Back in my VW days, I used to see a lot of really cool vintage bugs and other hot rods out at the drag strip that were all primer grey. Some were people who had prepped their cars, but hadn't saved the cash to have them painted, but a few ran them that way because it looked cool.
I'm presently building up an old Medici touring frame as a fixed gear. I haven't really decided on the color scheme -- all black with hand painted lugs or flat black with color applied by my first graders (see link in my sig file).
But I want to ride the bike. I have all the parts. I also would like to know if the frame fits me and see how it rides before I put a lot of time into a paint job.
So would it be cool to run the bike primer grey for a while? I figured I'd just put a little black on the head tube and bottom bracket shell so I don't need to pull those parts when I finally do paint the frame.
What do you all think?