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    Quote Originally Posted by dwnhlldav View Post
    but if i only buy black bikes, my wife doesn't notice them come and go, or if i add to the stable. If i got asked "is that a new bike?" my answer was "this bike? I've had a black bike forever." it was carefully constructed to not be a lie, and not admit that it's new bike.
    genius!!

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    Everything black means either that you're an EMO, black metallist, or that you lack imagination...

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    Did my trials rig this week!!!

    Orig Frame paint- had to go before I even rode the damn thing.



    Went from stock to blue, which I did in the middle of winter and with many beers, so naturally it came out like total shiite.





    And got tired of the blue, so I needed a night time urban ninja security guard avoiding machine. Wanted to pin stripe with neon green, but its a trials bike. Ive already managed to scratch the new paint, and imagine I will break this frame in a couple more months. I am currently on my 3rd frame in 2 years.


    Sweat stains on the bars that I should clean off at some point.
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    I get the murdered out look...I'll probably never own one...slashes of color and Gaudy highlights all the way for me! The more bizarre the better!
    Remember when we were kids and our Mom's said we could not play in the mud? I'm making up for it now!!

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    This will be my murdered out bike, once I get my wife over the expense of buying it in the first place




    It's a nice offset to my more colorful do everything bike


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    Quote Originally Posted by socal_jack View Post
    Well that term has been around for a long time, you guys just need to get over it.
    Just because something's been around a long time doesn't make it "cool", good or smart. In fact, I think it's one of the dumbest phrases I've ever heard! But we each have our own opinions, right?

    As for the blacked out look, it looks good in some applications... not so much in others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HEGGA View Post
    Don't get me wrong, I love all black bikes, though I would go with touch of red if I ever go this way...
    Mine's mostly black with a touch of red. Not matte black though... that Lamborghini up a few posts is hot.

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    double post
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    there are "mostly black bikes" and there are "murdered out" ones. rarely do you see a murdered out bike fully done the right way = 100%. when you do, it is actually fairly unique and a complete pita to complete! it will stand out as unique even though you think you have seen a bunch of them already.

    fyi...they make black ano chains, bolts etc...

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    Quote Originally Posted by skiahh View Post
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    As for the blacked out look, it looks good in some applications... not so much in others.
    Yup, and when you cover one up with mud...there is no color other than mud! Then they all look the same!

    Remember when we were kids and our Mom's said we could not play in the mud? I'm making up for it now!!

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    I added a little red, whats a murder without a little blood?



    PIcs a little outdated actually

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    Nothin slicker than a matte black bike, ive got three, and if i have any choice in the matter every new bike i buy will be matte black as well..
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    Uh, heh heh, um, murder is like cool.





    Yeah, yeah! Murder like rules! Heh, mmm,heh, cool.




    I heard that Stewart's bike is painted Shades of Grey


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    Just recently won this auction on this "new" leftover stock 2010 black on black for cheap. I already have one so I let my buddy keep it (he paid for it).
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    Here's my murdered out stock pugs"Murdering out" your bike Passion-uploadfromtaptalk1355449319943.jpg

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    nice pugs!

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    Here's my murdered out stock pugs

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    Disregard my posts I don't know how to post a pic

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    What I like to do is leave the frame as it came, but then I go for all black components. I like to let the frame stand out.

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    I love the contrast with the folks saying that you can murder out a bike by selectively complementing shiny and matte black surfaces compared to lazy folks who bought a black bike that already had black components.

    And to the folks who 'selectively' pick out matte vs shiny black components - do you pick brands based on the finish or do you shop based on quality and just end up with the mixed finish look and tell people that it was all on purpose?

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    I had an almost "murdered out" flat finish bike. Had to add every other spacer red for a hint of color.

    For those that think its cool, have no idea of what pita that is. This type of paint have "open pores" you have to be prepared to go an extra mile when working on maintenance ie wrap all tubes because the simple finger natural oils will etch like fire, let alone grease or chain oil.
    These stains are quite stubborn and will remain after several washes. I've yet to see a car with an even flat paint coat, usually the only time it looks great is when coming out of the paint booth.
    Never again for me. My current city slicker has shiny black paint tho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stencil View Post
    Hah but that's the point. That actually serves a purpose. In the case of the Lambo and Civic, it's just someone with questionable taste.

    Don't be angry about it. As I said, I don't judge. I just find it hilarious and tacky. My opinion only.
    Quote Originally Posted by HEGGA View Post
    Don't get me wrong, I love all black bikes, though I would go with touch of red if I ever go this way... (I understand it wouldn't be murdered, but I love my bike alive and kicking ) but this is a silly argument. This is not a fashion statement, stealth planes are matte black with reason
    It's my understanding that the F-117 used flat black because the US military thought that black was a more intimidating color. IIRC, the original color was a light blue and not mean enough.

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    people...please stop posting your black framed bike purchased as is. black bikes have been available for decades.

    a custom build where all components were individually selected because they were black is what this thread is about.

    at this point, lets start a thread about BMWs and only post pics of Hondas..
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    Whats with the lack of black stanchion/black lower Marzocchi forks in this thread? Like to color coordinate everything (ie purchase widely available black drivetrain and cockpit components) but you're still allowing gold/silver to be on your fork stanchions?

    Not murdered hard enough. Gotta kill it dead to be murdered out.


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    Am in the process of "murdering out" my STP, although am thinking about a matte black rear end with gloss black custom decals and gloss black with subtle gold flake on the front end. That way I figure if I get bored of the full black look I can start adding in more gold parts (i.e. chain, bolts, pedals etc) and it will all still tie in.

    Either that or I will just get the thing put together with whatever parts I can find so I can finally go out and ride it instead of turning my passion into a fashion show

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    Wow. Lots of touchy little wussies on this thread. I've had 4 negative reps and not a single one signed.

    You can do better than that.

    I got two positive reps, btw.

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    Murdered with a touch of Matte Grey......




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    Have a quick question....Would you switch these wheelsets between these two?




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    Yes.

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    Ever wonder where that term came from?


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    Quote Originally Posted by lidarman View Post
    Ever wonder where that term came from?

    Even better, why do they call it a murder of crows?

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    That black Scott looks sick.

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    Factory 2013 Specialized Enduro Comp. All Specialized logos are ghosted.
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    Gotta say I was over the "blacked out" look years ago.

    Wish more companies would bring back silver......especially rims.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbikej View Post
    Gotta say I was over the "blacked out" look years ago.

    Wish more companies would bring back silver......especially rims.
    +1, would rep if I could.

    Ritchey and Thomson are the only folks making silver stems and posts these days. Not too many folks are making high quality polished bars. There's a timeless quality about silver components, all the white and fancy colored bits will look dated in a few years but silver components will still look fresh.

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    We're all gonna look like this in 10 years:

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTscoob View Post
    +1, would rep if I could.

    Ritchey and Thomson are the only folks making silver stems and posts these days. Not too many folks are making high quality polished bars. There's a timeless quality about silver components, all the white and fancy colored bits will look dated in a few years but silver components will still look fresh.
    Silver may always "look fine" but it is lame. Old yuppies drive silver Lexus sedans and always will.

    Silver is the blandest color available, sorry but it is. And, black will not look dated. Black has always looked cool and always will.


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    Quote Originally Posted by aaronpass View Post
    Silver may always "look fine" but it is lame. Old yuppies drive silver Lexus sedans and always will.

    Silver is the blandest color available, sorry but it is. And, black will not look dated. Black has always looked cool and always will.
    Silver will always be fabulous.


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    Thank you for proving my point

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    Quote Originally Posted by aaronpass View Post
    Thank you for proving my point
    No problem. Black is always in, right guys?


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    Why are you posting your Facebook profile picture on MTBR?????


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    Firefly Bicycles

    Here's one black bike I'm looking forward to. Beats a stock blacked out Trek.

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    I know a little somethin' about murdered-out bikes. I built a fleet of 'em (well, 3 outta 4 in this pic):

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    All of 'em are gone now, but I'm in the process of building a townie/cruiser in murdered out style. Hunting for the model now...

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTscoob View Post
    Firefly Bicycles

    Here's one black bike I'm looking forward to. Beats a stock blacked out Trek.
    Dang those Fireflies are pretty bikes. I'd hate to fart near one. But I would...

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    This Felt at Sea Otter looked sweet:

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    Hey guys,

    Just bought a black Giant Talon, looking to black out most of the bike

    Best method to black out bike? Which type of paint?

    Thanks

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    i prefer watercolor

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishwrinkle View Post
    i prefer watercolor
    Black electric tape is the way to go for that retro handy man look

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