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

Old 04-12-21, 05:29 PM
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I'd have any steel frameset finished with glossy British racing green with black everything (well, except for the braking surfaces, of course...) like so ⬇️




On a modern alloy road bike, however, I'd go with one of them brighter colors - red or blue would be nice:








It's always teal that I'd choose for any MTB that I would take as my own...



Though I wouldn't mind a little more than a smidgen of florescent with that...



If it were a small-wheeled (20"-24") folding bike we're talking about, however, it would have to be something that resembles military drab:





... And about the same for any fat bike I'd want to call my own:




For a hybrid, I'd default to what I already have now - matte gray (which the OP expressly stated that they didn't care for - sorry OP) with white lettering:



If my leaner, fitter imaginary self were to go all out with a carbon roadie, I'd either default to a matte black finish in an SR-71 vein - preferably with red lettering - or just have a layer or two of lacquer over the bare carbon - because, if were to go all elitist and $*#t, why hide it behind a layer of paint and not flaunt it?


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Originally Posted by Cougrrcj
I don't know... Every time I see this Look color scheme, it takes me back to ~1970...





Juss messin' wit'cha...



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Far out! Looks a little more malaise-y than hippie, though
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love this color from Gunnar. God willing one day I will have a Gunner sport with this orange and blue fade.
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Stop-sign red and chrome. Lots of chrome; maybe more chrome than red. If I couldn't have that, then I'd want matte black like William Hurt's Porsche in The Big Chill.
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It depends on the type of bike.
Race bike: Black with silver lettering or metallic deep navy blue with black lettering.
Touring bike: English green, tan or beige to blend in if stealth camping
Folding bike: one of the primary colors (red, blue or yellow) because they look comical
Titanium: bare metal all the way with braised lettering.
Tandem: whatever my wife wants— if I could only get her on a bike.
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This dingle speed, White and Torch flame bluing


Then there is Riddle of Steels Satin Black Paramount
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It depends on the bike, and also the maker. Some builders have signature colors and I feel like that's what you should use. A Look frame cries out for some version of their Mondrian scheme just as a Bianchi should be Celeste (and a Trek should never be Celeste). For that matter Co-Motion and Landshark frames should have garish paint jobs and not conservative colors because they are notorious for that.
Other than that, I find solid black or white a bit boring and like a good strong color. I also really like matte anodized frames for mountain bikes. My new used Pivot is a bright blue and the matte anodizing is very scratch resistant.
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Coffee brown

I once had a metallic brown Raleigh road bike. Then at a garage sale I picked up a pair of perfect Raleigh school bus yellow fenders, and voilà!, such an ugly bike. I rode it with pride for years.
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Metallic light blue, with white bars and red lettering and a chromed fork and rear triangle.
This bike was set up for vintage and Eroica events.
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My other Chrome 1968 Raleigh Grand Sport that I rode, with my friend Bill Metcalf, from Miami to San Francisco, up Milner Pass, in 1972. I had changed my Huret Derailleurs to Campagnola before the trip.

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Celeste green is always the best
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I was always fond of the Gulf livery
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Definitely orange and black. Maybe more orange with black accents.
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I really like a light gray, with red and blue accents. I prefer non-metallic colors.
I'm also a big fan of white with a little black
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Any color except pink.
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Originally Posted by rydabent
Any color except pink.
“Pink? Pink? Well, what's wrong with pink? Seems like you got a pink kink in your think!”
-Pixar’s Jackalope

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Originally Posted by Sonofamechanic
“Pink? Pink? Well, what's wrong with pink? Seems like you got a pink kink in your think!”
-Pixar’s Jackalope

That's pink, Baby! Extra points for the set of Power Grips.
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Originally Posted by Sonofamechanic
“Pink? Pink? Well, what's wrong with pink? Seems like you got a pink kink in your think!”
-Pixar’s Jackalope

Ignore him. He’s just trying to stir up something like usual. I almost had my Engin done in pink, but the test tube looked to much like bubble gum so I went with the green hue pictured on page 1.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
Ignore him. He’s just trying to stir up something like usual. I almost had my Engin done in pink, but the test tube looked to much like bubble gum so I went with the green hue pictured on page 1.
LOL...thanks for the heads up. Klein always went overboard on color...here’s their version of “green”...almost blinding when you ride it.
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Originally Posted by Sonofamechanic
LOL...thanks for the heads up. Klein always went overboard on color...here’s their version of “green”...almost blinding when you ride it.
Wow!
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Red all day if i only had one color. Though i am currently working on a green/purple/ yellow scheme now
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Clear over naked steel.
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Red, like my cars, but somehow I ended up with a yellow bike that I love.
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