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    Custom paint jobs

    Besides an obvious Klein and a Mountain Goat deluxe, what other bike companies made beautiful paint schemes?

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    Fat, Ibis and salsa
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    Dulux.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zygote2k View Post
    Besides an obvious Klein and a Mountain Goat deluxe, what other bike companies made beautiful paint schemes?
    Every boutique builder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Every boutique builder.
    thanks for stating the obvious Eric.
    I'm just not familiar with them and that's why I asked.
    I've been getting more interested in the early 90's bikes and would like to own/build/paint one of the cool ones.
    My father used to paint custom colors on race cars back in the day and seeing some of the gorgeous Mountain Goat deluxe pictures and talk of 70's stuff in another thread has brought up distant memories that I would like to recapture.
    Don't worry, I'm not wiping tears away right now.
    The old man has done lots of Candy Apple lacquer and Imron paint jobs over the years and I think maybe he'd like to do a bike before he croaks.

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    Custom paint jobs-721472d1346720352-got-my-90-brave-racer-back-vicbravecheif1.jpgBrave.
    "Yeah, Humboldt County is way the %#@* up there, but worth it!"

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    Custom paint jobs-pict7979.jpgmidnight aurora
    Needed: 26.8mm XTR seatpost, blue GT/Grundig Jersey.

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    Didn't know GT paint was custom.
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
    And this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JD5h3y0a9AU

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    You can have Chris send your just built frame across town to Toxic Harald @ Toxic Labs instead of painting it in house and he'll paint whatever you want on it.








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    Quote Originally Posted by zygote2k View Post
    thanks for stating the obvious Eric.
    Oh ya, sorry. What a silly thing for me to do.

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    No clue how much they're worth today- probably as much as you can get."
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    Quote Originally Posted by yo-Nate-y View Post
    Didn't know GT paint was custom.
    I always thought those were some of the ugliest bikes possible, but I suppose tastes vary.
    Don't call it a gooseneck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yo-Nate-y View Post
    Didn't know GT paint was custom.
    Funny we have one with the same "custom" paint job..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Oh ya, sorry. What a silly thing for me to do.

    "Quote Originally Posted by zygote2k View Post
    No clue how much they're worth today- probably as much as you can get."
    Are you gonna hound me over this?
    Think about it for a minute- it's an uncommon and unusual bike component that could go high or low depending on the demand at any given time, so I think my comment is fair enough.
    Let's agree to disagree and why don't you show us some nice pretty custom paint?

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    yeti.
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    Zygote, please knock it off. You're getting a reputation for whining.

    I love Huelse's candy cane Ibis and don't forget the Wolfman! The wedding tandem also is up there.

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    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    Is that Fat Chance a Leni Fried? Her stuff is always cool.
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    Didn't we already a long thread about this topic?

    looking for 20-21" P team

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    GOB- those 3 bikes you posted are nice. especially the map.
    DFA- Toxik looks very nice.
    The Ibis near the top of the thread is great too.
    I think that the deluxe tops them all or at least what I've seen so far.
    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zygote2k View Post
    GOB- those 3 bikes you posted are nice. especially the map.
    DFA- Toxik looks very nice.
    The Ibis near the top of the thread is great too.
    I think that the deluxe tops them all or at least what I've seen so far.
    Thanks.
    Yeah, which deluxe paint job? I was thinking of the California Yuppie when I saw this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Oh ya, sorry. What a silly thing for me to do.

    "Quote Originally Posted by zygote2k View Post
    No clue how much they're worth today- probably as much as you can get."
    You're welcome.

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    excuse me while I whip this out
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    I was looking through Carstens pictures and he has a Deluxe with incredible colors- that one.

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    for real custom paint check this guy out.....

    Another Gallery of Custom Airbrush Painting by Artist, Darin Wheeler

    Most of the wild painjobs from VRC days were just splatter jobs/dry brush or terrible airbrush stuff over a basecoat...That stuff always made me think "why ruin such a nice bike with that paint??"
    Then again, to each his own I guess....I'm prepping one of my bikes for a small mural project now...cant wait to get it goin.

    that bike with the map is sweet...I like the mural paintjobs the best(some time and thought put in it). Most of the other painjobs have no ryme or reason...just hacked in color..unless they were tripping, they shouldnt have been painting.

    Can someone post a link to the old thread?..I did a search and found nothing.
    As a hobbyist custom painter, I love to see these crazy painjobs even if I cringe from most of them.
    TIA

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    Quote Originally Posted by hollister View Post
    Didn't we already a long thread about this topic?
    Would love to see the old thread, if anybody can find a link.

    Not vintage, but I think these guys do some pretty cool paint jobs in that vein, and find myself looking at their galleries from time to time :

    Black Cat Gallery 1
    Black Cat Gallery 2
    Groovy Cycleworks

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    We still hang bike thieves in Wyoming [Pedal House]

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    That urban bike in gallery 2 has a super cool brazed y stem. looks impressive along with the blue rectangular paint job

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    Zygote, please knock it off. You're getting a reputation for whining.
    Rumpfy can be a dick to all but the chosen few, but no one can whine about it? That's not playing nice...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sho220 View Post
    Rumpfy can be a dick to all but the chosen few, but no one can whine about it? That's not playing nice...
    Playing nice? This isn't kindergarten, it's the internet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sho220 View Post
    Rumpfy can be a dick to all but the chosen few, but no one can whine about it? That's not playing nice...
    +One

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    Quote Originally Posted by colker1 View Post
    Pegoretti..





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    Doh!
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sho220 View Post
    Rumpfy can be a dick to all but the chosen few, but no one can whine about it? That's not playing nice...
    People have been known to take the whining over to Facebook when not getting the reactions they want here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by patineto View Post
    +One

    I think its time to update your sig. You really gotta let that go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    People have been known to take the whining over to Facebook when not getting the reactions they want here.
    take your own advice and continue to whine about it over on facebook instead of here where you're constantly trying to derail the thread with your taunts trying to get a reaction.
    Stop, suck it up, move on. I'm done with being singled out here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zygote2k View Post
    I'm done with being singled out here.
    Then stop acting in a manner that asks for it.

    All I'm saying on the matter.
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by patineto View Post
    So perhaps I'm just unaware of some mod, and sorry to derail from paint, (cute dog BTW) but what's up with the brake set up?

    Obviously a tandem, but it appears that fork was built to run two brakes from the get go.

    Kinda cool....
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith View Post
    So perhaps I'm just unaware of some mod, and sorry to derail from paint, (cute dog BTW) but what's up with the brake set up?

    Obviously a tandem, but it appears that fork was built to run two brakes from the get go.

    Kinda cool....
    whoa,,..good eye....theres alot of craziness going on up front...I'm diggin' that spacer extension....is is actually functional for something....a light?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith View Post
    So perhaps I'm just unaware of some mod, and sorry to derail from paint, (cute dog BTW) but what's up with the brake set up?

    Obviously a tandem, but it appears that fork was built to run two brakes from the get go.

    Kinda cool....
    You can find many more pictures of the setup Here

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    How do you run 2 front brakes? Is there some sort of cable splitter or are there 2 front brake levers?

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    Wink

    Wrong thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    People have been known to take the whining over to Facebook when not getting the reactions they want here.

    hahahahahahahha... i never thought i could cross post mtbr and facebook.

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    You can find some beautiful works at velocolour.com and at sungraphics.com.au, worth seeing even if they are mostly pre or post 90's bikes/frames/components....

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    Paul Brodie did some nice fades and splatter paint jobs.

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    Otis Guy with custom D+D paint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Otis Guy with custom D+D paint.
    Recycled pic.

    Just kidding, that is rad!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linoleum View Post
    Recycled pic.
    Just kidding, that is rad!
    It's no Karakoram.

    Sadly, thats about all the progress I've made.
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