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 Post subject: Re: Dave Yates Diabolo
PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:53 pm 
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tintin40 wrote:
bright red with black forks


It's certainly a classic combination


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 Post subject: Re: Dave Yates Diabolo
PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:35 pm 
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Missed the unboxing :roll:

Always nice when something turns out better than expected.

And thats one of the things when starting with a blank canvas, chosing the colour or combination of, i would still be tempted with a clear finish or totally the other direction and get every tube a different colour like the second post down on this thread :wink: 8)

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and i know it was meant as a joke, but pink with all black/graphite campag would look quite nice :)

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:08 pm 
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The clear finish is still very tempting. I've got a local powder coaters (who do a lot of custom motorbike work) looking into the possibility of tinted clearcoats. It's not something they've done before, but they like the sound of it.

It would be a relatively cheap option too, so could always be redone if it didn't work out or it started getting rust worms,

There is also part of me that thinks I should just get it re finished in its original colour, which was white, but maybe in a pearl.


...and then there's pink. :D


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I've seen and owned a few Dave Yates bikes and still have a Diabolo; his white frames are often pearlescent which is also used as a base with a colour fade or two over the top.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:36 pm 
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NeilM wrote:
I've seen and owned a few Dave Yates bikes and still have a Diabolo; his white frames are often pearlescent which is also used as a base with a colour fade or two over the top.


Now that sounds better than plain white :)


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:47 pm 
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mkone wrote:
NeilM wrote:
I've seen and owned a few Dave Yates bikes and still have a Diabolo; his white frames are often pearlescent which is also used as a base with a colour fade or two over the top.


Now that sounds better than plain white :)


:facepalm: Too much choice!


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PINK DAMMIT!!!!!!!!!!!
ps as a real suggestion pink and campy go together like pretty and me..... :facepalm: ive seen pink roadbikes and they look veeery nice if done properly.....


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:34 am 
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gibbleking wrote:
PINK DAMMIT!!!!!!!!!!!
ps as a real suggestion pink and campy go together like pretty and me..... :facepalm: ive seen pink roadbikes and they look veeery nice if done properly.....


:D

I've got nothing against pink for a bike. I used to lust after the MF Aluminium Pro.

So... is definately in the bag as an option. :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:21 am 
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cherrybomb wrote:
gibbleking wrote:
PINK DAMMIT!!!!!!!!!!!
ps as a real suggestion pink and campy go together like pretty and me..... :facepalm: ive seen pink roadbikes and they look veeery nice if done properly.....


:D

I've got nothing against pink for a bike. I used to lust after the MF Aluminium Pro.

So... is definately in the bag as an option. :wink:


This bag of yours is getting bigger and bigger :lol:

Could go with a coloured (pink maybe) flake in the white paint?

Or if, as i suspect you probably are, using a pair of your USE forks, a colour to match them maybe :wink:


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Given that the frame is a few years earlier than I first thought, the USE forks will be being saved for another time and I'll be sticking with the original P2s for this build.

Think I might have had a moment of inspiration with the paint though. :wink:


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