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

Old 04-05-21, 06:14 PM
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If you could have any colour scheme possible for your bike, what would you choose?

Hi. For my first thread I thought I would ask a fairly non-controversial question.

I would choose pure black or pure white with no logos or any other detailing. My Disc Trucker is now pure black after I removed all the yucky Surly advertisments from it.

Other acceptable colours for a bike are British Racing Green, olive, fluorescent creamy orange and fluorescent copper.

Unacceptable colours are, of course, grey, silver, yellow and certain namby-pamby shades of blue.

Unfortunately, some of my other bikes sport the forbidden hues, but I love them anyway.
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Old 04-05-21, 07:01 PM
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Red panels on bare titanium.
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Yucky advertisements?
Itís only a matter of time before you post about matching socks and hand washing your bibs
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Ha ha.

I got a custom Gunnar frame built a couple years ago, and one of the standard colors (they rotate periodically) was called "Monetary Green." I didn't even make the connection, but my wife suggested that I choose it. I'm an economist.
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'Mamby-pamby shades of blue'? Ahem...

Candy blue over silver with chrome 'socks'....




Nuff said!!!


OR, there's the ice blue of the Univega....


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Trek Viper Red.....both my Emonda and Domane have this glorious color.
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Originally Posted by downhillmaster
Yucky advertisements?
Itís only a matter of time before you post about matching socks and hand washing your bibs
Boy have you got the wrong idea about me.
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That Fuji looks great, and shiny silver cranks and crank-arms are fine by me!
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Mine might as well be the color of trail dust.

On second thought, that would be harder to see where to clean.

I like the metallic blue on my old Schwinn but maybe with not quite so much rust on it.

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Originally Posted by Koyote
Ha ha.

I got a custom Gunnar frame built a couple years ago, and one of the standard colors (they rotate periodically) was called "Monetary Green." I didn't even make the connection, but my wife suggested that I choose it. I'm an economist.
I like a lot of different greens for bikes, with some notable exceptions. Dignity is a priority. Monetary Green sounds dignified.
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1. Dark green with chrome socks as a bonus.

2. Tonka yellow.
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1. Welcome to Bike Forums. You will find everyone here is extremely friendly and helpful.

2. I absolutely despise all colors.
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Originally Posted by wgscott
1. Welcome to Bike Forums. You will find everyone here is extremely friendly and helpful.

2. I absolutely despise all colors.
Bwaa-ha-haaa!!
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Originally Posted by fredlord
That Fuji looks great, and shiny silver cranks and crank-arms are fine by me!
Thanks, and that is the original September1974 paint ('75 model year) talking to you!!!

That's why we love C&V!!!!


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Originally Posted by fredlord
I like a lot of different greens for bikes, with some notable exceptions. Dignity is a priority. Monetary Green sounds dignified.
The bike is dignified. The rider, not so much.
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One reason for a custom bike was the custom color; had a DeRosa that previously was metallic jade green and wanted another like it, color is very close to a medium brunswick greed but was discontinued. Settled on ultra illusion green but through a mixup ended up with a green even closer to exactly what I was looking for based on old pics.

Had a pearl white over Ti which was a pretty one. Also wouldn't mind Mazda's soul red in a bike paint job.
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I hope the black, crimson, and white I chose for my Project One bike will be my favorite or I made an expensive mistake.

Otherwise I'd choose black and orange. But that clashes with all my cycling gear.
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A few years ago, Cannondale had a Gulf Racing color scheme on their CAAD. I thought that was terrific and if I ever did a custom paint job that would be something I would consider.
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For me, raw titanium with raw carbon fork and pink accents. I don't have the cash yet for ti, so I had mine sprayed with titanium gray and prison pink H series Cerakote. With silver 105 groupset.
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The red, blue, yellow, green of the Dean logo...repeated throughout the bike even down to spoke nipples colors.


The traditional Moots green.



Red really pops on a white bike



And blue is splendid with silver.



But when Specialized hands you a hideous green, you just have to embrace it and go for purple to contrast it.

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As it would be steel or Ti, black (Glossy or Satin) with a gloss red panel on the seat tube with a narrow red band above and below the panel. Downtube bike name in white. If lugged steel, a red head tube; if unlugged black, but either with a metal head tube badge. With a steel frame, a stainless or chromed front fork.

Of course that is finished by a careful selection of silver components and tan sidewall tires (Rene Herse) and either silver rims or black rims with machined braking surfaces.

But after seeing the bike in Post #19, I would really look hard at that gray option with red panels. That bike reminds me of the first natural matte gray Teledyne Titan I ever saw. Is that the heat cured Cerakote? It is very durable.

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Vanilla (i.e. a creamy off-white).
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Vanilla (i.e. a creamy off-white).
Funny, had just been looking at the Allied

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Orange. Eddy invented the color. Orange is always faster.

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Funny, had just been looking at the Allied

^^^ that is HOT.
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