanks.

    Oh.. thought I'd add a link to what the orig construction pumpkin looks like: http://www.flickr.com/photos/89119745@N00/308191494/

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    Pumpkin sounds like a good color

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    Depends entirely on your budget. If you want a nice paint job, go to an auto body place and look at the paint chips. If you don't, ask around to find a guy who will powder coar it. Don't forget the clear coat to protect the finish.

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    I love the original color. if it were mine I'd try to get it as close to the original as my budget would allow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattface
    I love the original color. if it were mine I'd try to get it as close to the original as my budget would allow.
    + pumpkins.

    that bike is gorgeous

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    Pumpkin!

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    +1 for the pumpkin. It's a great color for a bike.

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    Wow.. I never expected so many folks to like the pumpkin color...

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    I've got a friend with a X0-1 in that color she's had since new. Fortunately she's about my size. Unfortunately she'll probably never sell it.

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