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Old 08-31-12, 02:03 PM   #1
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Paint scheme for a new build military green and black?

How about it. dark military dark green (flat) with black components; crankset, rims, hubs, stem, seatpost and a brooks saddle?

i have not seen a bike in this paint scheme. what are your thoughts?
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Old 08-31-12, 02:11 PM   #2
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Promising. Are you going to attempt a camo pattern, or make it straight olive drab?
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no camo.
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My bike is Olive, and until I bought new wheels, it was solid black component-wise.
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http://deafpigeon.co.uk/blog/2012/06...bike-for-sale/
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Old 08-31-12, 02:17 PM   #6
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Reminded me of...



Pretty badass look even without the camo job.
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Other than the stem on that thing, go for it.
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i have not seen a bike in this paint scheme. what are your thoughts?
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Old 08-31-12, 03:57 PM   #9
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That's what I'm aiming for with this, just too broke to finish it off right now. The green turned out lighter than I expected it to, but that's what you get with the rattle can sometimes. I had a different set of bars on it wrapped up in light brown tape for a while that I think looked even better than the black, really set the whole thing off.
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Pretty badass look even without the camo job.
This almost exactly the way i wanted to design the build. except to keep it all one color, teh dark green, and more black (crank) and a brooks.
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i like the idea but i think you right it came out kind of light need to go darker with the olive drab..........just my opinion
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Yeah, it kind of looks like my faded bdu's though. thinking about taking it back closer to it's original colors (eventually) flat grey with black lugs and gold at the edges. It's holding up pretty well for an ancient derelict library bike though.
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Old 09-01-12, 09:36 PM   #13
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I saw this at a bike show a while back






The sign explains that Lucky 'Leven was the bomber his grandfather flew during WWII.
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I was so tempted to pick this up when it was still for sale here on BF.

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...vival-bike-200
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Just painted the lugs black (not pictured) and added a rear brake. Daily ride to work. Looks great.
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Just painted the lugs black (not pictured) and added a rear brake. Daily ride to work. Looks geared.
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Nah, man, you need to go with the Navy camo scheme; that's what's up.
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I've seen several (not counting the ones in this thread),mostly in the rat-rod/cruiser segment of th lifestyle (cycling is not a hobby ),I always liked em Be sure to post pics once you get it done
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How about it. dark military dark green (flat) with black components; crankset, rims, hubs, stem, seatpost and a brooks saddle?

i have not seen a bike in this paint scheme. what are your thoughts?
Except for the flat finish, the Masi Speciale green comes to mind. Saddle and bar tape are light brown, black components (silver crankset tho).Real nice and balanced colour combo. You may want to check it out for inspiration.
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