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What do you think about "the red"?
Too much red, like Liverpool playing in a poppy field, in hell 24%  24%  [ 7 ]
Too many reds, one shade here, another shade there, what have you done? 41%  41%  [ 12 ]
Spot on, I love it 17%  17%  [ 5 ]
More red, where are the red skewers, hubs, seatpost clamp, bars, cranks, chainrings, flite... 7%  7%  [ 2 ]
Other...see my comment below, you geek 10%  10%  [ 3 ]
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:40 pm 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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I am having loads of fun with this...but have I gone too far?

The original build thread is here - http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... light=m500 - but I have decided to get it going again with this poll for a little bit of fun...general comments about the bike are also welcome

The pictures aren't the best as they are taken indoors on a phone, but the redness comes from the forks, seatpost, stem, DX pedals, Vs and levers, spacers, grips and tyres :D

So, I know what I think but what do you think about "the red"?

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:43 pm 
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Rule of thumb...those tires look crap no matter what they go on :P


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:57 pm 
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nice fire place


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 12:01 am 
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ignore jerky!

i cant believe how good that looks now. however, when i had it (for about 3 hours!) i never liked the red fork and planned to paint it black. WITH the red fork i think it looks good with what you have. i still dont like the red fork though! (sorry!)

god i hate to criticize someone else's bike

on the whole i think it looks good though, way better than when you received it


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 12:02 am 
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i was so convinced of my points i did it twice


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 12:06 am 
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JeRkY wrote:
Rule of thumb...those tires look crap no matter what they go on :P


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 12:09 am 
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overall i think you have a nice machine there just needs some tweeking

personally i'm not a fan of mixing red painted components and red ano components and i feel that the red areas have too much red in one place then none in another, for example, red fork,brake,stem etc then nothing around the rear mech area.

but then feel free to ignore me as i tend to go for a monochrome colour scheme on most of my bikes so what do i know!

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 12:15 am 
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tintin40 wrote:
nice fire place


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:36 pm 
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Must admit I didn't expect unanimous dislike for her...she must look better in the flesh, or something :?

Still, you're not going to steer me off my mission. I will be sniffing round every affordable red bit to grace the pages of this brilliant website with great interest.

Keep an eye on those decals too


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:48 pm 
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Looks very nice , I know I`m new here* but.. Get rid of those Panaracers before you get hurt!









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