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Old 04-30-10, 08:44 PM
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Smoked Allegros and Pinerallos

the other smoked thread reminded me of a bike a shop i worked in the 70s sold...a swiss allegro...they were cream or white frames...i was told a lit candle was passed back and forth over the frame....the smoke left sort or a tiger stripe effect...i usually don't like fancy finishes(like copper lugs),but these bikes were stunning....

in the 80s i rode with a guy who had a pink pinarello with red letters with the same finish.....anyone have one of these?
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I have an Allegro but it isn't smoked. Here's a picture of one that I saved for inspiration.
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I've seen it done with a cutting torch, I believe the oxygen is turned down to get a very smoky flame... The flame does not get near enough to the finish to cause any paint damage. Here's another example on a Diamondback Apex I saw recently:

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Old 04-30-10, 10:49 PM
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Did someone say smoke finish Allegros? Here are a couple pics of two of my four smokies.




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I hadn't seen a blue one before. That's really pretty. I might have to try that.
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