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#1 2013-01-27 6:43pm

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How Do You Like Your Bikes? Classy..Dirty..or Colorful?

Im bored to death sitting here working overtime so I figured Id pose this question.  Ive been contemplating over the past few weeks how to change up my cruiser.  Ive gone from neon green (colorful) to dark purple and chrome (classy/clean) and Im stuck now.

So the question Im posing, how do you like your bikes?

Colorful like in the eighties with all the dayglos and neons.

Classy/clean with one basic darker color with some chrome n black to accent.

Or, new school with the flat colors and translucents.  Theres nothing colorful about NS unless youre Aaron Ross.  lol

BTW, lets not make this a NS vs OS argument. I ride a NS flat colored bike but I still love the OS dayglos so its all cool.  Enjoy!


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#2 2013-01-27 6:48pm

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Re: How Do You Like Your Bikes? Classy..Dirty..or Colorful?

Personally, I like the classy clean look myself. Not that I have a problem with OS dayglo but it just tends to look dated. Fine on a resto, but I wouldn't do it to something new. NS looks pretty cool to me but it tends to make them blend into the crowd a bit. My new race bike is going to be dark candy red with gold metal flake forks and bars. Iron Man colors basically.


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#3 2013-01-27 7:14pm

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Re: How Do You Like Your Bikes? Classy..Dirty..or Colorful?

I think it depends on the bike. If it's an old school freestyle, then neon or wild color schemes work well. Otherwise, clean looks best IMO.


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#4 2013-01-27 8:02pm

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Re: How Do You Like Your Bikes? Classy..Dirty..or Colorful?

Classy & Clean.


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#5 2013-01-27 8:06pm

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Re: How Do You Like Your Bikes? Classy..Dirty..or Colorful?

Raceface wrote:

Classy & Clean.

+1


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#6 2013-01-27 8:15pm

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Re: How Do You Like Your Bikes? Classy..Dirty..or Colorful?

How about a pic of said bike.  Maybe even before and afters.

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#7 2013-01-27 8:20pm

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Re: How Do You Like Your Bikes? Classy..Dirty..or Colorful?

I think all my bikes have a common theme, usually 2 colors, kinda matchy matchy, definitely era correct, and most importantly...a RIDER!


I have a bunch of good old school stuff for sale in the beta section, check it out!

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#8 2013-01-27 8:46pm

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Re: How Do You Like Your Bikes? Classy..Dirty..or Colorful?

Depends on the bike............ OS freestyle should be bright and colorful, OS racers should be classy and I put cruisers in that class as well.


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#9 2013-01-27 8:58pm

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Re: How Do You Like Your Bikes? Classy..Dirty..or Colorful?

Flawless and tastefully colorful, not a clown bike.


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#10 2013-01-27 9:01pm

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Re: How Do You Like Your Bikes? Classy..Dirty..or Colorful?

Scratched up from Riding...wink

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#11 2013-01-27 9:07pm

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Re: How Do You Like Your Bikes? Classy..Dirty..or Colorful?

La Dolce wrote:

How about a pic of said bike.  Maybe even before and afters.

Ok, here she is as she stands today.  As you can tell, I like clean with some color.  I usually build mono colored bikes with chrome and just a little black but I tried to add some pink in there with this one.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j207/nightsblood324/049copy.jpg

This is her before the pink.  In mono.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j207/nightsblood324/047-1.jpg


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#12 2013-01-27 9:10pm

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BMX-Wing wrote:

Scratched up from Riding...wink

Oh I agree with you.  I only own one bike and it gets ridden regularly.  Although I try to keep the scratchin to a minimum. lol


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#13 2013-01-27 9:10pm

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i build colorful new school bikes tongue
there are a few under "my bikes" if you want to get an idea smile

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#14 2013-01-27 9:14pm

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La Dolce wrote:

How about a pic of said bike.  Maybe even before and afters.

how about a pic of your bike?


Stop Hating on me and just fave one of my bikes already.

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#15 2013-01-28 12:14am

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badbill wrote:

La Dolce wrote:

How about a pic of said bike.  Maybe even before and afters.

how about a pic of your bike?

Mine = colorful

http://i332.photobucket.com/albums/m345/Trump750/735171_419175918160010_508194764_n.jpg

http://i332.photobucket.com/albums/m345/Trump750/382a1467.jpg

You caught me with my pants down.  In the middle of a 1 1/8 fork conversion.  Have to put the gyro and brakes back on along with green front peg.  Oh and mount my radberry mags by the weekend.
So mo color mo better for me.

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#16 2013-01-28 11:35am

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La Dolce wrote:

badbill wrote:

La Dolce wrote:

How about a pic of said bike.  Maybe even before and afters.

how about a pic of your bike?

Mine = colorful

http://i332.photobucket.com/albums/m345 … 4764_n.jpg

http://i332.photobucket.com/albums/m345 … 2a1467.jpg

You caught me with my pants down.  In the middle of a 1 1/8 fork conversion.  Have to put the gyro and brakes back on along with green front peg.  Oh and mount my radberry mags by the weekend.
So mo color mo better for me.

interesting


Stop Hating on me and just fave one of my bikes already.

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#17 2013-01-28 12:02pm

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Re: How Do You Like Your Bikes? Classy..Dirty..or Colorful?

I like my bikes classy & clean.  But my women, well thats another story lol

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#18 2013-01-28 12:28pm

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Re: How Do You Like Your Bikes? Classy..Dirty..or Colorful?

I like mine mint and clean.....big_smile

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#19 2013-01-28 12:54pm

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Re: How Do You Like Your Bikes? Classy..Dirty..or Colorful?

I like mine clean and minty big_smile but its gets ridden daily so I should really build a beater so I can have clean and dirty lol Colorful,not so much,I'm not Aaron Ross u know tongue


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#20 2013-01-28 12:56pm

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Re: How Do You Like Your Bikes? Classy..Dirty..or Colorful?

Cant beat chrome and black, but im a OS freestyler so i like all the bright colored bikes!


Cream on the inside
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#21 2013-01-28 1:06pm

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Re: How Do You Like Your Bikes? Classy..Dirty..or Colorful?

I will agree,chrome always looks cool. It's kinda cool to see it very slowly come back on the NS bikes smile


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#22 2013-01-28 1:17pm

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Re: How Do You Like Your Bikes? Classy..Dirty..or Colorful?

WORKED

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#23 2013-01-28 1:20pm

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Re: How Do You Like Your Bikes? Classy..Dirty..or Colorful?

Rusty and dirty, but classy I like too.   Classy though, means eyes on it, and wanting to steal it...  Rusty, dirty, means no one looks at it.  Having a bike no one ever heard of even better.  An example: TNT

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#24 2013-01-28 1:27pm

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Re: How Do You Like Your Bikes? Classy..Dirty..or Colorful?

littledvlbmx wrote:

I will agree,chrome always looks cool. It's kinda cool to see it very slowly come back on the NS bikes smile

I will agree.  You dont see it very often anymore.  Ive never been a fan on chrome frames but I love chrome front ends and was always a fan of the chrome rear ends like the old Haros. Chromes a nice touch to class up a little color.


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#25 2013-01-28 1:53pm

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Re: How Do You Like Your Bikes? Classy..Dirty..or Colorful?

Some clean & classy, some dirty and some colorful. Depends on the bike and what I'm gonna do with it! big_smile


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