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    Pimp 'Zilla's ride!

    The man needs your help, in his own words;
    " I do have a color in mind, prolly go with my gut feeling. As much as I want to, I will resist the urge to have two red bikes.

    Sooo, it's gotta be something that'll contrast all the gold trim I'm pulling off my Spot...It's gotta stand out and it can't be black, I work in NYC, we invented black.

    Right now my 1st choice is a rich deep very sparkly green... if Olympic has it.(Then all these hawt green bikes started showing up.) I was thinking of something funky like a fade or flames from Spectrum but they're pretty expensive.

    Hmmm I can always repaint it next off-season if I just can't live w/o red.

    Okay I'm waffling but my gut tells me if not red then green. Your mission should you decide to accecpt, is to convince me otherwise by EOD "

    We've got till the end of today to help our friend choose his bling color for his new RFX. All suggestions will be considered, even clown-crap tuesday types. Post your suggestion here.
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    ....I'm thinking a pimpy gold w/ a clear sparkle over it. Some nice Faux Carbon decals........MMMMMMMMMMM


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    Pink is Punk

    Green was cool until it became the new black.
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    Did anyone see the finish on this Id

    I have an image in my mind of the person that invented this finish.

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    I still say a gold dust copper or root beer brown color would be sweet with all the gold accents.

    8004 - 8014- 8028 all look like good candidates
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    My second suggestion [since you didn't bite on the snakeskin finish] is a two tone fade. Now I know you said no black, but what if it was a fade with gold? The pic below is just a visual aid, imagine your headtube, toptube/seattube junction, and bottom bracket are black, and the top tube, seat tube, and down tube are bling gold?



    That way, all your bling components are againt's a black background, where they would look hawt.

    Third suggestion would be a slightly lighter shade of green than the current anodized RFX's have, something a little darker than this:



    Or a green with a major sparkle finish to it.
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    I happen to think a lavender-fuscia fade would match his eyes.

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    Count Chocula

    I second the root beer brown with the metallic gold dust flakes

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    Soulcraft colours rock!

    http://www.soulcraftbikes.com/id40.htm

    My new Spot will be one of these colours if I can swing it. I'll post a pic if no one guesses which it'll be. I believe Sycip do the paint for Soulcraft.
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    How totally pimp bling is this!:

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    Oh, and 'Zilla, I found some cranks for you:

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    Quote Originally Posted by antman
    I second the root beer brown with the metallic gold dust flakes

    Chocolate Thunder!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deano
    http://www.soulcraftbikes.com/id40.htm

    My new Spot will be one of these colours if I can swing it. I'll post a pic if no one guesses which it'll be. I believe Sycip do the paint for Soulcraft.
    Even the Soulcraft color names are b##chin:

    Playboy blue
    Blood Red
    Melon
    Pistachio
    Spring Yellow
    Concrete Grey

    and my favorite......Light Pink with Superdust Clear
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    Playboy Fo' Shizzle!

    This what I'm angling for:
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    The Soulcraft Orange looks a lot like SSINGA's

    So Rene is instigating again in a positive way. Those cranks are the old Kooka cranks aren't they? I remember jonsing for those in a big way Till I heard they had the strength of peanut brittle. That gold DHR is screaming! I bet it looks awesome in person. Sadly I can't use my gold trim on it...Overgold is the number one killer of pimps worldwide.

    The Uzi SL is very close to Tonyaccuso's (sp?) Sasquach Spot. Nice. A little darker might look good with my kit.

    I keep thinking that Snakeskin finish has GOT be TE's personal bike.
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    I might try a cammo look for next year. The reason I've never opted for a bright frame color is that alot of my local trail riding encroaches on private land. I like to be discreet in those situations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikezilla
    Those cranks are the old Kooka cranks aren't they? .
    Race face turbines, according to the website; http://www.absolutefinish.com/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Renegade
    I might try a cammo look for next year. The reason I've never opted for a bright frame color is that alot of my local trail riding encroaches on private land. I like to be discreet in those situations.
    Translation:


    Loud colors might hamper my poaching.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikezilla
    Translation:


    Loud colors might hamper my poaching.
    I'm selective about where I poach! Really. I scope it out carefully. Most of the times it's my neighbors. That makes it somewhat incestuous, doesn't it?
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    Kooka




    Playboy or Howies blue - I have a thing for this colour right now :^)

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    That blue looks very much like the blue turner SSINGA's wife owns, that he calls his.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Renegade
    That blue looks very much like the blue turner SSINGA's wife owns, that he calls his.
    Jealous?


    The blue on the XCE in MY garage has a metallic flake in it.


    Hey Zilla, how about a metallic purple?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SSINGA
    Jealous?

    Not of the color, yes that you own more than one.
    'Zilla, how about this anodize color, it's called "backdraft".

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    I think it's a little darker than that blue

    if I'm thinking of the same one.

    Vicious are East coast and do killer paint jobs.



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    I say 'Zilla calls up Ellsworth and asks if they can do one of their ano jobs on his Turner.

    Should make for an interesting call.

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    I'm thinking a midnight blue sparkle finish would look sweet with the gold bits. Maybe ral 5013?

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    I say combine all your favorite colors intro one flamboyantly spectacular finish. I posted this in the other thread as Rene was posting this one.

    Or you can take the poofta to an entirely new level.

    It would probably work with the bling too...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jncarpenter
    ....I'm thinking a pimpy gold w/ a clear sparkle over it. Some nice Faux Carbon decals........MMMMMMMMMMM
    Well, mine is off getting sprayed "Solar Gold".

    I don't know what solar gold looks like, but I did a search and got 4 pages of pontiac trans-am restoration sites. Good enough!
    If I can find a hood chicken decal, I would really be set!

    Anyways BZ already has a lot of gold... I agree on the rootbeer brown. my dekerf was "Guiness brown" and it looked very pimp with the gold caps on my Z1 & orange king headset. I woudl maybe go a bit lighter next time. But I'm on to other colors.

    scope the pic from dekerf:
    guiness brown is 10th in from the left.
    They do EXCELLENT paint work, you won't want PC after having high-end wet paint. I don't.


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    Olympic Candy Green....
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    gotta go with a deep, dark BRG with alot of metalic. bling-rific! green is soooo good with gold. the root beer brown and gold thing is nice but its kinda old school schwinn/bmx-ish if ya ask me and thats been over done so much in the 60's, 70's and 80's that its still considered over done now even though its hasnt been done much in the last 20 years.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_racing_green
    http://www.twochapstalking.com/dictarchive/000249.html
    http://www.seriouswheels.com/jkl/Jag...cing-Green.htm
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    Here's a sweet blue and a low-rider green from over on the Ventana forum:
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    Hey! I was going to go with the Turner "custom" Granny Smith Apple green, but I've been thinking more of the BRG. I think the Granny Smith green might be a little too bright. After having a yellow bike, I think I want something a little more low key.

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    This is a great help fellas tnx. The color charts are great. Skully that Lo-rider green is spectacular. Anyone know who does the paint? That finish, maybe one or two shades lighter would be perfect.

    AKC I actually like that tiger stripe dealy but I'm not a good enough rider ... to me that paint says "Go ahead bag on my scoot, youze still off 'da back hoser!"

    JC, the only way TE's touching my bike is if he steals it.
    Dusty, I think you've found a green that's more poofta than any red I've seen yet.

    CC those cars look like they're straight out of Speed Racer. BRG is nice but somehow not blingy enough.
    I'll look over th V-cycle site.
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    If not snakeskin, then how about zebra?
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    This one would suit CC
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    The blue Bruja is Larry's
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    Mmkay who did the paint? Same company as the green?

    Edit: A search in the Ventana forum indicates their standard painter is
    Maas Brothers Powder Coating
    285 S. Vasco Rd.
    Livermore, CA 94550
    Phone: 925-294-8200

    Now I just have to figure out if they did the Lo-rider green. And if they're not too pricy.
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    Such a good thread!

    Likin the green under Larry's and the flamin light blue.

    However, one man's color is another mans barfbag.


    I'd say take the poofta to the next level!
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    nice custom rig but ill take the bathtub please.
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    Poacher...

    [QUOTE=Renegade]I might try a cammo look for next year. The reason I've never opted for a bright frame color is that alot of my local trail riding encroaches on private land. I like to be discreet in those situations.

    Now THAT is the ultimate poacher color scheme...Great for poachin trails.

    Care to disclose where you had it sprayed?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikezilla
    AKC I actually like that tiger stripe dealy but I'm not a good enough rider ... to me that paint says "Go ahead bag on my scoot, youze still off 'da back hoser!"
    Call it the ultimate poseur finish!!! It'll match the killer shock/fork that you'll just stare at and never ride -- until its time to run over a Smurf.

    Seriously though -- its tough when you have virtually an infinite number of options. The Spot is all broken down right now -- waiting to get shipped to Olympic. I'm just trying to decide what color to ride for the next few years.

    It'll be interesting to see what you wind up with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cactuscorn
    the root beer brown and gold thing is nice but its kinda old school schwinn/bmx-ish if ya ask me
    That's the color - with big gold, almost bass boat like, metal falkes. One of my good friends as a kid had it on his Schwinn BMX with the yellow Tuff2 mags. Sweet!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by AK Chris
    Call it the ultimate poseur finish!!! It'll match the killer shock/fork that you'll just stare at and never ride -- until its time to run over a Smurf.
    Whoa - easy there. Let's not be promoting violence against Smurfs.
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    [QUOTE=Dirty D]
    Quote Originally Posted by Renegade
    Now THAT is the ultimate poacher color scheme...Great for poachin trails.

    Care to disclose where you had it sprayed?


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    Dirty D, that's not my bike, but it is an anodized finish that was done here; http://www.absolutefinish.com/
    It appears that they do a lot of anodizing for paintball guns, and that various schemes of camo are available. Click on the paintball link to see some cool camo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikezilla
    Mmkay who did the paint? Same company as the green?

    Edit: A search in the Ventana forum indicates their standard painter is
    Maas Brothers Powder Coating
    285 S. Vasco Rd.
    Livermore, CA 94550
    Phone: 925-294-8200

    Now I just have to figure out if they did the Lo-rider green. And if they're not too pricy.
    Here's the thread I lifted the green pics from:

    Pimp my ride

    Sounds like it came directly from Ventana with that finish, so my guess is that Maas did it. Maybe PM ajr to find out for sure.

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    Camolicious...

    [QUOTE=Renegade]
    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty D
    Dirty D, that's not my bike, but it is an anodized finish that was done here; http://www.absolutefinish.com/
    It appears that they do a lot of anodizing for paintball guns, and that various schemes of camo are available. Click on the paintball link to see some cool camo.

    Renegade thanks for the link. Looks like they do some really nice work and who knows the new fork may find it's way over there in the near future for one of those camo jobs...

    Thanks again

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    I had an Ice Violet trek a long long time ago - it was dark almost black until the sun hit it. I think you should go with someething like that and then you can have either green or gold bits on it...

    Closest I could find to the color I was looking for, should be darker with more metal flake though:
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    The decision has been made!

    Thanks everyone this was supremely helpful!I've decided to go with #*^%(@#*# [html error: invalid characters]Results in a few weeks.Cheers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikezilla
    Thanks everyone this was supremely helpful!I've decided to go with #*^%(@#*# [html error: invalid characters]Results in a few weeks.Cheers!
    If you were truly grateful, you'd tell us what shade of ##^%@#*# you were getting!
    You Dawg! Now we have to wait in suspense? Is it going to be like this for every component you look to put on this bike? You're killing me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Renegade
    If you were truly grateful, you'd tell us what shade of ##^%@#*# you were getting!
    You Dawg! Now we have to wait in suspense? Is it going to be like this for every component you look to put on this bike? You're killing me!
    Now don't be like that Instagade. I had no idea _)(#&2[html error, invalid characters] wouldn't print.

    Anyway, I made some calls checked some color guides and well here's a pic:


    Isn't it friggin awesome? I can't wait!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikezilla
    Now don't be like that Instagade. I had no idea _)(#&2[html error, invalid characters] wouldn't print.

    Anyway, I made some calls checked some color guides and well here's a pic:


    Isn't it friggin awesome? I can't wait!

    Not gonna spill the beans eh??? You do get bonus points for your HTML "errors" and the "photo" that won't show up.
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    Okay I've had my fun. I can just see Rene and SS turning purple.
    You guys were real helpful. I'd be ticked if I had to wait 3 weeks to know.

    I called Maas Brothers and Steve was very helpful. He identified the Lo-Rider Green color as gloss black + moon dust lime. I asked about a lighter shade of green and he optioned GN03 + moon dust lime.

    He even sent a picture of the samples side by side!


    I like the first one, gloss black + MDL.
    Then I on the looong commute home I started thinking (again) GB+MDL is kewl but how about SS's bass boat suggestion and use a gold or amber sparkle over coat? like a Moon Dust Clear Amber or Yellow ? I'm going to ask about that tomorrow. Idunno though GB+MDL really looks good to me. I wouldn't be unhappy with that at all. I'll sleep on it. My gut tells me leave the gold for the trim. When it comes to asthetics gut reactions can be a good indicator of long term preference. Awww heck It's only paint and I can change it next season!

    I'll let you know how it all turns out when the deal is fiinalized. Tonight, I pack. (pun intended)
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    I see a new trend starting... you're gonna need a custom paint job to be a true Homer. Zilla who is doing your painting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikezilla
    Okay I've had my fun. I can just see Rene and SS turning purple.
    You guys were real helpful. I'd be ticked if I had to wait 3 weeks to know.
    SSinGA was out riding his Pack. Pics to come

    What about a moon dust lime with a british racing green?
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    Speaking as both a Ventana and Turner owner, I can assure you that you will not be disappointed with Maas Bros. finishes.

    The Electric Blue on the Salty and the Metallic Blue on the Burner aren't even in the same ball park. I like Olympic's work (I have two Olympic PC'ed frames), but Maas. takes the cake.

    FWIW, I think the GN03 + Moondust looks the better of the two above. Rootbeer looks too early '90's IMO.

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    Hey, I like my new nickname. Instagade. Has a nice ring to it. Thanks 'Zilla!
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    Call me boring, but I like grey. How much you asking for your old coat of paint? Anyone know if it'll fit on an 05 Reign?
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    Hey Steve, I'm a generous guy. I'll ask the painter to sweep it up and box it for you.
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    I like the one on the right, more of a "candy green", the one on the left looks like bio-hazard waste green

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    Ooooooooooo, I like the one on the left. I could sport that on my bike, be all blingy, and still be somewhat stealthy for my neighborhood forays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikezilla
    Hey Steve, I'm a generous guy. I'll ask the painter to sweep it up and box it for you.
    Thanks man!! If you're ever in Colorado drop by, the doughnuts are on me.

    But seriously, you're going all out with this custom paint. Can't wait to see the final product.

    BTW I vote for a sparkle limey green with a hint of yellow.
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    I've decided on the left. I think a gold CK headset would really set it off.
    Thanks Rene, for the thread, and everyone else for the suggestions.
    Special thanks to Skully for the suggeston and link, and to Ajr for posting pix of his grandson's(!) pimped ride.
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    'Zilla, thanks for letting us share this choice with you. I found this to be a very entertaining and fun thread.
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    Just messin with ya zilla, what the hell do I know anyways, I'm color blind.

    Looking forward to seeing the finished product and of course some ride reports

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikezilla
    I've decided on the left. I think a gold CK headset would really set it off.
    Kewl!!! Can't wait to see it all blinged out. Just to keep prying -- you doin the front tri or the whole thing???
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    Green and Gold

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dusty Bottoms
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    Crusty, is that 'Metallic Bile Green' that you went with?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikerx40
    Crusty, is that 'Metallic Bile Green' that you went with?
    "Dodge neon" green

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