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Anybody know what color this is?

Old 07-12-10, 12:23 PM
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Anybody know what color this is?

I'm thinking of having my next frame painted this color. First I can't seem to tell if they're both the same color and I can't figure out whichever color is on the RAL color chart. I know it's hard to pinpoint the color when looking at it on a computer screen, but I was wondering if anyone has painted their frame similar to the ones below.

https://velospace.org/files/phpe1HFJDAM.jpg

https://velospace.org/files/grimace.jpg

I'm guessing it's either RAL 4001 or 4005 with a glossy or sparkle added. I'm working with the bike builder but I wanna see what you guys think. In terms of word description I'm looking for like a light purple or violet with a glossy or sparkle look. Thanks.
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Violet or lavender seem like adequate descriptions.

Is there any reason you can't forward those pictures to the frame builder directly?
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Old 07-12-10, 12:56 PM
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Hey dsh, yeah I did but he was a little vague when he said he could something similar. I emailed him again to see if he could give me a pic of one their frames in that color.

Also the reason why I didn't opt for the bob jackson is I kinda like the look of the Dodici a little more. But my decision is still not set in stone. I do appreciate the suggestion though.
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Old 07-12-10, 02:03 PM
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Cool cool. Obviously it's your bike, so go with what ya like. Truth is I just wish I had a Bob Jackson so I think everyone should be like me.

Be sure to post pics when you get it...
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that color dodici would be nice. make the lettering unpainted raw.
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Old 07-12-10, 02:40 PM
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hmmm...
it reminds me of electron blue pearl.

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Ehh - close no?
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Old 07-12-10, 03:10 PM
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yeah it is but what's the name of the color? and what program is that?

I feel like it is lavender but like a shade dark

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whatever paint shop the bike builder uses, u get get color samples from them with color codes. Every paint brand is different so I guess taking their sample and choosing the closest would be better than giving them a color and say "this". That's a nice color, btw.
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Originally Posted by whitekimchee View Post
yeah it is but what's the name of the color? and what program is that?

I feel like it is lavender but like a shade dark
That's just MS Paint.

This might be useful.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_colors#Violet
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Icy lavender?



At a certain point, there aren't really names for all the various minute color differences, so it's basically "sort of lavendar; here's some pictures."
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Those are some hideous welds.
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Old 07-12-10, 05:39 PM
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https://www.dodicicicli.com/cart

Let me see if I can make this easier. I've narrowed it down to either light purple or true purple. But what the F is true purple? Is that suppsoed to be Dodici's equivalent of lavender?
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Originally Posted by whitekimchee View Post
https://www.dodicicicli.com/cart

Let me see if I can make this easier. I've narrowed it down to either light purple or true purple. But what the F is true purple? Is that suppsoed to be Dodici's equivalent of lavender?
Me thinks you meant to link the actual bike, not your shopping cart. We can't see what's in your shopping cart.
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Old 07-12-10, 05:55 PM
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I've narrowed it down to these two:

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/003...gif?1278895120

or

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/003...gif?1278895120

I just meant for you guys to be able to see the color chart
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it looks like light purple.
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I am so very confused: light purple is darker than true purple?

Light:
True:
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yeah that's why i'm confused

this is what i'm going for:

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That Bridgestone you posted looks like Periwinkle Blue.
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Old 07-12-10, 10:10 PM
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Periwinkle Blue
huh? that bridgestone doesn't look anywhere close to blue. jesus christ not being able to figure this out is driving me crazy and the customer rep is taking forever to email be back.
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Periwinkle is actually a blue-violet color. Does this look like what you want?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Periwinkle_(color)

Edit: I found this ral chart and it looks like 4005 is a close match

https://www.themeter.net/ral_e.htm

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Do they have colour samples at the shop? If you're going to be particular, you'll never match it off your RGB monitor. There's too much variation among different computers and different eyeballs. There's no universal naming system for paint colours (aside from Pantones, that I know of) so the best thing to do is pick out a swatch in person rather than paint and re-paint ad infinitum. You'll be happy and your framebuilder will definitely be happy.

/graphic designer who deals with colour swatches and customers all day
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~~~~~~> Try Metalic purple (aka "Minerva" purple to kalavinka).....
Its exact, down to the point, color combination might be trade secret to them tho....

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