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    Type 2 fork color choice input needed. Limited VRC content. :)

    Pass this thread by if you have issues with modern bikes on the VRC board. For the rest of you please feel free to play along.

    OK boys and girls. I'm having Mr. Potts build me a new Type 2 for my BlackSheep Stellar 29". As most of us are aware, paint selection is one of the most difficult parts of the custom build process. I'm going for the two color option, disc mounts, suspension corrected, yadayada. I can change out the head set, seat collar and qr's if needed to accent the colors. My first reaction was to go with a simple black crown and white/ivory legs but why pass up an opportunity to add a splash to an otherwise drab color pallet?

    Here's the bike. The cranks are being changed to either black or silver Middleburn's and the post can go silver or black also. And for the spacer police, a new ti stem is in the works.
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    sweet! If he's getting them painted then I would avoid red. I had D + D paint my fork red and pewter and I gave him the red to match and he was pretty off. The gray/pewter was nice though.

    black and silver? PINK!

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    That sucks.

    I have a pretty in pink King headset that needs a new home.
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    burgundy and black.

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    black crown + hunter orange legs

    or black crown + frog green legs

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    Black crown, cream white (or maybe faux ti) legs with black splatter.
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    All great suggestions.
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    Orange crown, cream legs.
    Technology dragass

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    Quote Originally Posted by chefmiguel View Post
    Orange crown, cream legs.
    Type 2 fork color choice input needed. Limited VRC content. :)-orange-creamsicle-popsicle-0.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by classen View Post
    black crown + hunter orange legs

    or black crown + frog green legs
    Like Black Mountain's new road frames?
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    Schwinn Radient Coppertone legs and ivory crown with copper metallic sparkle. That will set off the rivets on my saddle. What say you?
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    Match your frame on the top, black for the lowers.
    Seek: Koski Trailmaster. Breezer Series 2 or 3. Cunningham Racer.

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    Nice but too much ti and black. I need some bling....
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff View Post
    Nice but too much ti and black. I need some bling....
    Sparkly rainbow fade.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff View Post
    Nice but too much ti and black. I need some bling....
    Good gosh man. Look at it, That bike already has enough bling! No need to overdo it.
    Seek: Koski Trailmaster. Breezer Series 2 or 3. Cunningham Racer.

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    What A-C? Have you confirmed that with SP? Fully suspension-corrected 29'er Type-II's aren't normally advised/made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff View Post
    My first reaction was to go with a simple black crown and white/ivory legs but why pass up an opportunity to add a splash to an otherwise drab color pallet?
    Funny, I've been thinking about the same thing for an upcoming build. This one has a Willits-built type II with Paragon dropouts. The fork needs to be refinished as the original clearcoat is a bit beat up - some rust worms are already forming. A two tone color scheme would be sweet to accentuate the scalloped Potts crown.

    Some great suggestions here ... although cream with about any other color just screams Type II !


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    I say, go big or go home. Boring bikes are for sissies. Channel some Othervoicez and find your inner freak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    I say, go big or go home. Boring bikes are for sissies. Channel some Othervoicez and find your inner freak.
    That bike is not boring!

    And to tie it all together, Nightshade rider I just got a Pink fork for my Willits (WOW, not Type 2) from Martin in the UK. Very grateful for his generosity and stoked on the color.
    Seek: Koski Trailmaster. Breezer Series 2 or 3. Cunningham Racer.

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    Are you going for classy, or garish?

    It would be a shame to put clown shoes on that bike
    looking for 20-21" P team

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    That Mountie is sweet. Man he does nice work.

    Halaburt. Yes it's been confirmed. 455mm with a 43mm offset.

    Rumpfy. Although born and raised in The Bay I don't see a need to fly the colors.

    Hollister: You're correct. No clown shoes. I just want a splash of color. A deep blue. Maroon/Burgundy. My GF said periwinkle.
    The Coppertone has always been one of my favorite bike colors so it's a sentimental favorite. I could save that for a clunker project and go with a deeper color on this.

    GOB.
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    Glad *your* Gary Fisher chimed in for periwinkle, but I think he belongs to all of us.
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
    And this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JD5h3y0a9AU

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    Congrats on the new fork and the decision to go with two-tone colors! It's one of the best looking rigid forks ever made, and I think it just cries for a two-tone paint scheme. When I was waiting for mine, there were a bunch ahead of me that were just painted plain black. I've always been partial to the 'classic' color combos with Ivory. An ivory crown with burgundy/orange/skyblue/forest green legs look great. I chose ivory with orange.

    Some other great examples I've seen that look really hot, are black, or some other darker color, in a metallic finish on crown with grey/ti color legs.

    I went to Spectrum Powder Works' website for color inspirations. Lots of good examples of colors that work together and look great on bikes.

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    Another thought, you should try to avoid being too matchy with all the colors on the rest of your bike. If you want the fork to be a highlight, build off of that. Pick whatever color you want for the fork, and the frame will look great. But don't go too crazy with color anodized accents. If you want a lot of colored shiny bits a la Eriksens, then go with understated fork colors, like black, white, grey.

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    You won't see many if any colored parts on my bikes. The QR's are from another bike long gone and were handy. Who knows which way I'll go.
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    I vote for Orange Legs and Cream crown. **** now I want to get mine repainted

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    Although I love the creamsicle look, it's not happening on this bike. I had a lugged bike in rootbeer brown and cream that was really nice looking.
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    I've always thought that doing a faux ti or grey with the underside of the crown pin striped black would be cool because it could potentially set off the crown from the blades. It would be great if you tried it because then I could copy you if it did look good!

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    my mountie

    just because your frame's ti doesn't mean you can't dress it up. then do the crown to match and powdercoat the fork legs silver. the clearcoat never did hold up well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by den haag View Post
    just because your frame's ti doesn't mean you can't dress it up. then do the crown to match and powdercoat the fork legs silver. the clearcoat never did hold up well.
    Awesome bike. Love the yellow.

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    how about a little photoshop work and you can see how it looks in any color choices....for the price of a paintjob, even on a fork, I'd always mock-up a pic to see first before painting...technology works well sometimes.

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    Went with dark rose crown and black/sable legs. Both metallic.
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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