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    Old road bike to single speed commuter, what color scheme?

    Hi all. I'm putting together an old road bike as a single speed commuter. I'm still undecided how I want it to look like. I've some ideas, but I can't make up my mind.

    Which one you like it the best?



    Does anyone have some cool idea? It must be one flat (or it is plain?) color for the frame and one for the fork (of course, it could be the very same color). I rather stay away from black and white for the frame, as I already own a black and a white bike.

    In case someone want to have fun 'building' bikes, here's the website from which I made those bikes: http://www.fixiestudio.com/

    Thanks a bunch for reading, and sorry for my English!
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    Pumpkin orange. You don't see many, except my original paint Nishiki.
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    Flat black. Make it look as un-attractive as possible to keep the theives away.
    Bright colors just get more attention.
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    Neat site

    Here's mine:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brewtality
    Flat black. Make it look as un-attractive as possible to keep the theives away.
    Bright colors just get more attention.
    Concurred. You'll also need girl jeans and tweed caps if you run them neon colored paraphernalia.

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    Keep it whichever color it happens to be currently and send me the money you otherwise would have wasted...

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    Quote Originally Posted by stumblemumble
    Pumpkin orange. You don't see many, except my original paint Nishiki.
    Thanks! I like your build

    Quote Originally Posted by Brewtality
    Flat black. Make it look as un-attractive as possible to keep the theives away.
    Bright colors just get more attention.
    I live in a small city, it's quite quiet around here. The bike will be 90% of the time indoor, as in both college campus and work we have a guarded place to leave the bikes. I'm not that worried about that to be honest.

    Thanks!
    Sorry for my lousy English. Please feel free to point out my errors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanD
    Keep it whichever color it happens to be currently and send me the money you otherwise would have wasted...
    I second that motion

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    I also vote for the "pumpkin" orange one with the deep silver wheels.
    I'm unique, just like everyone else....

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    Quote Originally Posted by p nut
    Concurred. You'll also need girl jeans and tweed caps if you run them neon colored paraphernalia.
    Funniest ISH i've read in months. The tweed caps bit made me spit my coffee on my computer.

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    O_o
    Sorry for my lousy English. Please feel free to point out my errors.

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