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    Help determinig which for to use.

    Let me start off by apologizing for my crude way in doing this. I am horrible at photoshop so this was the next best thing. I am building a new bike and the frameset comes with a color matched fork. I like the purple fork but am contemplating using a chrome lugged fork instead. I have 2 pedalmafia renditions of this and wanted to ask your opinion.




    Which do you guys like better. I think they both look good so I dont know.
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    dude...you can't "no ****" something THAT ****. That's like saying "sometimes I just like to make out with dudes...no ****"

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    Persoanlly, I would go for all purple frame & fork. To me, purple with some silver and chrome components goes together well but a purple frame/chrome fork seems mismatched (unless, of course, there are hints of chrome on the frame itself).

    It's kinda like if I were to put a chrome fork on my bike, it would most likely be very out of place even though I have some silver/chrome parts.

    You build awesome bikes, man. Can't wait to see pics.
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    There is no chrome on the frame. I wish there was. I really like the all purple but was just trying to get out of threading another fork. It sucks. The chrome fork is already cut and threaded. Who knows, the chrome one might be to short.

    I think I agree with you though. The purple looks good.
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    Curious: what frame are we talking about?

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    deep purple pake frame. Iv owned a pake before and it rode nice and fit me well. I like it despite what other people on this board think about it.
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    dude...you can't "no ****" something THAT ****. That's like saying "sometimes I just like to make out with dudes...no ****"

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    I like Pake frames too. Solid as all hell. I wanted to buy one for a while but couldn't find a "dirty gold" one in my size.

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    I like the dirty gold to and the bass boat green.
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    dude...you can't "no ****" something THAT ****. That's like saying "sometimes I just like to make out with dudes...no ****"

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    white rim and tires. and white decals.
    Last edited by muckymucky; 11-25-09 at 09:26 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by muckymucky View Post
    white rim and tires. and white decals.
    I already have the parts.

    Parts list:

    Mavic Reflex rims w/ Formula hubs and DT Swiss spokes
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    Undecided on chain right now. My drivetrain is set up 3/32" and I dont want to go 1/8" so im looking for a nice chain to fit. Im thinking a shimano 9sp chain to rid myself of the masterlink. Iv used sram 9sp chains with master links on fixed gear bikes with no issues but I might try something else this time around.

    Oh and the only sticker that will be on the bike is the Tange tubeset decals on the seat tube and the fork legs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PedallingATX View Post
    dude...you can't "no ****" something THAT ****. That's like saying "sometimes I just like to make out with dudes...no ****"

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    go with the chromed fork. As long as there are other chromed/silver parts on the bike, the chromed fork will be bad ass. I did this with a black Pake on a build, and it looked really good.

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    Black/chrome is a different animal than purple/chrome.

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    I think a chrome fork looks good on any bike, especially deep hued solid colors.

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    i like em both but i vote chrome as long as the seatpost/stem/bars can "support" it

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    Chrome fork. Then polish the seatpost and stem to match it.

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    chrome for sure!!! and polish everything up all shiny.

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    Purple and Chrome is always the way to go in my book.

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    It would look really nice if you could get the back half of the seatstays and chainstays in chrome too. I'm always a sucker for those kinds of frames.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    Black/chrome is a different animal than purple/chrome.
    what's your point? there both still good looking.

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    Sorry to offend you by having my own opinion. I'll try to keep it under control.

    Chrome fork +100

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    sorry you have such thin skin, you probably should keep that under control.

    chrome fork = sexiness.

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    I don't have particularly thin skin and was kidding.


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    I'll reserve final judgement until I see it, but I personally think it will look tacky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erichsia View Post
    chrome fork
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    chrome fork
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    chrome fork
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    I like chrome fork but I hate you
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    I like chrome fork also but I hate you back
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    I still hate you
    ...

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    HAHAHAHA! Good translation!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrvile View Post
    i hate all of you. AYHSMB.
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