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    color question

    so my good friend is building me a custom track frame. in fact, it's almost done and now comes the tough decision. what color(s) do i get it painted? it's old school standard tubing, henry james lugs, campy dropouts. the parts will be dura ace (7600) cranks w/black chain ring, headset, high flange hubs, open pro cd rims, 123 drops. any and all suggestions appreciated.
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    Black with white and silver accents.

    or

    White with black and silver accents.

    I prefer the latter.
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    I should add this:

    My next bike will be pink. So, take a look at pink. I heart pink bikes.
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    get it clearcoated raw for extra attitude
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    My next paint job will be british racing green with cream lugs.
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    richard sachs clearcoated one of his frames, kinda cool

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    Red bike, black lugs, cream headtube

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    order of preference:

    1. richard sachs red w/ creme lugs
    2. white w/ chromed lugs
    3. orange w/ light pastel (green?) lugs

    or copy this.. it wouldn't be original... but it would be ****ing gorgeous:


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    Did you just say orange with pastel green lugs? You know, I thought there was something fundamentally wrong with Texas, and this just proves it.

    My vote? Black with red lugs with red ice pearl in the clearcoat.....or BRG with cream head tube and seat tube......or just plain old fashioned pearl white.

    To send you round the bend, have a look in the bikelugs.com gallery, semcustompaint.com, or spectrumpowderworks.com.
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    my mom told me, "if you dont have anything nice to say, don't say it at all."

    after which she added that she has seen your bikes, and that theyre not likely to appear in any of those galleries anytime soon

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    white or metallic white

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    i'm a fan af safety orange

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    I suggest Black

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    orange

    not everyone looks good in red
    not everyone looks good in yellow
    but ya put them together and you get
    orange
    everyone looks good in orangeundefined

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    If you are taking the time to get a custom frame that will last a lifetime, give it a coating that will last a lifetime, look into powdercoating! It will last forever, never chip off, and prevent rust better than paint will. Good coaters like http://www.spectrumpowderworks.com can even do multi-tone, metallics, fades, clearcoats, etc.

    peace,
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    P.S. I vote for polished and clearcoated.

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    Cream/vanilla/pearl white/off white/white tinged with grey or brown
    Last edited by absntr; 04-04-05 at 12:36 PM.

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    Pearl white is beautiful. . . at least I like to think so. If you can, pearlescent white is perfect and the tiny flakes reflect the sun like reflective tape in headlights.

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    whoa, maybe i shouldn't have started this thread. now i'm overloading on ideas

    keep 'em comin', guys.
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    cream white with chrome stays and charcoal black lines on the lugs.

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    For color ideas, also check out David Kirk's frames here .

    on edit:

    the more I look at David's work, the more I want one:


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    Forest Green with chrome lugs, or green horizontal tubes (chainstays, top, and down tube) and black verticals (seat stays, seat, and head tube)...

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    Quote Originally Posted by absntr
    Crea/vanilla/pearl white/off white/white tinged with grey or brown
    naz has the correct answer. these are the colors to be used.

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    the bike im making this summer is gonna be either silver or pearl with orange accents.

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    Here's a nice colour palette for reference - calibrate your monitor here:


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    pink!

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