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Old 09-01-08, 06:50 AM   #1
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ugliest color for a bike?

my bike is a bright shiney red, i don't like the attention it gets and want to repaint it a really fugly color,suggestions??
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Old 09-01-08, 06:51 AM   #2
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Ate-a-pile-of-strained-peas-baby-****-green/brown.
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Old 09-01-08, 06:52 AM   #3
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For best results, take a pile of said baby **** to your local Home Depot and have them use their colour-matching machine to replicate the colour.
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Old 09-01-08, 09:20 AM   #4
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I think a classic British racing green would work well, really nice for people who like it and the average bike theif would prolly walk straight past thinking it's an old POS..

Really subtle, but not an eye sore, you don't wanna attract any attention good or bad (from the sound of it)!

Also worth noting I heard insurance is higher on cars this colour in some parts due to people just not seeing them, as opposed to a big white van!
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Old 09-01-08, 09:27 AM   #5
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Old 09-01-08, 09:28 AM   #6
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but srsly, you should go with "raw". have all the paint sandblasted off (at an auto paint place), then clearcoated.
it'll look pretty cool; the welds will look nuts.
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Old 09-01-08, 09:42 AM   #7
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i actually like red..

but yeah raw+clearcoated would be awesome.
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Old 09-01-08, 09:44 AM   #8
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beige.
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Old 09-01-08, 10:57 AM   #9
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why not just black? subtle and sexy.
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Old 09-01-08, 10:59 AM   #10
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baby poo brown like surly steem roller
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Old 09-01-08, 11:00 AM   #11
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pearl and neon green are quite ugly together
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Old 09-01-08, 12:26 PM   #12
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I have a brown frame (SE Lager).

Some people think it's ugly, but strangely, it gets compliments from the ladies. Or are they patronizing me? And if they patronize me, what else are they willing to do to me?

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Old 09-01-08, 02:36 PM   #13
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...'07 Bianchi Gang Green....
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Old 09-01-08, 08:32 PM   #14
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paint it clear and no one will be able to see it.
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Old 09-01-08, 08:33 PM   #15
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foreskin pink
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Old 09-01-08, 09:16 PM   #16
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For a guys bike, pink. For a girls bike, anything other than pink
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Old 09-01-08, 09:28 PM   #17
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just sand down the frame and clear coat it. Most people would think it's old and rusty looking and on the other hand, bike guys would be stoked on it. I'm thinking of doing that to my 80's Trek.
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Old 09-02-08, 01:10 AM   #18
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...'07 Bianchi Gang Green....
i happen to be very fond of that color... it gets lots of compliments from people around town
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Old 09-02-08, 01:49 AM   #19
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2 girls 1 cup color.
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Old 09-02-08, 09:30 AM   #20
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the steamroller is maroon but i think its more like dark chocolate in the right light
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Old 09-02-08, 10:23 AM   #21
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j/k about the steamroller, but I'm not kidding about this one.
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Old 09-02-08, 10:31 AM   #22
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neon pink, or sticker it, or pick one colour from the bike above
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Old 09-02-08, 10:43 AM   #23
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yes, the bike just above is hideous...i have seen those london guys rocking a lot of neon...that seems to work when you have all the same intensities of color
i would love to have my bike powdercoated someday...like the mint green of the bareknuckle
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Old 09-02-08, 01:36 PM   #24
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those neon bikes were built (3 of them) at the same time, i believe as a special project.


gang green is pretty bleh, but actually is quite nice i think.

don't see beige too often, but somethign like this? hahah

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Old 09-02-08, 01:51 PM   #25
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maybe a dark blue, not quite navy but close...i am not following the thread anymore just thinking of colors to paint my bike...dark blue it is...with yellow tires
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