Frame Colour Suggestions w/ Alex G6000s

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Frame Colour Suggestions w/ Alex G6000s

Postby nathann » Sun Jan 09, 2011 12:43 am

Recently landed myself a free pair of Alex G6000 blue anodised rims (below). It's one of the first steps in my new single-speed build/conversion.
I have frames that are ready to be sandblasted and powdercoated or rattle canned but I'm stuck on what colour to do the frame.
Any suggestions?

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Thanks in advance
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Re: Frame Colour Suggestions w/ Alex G6000s

Postby PeteV » Sun Jan 09, 2011 6:36 am

Black or white would go well with those. I bought the gold Alex's and have a green frame. Every time I look at my bike I want to paint it matte black!
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Re: Frame Colour Suggestions w/ Alex G6000s

Postby Clownshoes » Mon Jan 10, 2011 11:39 am

Black would look badass, so I second that motion. Maroon also looks pretty nice against that anodised blue colour IMO
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Re: Frame Colour Suggestions w/ Alex G6000s

Postby stefanbj » Wed Jan 12, 2011 5:23 pm

rainbow ;p
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Re: Frame Colour Suggestions w/ Alex G6000s

Postby nathann » Wed Jan 12, 2011 6:34 pm

stefanbj wrote:rainbow ;p


Ha, ha, ha, ha. So funny. :D
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Re: Frame Colour Suggestions w/ Alex G6000s

Postby sixx » Thu Jan 13, 2011 8:24 pm

white would look fresh.
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Re: Frame Colour Suggestions w/ Alex G6000s

Postby stevo » Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:33 pm

I wanted black rims with red tyres for my new fixie but picked up a set of the the blue rims like you've got and they're sorta growing on me...

Here's a pic

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Re: Frame Colour Suggestions w/ Alex G6000s

Postby AUbicycles » Wed Mar 02, 2011 9:00 am

Late comer though wanted to throw lime green into the equation.

It really depends upon the result you are after ... and if you can trick your bike out with bits in the right colours to match.
The advantage of lime green is that lime green tires look better than white tires. With a white frame and blue anodised rims, most people would go to black tires out of convenience and accessibility.
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Re: Frame Colour Suggestions w/ Alex G6000s

Postby backofthebunch » Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:58 am

i'd go matt black. possibly blue grips / saddle
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Re: Frame Colour Suggestions w/ Alex G6000s

Postby pathobo » Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:09 pm

Stevo: that set up looks nice, the matt black looks really cool

Here's my set up with those wheels, just as an idea.. black is a pretty safe option
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Re: Frame Colour Suggestions w/ Alex G6000s

Postby CommuRider » Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:09 pm

pathobo wrote:Here's my set up with those wheels, just as an idea.. black is a pretty safe option


+1

You can easily change the wheels but not the frame.

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Re: Frame Colour Suggestions w/ Alex G6000s

Postby nathann » Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:57 pm

Thanks for the suggestions everyone. Still on the look out for a pair of cheap flip-flop hubs or something I can lace the rims up to.
Might just go black rattle can as it's just my 'bad' bike I'll probably use for commuting to uni. Also, what do you guys think of a raw frame with these?
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Re: Frame Colour Suggestions w/ Alex G6000s

Postby |nick| » Fri Mar 04, 2011 2:26 am

Raw would be awesome too.
My personal preference would be: White -> Black
(ie -> = shades in between albiet gloss, metallic or matte)
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Re: Frame Colour Suggestions w/ Alex G6000s

Postby munga » Fri Mar 04, 2011 2:39 pm

what about brown? tan, caramel, coffee - that kind of thing
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