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    New Bike Purchase Color Advice

    Purchasing a 2017 Transition Smuggle in flat black

    https://www.transitionbikes.com/Bikes_Smuggler.cfm?Token={ts_2017-09-05_08:57:22}-3823799613699173-21C70A52-D54E-D5B3-7D8C54B8E79B885A

    Looking to spice it up with a little blue

    Maybe

    Blue highlighted handlebars

    https://www.amazon.com/Easton-HB1215.../dp/B00PUFQRBQ

    Blue bottle cage

    What about blue rims

    Spank Bikes - OOZY Trail 295 Rim

    with blue nipples and black spokes

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    Sure. Why not?

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    Your bike so customize it however you want. You can go a bit too far though IMO. Blue rims might be a bit too much. Blue decals and some anodized components will typically suffice. Gives the bikes enough contrast without it looking two tone unless you like that sort of thing.
    Everyone is entitled to my opinion.

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    Thanks. Without being able to see it I though the blue rims might be too much. What kind of decals? I would love blue transition decals like this


    https://www.transitionbikes.com/imag...n2_HighRes.jpg

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    Hot pink or chartreuse - go big or go home.

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    Personally I think it ends up looking worse since the chance of the blues actually matching is slim unless it's all the same brand.

    Even then if it's different batches it can have variations.

    I had King Sour Apple. When I talked to them about a headset that was quit right, the tech said it was the worst color they've done as far as variations.
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    You buy grips and water bootle for fun matching colour, but never rims. You should buy the best rims you can afford not matter the colour. I would ride pink leopard carbon rim if they were good and cheap.

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    I purposely mismatch the colors on my bike. Nothing crazy or 'trying too hard'. But enough to give it some character.
    I no longer like to party. But I like the idea of it.

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    Do the blue rims if you like. It'll look awesome with some personality.

    Personally, I put reflective tape in small 1/2" flags on every 4th spoke for a little character and safety.

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