Boy, I cringe even asking, ..but I recovered an 88 Trek 850 that fits me well and would make an excellent frame for a load-able tourer. It was rattle-can'ed over the original black-w/pink lettering -so it needs a total bead-blast and new coat.
I don't want to restore to original because I never liked the pink lettering, but I also want to stay away from any of the traditional Trek colors (which rules out black, red, blue, white, and silver).
I plan to decal it with a tribute to it's lineage (small script "1988 Trek 850" along the top tube, and 8-5-0 down the seat tube) but am thinking of a totally non-Trek color scheme like "wheat" or "beige." Somebody wave me off this plan if it sounds really dumb.