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Old 08-25-21, 07:52 AM
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New colour scheme needed

Getting ideas for new paint job colours
  1. White main, purple forks and accents
  2. Black matt main, gloss green forks and accents
  3. Any other (please specify or post pics)

    Pic of now for reference
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Old 08-25-21, 08:07 AM
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Anything but matt black. *yawn*

White with purple would be fine, but white with orange would be my preference. (since you asked) Color preference is a personal thing... do you! (and post pics!)
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Old 08-25-21, 08:21 AM
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Thanks trick. Yeah I agree colour is personal preference, but I'm kinda stuck for inspiration, hence the question. I do like orange. In fact love it in the right scheme. But white and orange, hhhhmmmm lol
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white + orange = creamsicle
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Ten mins on Google and I can officially say that orange and white doesn't look too bad given the correct layout. So it's definitely a possibility, however. I've no idea what a creamsicle is, I'm English. Lol
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
white + orange = creamsicle
I could not remember the name but that's what I thought, too. This one is not as dramatic with the mix of orange and white. It was the best I could quickly come up.


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Old 08-25-21, 10:08 AM
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Oldshovel has a bunch of restoration videos on YouTube, and he often gives the old bikes a new paint job. Retro inspired for sure, bright colours and fades, but I think they look great if that's your thing. Sorry I can't post links yet, but searching for "Oldshovel bike" on YouTube should get you there.
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Old 08-25-21, 11:57 AM
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Originally Posted by kahn View Post
I could not remember the name but that's what I thought, too. This one is not as dramatic with the mix of orange and white. It was the best I could quickly come up.
This is a better one.



Soft orange coating on soft white core.
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If I'm going to paint a bike, I try to stick with a theme. So I would think what color pedals, color of grips, color of brake and shifter cables, even down to the stem, crank arms, bottle cages. I don't want to paint the frame and cant match or coordinate the accent pieces. But that's me. Do you and what you think looks good.
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Originally Posted by Bodgeitbob View Post
Ten mins on Google and I can officially say that orange and white doesn't look too bad given the correct layout. So it's definitely a possibility, however. I've no idea what a creamsicle is, I'm English. Lol
This is an orange and white fade I had on a custom road bike built 4 years ago.
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I've no idea what a creamsicle is, I'm English. Lol
Oh you're missing out. Think orange popsicle with vanilla ice cream, mixed together. Quite tasty.
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Flourescent blue main frame. High vis green for rear triangle and fork.
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The correct answer is always green



orange is a good backup
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Polish it to the nines and then add some pin striping.
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Matt black!!

(fight me)
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I finally know what's creamsicle is. Lol. We just call them ice cream lollies. And yes. They're good. I am starting to like the orange/white combo
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Originally Posted by AlmostTrick View Post
Anything but matt black. *yawn*
That depends on if you just go with “black” everything. But if you use the proper colors, it can pop.


Same with white.



Sometimes you can even match Coast Guard colors.



Or silver



Or titanium grey.




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Love the black/orange combo. Made me wonder.matt Gunmetal or anthracite with orange.
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Like this orange fade to silver. Similar to the road bike posted prev.
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Lots of ideas here: 100 Bike paint jobs ideas | bike, paint job, bicycle (pinterest.com)
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I've enjoyed working with colors on my model rockets, and orange on white was always a favorite. My plan is to refinish my Nashbar road bike in gloss white, with orange and black graphics similar to my Archer below. All graphics, stripes and lettering here were my design. Yes they are working models and both have been launched.




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purple and green


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Paint the fork yellow. Done.
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Originally Posted by REDMASTA View Post
purple and green

Not as bad as you think




With “regular” components the green was really ugly. The purple really works.
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There's some Really cool scheme here, so thank you all for suggesting. But I think I've found the one. It's not one I'd normally pick but given the right graphics and design It makes me smile so that has to be a winner. Im loving the white/orange with black painted graphics. Maybe a decal on the top bar in black saying "I can do that....". Then one on the down tube saying" yeah...... No! "
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