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    Pick a color for my bike

    I am about to start painting my grocery getter. I will be using the duplicolor paints as per recommendations on this site. I would like your opinions as to the color. This is my commuter so I was thinking abo0ut yellow for visibility but that might not come out right, maybe a dark green? Bonus points for those who photochop and show me what the color would look like! Thanks.

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    I'd get really fine sandpaper and do like that wet sanding or whatever its called to make it look really nice and shiny and then put a clear coat over that

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    I was thinking about that option as well. I thought it might look a little too ghetto?

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    Quote Originally Posted by robabeatle View Post
    I would like your opinions as to the color. Bonus points for those who photochop and show me what the color would look like! Thanks.
    What kind of bonus points you talking here? I need an incentive. Or do you want us to do your photoshop for you?

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    Hmm, okay maybe I don't have real bonus points to give, but if you photochop your color it will be easier for me to be convinced of your choice of color.
    Basically yes, I want you to do it for me. there... ; )

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    get new bars too, I don't like the current ones

    as for color, I like yellow bikes quite a bit. just make sure its not school-bus yellow or anything gross like that
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    Yeah, the bars and seat will eventually be replaced. These were on the bike and I really don't want to spend a lot on this beater.

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    why is bikeforums picking a color for YOUR bike....

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdms mvp View Post
    why is bikeforums picking a color for YOUR bike....
    Thanks, profound and useful...

    I want to see options, that is why I am asking for someone to photochop as I can't do that.

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    you should grab the paint near the bottom bracket before attempting to paint your frame.... go with yellow

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    If I ever need to paint another bike, it will be red.
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    the moral of the story: riding brakeless saves lives.

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    Sweet! Thanks. Actually, the red and the blue stand out there.

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    I just got a crank puller to get at the paint near the bottom bracket.

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    i like the yellow

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    Seriously, the yellow?
    ALso, I just put a flip and chop set of bars on it now. Looks better but i dont know how i feel about the ride yet.

    Last edited by robabeatle; 11-28-08 at 04:34 PM.

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    I am getting more interested in a simple brown. I really dont like flashy.

    BTW: the Rush is awesome (still)!

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    Quote Originally Posted by robabeatle View Post
    I am about to start painting my grocery getter. I will be using the duplicolor paints as per recommendations on this site. I would like your opinions as to the color. This is my commuter so I was thinking abo0ut yellow for visibility but that might not come out right, maybe a dark green? Bonus points for those who photochop and show me what the color would look like! Thanks.
    youve got a good idea with dark green. satin olive drab?

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    pavement-grey

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    I was thinking of painting mine with drab olive green in matte with gloss black striping...but then I just went and grabbed some rattle cans I had around and ended up with a sexy blue/black/white/chrome creation.

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    try and match the color to your knob. then you could tell chicks 'hey, this bike is an extension of my penis. see?' and whip it out. i pretty much guarantee menage a trois or something awesome like that involving at least one girl.

    also, your welcome, in advance.
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    My frame was yellow and ****ing hated it, so Ive done what you have and stripped to bare metal. I clearcoated it but no matter what aerosol clearcoat chips, so it gets rust spots hella easy

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    I didnt realize how few colors duplicolor offers. I went with a dark metallic green. I have already started the primer coats and wrapped my new mini bullhorns. I'll post pis when it is done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robabeatle View Post
    I didnt realize how few colors duplicolor offers. I went with a dark metallic green. I have already started the primer coats and wrapped my new mini bullhorns. I'll post pis when it is done.
    way to go with the gut.

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