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Old 09-29-11, 12:46 PM   #1
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looking for images/examples of silver bikes with chrome fork and/or stays

noodling on a new restoration/refinish project using this silver/chrome combo and want to see some other examples before i commit. something like this (below).

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I think it's a good look, though of course you'll need an accent pand or two at the brake between the chrome and the paint. PPG makes a shade of silver they call "Liquid Mercury" that's out of this world, and is a surprisingly close match for the paint on my '74 Pro.
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I think it's a good look, though of course you'll need an accent pand or two at the brake between the chrome and the paint. PPG makes a shade of silver they call "Liquid Mercury" that's out of this world, and is a surprisingly close match for the paint on my '74 Pro.
i was thinking constrasting blue panels, actually!

do you have a color-code for this liquid mercury?
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that's the greenest looking silver i've ever seen!
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ca 1974 Zileman type special.
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that's the greenest looking silver i've ever seen!
OOPs. I misread your post. I thought you just wanted a chrome or silver fork.

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I have a silver Motobecane LeChampion with a chrome fork. I converted it to 650B and added some Honjo alloy fenders.The paint at the top of the fork was peeling, so I stripped it all off. The top portion was rough bead blasted under the paint, so it's a unique effect, but I think it's okay. Here are some photos.
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i was thinking contrasting blue panels, actually!
Like my Aerospace Pro?

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The fist La vie Claire Hinault branded bikes were silver and chrome really nice, I'll find a pic of one later and post it
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here's a fade from silver to chrome...

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Ron Cooper - mid seventies custom.

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