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    Give Me a Color to Paint My Bike

    Okay, so it's not a mountain bike, but it is an Urban/DJ/Park bike. Yes, it's a BMX bike. It is a 2006 DK Rage, and I am going to spend some time trying to do a nice job painting. I was thinking a nice metallic red, or metallic blue. Maybe green? What do you guys think?

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    woodgrain... how about maple? maybe even bamboo segments...
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    Quote Originally Posted by BikeSATORI
    woodgrain... how about maple? maybe even bamboo segments...
    Bamboo, that would be awesome! good idea! haha, ive got to do that!
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    Wait no, i have a great idea, and I'm not saying until i do it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bedheadben
    Bamboo, that would be awesome! good idea! haha, ive got to do that!

    no prob, I've pondered the same thing myself... well, I don't know if anyone here knows what Biomega is, but they are a scandinavian company, similar to like an art firm, that does their own take on the pedal bicycle, and they once did a bike with wooden/bamboo tubing, but still used metal for cross-sections. very cool. They also don't implement a chain drive on most of their bikes, but instead use a flexible shaft drive that can be put into the frame tubing (in some ways similar to the 2-wheel drive Christina mtb that hit a few years ago), well, one reason for this is that their bikes are for commuters, and if you are going to work in a suit, you don't want grease or lube on your slacks, haha...
    anyway, there's a lot more going on with the bicycle out there than most would imagine, even to regulars here and to the very egocentric mtb world, all of which may be surprised... but, yes, in these cases form may rise over function, but it's still great to see minds at work and flowin' out some lines and ideas...
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    Quote Originally Posted by bedheadben
    Wait no, i have a great idea, and I'm not saying until i do it!
    please don't tell me it's the glued on fake leopard fur!!!? haha, just kidding... looking forward to seeing your idea though...
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    Quote Originally Posted by BikeSATORI
    please don't tell me it's the glued on fake leopard fur!!!? haha, just kidding... looking forward to seeing your idea though...
    +1 billion for fake lepoard fur!!!

    or you could polka dot it...that would be sweet.




    but seriously a mettalic green would look hot

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    A good bamboo or woodgrain would look amazing.

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    Okay, my idea was black velvet, but im going to ditch that and just go for some paint. Maybe green.
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    Electric Orange. with big 'ol metallic flakes. Sweet.

    Dark dark blue almost black. Midnight blue I think they call it. Looks black under most light but, shows the blue in sunlight or bright lights. Dig it. Or the same blue as the Scion XC coupe.

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    How about TransGreen. Like this...

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    I love how it still has that raw look.

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    yeah, that green is nice! especially if your bike has great welds you want to show of!
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    crap should i tell you what i think or save my awesome idea for the lets make a frame eh?thread?

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    Black

    I just learned this week that black frames are the strongest. Paint it black.
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    You should make it a checker pattern... like black and white checkers or somthing..
    woooooooooo

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    paint it pink with poka dots or maybe call Martha Stewart.She can help you with like a beautifull organic pastel.

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    Woodgrain would make it look stealthy on wooden skateboard ramps :P

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    I want to do just a straight color. Things like patterns are way harder to do, because when you mask parts of it off, they paint is very likely to crack when you take the mask off. So it will be just a solid color for me. That green does look nice by the way.
    "Man goes in the cage. Cage goes in the salsa. Shark's in the salsa - our shark! We're gonna need a bigger boat."

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    Quote Originally Posted by aggiebiker
    crap should i tell you what i think or save my awesome idea for the lets make a frame eh?thread?
    I want your idea too!
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    I would say do a simple color and then do some cool stencilling. You could pick from model paints, there are hundredsof them, that could make it look real sweet. The green is nice.

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    hmmm, i heard yellow bikes fly the highest, maybe one of those, but red bikes are the fastest...and blue bikes are real good for tricks

    it all depends on what you want to do with it

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    Don't forget a nice clear coat.

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    I won't, I plan on doing this semi-proffesionally, and there will deffinately be a layer or 3 of clear coat.
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    I've always been a fan of the raw and unpolished look

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