Originally Posted by salome
I'm with you on that one absntr. I wish i could go 'champagne' on the whole surly. The idea of gold gold is too much for me. So I guess that bike will be a mismatched amalgam forever.
V - see, when I was picking out rims this morning, I thought, hmm, let me see what the gold looks like. It looked pretty good. But overall, the bike was just so damn bling that I felt like it was a trophy or something, like it shouldn't be ridden. Because the paint scheme - solid red, deep yellow-gold is so rich.
BUT, with the surly in that baked bean colour, I think that would be perfect. Reason being, the brown is sort of dull and sits back in the overall -- it doesn't announce itself. That way the rims would stand out and pop and also blend in better due to the hues being closer on the palette.
I personally think it'd totally would look good on that bike. Perhaps the first time I've ever thought gold rims would look good on a particular frame.