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    New Pacer blue

    Have you seen the blue Pacer and if so what did you think of the color?

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    I haven't seen one in person, but the online picture makes me say, "blech". Or maybe just "meh". But then, that's the one thing I have always hated about Surly. They really love boring colors. I was thrilled when the Troll came out in orange. I wish they would offer two paint options - one normal staid, boring, blend into the background color, and one flashy in your face color. I'd love to see more red, yellow, purple, lime green, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thor29 View Post
    I haven't seen one in person, but the online picture makes me say, "blech". Or maybe just "meh". But then, that's the one thing I have always hated about Surly. They really love boring colors. I was thrilled when the Troll came out in orange. I wish they would offer two paint options - one normal staid, boring, blend into the background color, and one flashy in your face color. I'd love to see more red, yellow, purple, lime green, etc.
    Something tells me the powers to be don't like bright. It's a shame you have to fork out money for the frame then have it powder coated or painted to make it look as nice as it performs.
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    Personally I like the green or black the best since it gives the most option for accessories

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    I like the colour of the new Pacer. Of any bike company I think Surly uses the most appropriate names and colours for their bikes.

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    There's pictures here and here, and I think it's a great colour. I'm pretty sure it's a metallic paint (sparkleboogie blue).

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    Have one

    I have the blue Pacer. Very nice color. Not a sparkly blue ( I used to have an old Schwinn Homegrown bass boat blue - never should have sold it). I just posted a couple of shots of it in the "Pacer - unheralded" thread.

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    How hard is it to get a decent paint job out of rattlecans? Strip the decals, rough the powdercoat, (spray, let it dry, rough it up,)*as needed, spray, let it dry, and clearcoat a couple times, adding back the decals as needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HardyWeinberg View Post
    How hard is it to get a decent paint job out of rattlecans? Strip the decals, rough the powdercoat, (spray, let it dry, rough it up,)*as needed, spray, let it dry, and clearcoat a couple times, adding back the decals as needed.
    After all that work, your bike might look good for a few months. Spraypaint is just too soft and scratches too easily. If that's what you like to do - go for it. I'd still rather have a nice powder coated frame in a color that appeals to me.

    I saw an internet posting recently where a guy took a Troll and had it powder coated to a boring green color. Obviously he took exception to the one Surly frame that wasn't a wallflower. The problem with that is even a cheap powdercoat is a significant expenditure compared to the cost of the frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HardyWeinberg View Post
    How hard is it to get a decent paint job out of rattlecans? Strip the decals, rough the powdercoat, (spray, let it dry, rough it up,)*as needed, spray, let it dry, and clearcoat a couple times, adding back the decals as needed.
    Exactly. I've done that to both my pugsley and a new cross check frame. $4 at Ace hardware and $14 for decals and I'm a happy camper. It holds up quite well - I do not baby that pugsley!

    http://velospace.org/node/33924

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