Re: [CR]Worse color for a classic bike...


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Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2008 12:57:49 -0700
From: "Kurt Sperry" <haxixe@gmail.com>
To: "Richard Blume" <richard@radbasteln.de>
Subject: Re: [CR]Worse color for a classic bike...
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Worst colors for classic bikes are IMO those usual culprits, colors rarely or never found in nature. Worse yet would be multicolor/fade paint jobs incorporating those colors. Think late '80s, early '90s neon/dayglo fad to find the worst of the worst in that vein. Hot pink, tennis ball yellow and slime green are probably the most egregious offenders. Bright is fine as long as the colors are close to primary in light- green, red or blue, secondary colors should be more understated. Neutrals like black, white, cream, metallic silver, bronze, copper, gray are almost never a bad choice. Two color limit per bike, the old headtube-seatband or contrasing lugwork secondary color placement is probably the safest bet for two color paint jobs. In two colors, complimentary or near complimentary colors are probably best avoided paired.

Apologies in advance to all classic Mondia and Baylis lovers.

Kurt Sperry Bellingham, Washington USA

On Tue, Apr 22, 2008 at 12:26 PM, Richard Blume <richard@radbasteln.de> wrote:
> Hi Ray,
>
> wheelman@nac.net <wheelman@nac.net> schrub:
>
>
> > worse ever single color for a classic bicycle is brown.
>
> Well, I Like brown. Don't know if anybody remember the Momovelo Milktea? It
> had a bright brown paint job (like milk tea) combined with a golden chain,
> silver parts and a brown saddle (Brooks I guess) and a handle bar wrapping
> in the same color as the saddle. Liked it very much.