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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:03 pm 
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So, i am going to Bristol tomorrow to the bespoked show, Tom will be there and i know he is bound to ask me about paint!

i can't decide, it's almost easy with retrobikes because you tend to choose a paint job from past models or it's the same as the previous job, but on a new bike? it's gonna be my main rider and be something that i only want to get done once!

i find myself thinking white as it's clean but i have 4 white or mainly white bikes, also green, but i have 3 green bikes, although the green i am thinking of is different to all 3. black is boring, i don't like reds etc so that is out. yellow is abit mincey unless it's flouro and i have that on the patriot. blue is a little boring and safe.


so help!! what to do??!! what to do??!!


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oh and here is a pic of Tom's new singlespeed drop outs, not that i'm doing the singlespeed thing but they look beautiful all the same 8)


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Sparkly metallic?

Flip flop?


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i am leaning towards a metallic green, you know, almost glittery, the green being a medium shade, lighter than emerald colour.


thoughts?


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just google searched metallic green, this is the nearest to what i am thinking, sorry it's from a nail polish pic though :oops: :lol:


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I'd go with a metallic version of British Racing Green. But that's just me.


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Are you having any of that stunning lug work done in silver? If so I would go for a dark metallic as the effect will be that much more contrasting

An homage/tribute to its heritage in British racing green?


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BRG is too dark, my 93 clockwork is that colour, surprising how dark it is.

but yes there is some lug work :wink:


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Maybe a few shades lighter..perhaps towards olive/khaki but definitely not that nail Polish :lol:


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I was thinking along the lines of this ugly thing really.


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