- Advice from bike style guru's – how to make this bike look right.
Erm….not sure I'm a great style guru, but I would say pedals, saddle & bars need changing to black (or perhaps silver pedals as you seem to have battered the red ones?)
Also the tyres look like they've come off a moto x bike. Although if they work, then leave them be.
And the mismatched rims don't really look 'bang on'.
Apart from that it looks fine to me.Posted 8 years agoken_shieldsMember
Saddle for an all black one
Silver seat post and matching stem
Black anodised pedals
also sort out brake hose and gear cable outer lengths so they look even and don't zip tie them together to hide the odd sizes
also WTF is going on with the front mech…..get some proper spacers
Other than that it's all good 😀Posted 8 years agoBigDummySubscriber
I can believe no-one has mentioned the Pauls/DA shifters!
It looks fine to me. If you want it bling you're going to have to replace the cranks, wheels, pedals, saddle etc etc. Waste of energy. You've got a bar that matches the fork colour, which matches the decals, some red detailing and a rough, functional vibe going on. Face it, the frame is made from unpainted scaffolding tubes, it'll be a chore to make it desirable in aesthetic terms. 🙂Posted 8 years agoahwilesSubscriber
itsa summer season – it's meant to look a bit 'sheddy'.
i like it.
(edit: i've just seen the front mech spacer, that's brilliant! – you sir are a Genius)
you say you want your bike to 'look right' – i would say that your SS should be held up as a shining example of mountain biking perfection.Posted 8 years agoscaredypantsSubscriber
(all my bikes are fugly or, rather, utilitarian & unflashy)
Don't agonise; it is only a bike after all – one that's intended to be taken out & covered in mud. Also one that, for stw, is very cheap and a bit agricultural anyway (I see that as a good thing, mind)
The white bars look like they were the last bars left in the shop & you were desperate. The people with "all" white bikes are at least trying, even if they are just following fashion
I wouldn't have bought red pedals & saddle either but, mehPosted 8 years ago
Other than that I think its OK really, and the mech shim is greatbeefyMember
Woo hoo, loving some of advice!
I agree with the seat, it is old, but it cost a lot and has moulded to my big fat ass well, but yes, a white one may be cool, sdg belair?
Pedals, well they are 10 year old v12's, which rule, I don't want to replace them, but like the idea of repainting them black.
Yep, the rims ruin it, I want another grey rim for the back, anyone got one?
Come one, the bars match the forks, they are a little bit pimping. Black bars are so boring.
Tyres are staying, red walls are never going to happen.
The seatpost is a KS i850 adjustable, works amazingly so never ever ever getting rid of that, the condom is for protection.
OK, lets deal with the front mech spacer, it is a shim from a trailer bike connecting bit, I lost the shims from my deore mech and my mate who works in a bike shop has some, but I haven't seen him in a while.
ahwiles – don't know if you are confusing me with someone else, haven't been riding a ss for a few years now.Posted 8 years agoretro83Member
rims/spokes should be black
pedals should be black
handlebars should be black
crank arms should be black
saddle should be black
remove whatever that is around the chainstay and fit a proper lizardskin in (you guessed it) black
fit proper sized front mech
remove johnny from seatpost
or fit more white bits so they don't stick out like bollocks on a bullockPosted 8 years agoIAMember
Actually, bugger the decals. Leave it plain gloss white and get yourself a couple of white board markers. Then just do the decals before each ride according to what you feel like.
Fancy riding a Cove? No bother. Want an intense today? But a moments work. Want to display abusive messages at your mates? Easy.Posted 8 years agorusty trowelMember
I quite like it, apart from the seatpost/seat. Matching rims would be nice, but who cares really. Mind you, i've got a thrown together 456 too, so its right up my street. Thinking of putting white bars on it too, and the negative comments on here mean i probably will – stuff 'em.
Mind you, if i had a spare couple of grand i'd get something blingy too.Posted 8 years ago
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