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    Design my Bike, win internet-karma!

    So, I've owned this bike for a while;
    http://i.imgur.com/bBCq8tt.jpg
    Quite full of regrets, those colors are quite bad, but the quality is pretty good, or at least good enough for me.
    Note; I've upgraded my chains to a WHITE version and removed the front brakes.

    I will get myself a bullhorn to steer with, don't know what color yet but I'm thinking of black with white Bartape.
    Anyway, in about 2 days I'm going to re-spray pretty much all of the bike.
    Currently, I'm thinking of Matte-Black on the frame, but I have no clue what i'd change my crankset (did I say that right?) color / wheel set to.

    So to the point, I'm asking y'all to design my bike! I will post pictures once I'm done spraying it, but I thought it'd be a cool idea to let you guys decide the colors, especially after lurking on this forum for so long.

    You can win internet-karma by helping me out. If I like the design, I'll spray it on there!

    These are the colors I could use:
    http://i.imgur.com/XLfUzpb.jpg


    Thanks in advance, and/or have fun with it

    edit: just read my previous 2 threads
    full of regrets

    laughed at those comments though

    Edit 2: I might also change my frame for some cheap 2nd hand frame / bike on marktplaats (dutch ebay)
    Last edited by ZeroTroubles; 12-17-13 at 11:00 AM.

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    Listen, If I want to ride brakeless, helmetless, drunk, and at night without lights, that's my business.

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    I would not spray paint any of the components.
    http://www.pedalroom.com/members/rms13

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    Speaking of internet-karma, bikeforums could definitely use a downvote button.

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    You should spray paint it all white so people think you stole a ghost bike.

    Give me internet karma.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rms13 View Post
    I would not spray paint any of the components.
    I aint rich, can't buy others

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroTroubles View Post
    I aint rich, can't buy others
    so ride what you have. I don't think repainting cranks and rims is going to work out well
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    Leave the frame white, paint the fork white and get a chain that's not painted ANY color, then...

    Replace the following with polished / silver (that is, metal colored, not spray painted) parts:
    Seatpost and collar
    cranks and chainring
    stem and bars
    brake lever

    Next, brown saddle and matching grips.


    Finally, wheels with polished/silver box section rims, spokes, and hubs.


    Unless you're trying to make your bike even more garish with the spray paint...

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    "I made love to your mother dozens of times last week, and she doesnt know what a worn chain ring looks like"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaytron View Post
    Sums up how I feel about my bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeremyLC View Post
    Leave the frame white, paint the fork white and get a chain that's not painted ANY color, then...

    Replace the following with polished / silver (that is, metal colored, not spray painted) parts:
    Seatpost and collar
    cranks and chainring
    stem and bars
    brake lever

    Next, brown saddle and matching grips.


    Finally, wheels with polished/silver box section rims, spokes, and hubs.


    Unless you're trying to make your bike even more garish with the spray paint...
    H'mm, interesting, yet I do not have any money, my brother owned one of these bikes too and spraypainted it, turned out pretty well so there's that.

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    I... wat?
    Attack in the feeling because it says I'll win absolutely.

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    Put the front brake back on.

    And who 'helped' you design it the last time, Wanda?

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    troll bait
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    What a waste of quality paint.
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    No offense but you're an idiot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GetOuttaMyWay View Post
    Put the front brake back on.

    And who 'helped' you design it the last time, Wanda?
    Was Wanda from In Living Color? I remember the character just not the show
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    Quote Originally Posted by ktaoabc View Post
    No.
    +1 without even reading the original post.

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    If you're not a troll, and you are indeed tired of riding the clown bike, please, seriously, just disassemble the bike PROPERLY and paint anything that is an odd color - black. You'll end up with a black and white bike, done. No more 13 year old "Fixay"
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    Help with spraying a bike

    I'm looking for a detailed guide on how to spraypaint your bike a different color.
    Yes, I know it'll probably look horrendous, but I wanna give it a try.

    I tried using the search function but I'm terrible with that thing.

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    Wait... did your last attempt at a DIY rattle can paint job turn out less than you'd imagined? This isn't the first time you've commented your intent to paint your own bike using spray paint.

    Also, cross-posting is kinda frowned on here, so that duplicate thread you put in General Cycling 4 minutes after creating this one in SS/FG is going away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by no1mad View Post
    Wait... did your last attempt at a DIY rattle can paint job turn out less than you'd imagined? This isn't the first time you've commented your intent to paint your own bike using spray paint.

    Also, cross-posting is kinda frowned on here, so that duplicate thread you put in General Cycling 4 minutes after creating this one in SS/FG is going away.
    I hadn't gotten to it yet. Bad weather and busy schedule. Also hadnt come up with a proper idea yet. Bunch of friends wanted to join in on the idea and paint their own, but we're procastrinating too much.
    Sorry for the xpost, I didnt really know where to post..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    Guess I mistook two things.
    That a bike oriented forum had some more detailed information on this subject, and that this community would be somewhat friendly and not be acting like dicks posting links to lmgtfy. **** me for thinking it'd be a better idea to ask some guys with experience and expertise one on one than just going with a guide on google or some over commercialized site like wikihow. My bad completely!

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