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Old 07-30-15, 01:04 AM
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Color inspiration can strike anywhere.

Do you ever see a color somewhere and say to yourself, "THAT is the color I want my next bike!"



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More often, I say, "My __________ bike is that color."

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My brother used to have a dark green pickup that I always liked. When I had my De Rosa refinished in 2002 I chose a similar color.


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I was on the road a few springs ago and saw some fresh grass along the shoulder with little orange flowers mixed in. I wasn't really successful at transferring the color concept, but I like the bike anyway.
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Originally Posted by oddjob2
More often, I say, "My __________ bike is that color."
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"Crayola" used Porsche red, black and yellow coloration.

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I've had this one stuck in my head for a few months, so I think it's going to happen.

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Originally Posted by USAZorro
"Crayola" used Porsche red, black and yellow coloration.
growing up in oklahoma, we used this helpful rhyme:

"red, black, yellow, he's a friendly fellow."


king snake

"red, yellow, black, get away, jack!"


coral snake
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Originally Posted by SquidPuppet
I've had this one stuck in my head for a few months, so I think it's going to happen.

That is a nice color. A guy in my area has a frame he made himself of that color. He calls it "The Creamsicle".

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Originally Posted by USAZorro
"Crayola" used Porsche red, black and yellow coloration.


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Originally Posted by eschlwc
growing up in oklahoma, we used this helpful rhyme:

"red, black, yellow, he's a friendly fellow."


king snake

"red, yellow, black, get away, jack!"


coral snake
In Belize, it's "red next to yellow, deadly fellow, red next to black, venom lack.
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Originally Posted by Eric S.
That is a nice color. A guy in my area has a frame he made himself of that color. He calls it "The Creamsicle".

Exactly. It's pale but not pastel. Subdued but not boring. Soft but not feminine.
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Angeldog (RIP: 8/8/98-7/27/15) does not approve of the look of the Look.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize
In Belize, it's "red next to yellow, deadly fellow, red next to black, venom lack.
that's wrong. "fellows" are friendly, not deadly. B^)
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One trick that decorators use is to find a painting they really like and then choose the same color scheme for a room. You could apply the same technique to a bike design.

Duplicating color schemes from cars/trucks is a good idea if you are painting a bike because refinishers can find the color codes and get the exact same colors.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize
In Belize, it's "red next to yellow, deadly fellow, red next to black, venom lack.
In the Boy Scouts in Virginia we learned "Red to yellow, kill a fellow; red to black, friend of Jack."
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Originally Posted by eschlwc
that's wrong. "fellows" are friendly, not deadly. B^)
You can take a trip down there while you're recuperating, and put them straight.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize
In Belize, it's "red next to yellow, deadly fellow, red next to black, venom lack.*

Originally Posted by thumpism
In the Boy Scouts in Virginia we learned "Red to yellow, kill a fellow; red to black, friend of Jack."*

* Ditty does not apply to Black Widow spiders, handle at your own risk.



The reason why I thought of the Black Widow: I once bought a bike on my way to work. Picked it up, put it in the back of the car (small hatchback, seats down), drove to work, after work drove home, then took out the bike and just before putting it down on the floor at home I see a Black Widow dangling from somewhere inside the steerer tube. That's when I thought "hmm… black and red could work well with the color of this bike."

But then, I already had a bit of a soft spot for the red/black combo:

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Originally Posted by calamarichris

Angeldog (RIP: 8/8/98-7/27/15) does not approve of the look of the Look.

Oh, man. Sorry.
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Originally Posted by lostarchitect
Oh, man. Sorry.
this
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Never again, Hot-dog on a stick went out of business just before Valentines day ruining my plans for dinner.

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Originally Posted by calamarichris

Angeldog (RIP: 8/8/98-7/27/15) does not approve of the look of the Look.
Originally Posted by lostarchitect
Oh, man. Sorry.
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this
+1 Sorry about the losing Angeldog.
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Originally Posted by The Thin Man
Do you ever see a color somewhere
As it so happens, I have seen that metallic champagne color before, at my local library:




And on this Motobecane Nomade (with a hint of lavender hue):
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Truth be told, @lasauge, I've been in love with that color since I saw The Lilac Ghost (Le Champion) that @rootboy owns. I can't believe what a drop dead gorgeous build was done on that bike. One of the very finest I have ever seen. There's just something so clean about it. Since then, that color and combination he put together has haunted me ever since.

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... has haunted me...
note to self: stroll down by the cemetery this fall for that next 'pretty' flip photo shoot. haunt the market.
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