Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Sun Dec 11, 2016 7:25 am

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 69 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ... 7  Next
Author Message
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 1:56 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
User avatar

Joined: Fri Feb 01, 2008 4:44 pm
Posts: 2651
Location: Republik of Mancunia
Looks great 8)

For me maybe something a bit more subdued for the grips might be more in place but that's obviously your choice and it's your bike so enjoy it :)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 2:03 pm 
Posh Mark
Posh Mark
User avatar

Joined: Wed Apr 18, 2007 2:49 pm
Posts: 5982
Location: As far from the city as you can be ....
I like the grips 8)

For me the one thing that sours the build is the fork decals :(

Whilst I can see what you have done in recreating the older style they just look a bit ....... meh :?

Have a word with Gil_M of this parish.

He kindly replicated some decals I drew up customizing the color to match the frame decals. IMHO I think some of these would look great.

Mine:

Image

I think I still have the images but I know Gil has them on file.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 2:26 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:48 pm
Posts: 1409
Location: Edinburgh
Thanks for input guys.. Yes I reckon the fork
Decals are the "elephant" in the room I was looking
For a few honest thoughts(right place to get them) the
Decals were always a maybe work/or not.. Gil done these ones
At my request I'm sure he did try to steer me toward
Original "bomber" logo's.. Question is colour ..
Gold "bomber" black outline ? Black "bomber" gold outline. ?
Orange "bomber" black outline ?

Thoughts welcome folks :)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 2:41 pm 
Dirt Disciple
User avatar

Joined: Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:57 pm
Posts: 84
Location: B in G in E on E in U
First of all compliments on this build! I like it a lot.

The grips are mostly covered once you get goin' - leave 'em on!
The subtle gold stuf - like that a lot!
The decals on the Fork - difficult... I would either try to make them smaller, or match the style of the frame decals (at least outlines would be nice)
Other than that if you find matching thumbs up decals, just put those on, would mimmick the Kona P2's with just those small decals...

Cheers Dan


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 2:58 pm 
Posh Mark
Posh Mark
User avatar

Joined: Wed Apr 18, 2007 2:49 pm
Posts: 5982
Location: As far from the city as you can be ....
Just playing around but what about something like this:

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 3:31 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:48 pm
Posts: 1409
Location: Edinburgh
Wow those look the biz !!! I've just emailed Gil
To get some input I won't need it now .. Can
I pinch that image ?

Col :)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 3:33 pm 
Posh Mark
Posh Mark
User avatar

Joined: Wed Apr 18, 2007 2:49 pm
Posts: 5982
Location: As far from the city as you can be ....
Plus one wrote:
Wow those look the biz !!! I've just emailed Gil
To get some input I won't need it now .. Can
I pinch that image ?

Col :)


By all means :D

Its pretty low quality just wanted to show the colours really.

These are the decals Gil has on file.

Any probs let me know as I have the file somewhere.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 3:40 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:48 pm
Posts: 1409
Location: Edinburgh
Thanks I reckon those are the missing link :)

Cheers

Col :)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 3:42 pm 
Posh Mark
Posh Mark
User avatar

Joined: Wed Apr 18, 2007 2:49 pm
Posts: 5982
Location: As far from the city as you can be ....
Plus one wrote:
Thanks I reckon those are the missing link :)

Cheers

Col :)


Look forward to new pics 8)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 4:22 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:48 pm
Posts: 1409
Location: Edinburgh
huhue wrote:
First of all compliments on this build! I like it a lot.

The grips are mostly covered once you get goin' - leave 'em on!
The subtle gold stuf - like that a lot!
The decals on the Fork - difficult... I would either try to make them smaller, or match the style of the frame decals (at least outlines would be nice)
Other than that if you find matching thumbs up decals, just put those on, would mimmick the Kona P2's with just those small decals...

Cheers Dan



Thanks for comments and ideas Dan :)


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 69 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ... 7  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: 2wheels4ever, pipmeister, williwoods and 22 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group