Show me your fancy bikes / Which colour should I get my steel frame resprayed?

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  • Show me your fancy bikes / Which colour should I get my steel frame resprayed?
  • anus
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    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!

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    Raw then lacquered…

    Premier Icon Poopscoop
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    I reckon that would look great in blue personally.

    Premier Icon kayak23
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    Nice bike and nice pic.  👍

    Is that Swindon, behind the nationwide?

    I’m something of a steel junkie myself so…

    Green steel

    [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

    Bl’orange

    [url=https://flic.kr/p/Xr7awZ]Barford. August 2017[/url] by blackteaonesugar, on Flickr

    Orange reddish

    [url=https://flic.kr/p/ZQTVTw]Steel is Real demo day, Forest of Dean, October 2017[/url] by blackteaonesugar, on Flickr

    Cyan

    [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 Flickr

    qwerty
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    Pure Green: RAL 6037 with a retro sleeve in white with black edging.

    I have seen on Stanton fb page a Switch 9fs in Mocha grey with red stickers which looks really nice

    boblo
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    Kawasaki green, obv.

    Premier Icon twonks
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    Raw with fancy stickers underneath.

    Maybe sparkly purple stickers and as glossy lacquered as poss.

    Failing that, British racing green with deep shine.

    Premier Icon davosaurusrex
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    Never mind the colour, WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON WITH YOUR CABLES!?

    reeksy
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    Metallics are a bit blingy… But they do hide scratches pretty well 🤔

    Premier Icon riklegge
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    When I ordered my Swoop I went through the same dilemma. I had a friend do some photoshop work so I could see several colour choices. I ended up with the slate blue, but pm me if you are interested in seeing the options he made up.

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    Never mind the colour, WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON WITH YOUR CABLES!?

    😲

    That bike would look ace in purple.
    Like this (not my bike)
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    Premier Icon Ben_H
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    Generally speaking, light pastels hide micro scratches well and can be done as a thick paint job.

    Premier Icon funkmasterp
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    Always the spray tan KM for me or purple.

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    Metallic brown (autumn gloss) is the colour of winners

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    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    Never mind the colour, WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON WITH YOUR CABLES!?

    And the saddle angle when the bike is horizontal

    anus
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    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.

    anus
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    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 🙂

    Premier Icon joebristol
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    Bright green or perhaps that Orange bikes mint green sort of colour like on the Clockwork Evo.

    cb200
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    Stanton’s Mocha Grey with a coloured decal is lovely.

    How about copper/Moscow Mule Orange, but with black swingarm to match the fork.

    TurnerGuy
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    I had a voodoo wanga steel frame that had been resprayed by Bob Jackson in metallic peacock blue, whch was rather lovely.

    Frame Resprays

    the one on the right :

    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


    Premier Icon mick_r
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    I’m currently powdering things Unimog orange, mainly because I bought 1kg of the stuff and it never seems to get used up. Paint over then polish off the head badge?

    Ruby Red Soul for my lass.

    Premier Icon woodster
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    I’ve half painted a track frameset Vauxhall Caribic blue and it’s lovely in person, photo doesn’t do it justice.

    I have a 2009 Trek fuel in root beer.
    10 years later it’s still my favourite colour.

    Premier Icon timbog160
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    Montana Crackle!!

    Also a request for phot locations please?

    Premier Icon twonks
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    If the op likes British racing green and fancies a solid stripe on the downtube, for me it has to be brilliant glossy white with black lettering and stripes at either end of the white.

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    Burnt orange?

    Deep metallic red?

    Teal would work well as suggested above.

    anus
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    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.

    Twonks – I like that but maybe with yellow instead of white, there’s actually a few British racing green bikes on Starling’s Instagram and one with the Öhlins yellow details looks lovely –

    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.

    anus
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    Off topic but another couple of pics from that trip, can you spot the bike in the first one?

    Looking down to our house in the tiny village on the left there

    Premier Icon johnw1984
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    British Racing Green with Silver bits would looks quite classy 🙂

    qwerty
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    [url=https://flic.kr/p/GgBgym]RAL 6037[/url] by martinddd, on Flickr

    Premier Icon fathomer
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    I like blue or orange, failing that black or grey. I’ve always fancied a frame that’s a similar colour to my Flare on the front triangle fading to a navy on the rear triangle.

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    Orange can look cheap or naff I agree, has to be just right. I loved the colour of my old Solaris…

    If you have a load of orange kit, then some kind of blue makes sense – complementary colours innit.

    dumbbot
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    My Swarf..RAL5021 Teal/Water Blue…its a shit picture mind

    Premier Icon rossburton
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    mick_r: if you’ve loads of that unimog orange spare I’ll happily send you a frame if you want to use it up. That is glorious! Does it have a RAL code?

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