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Whats a good "retro" color ?- repaint QSenorPedro
Nov 14, 2003 12:08 PM
I have an older lugged bike that I have fixed some rust issues on and am now going to paint. It will be turned into a fixed gear, but I would like to have a color that suggests the glory days of cycling. Back when Merckx, Coppi, Bobet, and Binda where stars.

Suggestions greatly appreciated
All road bikes should be red.nm.eddie m
Nov 14, 2003 12:12 PM
Pearl white headtube, blue frame, gold highlights on lugs nmContinental
Nov 17, 2003 9:18 AM
For REALLY retro, black ...Humma Hah
Nov 14, 2003 2:27 PM
... but please don't. Something rich and elegant. There's too much flashy yellow on the road today, and it always makes me think of Schwinn Varsities. I'd go for less flash and more class.

A nice red is always nice, but I adore a rich, deep blue.

All three of my bikes are silver.
pearl white is the only way to go....desmo
Nov 15, 2003 9:06 AM
I've noticed a lot of the current GM luxo-barges are sporting a creamy pearl white that's pretty close to old Italian frames of the 70's and 80's. Might ask an auto body shop if that stuff is affordable. I'm going to use it when I repaint my modern race bike this winter.
pearl with red, yellow, and blue accents..Dave Hickey
Nov 17, 2003 2:49 PM
I must say I like that one ...Humma Hah
Nov 20, 2003 2:20 PM
... except for the safety-tape effect on the forks. Kinda looks like OSHA or CPSC came up with a new reg.
Cream with dark brown accents on the lugs. (nm)TFerguson
Nov 15, 2003 10:10 AM
Molteni Orange (nm)micha
Nov 15, 2003 3:04 PM
Thats what I was thinkin! nmSenorPedro
Nov 15, 2003 6:42 PM
Celeste, of course nmDougSloan
Nov 15, 2003 8:59 PM