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custom airbrushing on road bike(18 posts)

custom airbrushing on road bikeairbrushbikes
May 29, 2002 10:53 PM
Before u guys jump at me, I have already place and ad in the ebay and classified.

Has anyone tried custom airbrushing before? I need your genuine opinion on the airbrushed Viner frame. Is it too loud, offensive, garish, ugly, dull, or perhaps boring? Any suggestion on what to improve? Picture would be much appreciated.

custom airbrushing on road bike - more picairbrushbikes
May 29, 2002 10:57 PM
my two centsmaximum15
May 30, 2002 3:06 AM
Lose the skulls. The rest looks really great and shows good imagination. I like the effects from the bottom bracket suggesting power. I just don't think cyclist will go for the skulls. I ride a Harley AND drive a pickup -- and I wouldn't want the skulls on my bike.
it's probably just me - - -liv2padl
May 30, 2002 2:00 AM
but i've always found skulls and such on bikes just plain stupid. i mean, what's that supposed to represent -- that the rider is macho, nuts, hell bent? the artwork seems very well done, but for me .. i'd rather a nice mountain scene, flowers, a few leopards or jaguar dashing across the african plain.
re: custom airbrushing on road bikeBike Fool
May 30, 2002 4:07 AM
I think it looks great, BUT, I wouldn't want to ride around on a black bike. Loud and garish are key to being seen by the cage drivers.
re: custom airbrushing on road bikeMel Erickson
May 30, 2002 5:06 AM
Not a skull man myself but I agree that the bolts of electricity from the bottom bracket are unique, artistic and lend an air of power, nice design, just not the skulls.
Kind of juvenile...Crankist
May 30, 2002 5:30 AM
Lose the "Gee look at me - I'm not afraid of death (Oh, and plus I'm baad)" theme...unless it's a Viner BMX frame.
Suggest you try some designs with basic shapes and vibrant colors; this always looks good on a pearl white backround for example. Then post some more.
It'll look great with your Pantera jersey and Bud water bottlesGator
May 30, 2002 6:16 AM
Awwwright, peleton, are you ready to RAWK?
By the way, where can I get Iron Maiden Bike shorts???hayaku
May 30, 2002 7:36 AM
I'm not into skulls but the BB work ROCKS! I'm getting a custom bike very soon and you've got me thinking. Great work!
that would be cool to have an "eddie" on a bike! (nm)ColnagoFE
May 30, 2002 8:04 AM
I like it.Spoke Wrench
May 30, 2002 6:26 AM
I like everything about it.

I think that some of these guys are going to be real curmudgeons by the time they get to be my age.
I think it's a great ideaColnagoFE
May 30, 2002 7:31 AM
I have long wondered why US bike manufacturers can't (or don't) replicate the cool Colnago paintjobs--at least as an option. I'm sure some people buy Colnagos just cause they look cool (not that they aren't good bikes).
I think it's a great ideaDougSloan
May 30, 2002 7:36 AM
That's one of the reasons I bought mine with the Geo paint scheme. Like it or not, there's nothing out there that even comes close to being similar.

questions about your C-40ColnagoFE
May 30, 2002 8:07 AM
What size frame do you ride and how much do you weigh? I really like my MXL, but as you know, bike lust never stops and I was thinking a Calfee or a C-40 would be the ticket for a lighter bike that is still just as stiff. Do you think a c-40 would work for a 195lb guy who rides a 62cm frame? Or am I looking at problems with durability?
questions about your C-40DougSloan
May 30, 2002 8:19 AM
I ride a 54 and I weigh around 155.

I've never heard of durability issues with the C40, in fact, quite the opposite.

I can't comment on the size you need; I'm not very good at those things.

I have heard from people that the C40 is a bit stiffer than the Calfee.

that;'s what I thought...ColnagoFE
May 30, 2002 9:16 AM
have never run into anyone that rides the size frame I'd need and most pro riders are pretty small so that doesn't help...though I imagine Calfee could make it as stiff as I needed since they are custom. Still like you said I like the look of the Colnagos a lot better. They definately are unique and I know I fit the geometry well already.
the detail is rareishmael
May 30, 2002 2:53 PM
In your add you say Altec 2 tubing frames are 1500, thats more than Ive seen. I like the paint except the skulls. No skulls or scary animals please. How bout some stripes going longways(hard to do I imagine but it would be nice). I thought about doing some myself- spirals like at the barber, different color each side, bare aluminum showing (less is more),Jackson Pollack. Ive never seen detail like the skulls anywhere except on dirt bikes, its nice but it would have to be a subject I liked more- where's Waldo, muppets,comic strips and cartoons, just the opposite of scary.
Thanks for all your repliesairbrushbikes
May 30, 2002 4:09 PM