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    Paint job advice for an old lugged frame and fork?

    Heyy I'm painting an old lugged steel Trek and want to split it right down the middle. Left side of the frame one color, and right side the other. Like this: http://www.14bikeco.com/blog/around-...s-trick-frame/

    However I can't decide on two nice colors and this is the only frame I've seen an example of. Help!

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    Favourite football team colours?

    My favourite colours are black, black, and black.

    What I like (or think works together) might not be your liking. Go with whatever you like.

    I did see a bike in one of the singlespeed galleries but was green with purple bits. I would have thought that looked like puke but it's really cool.

    Go nuts, and good luck, looking forward to seeing the outcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tucsonrider View Post
    Heyy I'm painting an old lugged steel Trek and want to split it right down the middle. Left side of the frame one color, and right side the other. Like this: http://www.14bikeco.com/blog/around-...s-trick-frame/

    However I can't decide on two nice colors and this is the only frame I've seen an example of. Help!
    Maybe not the best choice for a lugged frame. Why not paint the lugs a different color? Good luck on whatever you choose.
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    Fat Chance and Trek both had "stock" frames painted like this. Trek's was a '90s OCLV mountain bike, and I believe that Fat City called their a "harlequin" fade. You should be able to find examples with a Google search.

    Picking the best color for you is a personal thing. I'm not sure that any colors will look better or worse. Pick what you like.
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    Red. It's the original color of all bicycles. Don't paint lugs n another color... you will fail. One rich, perfect red and you are golden.
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    Painted lugs can look nice.
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    Good job!

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