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Old 12-22-10, 07:38 PM
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Show me your panel paint jobs

Almost finished frame number two, and I'd like to make it a nice retro panel paint job. Anyone have pics of cool contrasting color panel paint jobs? I think my color choice will be a medium sage metallic (gold fleck) green with cream colored panels and burgundy highlights....

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Thanks for posting this question. I had same question and would like to see some panels. Subscribed to the thread.
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Old 12-23-10, 05:52 AM
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White panels on the headtube and on the seat tube.
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Ah! A bike person after my own heart. I really like panels and head badges!

This is a Legnano in the final stages of paint work...


And this Bottecchia offers one of the nicest panels I have seen on a bicycle...
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Cambio Rino had some nice panel work...


So, too, did Sekine Canada bicycles...


And, as mentioned, I like panels so I did a panel paint job on my Cambio Rino 2000...
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Black bar tape and matching ST-DT panels, with double white borders, and complementing white housings on a '73 GP.

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I vote for the Mercian style barber pole!
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Don't know if this qualifies. Sort of a different spin on the head


And, as always, the early 80's sticky panels of Colnago:


If it were still ridable, I would have change out the tires. I was using to communte when I lost it in an accident.

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Lemond Poprad, which I personally find beautiful...



Raleigh Professional in Team colors:



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The classic look, I think, is a contrasting panel on the head tube matching one on the seat tube. I don't know why, but the contrasting panel on the down tube just doesn't work for me.

Pete, I'm curious how you are thinking of using three colors. Carlton did this sometimes, taking a basic two-color scheme and adding a third color with a fade:

But I don't think I'd have the courage to try that!

I'm currently painting a frame in a blue-green enamel with almond head tube and two seat tube panels, but I don't have photos yet.
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Originally Posted by rhm View Post
Pete, I'm curious how you are thinking of using three colors.
Green as the main color, cream panels, burgundy pinstriping at the ends of the panels and for the logo.

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Green as the main color, cream panels, burgundy pinstriping at the ends of the panels and for the logo.

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I'm color blind and less picky on aesthetics than most here, but I think that would look amazing.

Keep in mind, you're talking to the guy responsible for the McSachs and Marnati Lee.
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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake View Post
I'm color blind and less picky on aesthetics than most here, but I think that would look amazing.
Same here.

Not to hijack the thread or anything, but Aaron, while I'm sure you like what you picture, I wonder if you'd actually see it?

Color blind typically means that one has an unusually low proportion of one the color receptors-- most commonly the ones for red. As a result, one sees red only if there's enough of it present. A small spot of green and a small spot of orange may appear the same color to me, where larger spots of the same colors are obviously different. But once I know the difference, I will also see the difference.

This relates to the present discussion as follows: I really like color combinations that don't confuse me. It often happens that I don't know what color something is, and therefore don't know whether I like it or not, until I ask someone (and if I ask someone, they often think it's a trick question and don't give me a straight answer). So, Pete, the color combination you describe sounds good to me. I can picture it, and it's lovely. If I saw it, and remembered the description, I would probably love it. But if I couldn't remember what the colors were called, they might well fall into that oh-oh region where I'm clueless. And I wouldn't like it very much. So, when choosing greens, oranges and reds, my advice is: chose very green greens, very red oranges, and very red reds. The rest all look the same to me.
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i painted this one with krylon type spray



yes, i'm posting this again:



a panel of chrome?

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I'm blue-green color blind...and it's somewhat mild. I have some of these issues, but maybe to a lesser extent.
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Here's my home-painted Atala Competizione in blue metalflake with cream panels and chrome lugs:



I didn't add the customary downtube panel because I plan on running full-length white cable housings (no clamp on stops) and that'll provide more than enough white on the downtube.
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I've posted this elsewhere, ... baby blue panels with black go together
well.

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I know you are leaning a different way Pete, but I always liked what Lemond did with panel schemes, particularly the Fillmore. I have the black with faux stainless panels and cream striping. There is also a version of the black one with cream panels and silver striping which is sort of retro and modern all at the same time. I have an 81 white Trek that needs refinished, and I am thinking about the reverse scheme, cream with black panels - just haven't decided what color to use for logo and text.

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not really old school, however a panel paint job
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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake View Post
I'm color blind and less picky on aesthetics than most here, but I think that would look amazing.
While I am definitely not a graphic artist, I have a background in web design and I'm pretty good with color combinations...this coming from the guy who buys nothing but black cars with tan interiors

So the trend I'm seeing here (and these are generalizations as I am applying them to my needs) is:
* Seat tube panel is a given
* Head tube contrasting OR downtube panel, but not both
* Panel can be either symmetrical (i.e. positioned in relation to the tube) or asymmetrical (i.e. not necessarily centered on the tube) but is generally the width of the logo, give or take.
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