- Show me your fancy bikes / Which colour should I get my steel frame resprayed?
I’ve got a Starling Swoop in yellow as pictured below. The Bad news is the yellow on my frame has faded quite a bit, good news is Joe at Starling has offered to respray it for free any colour I want! Great news! I can’t decide which colour to get it sprayed.
I doesn’t neeeeed doing, the paint is OK but at the same time I have the idea that I’ll keep this as my one and only bike for years and years and a new paint job every now and again will give that new bike feeling and keep that new bike urge away. Trying to be more sustainable in my hobby.
I can’t have yellow again as apparently most yellows fade and I don’t like black, too boring and I quite like having a big of a different bike.
So please post below with any suggestions, the examples don’t need to be steel but it is a bonus!
Posted 1 month agokayak23Subscriber
Nice bike and nice pic. 👍
Is that Swindon, behind the nationwide?
I’m something of a steel junkie myself so…
[url=https://flic.kr/p/LUNu4w]Rocket[/url] by blackteaonesugar, on Flickr
Orange and green
[url=https://flic.kr/p/KpTJir]Cotic demo day, Hopton August 2016[/url] by blackteaonesugar, on Flickr
Blue, behind the portly one
[url=https://flic.kr/p/U4YfPL]Big boned and plain fat[/url] by blackteaonesugar, on Flickr
[url=https://flic.kr/p/Xr7awZ]Barford. August 2017[/url] by blackteaonesugar, on Flickr
[url=https://flic.kr/p/ZQTVTw]Steel is Real demo day, Forest of Dean, October 2017[/url] by blackteaonesugar, on Flickr
[url=https://flic.kr/p/ZVBGQ4]Steel is Real demo day, Forest of Dean, October 2017[/url] by blackteaonesugar, on Flickr
Yella. No good to you
[url=https://flic.kr/p/ZVBXhF]Steel is Real demo day, Forest of Dean, October 2017[/url] by blackteaonesugar, on Flickr
Then saving the best until last. My PP Oka in pink 👍
[url=https://flic.kr/p/23TEqYN]POka. Shutcastle. January 2018[/url] by blackteaonesugar, on FlickrPosted 1 month ago
Hahaha! Let me just address some of those bike complaints. Cables are a mess, yes, I’m sorry 🙁 but they came that long and I’ve not had the tools to fix it (only been a year now), bought the kit now though so I’ll get it done!
The saddle angle – Have you seen how steep the hills are here? You need it that angle here when going up to stop sliding off the back! No but seriously, it looks weird but if you live somewhere where you’re riding up some decent hills regularly then try it. It is way comfier and you don’t get any pressure on your gooch.Posted 1 month ago
Kayak – do you own all those bikes now? If so, that is ridiculous! I do like your teal/turquoise examples though.
British racing green sounds cool and with some sort of sleeve on one tube in another colour I really like! Something like this
I also like the idea of a light pastel colour, anyone seen the colour they made the last Defenders in? Brendan Fairclough had his worlds bike painted that colour and it looked great!
Some sort of blue I like but my girlfriend’s is a light blue so can’t get too close to that 😉
Riklegge i’ll mail you! I know how to fiddle about with Photoshop so will probably end up doing it myself too 🙂Posted 1 month agoMalvern RiderMember
There are four tasteful colours that are the best colours for a bicycle. Unfortunately they require some kind of alchemical knowledge and are difficult to achieve without a recipe.
Colour the first:
The Raleigh ‘Bronze Green’
Colour the second:
The Raleigh ‘Granite-Cromica’
Colour the third:
Diamondback V-Link 3.O (1996) ‘Acid Orange W’
Colour the fourth:
‘Metallic Blue’ of your choice. I tend to favour a light silver-blue, ie
Posted 1 month ago
Some of these blues are definitely tickling my fancy, not too sure about the metallic sort or sparkly effects though. Think my favourite so far might be the teal (is it a Stooge?) bike in Kayak’s post.
Found something similar to what you’re talking about on the Stanton Instagram though Twonks – https://www.instagram.com/p/BzaV8Zanz2B/
My favourite colour is Orange, a load of my kit is orange but I think it often looks a bit naff on bikes. Another thing worth noting is I’m in the market for a new shock and probably going for one of the Fox DHX2s with the orange coil.
Timbog – the photo is on a mountain called Grimsnuten in Hardangerfjord, Norway. We actually run a MTB holiday company up here. Give me a shout if you’re interested in riding up here, happy to give you some info even if you don’t want to join on one of ours trips! A whole host of photos like that on my own Instagram or an album from that particular trip on my Pinkbike.
p.s. how do you post a direct Instagram pic? The Forum help page doesn’t suggest anything.Posted 1 month ago
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