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 Post subject: Colour schemes!
PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:28 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Location: Leicester
Hi guys I'm in the process of doing up a old raligh record I got. Will eventually paint it but would like to see some ideas you guys have or have seen on some sites or even your bike jobs. Hope iv not posted in the wrong part
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 Post subject: Re: Colour schemes!
PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:07 pm 
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Having been down on contrasting paint on lugs, I thought I'd post these. They are so subtle they have won me over. (Not my bikes, or photos)


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 Post subject: Re: Colour schemes!
PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:33 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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They look nice though! Lug work on the green looks super hard to do!


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 Post subject: Re: Colour schemes!
PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:55 pm 
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That could be a bad sign then?...Perhaps it should look easy, or natural, maybe...


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 Post subject: Re: Colour schemes!
PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:58 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Perhaps lol I'm also looking for a frame if you or anyone can recommend ones that are nice


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 Post subject: Re: Colour schemes!
PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:13 pm 
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That's another question! I'm not a frame-vendor at the moment... This is Retrobike..How many years do you want to go back for your frame?


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 Post subject: Re: Colour schemes!
PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:35 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Il have a look threw the forum! I don't have a year :-) but somthing in keeping with the 80's 90's I gues


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 Post subject: Re: Colour schemes!
PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:49 pm 
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Oh dear....... that era was full of lurid colour schemes :D

Shaun


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 Post subject: Re: Colour schemes!
PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:08 am 
Dirt Disciple

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True tire but that's why I need some idea that don't have stupid bright colours and wacky decals lol


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 Post subject: Re: Colour schemes!
PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:31 am 
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You seem to be stuck with us '70s leftovers, for some strange reason!

Here is an alphabetical list, off the top of my head, of names that could be found on downtubes about 1975-79. British builders who were building at that time, or the shops that badged their frames... Any one of them would have built you a nice frame. In combination with a 531db decal, (or Columbus or Super Vitus or Ishiwata) many of them would not build with anything less, - I would have been glad to ride any of them. Apologies to anyone I've overlooked... I don't doubt Midlife can fill in the gaps... :)

Aende
E.G. Bates
Alec Bird
Ken Bird
Carlton
Condor
Ron Cooper
Ellis-Briggs
Favori
Harry Hall
Pat Hanlon
Jack Hearne
Hetchins
Holdsworth
Bob Jackson
MKM
Mercian
Major Nichols
Pennine
Stan Pike
Harry Quinn
Raleigh
Roberts
Pat Rohan
Rondinella
Brian Rourke

Dave Russell
Ken Ryall
Shorter
Jack Taylor
Roy Thame
Joe waugh
Witcomb
Woodrup
Dave Yates

You can do a search on anything in this post and know as much as I do within a week. Do an image search and see some beautiful bikes... If you need '80s, someone else will have to help!


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