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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 10:21 am 
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A slightly odd request i here you say :D
I'm going to strip and repaint my new project.
Sonic cycles who made the frame have been good enough to send me some decals FOC but the only colour they had left was yellow :lol:

So i'd like to see what colour schemes are out there including yellow decals to give me some ideas :D

The frame has really nice lugs so i'm thinking maybe detail those with a yellow pinstripe?

Help me out here folks :D


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 10:33 am 
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Dark blue and yellow looks really good as on my old Gazelle 8) I've also got an early 70s Colnago which is bright green with yellow decals, haven't got a pic of mine but its the same as this one :wink:

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 10:39 am 
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..or the classic Italian red or `Saronni' red after the '82 World Champ - I've 3 bikes from different builders with similar colour shemes.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 10:47 am 
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All really nice :D
Doesn't look like yellow decals are going to be a problem 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 10:50 am 
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hi this is my flanders resprayed and with new yellow decals.
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cheers dave


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 11:11 am 
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Hmm...Blue powdercoat for the frame then chrome paint the lugs, apply decals and clearcoat to finish 8)
A plan is starting to form :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 12:55 pm 
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For maximum contrast between frame colour and your yellow transfer, try purple. For less contrast, red or blue. for less still, orange or green. Depends how 'in your face', or subtle, you want to be with your branding :)

Sorry I got no pics.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 10:47 pm 
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This is my Duell Pursuit. As you can see, I went all out with the yellow details. Frame colour is a sort of greenish blue (sea green?), looks very nice I think.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 1:41 am 
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Pearlescent pink?

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:52 am 
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My opinion, thats worth absolutely nothing remember, is so far either the green Colnago or the Duell, leaning a lot more towards the Duell.
Grannygrinder, once you've narrowed it down you should put a poll up :) I know you are going with your own choice but it would be interesting to see what the majority think.
I also think its brilliant, and didnt think I was the only one so inclined, to base a bikes refurbishment around the colour of a decal available, briliant :lol:

Jamie


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