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#1 2012-11-15 12:33am

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Pick a theme for me

So I've got this brand-new SD-Downtown frame sitting in my basement completely unmolested.  20.25", Acid (consolation prize for not being able to find a dtt pandora in the size i wanted).  I have no idea what I want to do with it or how I should build it.  Keep in mind though, I'm not a big fan of chrome...and i tend to like "in your face" designs.

My other current bike:

http://bmxmuseum.com/image/pict1045_copy0_lg.jpg

Now i already know 4-pegs and 2 brakes is what it's gonna have.  What I don't know is the rest: color scheme, mags vs. spokes, freecoaster vs. freewheel, bars, brakes, headset etc.  I'd like to have some semblence of a theme with this bike--not just a hodge-podge of random, odd-colored parts.

I do have a few random parts I could use on it...but I'm not 100% on if i want to.  They include 3-spoke freewheel mags (black), used mosh freestyle bars (chrome), and the free-agent fork/v-brake combo from my current bike (since i've swapped out for an xcalibur and a matching xposure brake).

So here's your chance.  Tell me what you think would look awesome on this build.

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#2 2012-11-15 4:36am

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Re: Pick a theme for me

The bike that u have in pic look good... But the hub would look better if it was yellow to match the rest of seat, stem and etc.

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#3 2012-11-15 4:51am

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Re: Pick a theme for me

Change the seat and grips to black and change the spokes to yellow


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#4 2012-11-15 8:03am

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Re: Pick a theme for me

sorry guys, i guess i wasn't clear enough.  that's my OTHER bike.  the frame i have that i'm wanting to build looks like the middle on in this pic:

http://bmx.transworld.net/files/2010/03/haro-bmx-frame-dennis-enarson.jpg

thanks!


p.s.

if it IS true that subrosa is coming out with another 19" DTT in 2013, then i'm open to offers on this frame.

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#5 2012-11-15 8:13am

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Re: Pick a theme for me

Use the colors in the decals as your pallet.


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#6 2012-11-15 9:00am

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Re: Pick a theme for me

No offense but there is a big difference between in your face and gaughty.  chrome and raw always look amazing but you don't like chrome. Maybe go with white.

Freewheel probably won't work either. No way your getting anything above 30t on that frame with a good chain alignment

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#7 2012-11-15 9:33am

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is that what my ace of spades is?  "gaudy"?  lol!

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#8 2012-11-15 10:11am

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Re: Pick a theme for me

XJguy wrote:

Use the colors in the decals as your pallet.

I agree, I have yet to see a black/orange build. I know neon colors are in, but I would like to see an orange anno build. I think it may be harder than it sounds to source the parts. Just my 2 cents.....


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#9 2012-11-15 10:49am

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Re: Pick a theme for me

Each part in different collors nothing matches. That would be a different look.


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#10 2012-11-15 10:55am

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Re: Pick a theme for me

Pick a company and a color they produce and get every part that company makes in that color so it all matches. Profile parts come to mind and they have many colors to choose from.

You want colors that work together and not clash, thats the difference between in your face and guady.

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#11 2012-11-15 2:19pm

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No but it could get close. Teal wall tires would take it over that line hahah in fact any color wall other than white or tan makes a bike gaudy

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#12 2012-11-15 5:31pm

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Re: Pick a theme for me

I'd like a military theme, you know the flat OD look.

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#13 2012-11-15 11:51pm

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ok, so:

1 vote for orange accents
1 vote for the VW harlequin look
1 vote for "murdered out" except flat grey instead of jet black

keep em coming!

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#14 2012-11-16 5:29am

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Re: Pick a theme for me

I think it would look good with all Odyssey vapor blue parts.



http://www.odysseybmx.com/dailyword/archivesV2/2012/11/vapor-blue-black-750x500.jpg

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#15 2012-11-16 12:12pm

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Re: Pick a theme for me

since you like the adhd in you mf face color schemes....
1. go to wally world and purchase every neon color spray paint in their inventory.
2. purchase beer (large quantities).
3. purchase pelet gun or .22 rifle.
4. go home and set all of the sprayo cans around your frame/parts.
5. slam those brewskies.
6. with your unsteady blurred vision load up the bb gun.
7. point gun in general direction of cans.
8. blindfold yourself.
9. let loose on that trigger finger, and let destiny decide what mix of colors your bike turns out.


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#16 2012-11-16 12:20pm

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Re: Pick a theme for me

tcbmx wrote:

since you like the adhd in you mf face color schemes....
1. go to wally world and purchase every neon color spray paint in their inventory.
2. purchase beer (large quantities).
3. purchase pelet gun or .22 rifle.
4. go home and set all of the sprayo cans around your frame/parts.
5. slam those brewskies.
6. with your unsteady blurred vision load up the bb gun.
7. point gun in general direction of cans.
8. blindfold yourself.
9. let loose on that trigger finger, and let destiny decide what mix of colors your bike turns out.

this...I know what I am doing at work for the rest of the day, thank you smile

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#17 2012-11-16 12:44pm

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RDB wrote:

tcbmx wrote:

since you like the adhd in you mf face color schemes....
1. go to wally world and purchase every neon color spray paint in their inventory.
2. purchase beer (large quantities).
3. purchase pelet gun or .22 rifle.
4. go home and set all of the sprayo cans around your frame/parts.
5. slam those brewskies.
6. with your unsteady blurred vision load up the bb gun.
7. point gun in general direction of cans.
8. blindfold yourself.
9. let loose on that trigger finger, and let destiny decide what mix of colors your bike turns out.

this...I know what I am doing at work for the rest of the day, thank you smile

have fun! big_smile most of you are reading this as a joke, but I've done projects very similar to what I've described. if you do it right, the outcomes are usually pretty damn rad and one of a kind!!


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#18 2012-11-17 6:48am

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Re: Pick a theme for me

that's actually not a bad idea...and i have done something similar with a pair of jeans before...

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#19 2012-11-17 7:16am

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man post pics if you go with that idea. it's pretty damn fun to try, and if you don't like the results, get some aircraft stripper on a rag and wipe it all off.


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#20 2012-11-17 7:31am

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Re: Pick a theme for me

just one thing, how do you not shoot your frame with the gun? tongue

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#21 2012-11-17 7:48am

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shoot the cans from the side and have a decent aim. they spin quite ferociously anyways when they're under full pressure.


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