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What colour?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Joe24, 21 Apr 2008.

  1. Joe24

    Joe24 More serious cyclist than Bonj

    Location:
    Nottingham
    I'm getting my 531 frame spayed and i am stuck between what colours.
    At first i thought of yellow and getting all the shiny bits very shiny.
    Then i had an idea of a lime green with bright yellow bar tape(if i can find it.)
    Or maybe a red, but i dont want it to fade to pink.
    Would it be bad to have a lime green frame? I think it might look pretty good, but dont want it look naff.
    What do you reckon. I tried to put a frame on photoshop and fill the colour on but i couldnt get it to look right.
    So would lime green be too bright?
    Cheers
     
  2. Milo

    Milo Veteran

    Location:
    Melksham, Wilts
    Dark blue.
     
  3. OP
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    Joe24

    Joe24 More serious cyclist than Bonj

    Location:
    Nottingham
    Dark blue is too suttle, it just doesnt stand out enough. :biggrin:
    Although it might look good with the chrome.
     
  4. Alcdrew

    Alcdrew Senior Member

    Location:
    UK
    Bananna or snot.. the choice is yours.

    Out of the two I'd go for the yellow. Have you thought of easyjet orange?
     
  5. Milo

    Milo Veteran

    Location:
    Melksham, Wilts
    If you gotta go bright get red its the fastest color
     
  6. OP
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    Joe24

    Joe24 More serious cyclist than Bonj

    Location:
    Nottingham
    Ooo easyjet orange. Now that might look good. Red is not the fastest colour. What is the fastest colour?
     
  7. Milo

    Milo Veteran

    Location:
    Melksham, Wilts
    Red duh :biggrin:
     
  8. tdr1nka

    tdr1nka Taking the biscuit

    Is the fastest colour brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrown?
     
  9. Is it anything like this frame [​IMG]
     
  10. Milo

    Milo Veteran

    Location:
    Melksham, Wilts
    BLue bikes do look the coolest joe.
    Hmm I want a a
    spray job.
     
  11. A long time ago, I sprayed an old Carlton frame in metalflake brown - it was delicious and, in contemporary mood, I suggest metalflake grey. Accessorize in red...maybe white/black lettering.
    Perfect! :biggrin:
     
  12. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Pearl White with red lettering - then add red tyres, black saddle and bar tape...
     
  13. OP
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    Joe24

    Joe24 More serious cyclist than Bonj

    Location:
    Nottingham
    No abit brighter then that bike. I was thinking of a bright lime green. Do you think it would be less attractive to theives in lime green. What would metal-flake grey or red be like(ok red may be a fast colour.)
     
  14. Milo

    Milo Veteran

    Location:
    Melksham, Wilts
    Lime green is just foul dont be silly.
     
  15. OP
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    Joe24

    Joe24 More serious cyclist than Bonj

    Location:
    Nottingham
    Did think of a bright white. But with either a black or white bar tape. Although red tape and wheels would look pretty good. Be hard to keep clean though?