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  • Happy thread time: bike paint jobs
  • Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    I passed Cervelo this morning with what looks like this crazy/cool/sparkly paint job.

    I just thought it was ace and bold.

    So, lets have a happy ace/cool/wild/nice/I like/mad/sparkles/colour-flip/anodised bike paint job thread.

    Premier Icon NewRetroTom
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    Hope HB916

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    The bike I would buy tomorrow if I could – who doesn’t like sparkly green?

    Premier Icon desperatebicycle
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    Also available in black or grey. For very boring people 😀

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    Red. (Ultimate Candy Red powdercoat)



    Pretend metal and Tetris



    I’m a bit biased, but I like em.

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    ^ that red. 😍

    Premier Icon tjagain
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    [url=https://flic.kr/p/2mXCqTJ]20220117_135153[/url] by TandemJeremy, on Flickr

    Premier Icon joebristol
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    New Bird Aeris 9 has ‘blurple’ which looks ace. Their flip blue on the Forge isn’t bad either.

    Aeris 9 – Shimano 12 Speed

    I had a really sparkly paint job on my Marino – no flip – just heavy metalflake under royal blue candy. Really hard to get a good picture of it though – needs to be when the sun hits it just right and the 3M tape has dulled it a bit as it’s got scuffed:

    Premier Icon sharkattack
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    I’d buy something like this if I thought I would ever use it

    Premier Icon Houns
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    /thread

    Premier Icon bri-72
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    I’ll class smoked clearcoat as a paint job, so here goes. My recent arrival (still to be built up).

    Curtis

    Curtis

    Curtis

    Premier Icon johnjn2000
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    Bit biased as it’s mine but love this purple with a sparkle
    Purps
    Purp

    Premier Icon snotrag
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    Spotted (and had to chase down and chat with!) a guy on a new Scott Spark RC AXS the other day.

    For a ‘mainstream’ kind of bike – it looks absolutely stunning.

    Photo does not do it justice at all either.

    Premier Icon convert
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    Oh, I love a lovely paint job. I am semi handy with a spray gun but the ability to do some of the work above and elsewhere would be one I’d love to learn.

    Actually love the curtis above – effectively just a way to show off your brazing skills but that counts too!

    Premier Icon DanW
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    Premier Icon Tracey
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    I always liked this as it changed colour depending on the light

    This one does as well but not to the same extent

    Premier Icon bri-72
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    I do like the ‘fade’ paint job DanW, very nice.

    Premier Icon DanW
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    Thanks @brii-72

    It is actually really hard to choose a nice paint job if you are given the freedom to choose!

    I wanted something kind of classic and timeless in keeping with the simplicity of the bike but not have it look to run of the mill. Really happy with the end result 👍

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    It is actually really hard to choose a nice paint job if you are given the freedom to choose!

    So much this! Had 3 or 4 ideas for the Rå, and I lost count of how many iterations the Deviate went through in my head!

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    I was trying to remember the name of this firm before, but it’s now come back to me – Hot Tubes.

    I don’t necessarily like everything they do – I guess it’s a bit like being a tattoo parlour – you are working to the desires of the customer. But some of the skill and care in some of their work is lovely.

    https://www.facebook.com/HotTubesPaint/photos/?ref=page_internal

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    I do like both sparkles and paint that changes colour in the light.

    I’ve never liked the black/grey look*, IMO bikes are fun and the colour should make you smile.

    *this includes the Marin I bought as a bargain..

    Premier Icon onewheelgood
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    I haven’t seen or been able to take a picture that really does justice to the paint on my Scalpel. It’s a purple/blue/almost green flip fading to black at the dropouts.

    Premier Icon 40mpg
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    I can’t seem to take photos which reflect the orange sparkliness or subtle blue, but my Gulf Racing homage fatbike:

    Premier Icon onewheelgood
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    I’m a sucker for Gulf colours – like this

    Premier Icon ChrisL
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    I like orange bikes, not metallic orange, just as orangey an orange as possible. Handily, I have one:

    Clockwork Evo

    My old hardtail got a respray as I was in the unwelcome situation of not owning any other orange bikes at the time:

    Chameleon Right

    Premier Icon chrismac
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    That candy red is stunning. I like the production privee’s take on classic race car liveries

    Premier Icon 40mpg
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    @onewheelgood that looks great! Love the matching rims 👌

    Premier Icon garage-dweller
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    I’ve a Schwinn Homegrown USA from about 1998 that had a blue and silver glitter finish.

    I’ll see if I can add a picture in daylight as it needs rejuvenation into commuter mode for my son this weekend if I can.

    Premier Icon zerocool
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    Don’t think I have a picture but I loved my Specialized Langster Monaco. It was an homage to the Martini Rally days.

    Mine ended up with different cranks, wider tyres and a set of 750 riser bars and basically became a Gravel/XC bike for my gravel/dirt commute back in 2009.
    Langster Monaco

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    ^ that red. 😍

    That candy red is stunning.

    Cheers guys. Some more red, just for you.



    Premier Icon kimbers
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    It’s not a paint job as such

    But I love the Head Tube graphic on my Kona Cowan DJ bike

    2022-08-06_12-32-16

    Premier Icon weeksy
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    Mine isn’t a flip, but is a cool fade/multi

    [url=https://flic.kr/p/2nyG4e6]2022-07-17_10-32-53[/url] by Steve Weeks, on Flickr

    Premier Icon shermer75
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    The colour of my new bike is called ‘sage against the machine’, which made me chuckle

    Premier Icon temudgin
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    How about a bit of technicolour anodising from Sturdy cycles?

    Premier Icon cjr61
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    Couple from my garage



    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    Soon to change colour because I’m bored of this one

    PXL_20211011_120913471~2

    Premier Icon beaker
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    I’m a little biased but this is my bike’s paint job. Fittingly called Milk Tray.
    [url=https://flic.kr/p/2nD7mgi]2F75B932-AFD3-400C-BF82-F2EF83302CEB[/url] by A A, on Flickr" alt="Classic" />

    Premier Icon 13thfloormonk
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    It is actually really hard to choose a nice paint job if you are given the freedom to choose!

    This! I got too confused and had my head turned by way too many different paint schemes I found on the web.

    I loved this Candy Apple by Vaaru

    which I tried to rip off and imitate on my Rourke (substitute Candy Apple Green for Lotus Scandal Green). Not quite the same effect but I’m happy with it. Will be happier when the colour matched stem arrives 😎

    Premier Icon DanW
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    I actually prefer your end result @13thfloormonk Yours is more classy and understated whereas the Vaaru is a bit too gaudy for me


    @beaker
    do you have a full bike pic? Looks interesting!

    Premier Icon beaker
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    @DanW as requested… [url=https://flic.kr/p/2nD3fy8]9C905376-E91D-47FE-B77B-E6A96502A518[/url] by A A, on Flickr" alt="Classic" />

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