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what's new in paint jobs?(26 posts)

what's new in paint jobs?DougSloan
Nov 4, 2003 8:30 AM
If you were doing a custom and wanted something really artful and different for paint, what would you do? Anyone have some links to really cool paint jobs or painters? /Thanks.

I don't have a pic or link but..Dave Hickey
Nov 4, 2003 8:47 AM
There was a painter at the Ride for the Roses Expo that did every cool things in metal flake. The frames were very subtle. He had an Orange frame that had the graphics done in a slightly different shade of metal flake orange. It was very subtle but looked great.
Don't know if the Simoni spider job is commercially availableelviento
Nov 4, 2003 9:03 AM
but that would be a kickass paintjob to have.
send it to Joe Bellgtx
Nov 4, 2003 9:05 AM
Best paint jobs I've seen. For ideas check the IF site.
re: what's new in paint jobs?tarwheel
Nov 4, 2003 9:06 AM
For ideas on innovative paint jobs, the best web site I've seen is They have pages and pages of photos. Some of the paint jobs are pretty gawdy, but some are incredible. They also have some simple straight-forward designs, like the Merckx/Molteni takeoff pictured below.

Another good web site is Click the link for the bike of the week on home page, and then click on the link for the archives.
A fun gallery to look at.terry b
Nov 4, 2003 9:10 AM
nice pictures. they did one for me, and did a great job.
... not exactly paint but...Akirasho
Nov 4, 2003 10:10 AM

I've seen some amazing stuff done on aluminium and titanium... certainly unique and in most cases, durable.

Be the bike.
OK, now I HAVE seen it done ...Humma Hah
Nov 4, 2003 12:04 PM
I'd seen it done with titanium jewelry. I always thought it could be done on bikes.
How about chrome plating? nmdivve
Nov 4, 2003 10:10 AM
isn't it heavy? nmDougSloan
Nov 4, 2003 10:15 AM
electro plating chrome is lighter than paint nm.divve
Nov 4, 2003 10:39 AM
Cervelo does nickel plating...Chicago_Steve
Nov 4, 2003 12:02 PM
Check out the SuperProdigy...
How about chrome plating? nmMShaw
Nov 4, 2003 2:04 PM
Had a teammate back in college that had a smoke chrome Pinarello. Mmmmmmm...

The guys who did the cruiser ...Humma Hah
Nov 4, 2003 12:02 PM
Jim Cunningham has some samples in his shop that are even better than their website samples below. One was "The Color Of Money", a bike finished by clearcoating torn-up $20 bills all over the frame!

I've seen titanium jewelry anodized at different voltages to produce a rainbow of hues. I've never seen one, but you could undoubtedly do that to a titanium frame.
The best there is...SpectrumNatC
Nov 4, 2003 12:05 PM

Top shelf work that is the industry gold standard.
Fondriest SAT the most advanced by far (in my book)....african
Nov 4, 2003 1:47 PM
SAT – Sliding Art Technology. This system ensures an optic
with exceptional resolution, brilliant colors and
incredible durability. SAT is unalterable over time and
resistant to impact and scratching. The graphic
application is done by hand, without stickers or
transfers. The graphics themselves are completely
non-toxic and comply with stringent environmental
protection standards. The SAT graphic treatment also
reduces the weight of the frame by more than 50 grams
as compared to traditional methods. No other brand
offers this finish technology.

See the top tube pictured....
and the seat to go with that .....african
Nov 4, 2003 1:48 PM
bike and art.... I did like that land shark in this thread, very nice.
Gee, the Dogma Ego has a great-looking paint job ;-) (nm)geeker
Nov 4, 2003 3:39 PM
check these outwolfereeno
Nov 4, 2003 4:16 PM
This guy does the custom painting for Kestrel and Calfee.
re: what's new in paint jobs?dickruthlynn
Nov 4, 2003 4:17 PM
I had my Y-Foil painted by Look them up on the web. Talk to Mary. My bike is on her site. Excellent service and trust.
a couple of my ideas..Qubeley
Nov 4, 2003 4:37 PM
if I were to build a custom steel frame, I would definitely go with lugs for the look.
Chrome lugs are cool, but a well coordinated color lug will look pretty sick too. Try matte black lug with gloss sky blue, with chromed head tube and stays. Or ferrari red lugs with matte Navy, white head-tube. Or orange lugs with chrome tubes.
If no lugs, I would try strips that goes along the tube, follow the line of DeRosa Duel. How about entire bike in one color, with a really narrow chorme line run along the middle of each major tube? Make the name in chrome too.
Not sure what's your taste, but I generally prefer contrast.
re: what's new in paint jobs?slowmo1829
Nov 4, 2003 6:36 PM
Spectrum cycles (Tom Kellogg) Bee
Nov 4, 2003 6:48 PM
They have some really nice looking paint schemes. DeKerf also offered a cool paint job a couple years ago. The frame was covered with cannabis leaves. It looked cool and could probably freak a lot of the more conservative roadies out.
<b>DAVE SEM</b>swvegg
Nov 4, 2003 8:29 PM

Sorry for the size of the pic, but it really shows how totally bad ass this paint job is.
<b>DAVE SEM</b>russw19
Nov 4, 2003 11:12 PM
That's pretty! What is it, a Cervelo with an Easton EC90?

Nov 5, 2003 6:52 AM
Check out the examples at: