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If you could have any colour scheme possible for your bike, what would you choose?

Old 04-07-21, 04:17 PM
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Personally, i'm Looking for this colourway on this frame, 59 or 60cm.

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Old 04-07-21, 04:38 PM
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I would go with John Deere Green with John Deere Yellow highlights and throw a layer of clear retroreflective paint over the top. If you live around "Bubba", he will love it. Everyone else will see it.

One source in the UK is https://glowtec.co.uk/reflective-paint/ and I suspect that Rust-Oleum 214944 Specialty Reflective Spray is available world wide.
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Old 04-07-21, 05:38 PM
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Originally Posted by fredlord View Post
"Yucky" in this case was more the idea of advertisement on a bike. Or any text really, it's just not my cup of tea. That said, the Surly lettering is particularly ugly, imo.


I was talking about shirts rather than bikes. Yes, shirts also don't look like billboards .
My shirt that I am currently wearing is a Surly shirt, super comfortable, really love it and happy to support them as I loved my Disc Trucker and love what they do and their ethos. I am not really a beer drinker but I do enjoy some whisky (or whiskey) on occasion and love riding bikes and having fun and camping.

I happen to like the Surly logo maybe listening to all that Punk, Metal, Hardcore, and the many subgenres thereof have made me appreciate fonts like that. (I do listen to quite a bit of other music as well so don't try and put me into a musical box, Birth of the Cool to Holy Mountain to Moving Pictures to Pipe and Drum Music to Enter the Wu Tang (36 Chambers) and a lot of stuff in between and on the far outskirts.)
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Old 04-07-21, 06:24 PM
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@DangerousDanR - .....and a thresher or a tiller to pull behind. Carbon fiber of course.
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Old 04-08-21, 09:30 AM
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I'd probably go with something lime green or just a really bright color in general. I can't really say how I'd want it to fit in with other colors though. The upside is it'd be more visible too.
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I like frames in any color except black. And I prefer chrome or silver parts over black for cranks, seatpost, stems, etc.

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The owner of two nearly all-black bikes with black hardware (bought used, of course)

P.S. Black tires are okay, and so are black tape/grips, cable housings, and saddles.
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Old 04-08-21, 10:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Wildwood View Post
Personally, i'm Looking for this colourway on this frame, 59 or 60cm.
I don't know... Every time I see this Look color scheme, it takes me back to ~1970...





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Old 04-08-21, 10:52 AM
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The red to white fade for instance:

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Originally Posted by Cougrrcj View Post
Juss messin' wit'cha... .
and neither Look nor hippy bus painters were original with the concept.

Piet Mondrian | Biography, Paintings, Style, & Facts | Britannica
dutch abstract

bright colors for children, a bit of French boldness on your vintage Look. ....and in keeping with those wild vintage colourways.

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If I get another custom bike I will seriously consider a Rubik's Cube theme.

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Grew up in the 80’s so I’m a big fan of that fun palette and design. Pinks, teals, purples, bold blues, orange. Lots of those era bikes in my stable. I even paid a hefty premium to add some color to my new titanium gravel bike.






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Old 04-08-21, 02:08 PM
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...sometimes the ugliest is just right...
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
If I get another custom bike I will seriously consider a Rubik's Cube theme.

You might be able to get square tubes in CF. That would be cool.


If you need proof that square tubes are more aero (or more sturdy) or that mondrian paint is faster, I know a CF & paint engineer that can 'prove' just about any theory you wish to be true, for some profit.

Maybe check with that bike company named Cube for your frameset.

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Old 04-08-21, 06:42 PM
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You know a Rubic’s cube paint scheme is not all that crazy of an idea as far as “do-ability”...and would look absolutely wild. I’d bet if you got the colors and corners right it would be instantly recognizable.
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Old 04-08-21, 07:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Squeeze View Post
I like frames in any color except black. And I prefer chrome or silver parts over black for cranks, seatpost, stems, etc.

Signed,

The owner of two nearly all-black bikes with black hardware (bought used, of course).
i used to avoid black, .......but then Black happened.


Embracing it

Finding a way to make it pop

or blur it at bit

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Old 04-08-21, 07:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Wildwood View Post
i used to avoid black, .......but then Black happened.


Finding a way to make it pop
Did you anodize those gold parts yourself or sell your soul to afford them on eBay?
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Actually I prefer the new tubulars for the Vent Noir.

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Originally Posted by Sonofamechanic View Post
Did you anodize those gold parts yourself or sell your soul to afford them on eBay?
They came on a $300 bike. Galli components in gold.
I bid on ebay not long ago for the matching crankset and rear derailleur - i bid more than the cost of the bike and lost out.



Also came with Stronglight half step + granny, much better for my riding than fancy gold

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https://www.ebay.com/itm/Galli-Crite...-/254925259860
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blue (not navy) paint with white lettering
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Originally Posted by Sonofamechanic View Post
@Sonofamechanic = Thanks, have not been checking lately. My price range now, but.....
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blue (not navy) paint with white lettering
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I'd like an older bike in copper plate with brass lugs and attachments.
No I'm not a plumber, but wandering around my old power station the look grew on me. Tarnish is a problem I guess.
Not so keen on the insulated steam pipe look, maybe on an old Klein. ; )

The other idea is from the hand rails worn through the yellow top coat, into the gray, into the primer, finally down to the bare steel.
Pretty much the definition of "Patina".

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Black on black.
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1968, Chrome Raleigh Gran(d) Sport


Factory clear Coffee Decal and Black Hand Painted with Red Pin Striping over Chrome, 1968, Original Condition, Raleigh Gran(d) Sport.

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