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Old 01-30-07, 10:01 AM   #1
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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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Old 01-30-07, 10:23 AM   #2
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Pumpkin sounds like a good color
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Old 01-30-07, 10:47 AM   #3
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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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Old 01-30-07, 11:24 AM   #4
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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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Old 01-30-07, 11:38 AM   #5
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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.
+ 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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