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Old 10-24-07, 08:30 PM   #1
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Greatest paintjob ever

Its not mine, but I sure wish it was!

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Old 10-24-07, 08:36 PM   #2
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You sure some 10-year-old didn't get after it with the dayglo poster paints?
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Welcome to the late '80s - the year of fluorescents...

...anyone remember the fluorescent Monogram 1:24th-scale kits produced during this era?

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Old 10-24-07, 09:29 PM   #4
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There is a Bottecchia that I see fairly frequently that looks very similar.
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Welcome to the late '80s - the year of fluorescents...

...anyone remember the fluorescent Monogram 1:24th-scale kits produced during this era?

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The car models that were semi-translucent, flourescent plastic?
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Ugly is only skin deep . . .
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There is a Bottecchia that I see fairly frequently that looks very similar.
There was a very nice bottecchia on ebay I woulda bought if it were my size, it was purple, florescent yellow and chrome!
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There is a Bottecchia that I see fairly frequently that looks very similar.
Lime green [edit: ok, yellow maybe?] and purple ADR team colors? They're hidious! What were they thinking?

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Master frame builder Brian Baylis had built this frameset... and even admitted to having painted the bike himself.
It was a custom bike made for a customer back in the 1980s.

This bike recently re-sold for over $3,500 on eBay.
~ No accounting for personal tastes.

Like the... uh... "interesting" ? Day-Glo job which opened this thread, the paint would certainly be a theft deterrent.


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Thats it actually, only it was a 53cm!

It doesn't look as appealing there for some reason, guess the purple is too light, those tires are hideous as well!
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Not as flourescent but just as weird:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-Daccordi...QQcmdZViewItem
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The car models that were semi-translucent, flourescent plastic?
That's right.

On that note, I still wish I had picked up one of the Revell 767-200 kits when they were still around...

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Master frame builder Brian Baylis had built this frameset... and even admitted to having painted the bike himself.
It was a custom bike made for a customer back in the 1980s.

This bike recently re-sold for over $3,500 on eBay.
~ No accounting for personal tastes.

Like the... uh... "interesting" ? Day-Glo job which opened this thread, the paint would certainly be a theft deterrent.
My wife would think that is cute

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I like it...
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I love the Baylis.
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Welcome to the late '80s - the year of fluorescents...

...anyone remember the fluorescent Monogram 1:24th-scale kits produced during this era?

-Kurt
Are you certain? This late '80s bike didn't seem to have a flashy paint job.



So Kurt, were you building models in the late '80s? Was this before the bike wrenching bug bit you?
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For those who like the Pink Baylis bike, you'll really appreciate these suggestions someone had made for accessorizing it.

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Its not mine, but I sure wish it was!

I recently caught a 4 pound bass with a lure in that color scheme.
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Old 10-25-07, 06:21 AM   #19
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I never got into the color fade, splash, blotch, and other looks. I generally like monochromatics, such as my charcoal Bianchi, or tasteful two- or three-tone, such as my Capos with their contrasting head tubes or my Team USA red-white-and-blue Schwinn.
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In case you haven't viewed my gallery, heeeeere's the "Greatest Paintjob Ever"...

Done in five color flourescent fade!

http://mbent.net/cycles/paint_gallery/target4.html
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Are you certain? This late '80s bike didn't seem to have a flashy paint job.



So Kurt, were you building models in the late '80s? Was this before the bike wrenching bug bit you?
By my calculations, wasn't Kurt about 4 in the late 80's?
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if you're going to play this game, the early 90's mtbs are gonna win every time...just look at that ibis!





note the anatomic correctness on the seat tube...

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Old 10-25-07, 07:20 AM   #23
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In case you haven't viewed my gallery, heeeeere's the "Greatest Paintjob Ever"...

Done in five color flourescent fade!

http://mbent.net/cycles/paint_gallery/target4.html
Holy Smokes!
How many hours have you got into that thing?
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I'm surprised that no one has mentioned (unless I missed it) that the pic the OP posted is of a Zunow. They were known for those, um, "agressive" paint schemes:

http://www.classicrendezvous.com/Jap.../Zunow%201.htm

Wouldn't mind owning a Zunow - very nice frames. Almost bought one at a swap meet earlier this year, but it was a little too small. Cool bottom brackets with the hummingbird logo cast in.
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Piccho,

thanks for mentioning that, saves me from ranting about it. I'd love a hummingbird, in
all it's florescent dayglo glory.
and to be honest, that zunow isn't so loud


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