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 Post subject: Overgold/Too tarty?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:58 am 
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I am looking to get a hope headset for my D-jab. It currently has gold hope hubs.

What are peoples thoughts on also going with gold for the hope headset, is this too much?

The other options are black or silver, but I am pretty sure the silver will not match the Ti frame. The seat post and stem are black.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:28 am 
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This might help?

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... 7&start=15


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:41 am 
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I'm personally not a fan of coloured seatposts and stems, bars can look ok but stuff like headsets, QRs and hubs can look really sweet. Slippery slope...

Aesthetically it's about balance I think, getting a little bit of your blingy colour choice in every 'corner' of the bike (ie QRs, seatpost clamp and headset, maybe chainring bolts). I'm glad you're talking about contrasting the frame, far too many people on here try to match the frame :x :lol:

There are programs online that let you change component colours so you don't buy the wrong thing, an easy and very quick one is (ok it's for a BMX):
http://roadhouse.s3.amazonaws.com/Stric ... ver10.html

This thread needs pics though :!:


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:49 am 
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Thanks GT-Steve I remembered that Airborne but could not find it earlier, currently leaning towards a gold hope but the stem will definitely stay black. The wheel build also has gold nipples but they're not too noticeable.

I did briefly consider a gold king but I am pretty sure that it would be a different shade of gold and that would just get on my tits!


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:07 pm 
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Ahem..... :wink:
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:15 pm 
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It's all down to taste, innit....

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Even the top race cover on the headset is gold..... And it just got gold hope jockeys this week.

But it did need the blue highlights to sort of work... And it is deliberately OTT - it's also the shop Hope demo bike.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:43 pm 
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Oooo the jockeys are out??

Here is mine but not finished yet:

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:58 pm 
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post a photo and i will tell you if a gold headset is too much.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:37 am 
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Ahem..... :wink:
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So I see that is the Gold King, but your hubs seem to be black. Is that a hope seatpost clamp.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 8:17 am 
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cyfa2809 wrote:
Oooo the jockeys are out??


Yes - last week.

Not nicer than anyone elses jockeys really.... But they do say "Hope" on them..... 8D.

Problem is I have now realised I need a nugget gold XO rear mech... Bolox.


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