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Old 08-23-10, 09:18 AM   #1
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Help me make my bike look better...

Not sure what to work with on this bike, going for that infamous Oreo look, maybe some red...

I know I want a white saddle, that is all
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Old 08-23-10, 09:22 AM   #2
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murder it out.
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Your bike looks great as is. The only thing I would really recommend is that you change the zip ties or bolt on things for your rear brake wiring. Change it to something black so it blends in with your frame and doesnt look so awkward. That is just my opinion. (Possibly a nice black crankset as opposed to your current one would loook good too.)
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I say avoid color with this bike. So black/white/silver only, but don't over do it. I can't tell from the picture but if you're using zipties as cable house clips then you could grab some of these http://www.velo-orange.com/diacocahocl.html
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Old 08-23-10, 09:39 AM   #5
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Looks like a different saddle might be in order too. I haven't heard many people say they like the stock saddle, but hey if it fits you and is comfortable then why not.
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murder it out.
Hunh?
Splatter it with blood?
Please elaborate.
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Old 08-23-10, 11:27 AM   #8
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Hunh?
Splatter it with blood?
Please elaborate.
All black= murdered out.
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Purple chain.
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throw some spinners on it.
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It all depends on how many $$$ you want or can spend. The sky's the limit. If it were me I'd look at wheels first, since the stock ones are substandard relative to the quality of the frame. Also, I'd upgrade the tires for sure. If you decide to change the cranks, I'd recommend the Andel; I just got a set including BB for $125 total shipped from Ben's Cycle and am very impressed with the finish and fit. They run super smooth and quiet with very even chain tension, and stay tight
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What's your ride, can't tell which it is from the pic. Murdered out with a splash of o.r.a.n.g.e.
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silver stem with some silver drops with white wrap could look good along with a white saddle
make the zip-tie things black
and if you wanted to add a little bit of color you could get a tire with a small color stripe such as Soma Everwears
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bum bars.

gold deep v's.

cargo rack and basket.

maybe some pre-worn dirty oury's for street cred.
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Old 08-23-10, 04:08 PM   #17
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Old 08-23-10, 04:11 PM   #18
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I would probably take out one or two of the 27 headset spacers
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Ride it til your tires are worn...
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Are you fixed? Lose the rear break, will look so much cleaner. But may not be as practical for you.
I think a mostly black, little white with red accents would be sweet
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I'm not a fan of those bars/grips. Personally I prefer drops or bull horns on a "road" bike.
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When I see those flat black Lambos rolling down, what I always notice are the bright red (or yellow) brake housings that you can just see through the spokes of the rims. I say do that, in a minimalist, understated way. So maybe an anodized rear cog and big ring and that's about it.

but then you mentioned a white saddle. You could push for the oreo look, but you would be wasting all that black and silver goodness, which looks way better than black and white IMO.
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Leave it alone. Nice bike.
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theyre brake calipers.
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It all depends on how many $$$ you want or can spend. The sky's the limit. If it were me I'd look at wheels first, since the stock ones are substandard relative to the quality of the frame. Also, I'd upgrade the tires for sure. If you decide to change the cranks, I'd recommend the Andel; I just got a set including BB for $125 total shipped from Ben's Cycle and am very impressed with the finish and fit. They run super smooth and quiet with very even chain tension, and stay tight
I'm pretty sure those andel's are what came stock on my surly steamroller
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