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Old 11-06-08, 07:05 AM
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Colors Advice for Frames

Hello- want some community input here. We are making the "Scrambler" track frames and currently only have them in Matte Black. One of our guys here at the shop had his painted white (pics below). How about some suggestions for production colors other than black?













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Old 11-06-08, 07:27 AM
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black and white are good colors.
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Talk to my man Roy G. Biv about this. jk sorry
i dunno though... depending on how many you're selling you might wanna get them painted per order cause you want to be able to give the customer their size in their choice of color and even if you only made 2 colors to have one of each size in each color seems a little over the top to me.... just a suggestion
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Matt colours are good. What about pearl paint or metal flake? They can look really class (but cost more)

Geometry-wise, can you adjust the TT to make it flat. Sloping TT's look like a compact road bike, and that seems to get frowned upon a bit.
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ORANGE! Hahaha. Sorry, I just really like orange bikes.
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Mint green. Like a mid 60's GM car color
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Old 11-06-08, 10:07 AM
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Btw, I would definitely purchase a frame from you if other colors were available (particularly orange)
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Old 11-06-08, 10:09 AM
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Stock 5 different colors of frames, parts, and wheels. Then fill out custom orders. Profit.
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Dude, get a nice light blue or a cream going. That's classy as hell. Mint green isn't a bad idea either though.
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Hey- thanks for all the input- keep it coming!




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Stock 5 different colors of frames, parts, and wheels. Then fill out custom orders. Profit.
Hey- I agree that would be ideal, but with 7 sizes that would be 35 different frame types to keep in stock. With black & white and all the colored wheels/chains/chainrings/pedals/tires/etc we carry you can get a lot of variety.


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Geometry-wise, can you adjust the TT to make it flat. Sloping TT's look like a compact road bike, and that seems to get frowned upon a bit.
I understand about the geometry issue- but it is very comfortable for city riding and helps with top tube clearance. I guess we weren't necessarily after the vintage look, more a fast fixed ride.
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I have a bike that I powdercoated black with a sparkle (glitter) clear coat over it. Beeeeuuuuutiful.

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paint them whatever colors that the bikesdirect bikes aren't
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Steal an idea from Ben's:

PBR Blue
Blatz Brown
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Originally Posted by Stoughton View Post
Steal an idea from Ben's:

PBR Blue
Blatz Brown
We know Ben's quite well-they are local here in Milwaukee. We'll let them have their beer colors
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Originally Posted by eighthinch.com View Post
We know Ben's quite well-they are local here in Milwaukee.
Yeah, I just didn't want to spend that much for one of their frames. I'm cheap - hence the affinity for PBR

What about finding a local painter and offering a few options for an additional price? If you limited it to a handful of basic colors and set up a contract with someone who could keep the paint stock on hand, you could probably do it for a small upcharge and quick turnaround. There's gotta be a bodyshop near the warehouse that would be willing to strike a deal.
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i like orange and seafoam green. maybe like a carmel color
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Gloss Ferrari Red...
Bikes love being Gloss Ferrari Red...
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Also, I think your carbon fork has a nicer profile than your steel one...But looks aren't everything...
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Originally Posted by 2new2this View Post
ORANGE! Hahaha. Sorry, I just really like orange bikes.
I'd buy an orange one.
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Old 11-06-08, 08:58 PM
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You should offer them in any color american apparel offers v necks in..........


But on a serious note I think a nice pearl white or pearl cream color always looks nice
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Done and done.

Everyone knows vintage guitars are where the best colors for everything stylish are.

Edit: yes, those Gretsches are new, but they haven't changed color schemes in like 60 years.

...except the Brian Setzers, and some of those things are super tacky.
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I was actually debating buying one of these frames for my project bike. If you had white, I would have already ordered one. If you decide to make them in white (preferably pearl white) please pm me and let me know.

Nice frames for a nice price
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seafoam green. that **** would be BANANAS
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Dark violet purple is pure sex.
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