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 Post subject: ‘96/‘97 Orange C-16R
PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:44 pm 
Old School Hero
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Hi all,

I’m after some advice on colour options for the C-16R.

I’ve just managed to save one from the dump, it’s currently looking very sorry for itself but the frame is sound.

At present it’s silver, but I’m not to taken by it. I’ve been searching all over the place and seem to have seen so many different colours that it’s getting really confusing :?

Does anyone know what colours they would have come in, and better still, paint codes.

Thanks in advance.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:08 am 
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Ok, so I managed to find, then lost a picture of a C-16R in orange on the tinterwebs...would anyone have more info about it? Better pics, paint code?

I’m at a loss here, any help would be great.

Thanks in advance.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:14 am 
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RAL codes are a very limited range of shades. Manufacturers in general don't use them.
Personally I paint in whatever colour takes my fancy. The C16 is a nice bike but not exactly rare, and originality is going to carry little value in my view.


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 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:13 am 
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My friend had a Matt Black one with Orange stickers bitd. I always thought that was a nice looking bike.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:05 pm 
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hamster wrote:
RAL codes are a very limited range of shades. Manufacturers in general don't use them.
Personally I paint in whatever colour takes my fancy. The C16 is a nice bike but not exactly rare, and originality is going to carry little value in my view.


I'd not be doing it for profit, but I'd still want to keep it period correct, after all, if a job is worth doing, it's worth doing well.


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 Post subject: Re: Re:
PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:06 pm 
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justablur wrote:
My friend had a Matt Black one with Orange stickers bitd. I always thought that was a nice looking bike.


Satin black is one idea, I've got some purple decals on the way...that would also work with orange too..oh the options :shock:


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:19 pm 
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I think the RAL number is 2005 for the "classic" Orange shade, but think they probably experimented somewhat. I have a '93 Clockwork, it's very bright orange- an acquired taste, you might regret choosing it.. Then again, maybe not!


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:50 pm 
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lensmansteve wrote:
I think the RAL number is 2005 for the "classic" Orange shade, but think they probably experimented somewhat. I have a '93 Clockwork, it's very bright orange- an acquired taste, you might regret choosing it.. Then again, maybe not!


Looks quite nice from what I’ve seen. I’ll have to grab a tester and see what it’s like in real life.


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