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Old 09-09-15, 12:30 PM
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Old 09-13-15, 01:38 PM
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I have no problem with black bikes, but the "murdered" look (all black components and wheels) is meh.

My Rivendell Roadeo is going for a repaint this Fall, most likely using charcoal silver metallic paint, but it will have a cream head tube, down tube panel and lug window fills. I'm planning on using Cinelli natural cork tape.
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Old 09-18-15, 01:09 PM
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I am very happy with my unpainted Lemond Arrivee, it's naked titanium.
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Old 09-18-15, 02:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Marvelousmarkie View Post
I have no problem with black bikes, but the "murdered" look (all black components and wheels) is meh.
To each their own...



But touch up just requires a Sharpie.
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Old 09-18-15, 02:52 PM
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Just rebuilt my Rans Rocket's wheels with RED spokes. I'm liking them so well that I ordered red spokes for my Rans Enduro Sport too. All that red is bound to be fast. Hope I can keep up.
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Old 11-04-15, 10:51 PM
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Three Specialized Sirrus bikes in our household. 2014 Elite Disc, Orange. 2015 Sport Disc, Fuchia. 2015 Elite Disc, Rocket Red. All VERY bright colors. All with reflective sidewalls and Light and Motion Head and Tail lights when ridden, day or night. Safety colored shirts or jackets as dictated by temperature.

Too many distracted drivers where I live to be riding in Stealth Mode on a dark bike.
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Old 11-05-15, 10:34 AM
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My bikes are mostly a solid color. Yellow, bare titanium, grey w/ cream panels, blue, burnt orange - the tandem is red hot. Only the Pinarello is 'color-full'.
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Old 11-05-15, 01:44 PM
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[QUOTE=DiabloScott;18150210
And matte black looks better on a commuter than on a road bike.
Note flashing disco lights in the front wheel (multi-color)[/QUOTE]

Have to agree with Scott on this one. My commute bike is black (not quite "flat" black). I do have lots of lights (some flashing) and reflective bits.

My road (double century and climbing bike - shown) is black and white with red accents (KHS Team). On the other hand, my Guru is raw black carbon fiber color and my GT Edge is raw titanium color. Guess I'm not too much into colors!

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Old 11-05-15, 02:09 PM
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Every time I turn around a buy a bike it is a shade of blue. Lately though red, and black snuck in. I keep forgetting I am in a different forum! I just like the classic look:

[IMG]1983 Colnago Superissimo, on Flickr[/IMG]

I will even go so far as to get into the late 80's and early 90's:

[IMG]1991 Pinarello Montello 60 cm, on Flickr[/IMG]

What color is this? AHHH Spumoni!
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Old 11-05-15, 04:27 PM
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I love my black LOOK 585 but it's glossy. No offense, but I just can't really get into the flat black, even though some of them look better than others.
If I'm not mistaken, in my youth didn't we call that Primer? I don't want my bike to look like my grill.
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Old 11-05-15, 04:31 PM
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Originally Posted by SJX426 View Post
Every time I turn around a buy a bike it is a shade of blue. Lately though red, and black snuck in. I keep forgetting I am in a different forum! I just like the classic look:

[IMG]1983 Colnago Superissimo, on Flickr[/IMG






I will even go so far as to get into the late 80's and early 90's:

[IMG]1991 Pinarello Montello 60 cm, on Flickr[/IMG]

What color is this? AHHH Spumoni!
Whoa, I like the Spumoni. Colorful, classy but understated.
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Old 11-06-15, 07:34 AM
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As long as you don't try to wear bike clothing just to match the bike.
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Old 11-06-15, 07:45 AM
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SJX, those are two beautiful bicycles there, very tasteful and equipped just the way I would execute a build of one of them. I'm sure that they are both very enjoyable for your riding, I'm a blue fan, also, my CAAD 10 is the blue and orange "Gulf Oil Racing" colorway. Its no Porsche 917, but it gets the job done for me, quite well.

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Thanks @smoore and @qcpmsame! The Pin is my commuter and we have gone over 1500 miles this summer together. A great ride! Hard to take the foul weather bike when there is a hint of rain. This is effectively the way I bought the Pin. I wish it had Campy Record on it instead but the DA is really great stuff. I even like the DT shifters, just touch them in the direction to go and it is done! If I ever have any extra cash around, I will swap in the Campy equivalent. Thought of selling the DA but why?!
@Garfiel Cat If you were responding to my post, my response is that I don't ever try to match a kit to the bike. Compliment, maybe. Any combination of World Championship colors always works!
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Originally Posted by Garfield Cat View Post
As long as you don't try to wear bike clothing just to match the bike.
Lol.

Beautiful bikes, BTW.
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Originally Posted by qcpmsame View Post
SJX, those are two beautiful bicycles there, very tasteful and equipped just the way I would execute a build of one of them. I'm sure that they are both very enjoyable for your riding, I'm a blue fan, also, my CAAD 10 is the blue and orange "Gulf Oil Racing" colorway. Its no Porsche 917, but it gets the job done for me, quite well.

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I like Blue and Orange as well and the Gulf Oil combo. Here is a video that you may enjoy if you have a bit of time. This was originally a book and then turned into a documentary. This guy is a well known journalist in England and he decided to build his "perfect bike". He decided what frame and components he wants and then travels around the world to actually pick up the parts where they are manufactured. If you go to the very end...you'll see the colors he chooses. But if you have the time, it's better to follow it from the beginning. Good for a rainy morning with a hot cup of coffee.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leg9iYK-9E0

http://road.cc/content/review/37976-...heels-rob-penn

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