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All Black bikes are soo 2013. What brand is doing the best paint for 2014?

Old 09-30-13, 09:02 AM
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Originally Posted by itrsteve View Post
Stepping out of the norm, that's a stock color. I love all of the 2014 schemes.

https://www.specialized.com/us/en/bik...c-sl4-frameset
I didn't get a chance to check out the 14 Tarmacs until now.
Love the new colors too. I see a Astana"ish" color way, how come no Quick Step?

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Old 09-30-13, 09:14 AM
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Check out some of these bad boys!
I like the Nibali frameset.
Kinda find it strange that they doing frames for riders who don't ride on Specialized race bikes.
If they're gonna do Trek riders, why not Jensie?


https://www.specialized.com/us/en/bik...alized-edition
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Old 09-30-13, 09:28 AM
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Originally Posted by bbattle View Post
Yes, the black on black and everything black just says "I have no sense of taste, no style".

Give me color

I know where they got the idea for that color combination!

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Old 09-30-13, 09:35 AM
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Originally Posted by etw View Post
I know where they got the idea for that color combination!

As I mentioned previously, while I think that the bike is garish, they are actually complementary colors. This particular color combo is especially prevalent in movie posters.
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Old 09-30-13, 09:36 AM
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Independent Fabrication always have beautiful paint jobs on their show bikes.
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Old 09-30-13, 01:09 PM
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I waited for 4 pages, and still no one. I guess I just to say it:

Orange is the new black.
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Old 09-30-13, 01:49 PM
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Originally Posted by dalava View Post
I waited for 4 pages, and still no one. I guess I just to say it:

Orange is the new black.
Mmmm - Furley...

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Originally Posted by UnfilteredDregs View Post
I have no idea about why the deraileur was chopped out, etcetera...I have one of these on order; the bike is arriving in November...Nice paint, ED application...not sure what that means other than it's supposed to be pretty tough as far as paint jobs go?
Looks like they just wanted to see what it looked like in a single speed setup. The other photo is setup as a single speed.
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Old 09-30-13, 03:00 PM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Mmmm - Furley...

HOT! Yes, I know it's the wrong thread.
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So want this color
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Originally Posted by baj32161 View Post
I was sick of black bikes when I bought my (black) bike in 2011. I would love to see purple make it to the forefront....just sayin'.
Me too!


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Old 09-30-13, 04:05 PM
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Originally Posted by bbattle View Post
Yes, the black on black and everything black just says "I have no sense of taste, no style".

Give me color





Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
^^^ You're going to knock others for having no taste or style and then offer *those* as examples of taste and style? At least the top Colnago is using complementary colors (the scheme is still silly and not very pleasing, IMO), but the others are... ick. No.
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Agreed. Those Colnagos are godawful.
You guys must be blind. Those frames are awesome, especially the teal and purple one.
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Old 09-30-13, 11:59 PM
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Looks like my '13 Crystal White and Lime Madone won't be looking as dated as most of the stuff on Hot or Not for some time to come...... Wedgie
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Old 10-01-13, 01:05 AM
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Has anyone seen matte colors showing up on frames? I see plenty of matte black (ie "murdered out") like my bike but I know in cars the trend went murdered out, then stormtrooped out (flat white with black highlights) and the past two years at the SEMA show matte colors have taken over. Tons of matte red, blue, gray, etc. They're really hit or miss for me and I would never paint my car/truck matte but I could see it showing up on bikes since it's showing up other places. Interested in some pics if they already exist...

Stormtrooped Bugatti:






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It's a trend that like the matte black, was spawned from the ratrod scene...tinted primers. Satin black is sooo done to death today. RatRodders did the black primers for heritage and low cost, (minimal upkeep and flaw hiding are additional bonuses). I've got two driver vehicles in the color, and for the reasons stated, it's fine. The look is way overdone now, because not only is it cheap, it's "Trendy". I tend to see the whole flat scene anymore as just too easy and have never equated it with "Stealth" at all. When I started shopping for my bike, color was one of my least concerns, but the three I really didn't want If avoidable were Black, White, or Red in that order. Really helped narrow down the choices a bit. Patina, is earned and should be respected. Rattle canning a new vehicle of the four, or two wheeled variety does not instantly coolness impart. Wedgie
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Originally Posted by UnfilteredDregs View Post
The Barney Bike...:



https://surlybikes.com/bikes/straggler

Sparkly Purple:





surlys are overrated and decent looking at best. the thing i enjoyed most about my cross-check was that i sold it.
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Originally Posted by bbattle View Post
2005 Orbea in Euskaltel-Euskadie colors.

old guy is the best thing in the photo. he wins.
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Originally Posted by abstractform20 View Post
old guy is the best thing in the photo. he wins.
Which one,& what makes him old I your eyes?


I'd say the guy with the beard kills those 2 Fred's any day.
He looks like he's been riding a lot longer than those 2. He plays with his comp/phone while the other two catch their breath.
Look who's using the granny gear.
He's also the only 1 in the pic with proper gear.

I appreciate "experienced riders", I ride with a few(1 in his mid 70's, could almost be my grandpa) who could kill me. Sure I can out sprint/climb him, but he keeps me in check every ride.

Don't hate the game...
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the 'Guy With The Beard'.... what, 130 pounds soaking wet?
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Originally Posted by Ghost Ryder View Post
Check out some of these bad boys!
I like the Nibali frameset.
Kinda find it strange that they doing frames for riders who don't ride on Specialized race bikes.
If they're gonna do Trek riders, why not Jensie?


https://www.specialized.com/us/en/bik...alized-edition
They all ride Specialized....Except for the Schleck and Cancellara frames which are older models (Note that they are sold out too).Oh yeah there´s the fluo Vino model too which was ridden by most riders sponsored by Specialized at last years Olympics.
Nice frames though.I remember the Schleck-frame looked kind of cool..(Although it might seem weird to go through a lot of Work to make a carbon frame look like a polished alu frame:-D).As far as i remember this was a frame specially made for the Schlecks for the 2010 TDF :-)
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Originally Posted by abstractform20 View Post
surlys are overrated and decent looking at best. the thing i enjoyed most about my cross-check was that i sold it.


lmao
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Originally Posted by Bjarne Amager View Post
They all ride Specialized....Except for the Schleck and Cancellara frames which are older models (Note that they are sold out too).Oh yeah there´s the fluo Vino model too which was ridden by most riders sponsored by Specialized at last years Olympics.
Nice frames though.I remember the Schleck-frame looked kind of cool..(Although it might seem weird to go through a lot of Work to make a carbon frame look like a polished alu frame:-D).As far as i remember this was a frame specially made for the Schlecks for the 2010 TDF :-)
Ahhh... Didn't catch that the 1st time round.
I just checked them out, I thought they were all new/newest frameset available.
ie:SL4SL4

Thanks for the heads up.
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I've been wanting to paint my truck flat brown since I bought it in 2007 because I thought it'd be neat and you never see it. Now it's everywhere.

And I also designed a brown, indigo, and orange trek project one, but never went through with it and bought the cannondale instead.

Brown is a good color, doesn't get enough respect.
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Originally Posted by abstractform20 View Post
surlys are overrated and decent looking at best. the thing i enjoyed most about my cross-check was that i sold it.
I'd still take the straggler over the Cross check.
Disc brakes make it even more commuter friendly, & more of a gravel racer.
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Originally Posted by SpeshulEd View Post
I've been wanting to paint my truck flat brown since I bought it in 2007 because I thought it'd be neat and you never see it. Now it's everywhere.

And I also designed a brown, indigo, and orange trek project one, but never went through with it and bought the cannondale instead.

Brown is a good color, doesn't get enough respect.
Lots of cars up here have what they call "Plasti dipped" paint jobs that appear to be flat paintjobs. Its hard to tell the difference just by looking, you have to feel it to really notice.
I seen a nice flat purple M3 with an equally nice female driver the other day.
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