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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2011 7:49 pm 
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I'm having a nice custom built steel frame made for me. I have black wheels with black spokes already. Frame colour will be a single colour (possibly orange).

Cranks will be silver (Middleburn).

So, should I have silver stem and seat post or black stem and seatpost to go with the ensemble?


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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2011 7:53 pm 
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For orange I reckon all black looks nice and mean. Alternatively, for my orange Salsa I used a sprinkle of everything, kinda ultra rasta rainbow, I think you can get away with so many colours with orange.

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but can you have black wheels/seatpost/stem with silver cranks? Then where does this leave the handlebar (colourwise :lol: )?


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Black and change the cranks to black


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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2011 8:06 pm 
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well for the bars you should be getting your luv handles colour coded :) whatya thinking silver thomson post and stem?


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kaiser wrote:
well for the bars you should be getting your luv handles colour coded :)


well I would definitely.... except you can't have bar ends on Luv Handles and I just can't ride without bar ends (must be a singlespeed thing as you're out of the saddle so much)

kaiser wrote:
whatya thinking silver thomson post and stem?


exactly what I was thinking :D


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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2011 9:18 pm 
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Black frame and wheels, Silver this and that...
Maybe even a bit of purple here and there! :shock:
Stealthy bling.


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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2011 10:33 pm 
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my latest build has black cranks & silver stem & post.

it doesn't look bad to me, but I would change the silver bits black or the black bit silver if i had the opportunity purely to get all 3 matched up. (ignore the pedals..... i think they are gonna be swapped out for something else)

i managed to get a close-ish match on the wheel rims & handlebar which works quite well IMO - i just need to sort out the red stuff to try and get it all the same shade of red and i'm laughing!

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actually other than orange that might be one of the colours I go for 8)


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Do you not fancy any of the latest buzz colours? Think singular and what not. Try and find some NAHBS threads.


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