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29er color?

Discussion in 'Cross Country, All Mountain & Trail Riding' started by Toddre, Mar 3, 2008.

  1. Toddre

    Toddre Chimp

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    I asked this question on that "other" forum, so we'll see who has a better answer.
    Any recommendations for my frame color?
    One color (cheaper) and it'll have a simple decal (in other words no panels)
    Pics are alwasy welcome.
     
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  2. mudpie

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    I would vote midnight blue

     
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  3. Serial Midget

    Serial Midget Al Bundy

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    Root Beer rolls faster. :monkey:
     
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  4. moff_quigley

    moff_quigley Why don't you have a seat over there?

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    Pick a color that you like and be done with it. :monkey:
     
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    douglas Chocolate Milk Doug

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    smudge brown
     
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  6. MMcG

    MMcG Ride till you puke!

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    Greyish blue
    or Grey metallic



    You can't tell in this photo but this paint had some type of metallic flake in it that really sparkled in the sunlight.

    Looked stealthy from a distance - but up close it shimmered nicely! :thumb:
     
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  7. Potroast88

    Potroast88 YouTube Boy

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    One of my favorite bikes I have ever owned was a pink Hutch Trickstar back around 1984. I loved that bike and the color was awesome. I think a pink 29er would be the sh1t.
     
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    raw titanium
     
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    Depends.

    Light if you want to show it off. Dark if you don't want anyone focusing in on it. Day-glow if you want people to take notice, but don't want them to be able to focus in on anything without doing moderate damage to their retinas.

    And I prefer lighter colors when doing powdercoat because powder is a softer material that shows small scratches more readily. Those small lines can create a haze that obscures subtle tones. Less of an issue with paint, provided you can keep paint on the bike.

    I kinda like pastels, lately: bright but subtle, but I'm thinking that maybe you need olive with a cream vinyl panel and black decals.
     
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  10. Spero

    Spero ass rainbow

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    Except pink isn't compatible with a 29er. 29er specific colors don't include rootbeer or sea foam either.
     
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    white always looks good,or a powder blue if it is steel.If it's aluminum then brushed and ti then raw.what kind of bike is it?
     
  12. vecsus

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    The reason you got a poor response on the "other forum" is that the question is pretty stupid. Pick a color you like. Do you leave all your life decisions to other people? Do you ask your co-workers what color tie to wear? Do you need help picking out what to order from a menu?

    Surely you have SOME idea what color you'd like. Or start by ruling certain colors out and see what's left.
     
  13. MMcG

    MMcG Ride till you puke!

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    Hey vecsus - no need to go off on the guy here. Chill out will ya.
     
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    Brittish Racing Green with a bit of silver metal flake
     
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    RED!! it makes a statement in mustangs, as well as bikes:)
     
  16. vecsus

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    Come on....everyone here has to admit it's a pretty lame question to ask in a forum. Right up there with "what saddle/pedals/stem/brakes/cables for my 29er?" There is nothing 29er specific with color or generic parts. You wanna talk 29er tires, rims, tubes, or spokes then fine. But COLOR is a completely personal preference. The guy managed to find this forum so he can certainly manage to find a website with paint/powdercoat color options and figure out what HE likes best.

    Asking a question like that in a forum will only result in a list of people's personal preferences - leaving the OP in the same place he started - making his own decision based on his own sense of style.
     
  17. greenchris

    greenchris Turbo Monkey

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    Yes, after maybe a dozen or so people suggest colors and then he makes a decision. Could you imagine that somebody would point out a color that the OP didn't originally think of...
    I agree these type of "what should I..." topics are gay, but don't come over on RM and be a douchebag. Click over to something else and stop wasting your time by being a dick.
     
  18. Toddre

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    Sorry all, didn't mean to ruffle any feathers. Just though it would be something fun to write about. My bad. :poster_oops:
     
  19. MMcG

    MMcG Ride till you puke!

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    No worries Toddre - and btw - you ended up making a nice choice. :thumb: