|Which Airborne finish? Brushed or bead blast?||gseely|
Dec 2, 2002 7:38 PM
|I have an Airborne Zeppelin with a polished finish. I'm tempted to pick up an Airborne Lucky Strike MTB because they have some superb deals on 2001 closeout frames in my size-- but the good deals are in bead blast and brushed finishes. It is impossible to see what these look like on their website. The bead blast is $100 less than the brushed. Any opinions would be appreciated. Thanks.
|re: Which Airborne finish? Brushed or bead blast?||collinsc|
Dec 2, 2002 9:55 PM
as you can see, brushed is quite a bit shinier than bead blast which is much more industrial and flat grey. the brushed is a very very nice finish in person.
I should know. I have both.
do you like shiny or flat? if you like shiny is shiny worth $100?
|Spend the $100||Starliner|
Dec 2, 2002 10:32 PM
|the bead blast will look too proletarian, while the brushed finish will look more elegant|
|Yes, we wouldn't want our ti bikes to look proletarian ; ) (nm)||jtolleson|
Dec 3, 2002 7:10 AM
|Exactly. Why have a bike look as if it's made by communists? nm||Starliner|
Dec 3, 2002 3:56 PM
|but it will still be an Airborne||ColnagoFE|
Dec 3, 2002 7:54 AM
|;) just kiddin ya. I've heard they are good bikes for the $. Brushed will looks much better.|
|I would have it painted blood red...||Uncle Tim|
Dec 4, 2002 8:00 AM
|...to symbolize the torture and suffering of political prisoners in the People's Republic of China, where the bicycle frame is manufacured.|
|I would have it painted blood red...||4bykn|
Dec 4, 2002 2:41 PM
|Nice Soapbox.|| |