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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 9:50 am 
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Hi all ,after finishing my 91 Prestige,I told the wife not to worry as thats it and Im happy with it so no more bikes.Then Racin Snake stuck a 90 Clockwork up for sale,so I snapped it up at great personal risk to my own life.
Just wanted a bit of advice as to whether to try and do a resto build in orange and white fade or not.Does anyone know what other colours these came in originally? I think there was a satin black but thats out as thats the colour of the Prestige.Was considering white but not too sure.Any ideas/inspiration greatly appreciated,thanks.


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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 10:35 am 
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I think the yellow/white fade looks fantastic, would be very different as there's only a couple on here if that.

1990- orange/white, yellow/white, orange, satin black iirc..


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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 10:38 am 
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Agreed on the Orange white fade, I wanted to go stealthy and as it was Satin black anyway I kept the resto true to its roots :) have a look at the build thread :)

Jussa :D


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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 11:06 am 
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I will be painting it myself so might have to prctice getting the fade right on a different frame first.
Hmm .... yellow and white,never seen one of those


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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 8:39 pm 
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One of the nicest colour schemes was one called Coffee Creme, never seen one in this for years, but basically it was like a caramel colour with darker faded coffee colour at the headtube, dropouts, BB and seat tube cluster.


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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2013 12:50 am 
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My early Clockwork was almost black with an earthy forest green cast to it and a bright teal speckle in it.
Recently had it stripped and powder coated in a custom colour "silver sparkle/chameleon green". It generally looks a metallic mid green with bronze/copper speckles in it. On a bright sunny day, the silver sparkle comes alive and zings. Probably not one for the purists, as they say.


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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2013 8:52 am 
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Bet it looks good though


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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2013 5:31 pm 
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If I choose the orange/white,does anyone know if the orange is fluorescent/neon or just normal orange gloss finish?


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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2013 11:55 pm 
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OrangeJase wrote:
Bet it looks good though


I think it does, but then I'm kind of attached to it after 23 years. I spent months trying decide the colour scheme – a nightmare!

I spent a lot of time researching on Retrobike and the web – there were so many great examples to see and be inspired by:

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... mp;t=33003

In the end, at the powder coaters, I was swayed by the colour samples I could see when I got there. I've not posted any before/after pics of the resto yet.

I think the iconic bright orange and white fade is a real classic. There have been a few variations on the shade of orange used, from a citrus orange through to one with more red and more neon. I think with some, a pearlescent white was used too. I think a hot zingy orange is great, may be...


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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2013 1:38 pm 
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There does seem to be a varied range of the shade of orange


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