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

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Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2008 18:59:03 -0700 (PDT)
From: Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]Worse color for a classic bike...
To: wheelman@nac.net, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
In-Reply-To: <16748.65.220.90.243.1208888627.squirrel@webmail.nac.net>


Well, there is brown and there is brown.

http://www.classicrendezvous.com/Austria/A-D_Moos1.htm

Here is my Austro-Daimler Superleicht on the CR website, Originally tan, but the late Ray Gasorowski, builder of Romic Cycles, repainted it chocolate brown but preserving the tan on panels with the original decals. Personally, I like it, but maybe that's only because it reminds me of Ray.

Regards,

Jerry Moos Big Spring, Texas, USA

wheelman@nac.net wrote: This has been eating at me for some time now. There are many colors that I do not like on classic bikes. Many come from that period of cultural confusion the 80s where the two tone, fade one into another really made for some horrible combinations. Still my worse ever single color for a classic bicycle is brown. I don't care if it is metallic brown, opaque, root beer. Brown is brown and does not enhance either the chrome, the saddles or the tires.

There, I got it off my chest, now let the pro brown group chime in.

Ray Homiski
Elizabeth, NJ