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To paint or not to paint?

Old 03-27-08, 09:32 AM
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To paint or not to paint?

I have finally decided to purchase a Lynskey 320 (after making lists, charts, spreadsheets, etc.). My final decision to make is whether to have the frame painted or keep it brushed. My goal is to have my bike honor my son my wife and I lost on 05/07/06. I want to have this birth date etched into the seat stays. My wife loves the flame paint jobs by Lynskey, but at the same time the simplicity of the brushed frame is beautiful. I would love any input.
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Old 03-27-08, 09:43 AM
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Both. I've always like a partial paint job over Ti, leaving some, or a lot of the brushed Ti exposed. Allows for a ton of creative options.
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I would go with the brushed Ti. It is timeless and will never chip. Any light scratches can be removed yourself with a scotch brite pad.

My condolences to your loss.

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I agree, brushed Ti is a gorgeous and timeless look, while paint styles and colors come and go. For a tribute, it seems that something more enduring would be the way I would go. Just my opinion though. If I did go with paint, it would be something very simple, maybe some sections painted black or white but nothing too wild.

Very sorry to hear of your loss.
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Sorry to hear of your loss.

I agree that bare Ti is the way to go.
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sorry to hear of your loss.
the etchings I think would be supper cool,imo don't understand why one would paint a ti frame

have this birth date etched into the seat stays,possibly paint these etchins as they would really stand out
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Originally Posted by 55/Rad View Post
Both. I've always like a partial paint job over Ti, leaving some, or a lot of the brushed Ti exposed. Allows for a ton of creative options.
I'm with Rad. A little paint and leave the rest brushed.
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Old 03-27-08, 12:38 PM
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Etch the flames AND the birthdate... That would look hot, and you wouldn't have to worry about chipping.

Condolences for your loss...
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No flames. Just bare Ti, and I think that respects the timeless honoring of your son that you want. You may get tired of one color of paint one day, I think brushed Ti is pretty much timeless.
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Old 04-03-08, 06:10 AM
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Paint will add, on average, at least 200g to the total weight of the bike. That's nearly 1/2 a pound.
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