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Help! I Need Some Advice(4 posts)

Help! I Need Some AdviceIndurain 03
Feb 4, 2004 12:15 PM
How do you think that the reddish Mavic Helium wheels would look on a celeste Bianchi, with a white seat and bar tape? I am not looking to set up the prettiest bike; rather one that looks and performs well. Your input is appreciated.
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re: Help! I Need Some Advice105
Feb 4, 2004 12:40 PM
not bad, i think it would look sort of italian in terms of the color scheme.
I think the rim color would look bad. nmdivve
Feb 4, 2004 12:58 PM
re: Help! I Need Some AdviceTWD
Feb 4, 2004 5:03 PM
I think a few red accents look nice with celeste, but don't overdo it.

My Bianchi cross rig has a few red highlights in the saddle, decals, and I've added red cranks. I think it looks pretty good.

I can't quite picture the white saddle and bar tape, but then white bar tape has never been my favorite.

If you do go with the red rims, you might want to consider sticking with some all black tires. I would recommend against trying to match up red rims with red tires, as I don't think the red will match, and could be over the top.

One thing I like to do on my bikes is to match tires and bar tape, then leave most of the rest pretty nuetral. It gives a nice accent but not overbearing. Also, you can change to a different look pretty easily since tires and tape wear out pretty quickly.