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    "Murdering out" your bike Passion

    What does the phrase "murder out" mean to you? I have some friends who use that term a lot when discussing mtn-bike parts. I just got some Stans ZTR Flow rims and my buddy said I should take all the stickers off to "murder it out".

    What part of your bike have YOU murdered?

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    I murder spokes on my bikes all the time.

    Also use to commit genocide on inner tubes before switching to tubeless.

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    I haven't murdered a thing on my bike except for some tubes and a crank. I have heard that removing stickers helps with the aerodynamics though!

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    I'm off to a good start.

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    Need some *****in' shock boots to hide that distracting Kashima nonsense :P
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    My 2013 Specialized Stumpjumper EVO 29 came all black except the rotors, chain, and cassette.


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    I do like the "murdered out" look but I've got to have some color.
    I removed the stickers on last set of Stan's rims on this bike.
    Built these up last year and just couldn't do it.
    I dig black rims and frame with white fork.
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    .....the end

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbaryenbruch View Post
    I'm off to a good start.

    Now you need purple bits all over.
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    Here is "The Look"......Stumpy EVO HT
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    It's not legit unless its matte.

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    Yay...

    All black, so you can be just like everybody else. How original

    I prefer to bring things back from the dead.

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    Behold... one of only three sets of silver Titec H-Bars on the planet (as far as I know). Oh, the other two are on my other bikes.

    Gotta love the EZ-Off.

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    Both murdered out S-Works. Tarmac SL4 LTD on the top. Epic SW on the bottom. My Stumpjumper EVO 29 frame comes this week too. Murdered of course.


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    Quote Originally Posted by aaronpass View Post
    Both murdered out S-Works. Tarmac SL4 LTD on the top. Epic SW on the bottom. My Stumpjumper EVO 29 frame comes this week too. Murdered of course.

    That's a lot of homicide going on in that room my friend

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    Quote Originally Posted by aaronpass View Post
    Both murdered out S-Works. Tarmac SL4 LTD on the top. Epic SW on the bottom. My Stumpjumper EVO 29 frame comes this week too. Murdered of course.

    Possibly the only way you'd catch me on a road bike is if I can find/build one that looks as sick as that one...
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    Second on the Stumpy Evo HT...it came fully murdered. I have added some white accents as to reduce the morbid nature of the bike.
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    Is it just me, or

    doesn't it kill the murder-effect when you have shiny silver discs, tan/gold stanchions, silver bolts throughout build, silver chain, cassette, etc etc..

    I wish there were more options to eliminate this and make the bike 100% black. Trust me, that would look REALLY nice

    Nice bikes anyhow!

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    Takes no creativity to have a fully murdered out all black bike. Pretty much the same with folks making all white bikes as well.

    A few colored bits makes the bike look unique, too many colored bits makes it look like you need to ride more and focus less on appearances.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTscoob View Post
    Takes no creativity to have a fully murdered out all black bike. Pretty much the same with folks making all white bikes as well.

    A few colored bits makes the bike look unique, too many colored bits makes it look like you need to ride more and focus less on appearances.
    False.

    Creativity is individual to every person. Murdering out a bike can have subjective gloss and matte parts to create uniqueness and creativity. It is not just as simple as spraying the entire bike with a black rattle can.

    Not to mention, that is just what some people like. Not every one wants purple caliper bolts.

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    I'll murder out my bike right now so help me God

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    You guys have a lot of time on yer hands, eh?
    Gone are the days we stopped to decide,
    Where we should go,
    We just ride...

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    No, we just choose to use our time better than you

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    Removing decals?
    Gone are the days we stopped to decide,
    Where we should go,
    We just ride...

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    I love all black bikes but to me they're just 'metal'.. ie What would Lemmy ride? Hell's Angels got it right decades ago.



    A bit of silver for the biker look?

    (murdered-out, 'pulling the trigger'... there's some choice phrases over that side of the pond! : ) )

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    Quote Originally Posted by aaronpass View Post
    False.

    Creativity is individual to every person. Murdering out a bike can have subjective gloss and matte parts to create uniqueness and creativity. It is not just as simple as spraying the entire bike with a black rattle can.
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    ^^This^^

    I'm a big fan of black everything's.
    I have a rattle can flat black Cadex SS with orange rims and orange Magura HS-33's, and a glossy black Karate Monkey with green rims, grips and some other small parts that are green.
    And my Pugsley (that is now crippled) was going to be flat black with some glossy black parts.
    I think a majority of flat black with a dash of glossy is a perfect way to create a fully murdered out bike and still atract attention to the finer details.

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    I'm not a fan - it resembles what people do to crappy cars to make them look somewhat less crappy and in the end make them look like silly high-school disasters.

    To me, that is. I try not to judge though. If that's your thang, that's your thang.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stencil View Post
    I'm not a fan - it resembles what people do to crappy cars to make them look somewhat less crappy and in the end make them look like silly high-school disasters.

    To me, that is. I try not to judge though. If that's your thang, that's your thang.
    Another foolish statement.


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    Quote Originally Posted by aaronpass View Post
    Another foolish statement.
    You've just proven my point. That nice car now looks like as cheap as...


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    Quote Originally Posted by stencil View Post
    You've just proven my point. That nice car now looks like as cheap as...
    Ha. You are right, these look cheap too...


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    Quote Originally Posted by aaronpass View Post
    Ha. You are right, these look cheap too...
    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.

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    On several occasions my bike has tried to murder me.

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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.
    By you "finding it hilarious and tacky" you are judging. Just interesting a person who finds it "hilarious and tacky" joined in on the thread where people are posting their bikes, they like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aaronpass View Post
    By you "finding it hilarious and tacky" you are judging. Just interesting a person who finds it "hilarious and tacky" joined in on the thread where people are posting their bikes, they like.
    Dude. Relax. I'll post pictures of my lame-ass silvery bike if that makes you happy.

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    My bike has tried to murder me many many times...

    For those with a murdered bike you need the sicc carbon fiber rotors to complete the look

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    Quote Originally Posted by WarBoom View Post
    My bike has tried to murder me many many times...

    For those with a murdered bike you need the sicc carbon fiber rotors to complete the look
    and black bolts for goodness sakes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pimpbot View Post
    Yay...

    All black, so you can be just like everybody else. How original

    I prefer to bring things back from the dead.

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    Behold... one of only three sets of silver Titec H-Bars on the planet (as far as I know). Oh, the other two are on my other bikes.

    Gotta love the EZ-Off.
    I thought this thread was revived from the dead at first. There is an old one with nearly an identical title. If you want an all black bike that's fine but this "murder out" term needs to die its own quick death.

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    i think an all matte black bike (or car or anything else) can look really good if it's done tastefully.

    for that matter, an all olive drab MTB/flat black accents bike would be a pretty cool look as well.

    this coming from a man who rides a bright blue bike sporting neon yellow brake levers that could be spotted on a moonless night a mile and a half away...

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    Quote Originally Posted by WarBoom View Post
    My bike has tried to murder me many many times...

    For those with a murdered bike you need the sicc carbon fiber rotors to complete the look
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    Quote Originally Posted by stencil View Post
    You've just proven my point. That nice car now looks like as cheap as...

    So, you are saying that the owner should have restored the exterior with white paint sorta thing... It is not like the car was showroom nice when they decided to go matte black with it. Most likely it looked terrible before the matte was applied.

    Personally, I would never matte black a car fwiw....but that Lambo above...yep! Love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NateHawk View Post
    If you want an all black bike that's fine but this "murder out" term needs to die its own quick death.
    Like he said.

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    Suprised no one is killing with these...
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    Quote Originally Posted by JDubKC View Post
    Suprised no one is killing with these...
    They are not out yet. I am patiently waiting for my discs to show up...

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    Well that term has been around for a long time, you guys just need to get over it.
    Quote Originally Posted by brianb View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by NateHawk View Post
    If you want an all black bike that's fine but this "murder out" term needs to die its own quick death.
    Like he said.

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    I just saw your post, "Kickstarter" didnít register immediately... bit slow today. They look sweet.
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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.
    "groovy" and "far out" were also around for a while, but we murdered those terms just fine.

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    I used to murder out my bikes but cracks are just too hard to spot on black frames. Light colors from now on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aaronpass View Post
    Ha. You are right, these look cheap too...

    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
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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.
    yea well I still feel like I loose a few IQ points just thinking it in my head...

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    Quote Originally Posted by pimpbot View Post
    Yay...

    All black, so you can be just like everybody else. How original
    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.
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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.


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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!
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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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    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
    ....

    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&quot;Murdering out&quot; 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.
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    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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    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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    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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