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Old 08-07-06, 05:59 AM   #1
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Paint Scheme- Opinion

I am getting ready to paint a late 70's/ early 80's raleigh marathon frame. It is currently dark green and I wanted to paint it orange in the back, white in the middle, and leave the front green. My question is does this make it look to much like the Mexican flag (I don't want it to look like I support illegal immigration so some redneck slashes my tires). Also I would like to hear anyone else's opinion on what kind of colors might go good with leaving the front dark green. Thanks all!

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Old 08-07-06, 06:35 AM   #2
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sounds more irish to me.
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Old 08-07-06, 06:38 AM   #3
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I wouldnt worry about that. Paint it the color you want.
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Old 08-07-06, 06:40 AM   #4
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Ireland:


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Old 08-07-06, 06:46 AM   #5
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Irish

Yeah, Irish was the effect I wanted (should've been more clear in my post.)
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Old 08-07-06, 06:47 AM   #6
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sounds more irish to me.
I doubt Billy Bob in his rusted out pickup has enough knowlede to make the connection anyway.
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Old 08-07-06, 04:53 PM   #7
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I doubt Billy Bob in his rusted out pickup has enough knowlede to make the connection anyway.
agreed...
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Old 08-07-06, 05:04 PM   #8
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go for it. it'll look real cool if you get one of those double shot deals with the pen for ghetto-pinstriping!

pinstripe the schit.
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Old 08-07-06, 06:23 PM   #9
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I drive a rusted out old pickup because I don't have the knowlede to do anything else.
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Yeah, Mexico is green - white - red. Go for the orange. Mr. Kelly would be proud!
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Ireland:
is it bad that the pale girl on the left turns me on like a lightbulb?

i mean, i am a redhead afterall...

but yeah, paint it how you want it. it is your bike, afterall.

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Old 08-07-06, 10:42 PM   #12
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I wonder if any first wave fixie riders (let's say 1900) painted their bike in this manner and got their Olde Tyme Solid Rubber Tyres slashed by anti-Irish-immigration rednecks.
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there's a guy in my neighborhood rocking the green/white/red color scheme, but with the eagle from the mexican flag suspended in the front triangle with zipties. it's totally amazing.
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there's a guy in my neighborhood rocking the green/white/red color scheme, but with the eagle from the mexican flag suspended in the front triangle with zipties. it's totally amazing.
Sweet. Do you have a picture of that?
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unfortunately, no...
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I doubt Billy Bob in his rusted out pickup has enough knowlede to make the connection anyway.

...and you give me **** for spelling words wrong
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I've seen an Irish-flag themed paint job here in Boston (surprise surprise). No pics though, sorry.
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I am getting ready to paint a late 70's/ early 80's raleigh marathon frame. It is currently dark green and I wanted to paint it orange in the back, white in the middle, and leave the front green. My question is does this make it look to much like the Mexican flag (I don't want it to look like I support illegal immigration so some redneck slashes my tires). Also I would like to hear anyone else's opinion on what kind of colors might go good with leaving the front dark green. Thanks all!
man, this thread is stupid...

the Mexican flag has the EXACT same colors as the italian flag, so I don't see why that should be a problem.

I'm hoping this thread was actually intended as a joke, although it not funny at all.
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Just in case you all forgot, Mexican flag = illegal immigration.
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just paint it like a rebel flag and they won't give you any trouble.
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man, this thread is stupid...

the Mexican flag has the EXACT same colors as the italian flag, so I don't see why that should be a problem.

I'm hoping this thread was actually intended as a joke, although it not funny at all.
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msuv, do you look Mexican by descent?
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(I don't want it to look like I support illegal immigration so some redneck slashes my tires).

pft, are you serious
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