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Old 06-08-04, 07:32 AM   #1
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Paint job of the year

Looks like someone has been reading our forum with particular interest.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/tech.php?...04/news/jun08b

Check out the story of paint job of year.

If you all recall, our own George (The Fixer) did a similar thing to his evolving Pista. And they say we're retro.

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Worked for me. Looked great
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That paint job is so yesterdays news!

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Paint? I think NOT! Best Decal job? Maybe?

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Wow, coming from an English teacher: that was a seriously painful English teacher joke. All you need now is a blazer with elbow pads.
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Wow, coming from an English teacher: that was a seriously painful English teacher joke. All you need now is a blazer with elbow pads.
As an English teacher, do you prefer the tweed or the corduroy?
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Wow, coming from an English teacher: that was a seriously painful English teacher joke. All you need now is a blazer with elbow pads.
Coming from a high school drop out, it was the best I could do.


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What's more impressive is Maverick's all over decal job. If they're using water slide decals, I'd love to know how they get them seamless and over the welds.

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Looks like someone has been reading our forum with particular interest.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/tech.php?...04/news/jun08b

Check out the story of paint job of year.

If you all recall, our own George (The Fixer) did a similar thing to his evolving Pista. And they say we're retro.

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can someone post the link to georges bike? i mustve missed it...
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What's more impressive is Maverick's all over decal job. If they're using water slide decals, I'd love to know how they get them seamless and over the welds.
Seems like a lot of trouble to go to just to make a bike look that ugly.
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can someone post the link to georges bike? i mustve missed it...
Another 'bland' frame

There's a bike at my LBS that has been covered with postage stamps and then clear coated. That looks great, sorta surreal...
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Yesterdays news\ tomorrows fish n' chip paper. Elvis Costello.

Ugly.

A home version, George would be cool.
Angled news clippings on a frame?...1'st, BLOWS, 'caus it interferes with the bike geometry angles.

If cycling history.....maybe. Exploded grain photo-not print. (Bend over and read please.)

Impressive, for a wall hanging. Unless you collect art.

Maverick's cool, more Andy Warholl pop.
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Angled news clippings on a frame?...1'st, BLOWS, 'caus it interferes with the bike geometry angles.

If cycling history.....maybe.
tell me how painting a bunch of articles onto a frame is going to **** with the geomtry? these aren't newspaper cutouts glued to a frame and then clearcoated. they're actually painted replicas.

and if you'd look, they are of cycling history. tour de france history, anyway.
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The angles of the print lines are in conflict with the tube angles, and do not complement them.
Print whether paint\ applied graphic screen print transfer etc, that is not a swell job. And NOT a paint job, a GRAPHIC-IMO-ugly.

Dirty old newspapers.
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Anyone come up with a carbon fibre look yet? Spray on or glued on to have the CF effects?
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