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Old 05-24-16, 09:13 AM
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Post Pictures of Matte Black Bikes with Gloss Forks

I am looking for pictures of finished bikes with Matte Black frames and Gloss Black forks. Google has yielded few reliable results, but I have seen this look before and I'm looking for examples of it to help decided on my final paint scheme.

I finally got around to painting my ongoing build project. The fork is already done in gloss black, but I just think the matte gray primer on the frame looks super smooth and clean. Something about the matte look hides little paint imperfections and looks sleek to me. In addition, matte paint finishes are very on-trend at the moment. As I'm building this bike for poor weather, gravel, utility hauling, and the occasional cross race, I thought the matte black would look better on the frame over time as it gets beat up, and without any clearcoat, it would be super easy to respray it in the future with acceptable results with limited prep. The fork is already painted Gloss Black. I recall seeing gloss forks on matte bikes in the past, and I recall that I thought it looked good.

Post pics of your bikes with matte black frames and gloss black forks! Really, any color bike would do as long as the frame and fork are the same color, but the fork is gloss and the frame is matte. I just want to get a visual confirmation that what I see in my head will look good on the finished bike.
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Old 05-24-16, 06:09 PM
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everyone is looking, but nobody is posting . . . come on people!

I'm gonna end up posting the first pic here AFTER I paint my bike this way lol
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Since you're right up the shoreline a piece, I'll play. Kind of fancy striping, etc, but still matt frame/gloss fork: hope it'll help.

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Since you're right up the shoreline a piece, I'll play. Kind of fancy striping, etc, but still matt frame/gloss fork: hope it'll help.

That is a great looking bike!
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Old 05-25-16, 09:05 AM
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a great looking bike!
So many "thanks".
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Originally Posted by North Coast Joe View Post
Since you're right up the shoreline a piece, I'll play. Kind of fancy striping, etc, but still matt frame/gloss fork: hope it'll help.

Nice! That's basically the look I'm going for, except I'm coming from the road side and I'll have drop bars and skinnyish tires. I love the brown on black! I've been wearing it for years and it's becoming fashionable again.
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I've decided to go for it, the weather looks nice this week and I'll try to put down the frame color in the next couple days. matte black, gloss fork. rs10 silver and black rims with silver furniture and hardware, black fenders, rack, tape, and hoods.
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This doesn't really show off much, but it's a refinished LeMond I got on Craigslist last summer. I didn't like the look of the steel fork and put a Nashbar carbon on it, which is "glossy".

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Would ride.
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my first hit on google "black matte bike"

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This doesn't really show off much, but it's a refinished LeMond I got on Craigslist last summer. I didn't like the look of the steel fork and put a Nashbar carbon on it, which is "glossy".

Nicely executed, the pink really pops!
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Originally Posted by italktocats View Post
my first hit on google "black matte bike"

we obviously have different search results because I just repeated your string and I can't find that thing anywhere lol, but that's exactly the look I had in mind, except not a fixie.
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I sprayed my frame today, satin black. it's a rattle can job but I prepped well and the satin finish hides any crap that I'm sure fell on it as I was forced to paint outside and the pollen count is off the charts today lol. the fork is already done is matching gloss. it's a late 80s maruishi roadace frame.

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you can do the final layer inside if you can, for the best finish
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