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Old 08-05-10, 05:54 AM   #1
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paint schems for new frame

trying to find photos of paint finishes for my new touring frame my prefaired color choice would be silver with black decals but cant find a photo on it anyone got any ideas on a really beautiful paint scheme thanks
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Old 08-05-10, 05:58 AM   #2
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Old 08-05-10, 06:52 AM   #3
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fantastic but a bit loud for a touring frame i mean that in a nice kinda way thanks for reply.
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Old 08-05-10, 07:32 AM   #4
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I like silver or black. Matches with everything and makes other colors stand out. I think decals and logos should be outlawed though.

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Eye candy:

http://www.ifbikes.com/OurBikes/Road..._Independence/

Co Montion's site might have some ideas as well.
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I like this one...but I would do the fork black as well, and skip the pink entirely.

http://www.assenmachers.com/Gan%20Well%20Pro%20(1).JPG
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Old 08-05-10, 08:27 AM   #7
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you just wanna see what black graphics look like on a silver frame?
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thanks folks anymore out there.
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Here's a few silver ones:





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If you have a paint gun and a air brush gun you can do just about any paint you want to do.But I would use auto paint it goes on very easy and drys rock hard.Just do a search on bicycle paint job's.
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Flat black is the most practical.

I like the look of the Kona Kapu though, seriously thinking about picking one up....

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now that i like very tasty the more i look at it the more i like it.
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Co-motion has an especially nice paint gallery on their website; I used it to pick paint for a bike last year. Great photos of all their standard treatments plus a bunch of custom jobs (panels, two-tone fades, etc.)
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Co-motion has an especially nice paint gallery on their website; I used it to pick paint for a bike last year. Great photos of all their standard treatments plus a bunch of custom jobs (panels, two-tone fades, etc.)
I have seen a good number of Co-Mo tandems over the years and a few singles. What I have yet to see is a bad looking one.
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just seen a great color on the co motion site steel blue looks class.just need a color to complement it now maybe bands of cobalt blue /white.
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if i were to repaint my bike, i would have it fade from orange to black, front to back, and have them add in the model and company name in pearl white... but thats just me.
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and why not it's your baby ,not sure about orange though.
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Kona's on a bit of a roll these days, in my opinion. A lot of their bikes just look fantastic. Of course I'm heavily biased with my powder-blue, white-paneled Sutra.
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You can recognize one of John's bikes anywhere. I love his paint jobs. I got my first Landshark in the late 80's, and still ride one of the frames he built for me. They ride as smooth as butter. He is definitely one of the great builders who seems to fly under the radar.
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