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 Post subject: colour advice
PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:04 pm 
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So, hypothetically, if one was building a drop bar MTB based around an 80s Muddyfox, that was repainted in Alu-pro pink, and had a matching pale pink saddle as well, what colour would you go for on the Bar tape?

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I think the same pink might be a bit too much, but is going black or white a bit boring? Could do Tan, or Brown leather look, but then it'll sit on it's own without really going with anything. Probably leaning towards black perforated with a pink background showing through, and/or maybe pink stitching.... Or possibly go with a purple type colour and then add in some anodised purple touches?

Arghhhh - decisions.... :facepalm:


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:09 pm 
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I'd colour match the seat and grips to the decals, also cables, then complete black finishing kit.

Lovely looking frame.



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 Post subject: Re: colour advice
PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:34 pm 
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I'd find the yellow too much, plus I've been wanting an excuse to get one of those saddles for ages... Not actually going on an alu-pro though sadly, but what I think looks like it is an Explorer (it's complicated...) that's in need of 're-finishing' lets say.

I think the saddle and frame work, as separated by the post. Most other finishing kit will be black, wheels are silver, probably with black-walls (for now at least)

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 Post subject: Re: colour advice
PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:51 pm 
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I was going to say yellow as well. Purple would look nice, what is the border of the decals? looks a dark blue from here, that would look good too. Or a pink black chequered tape?

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 Post subject: Re: colour advice
PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:58 pm 
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there's a red/pink splash type bar tape that might do it, or Lilac :O


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 Post subject: Re: colour advice
PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:07 pm 
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mkone wrote:
I was going to say yellow as well. Purple would look nice, what is the border of the decals? looks a dark blue from here, that would look good too. Or a pink black chequered tape?

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Think it's black, but that's not my frame, so could be anything.

The yellow is just such a small percentage of the overall colour that I think full yellow bars and saddle would be too much. Could maybe go black tape with yellow stitching or backing - that'd be a good way to tie it to the decals. Just need to find some in a nice golden yellow - not flouro. Or get the decals made as flouro instead....?


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 Post subject: Re: colour advice
PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:59 pm 
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Pink and yellow????
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Black bar tape, please!


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 Post subject: Re: colour advice
PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:36 pm 
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:lol:

Currently it's rocking a yellow and black fleck cork tape - might try to recycle it while trying to decide, but not sure how it'll go with my gold Midge bars. forgot to throw the gold into the mix. worst case I could always use some black heatshrink on them...


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 Post subject: Re: colour advice
PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:40 pm 
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yellow. I had one of those BITD. nice frames


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Yellow all the way 8) 8)


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