frame color

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by mataliog, Apr 7, 2003.

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favorite frame color

  1. white

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. black

    53 vote(s)
    7.1%
  3. red

    180 vote(s)
    24.3%
  4. blue

    177 vote(s)
    23.9%
  5. yellow

    151 vote(s)
    20.4%
  6. plain colors

    92 vote(s)
    12.4%
  7. team replicas

    44 vote(s)
    5.9%
  8. with strange patterns,multicolor,etc

    45 vote(s)
    6.1%
  1. lokstah

    lokstah New Member

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    I'm in the process of trading in a single mid-range training/zoom-zoom road bike (an upgraded TCR2 I've been babying) for a ultra-cheap beater (a Surly Pacer with an Ultegra/RSX100 mix) and a weekend hotrod (a custom Klein Q-Pro w/full DA).

    Not quite a fleet, but again, I promise that if I strike it rich, I'll add a Buenos Aires to the mix. And a DeRosa King.

    :)
     


  2. Allen H

    Allen H New Member

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    here's a little more Buenos Aires "bike porn" to keep the dream alive, lokstah:
     
  3. Allen H

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  4. lokstah

    lokstah New Member

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    Beautiful. Two things, though.

    1) I'll need a DeRosa King to sit next to her in the stable. Work on that for me.

    2) What's going on with the pedals there, Allen? Pretty bike like that -- get her some proper feet, man!

    :)
     
  5. Allen H

    Allen H New Member

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    lokstah-
    1) my wife got me started on this new road biking phase - she was kicking my butt on all the hills on her DeRosa while I muddled along on a Cannondale hybrid
    2) I just haven't pulled the demo platforms off the double-sided clipless pedals yet - so the proper pedals are there
     
  6. lokstah

    lokstah New Member

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    I see. I see. Your wife is to be commended for getting you "started" on that ride. That's quite a first road bike.

    Try Speedplay pedals, my personal favorite! Always looking out for new recruits to the Speedplay club...
     
  7. Memphmann

    Memphmann New Member

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    It shall be a differcult choice. My 11 month old paint job is looking old and beginning to hate it. Fresh paint is like having a new ride.

    A new bike would enable me to hunt better. Pass ppl faster, plus fill my ego even more.....

    http://interactive.rogers.com/Memphmann/OSOLOUD

    Memph
     
  8. lokstah

    lokstah New Member

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    Let the car grow old naturally; let it go, Memph. Let it develop a crusty patina.
     
  9. Memphmann

    Memphmann New Member

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    My g-friend would love to see this. For the amount of coin I have spent on my ride in the last 2 yrs, I could have bought all the members of USPS a new bike.

    Maybe a new bike is worth it? Then again, have found one that is much better then my 10 yr old custom......



    Memph
     
  10. vaughnden

    vaughnden New Member

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    Have a Paramount road bike that is blue with red specks on it.
     
  11. larry barr

    larry barr New Member

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    You really have to ask that question?
     
  12. Memphmann

    Memphmann New Member

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    Sure I do, hate to show up at a race in a car with a year old paint job. Seriously, have spent so much on ride, what is alittle more. Then again, new bike would be awesome.....

    Memph
     
  13. larry barr

    larry barr New Member

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    I understand completely, two interests, both that require a certain capital investment. A difficult choice indeed. Of course you have to ask yourself, will the new paint job make me go faster or will the new bike.
     
  14. leadheadnc

    leadheadnc New Member

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    Being a custom painter by trade, I really like em' all...My personal bikes are painted as follows:

    1) Kandy Purple over Blue Ice Pearl over a black base with Orange to Red Acid shreds (Schwinn Mesa DSX mountain bike)

    2) Kandy Orange fade over Dark Orion Silver (80's somethin' Centurion road bike)

    3) Neon Yellow with kandy green flames (80's somethin' Western Auto hybrid)

    There are three or four more in the works right now: all are set for full-on custom paint jobs...some kandies, some neons...

    Want to see em'?? I've got a page on our company website with pics -- www.paintwhat.com
     
  15. Memphmann

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    If I went any faster I would be a blur......

    Memph
     
  16. Memphmann

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    Great to see that you use Dupont. My uncle painted mine with Dupont also. Three coats of primer, wet sand after each, then three coats of paint, also wet sanded, then only two clears. Went with a deep purple with heavy metallic flake. Looks almost black at night, but sure shines during the day.

    Been told that the kandies & neons have a short life? They tend to fade quickly?

    That mtb looks great...

    Memph
     
  17. leadheadnc

    leadheadnc New Member

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    [Been told that the kandies & neons have a short life? They tend to fade quickly?

    That mtb looks great...

    Memph [/QUOTE]

    Neons will fade after time, usually due to a lack of pigment. However, it's the UV rays that fades them. Mine had been painted a year with no fading (before I stripped it last week so I could rebuild it...) BUT I keep it inside...AND I sprayed four coats of color on there...basically, what I've learned is the more pigment you put on, the longer the life....

    Kandies are just tinted clears, and with the quality of the NEW urethanes, they are not likely to fade if you use them properly. I've got motorcycle paint jobs out there that still look great THREE/FOUR years later. It's mainly in the prep work...
     
  18. larry barr

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    Was that you!!!!:D
     
  19. trembler50

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    Like it, is that an MTB frame or a road frame?

    What is the wheel size?
     
  20. Memphmann

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    Neons will fade after time, usually due to a lack of pigment. However, it's the UV rays that fades them. Mine had been painted a year with no fading (before I stripped it last week so I could rebuild it...) BUT I keep it inside...AND I sprayed four coats of color on there...basically, what I've learned is the more pigment you put on, the longer the life....

    Kandies are just tinted clears, and with the quality of the NEW urethanes, they are not likely to fade if you use them properly. I've got motorcycle paint jobs out there that still look great THREE/FOUR years later. It's mainly in the prep work... [/QUOTE]

    Thanx, you brought up a very good point. A bike that is going to get a custom paint, might see sunlight 4-5 hours per day. A car could see double if not triple that just by parking outside.

    As I said, that mtb looks great, would like to see more if you have it....

    Memph
     
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