Ongoing Bike Build Question – Color

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dbacklover
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hey all, I hope you don’t get tired of seeing this since it is turning into a long term project. I am rebuilding an old Ventura 10speed I picked up at FreeRide.

The bike will be Orange (of Course) but I was wondering what some of you thought about the accent color. (I have never been all that good with things like this.)

you can see the frame and forks with the orange on them at http://www.flickr.com/photos/jtindie/sets/72157624779897375/ I was just going to make make the accent (Lugs, brazeons, whatnot) black but I would really appreciate the thoughts that others here might have.


Bikelove2010
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ok, finally a bike question I can help with. I personally LOVE blue with orange. Like a “blue” for nice contrast. or International Klein Blue for a sophisticated color combo. or federal blue for something that’s almost black from far away but isn’t just black.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Shades_of_blue

Also, you should know I’m full of shit. I didn’t go to art school and I’ve never built a bike. I just like what i like and thats all :)


dwillen
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Black would match with all the different components you might buy, but if you want to be different, lime green and orange would look spiffy together.


Erica
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http://www.slashfilm.com/2009/11/27/orangeblue-contrast-in-movie-posters/

Once you see it….you can’t unsee it.

also, saw the orange bike at OTB when I was busing it yesterday


Bikelove2010
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awwwww… maybe you should go with lime green. LOL


dbacklover
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I never really thought about a green. Will have to see what colors I can get a hold of.


CMeyers
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lime green or a metallic? bronze fa sho.


Marko82
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There’s always orange and cream. Aaahh, creamsicle :)o–


Mick
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purple and yellow


quizbot
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orange & purple & black components. purple chain, purple chain.


edmonds59
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Holy crap that’s maybe the most beautiful combination i’ve ever seen, at least today. And I already own 2.5 orange bikes (.5 is daughters).

I don’t know if it would work on lugs, tho. Cream on lugs would be a slam dunk.


Greasefoot
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Go orange and black…Halloween is just around the corner!


Lyle
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Yuck, those black valve caps are horrible. And they look like Schrader. Totally ruins it.

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