Paint wise, I’m planning on going with the “hot pink” but with a twist. However, finding the original Imron colour code
is proving to be quite a challenge but I’ve made some progress with DuPont which Brian at Vintage Cannondale will be posting some time soon plus I have a colour chip on its way to him which I hope is close to his old SM800.
I like the idea of the “custom graphics” that Cannondale offered on the ’87 & ’88 lines but I’m pretty underwhelmed by what I’ve seen on the web, so I started looking for images that epitomised the 1980’s. My initial thoughts were graffiti but my artistic skills are not up to that (although I think it would look pretty cool)
! I then came across some Keith Haring images on Pintrest which galvanised my idea… Kieth Haring
I’m thinking that I can use a paint pen to apply the motifs and then lacquer over them for protection. What do you think?