My Custom Crisp Titanium 29er
nice, very nice. I would have gone for a metallic brown on the forks as opposed to the soft shine/matt effect you have going on there.
speccing colours from a book is a bugger because you have to hope the printer has gotten it right, powdercoater i used has actual samples treated, also alllowed me to see if it had the tefal pan feel/look i wanted.Posted 6 years ago
You’re not wrong there. It’s is a bugger. The colour I wanted was actually RAL8017 Chocolate Brown.
It’s a lot darker than the colour I ended up with. I’ve no idea how it ended up like it did but what can I do other than get it resprayed, which isn’t an attractive option. I’ve just got to enjoy what I have.
I think I ended up with a colour more like RAL8003 Clay Brown. Hey ho.Posted 6 years agoNicknoxxMember
I’m the guy who had
Much better then that other guys custom ti hybrid thing.
made. Some people liked it, many people hated it. I really don’t care because I love it. Actually, it’s soon to be in it’s summer guise with no mudguards, carbon forks and fat tyres, and I imagine stw’ers will find it more acceptable, not that it matters.Posted 6 years ago
Here it is in it’s winter guise in case you missed it.
That looks pretty damned cool. Built to work. I like the mudguards – proper mudguards, not these stupid flappy screw-on numbers.
There’s some nice touches there – the rear brake placement, the bars, the saddle (not my thing, but I appreciate it), the bend in the downtube to avoid the forks clattering off it.Posted 6 years agoSaccadesMember
jeez, could you make that piccie a bit bigger, my psp is wheezing…
[/quote]but what can I do other than get it resprayed,
places like games workshop have paint “washes” as an over coat, could have a play. Or just ride it, the forks will replaced in 5 years or so and play with the colours bit before choosing. I specced a 456 frame up but went the easy route of mainly black with a tefal look frame.
for the lynsky, it looks ace and modern apart from the saddle, clashes for me but comfy i’d imagine.Posted 6 years ago
That’s what I’ll be doing (riding it). The colour looks cool in person, the decals will be here soon and the orange seatclamp is on the way.
For those interested, I’ve re-routed all the hoses and cables *inside* the frame/forks. I don’t know what I was thinking. Rushing it.Posted 6 years agonoseminebMember
I think if you post a new build pic then youre generally wanting people to give nice comments, reassurance that youve built it well. Like i mentioned before if its something unknown/expensive/different then its bound to get a mix bag of comments.Posted 6 years ago
My recent new build did, just roll with it.
It does make good reading though when you were getting all upset which creates more people to jump on the band wagon and have ago!!
I was second-guessing my choices, which isn’t a great place to be when you’ve spent all that money. I’m not now. Though, I might make the forks darker/metallic/orange at some point. We’ll see.
I actually think the biggest out-of-place thing are the cranks, since they were coloured that way to match a different bike. They are quite cheap to coat as well, so I might get them sorted at some point too. Just takes a while.Posted 6 years ago
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