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How would you custom paint your bike? I admit I am looking..(6 posts)

How would you custom paint your bike? I admit I am looking..BrianNYC
Aug 18, 2003 5:52 AM
for ideas. But, I will give full credit if I use your actual scheme or a derivative thereof.

The best I could come up with was something tie-dye inspired in blue and green, but I also admit to not having an artistic bent.
re: How would you custom paint your bike? I admit I am looking..phlatland
Aug 18, 2003 7:30 AM
I designed this scheme because I always wanted flames. A custom builder is creating a frame for me in exchange for some art/logo design, so I thought why not completely customize it with my own paint scheme. The cost is roughly $300, and it's amazing what they can do with powdercoating now. I'm an artist, so I could probably design something alot more original than flames, but who cares.

Look @ Spectrum Powderworks' gallery for some ideas:

http://www.spectrumpowderworks.com/spwbikepics1.htm

Good luck & have fun.

-Kevin
Very cool Hotwheels effect. I like. nmBrianNYC
Aug 18, 2003 7:43 AM
Very cool Hotwheels effect. I like. nmBrianNYC
Aug 18, 2003 7:56 AM
re: How would you custom paint your bike? I admit I am looking..russw19
Aug 18, 2003 7:50 AM
I want to do a bike that is Ruby Metallic Red up front that fades to a tape off flame pattern.. pearl white in the middle and a Sapphire Blue Metallic backend that fades to tape off stars. It's my patriotic rocket. I have a Rocky Mountian Vetex TO mountain bike that has a red and white paint scheme that has the red tape off fade with maple leaves.. that's where the bulk on my inspiration came from, plus I love tape off flames... they look so sweet!

But I have an older Cannondale frame that I am going to have painted in the next couple of days.. I am powdercoating it because it will be a commuter, so I want the paint to be durable. I am going to strip it of the decals and paint it either metallic ruby (or blood) red (kinda like the current Saeco Team Bike colors) or a metallic Emerald Green. I like metallics for some reason. Maybe because I live in Florida and it's sunny a lot, and that makes the bike look better when it sparkles. My third choice is probably met. silver. For decals, I am going to have my signature blown up and made into a mylar sticker and put it on the down tube, so the bike will look custom.

Russ
Bones...NatC
Aug 18, 2003 11:42 AM
I doubt I'd ever spend the money to have an artist airbrush this scheme, but I've imagined it and it looked super cool in my head:

Paint the top tube to look like a spinal column. The rest of the tubes would look like long bones. At the tube junctions, there'd be joints with cartilage in between. I first dreamt it up when looking at the old GTS LTS mtb, with its feline-esque linkage (that reminded me of a hip bone) and seatstays. Rrrroar!