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Coloured tyres

Postby Lots of steel bikes » Fri Nov 23, 2012 7:54 pm

So I replaced the DP18s on the Moser with 1996 Atlanta wheels. I think it looks better with red tyres. What are others thoughts on matching tyre colour with the frame and/or components?

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Re: Coloured tyres

Postby munga » Fri Nov 23, 2012 8:23 pm

red looks better on your bike
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Re: Coloured tyres

Postby Nobody » Fri Nov 23, 2012 8:57 pm

munga wrote:red looks better on your bike
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Re: Coloured tyres

Postby BRLVR.v2 » Sat Nov 24, 2012 8:11 am

I am from a the camp of , Black tyres, black saddle, and non coloured chains, so I think you bike is like a barbers pole :D
Bar tape is the only thing I display any flair with on my bikes. It's a nice frame though. Is that an ally fork? Is it original?
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Re: Coloured tyres

Postby Lots of steel bikes » Sat Nov 24, 2012 9:46 am

BRLVR.v2 wrote:I am from a the camp of , Black tyres, black saddle, and non coloured chains, so I think you bike is like a barbers pole :D
Bar tape is the only thing I display any flair with on my bikes. It's a nice frame though. Is that an ally fork? Is it original?


Unfortunately non original aluminium fork. Should have a pantographed 51.151 chrome fork. Commemorating Moser breaking the one hour record in 1984 covering 51.151 kilometers.
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Re: Coloured tyres

Postby humanbeing » Sat Nov 24, 2012 1:09 pm

I've experimented with coloured tyres and bar tape
thought this was a bit too much
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Re: Coloured tyres

Postby Dan » Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:18 pm

I'd say work with analogous colours for colour-matching. I'm with Dave on black tape/saddle, etc. but if something available sits within the analogous colour selection, I could be convinced to alter it. For example, the Europa is teal, but getting dark grey tape and cables - keeping black as a fallback/baseline, options for tyres are then a matching grey (well, within a few shades), white, grey/blue etc. Decals are usually a good spot to start, too. Which colours are used there? Does it work?

Visual example - use hex code 709BB7.

That's my preference, though - some prefer triads or even split-complementaries.
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Re: Coloured tyres

Postby munga » Sat Nov 24, 2012 4:40 pm

Dan wrote:I'd say work with analogous colours for colour-matching. I'm with Dave on black tape/saddle, etc. but if something available sits within the analogous colour selection, I could be convinced to alter it. For example, the Europa is teal, but getting dark grey tape and cables - keeping black as a fallback/baseline, options for tyres are then a matching grey (well, within a few shades), white, grey/blue etc. Decals are usually a good spot to start, too. Which colours are used there? Does it work?

Visual example - use hex code 709BB7.

That's my preference, though - some prefer triads or even split-complementaries.


let me translate for all the non-nerds playing at home:

dan likes black tyres, but sometimes he thinks it's ok to get a little bit colourful.
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Re: Coloured tyres

Postby Dan » Sat Nov 24, 2012 5:11 pm

munga wrote:dan likes black tyres, but sometimes he thinks it's ok to get a little bit colourful.


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Re: Coloured tyres

Postby Mustang » Sat Nov 24, 2012 5:42 pm

I like class, I like them a bit blinggy, I like drinking anytime :D :lol: :P
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Re: Coloured tyres

Postby munga » Sat Nov 24, 2012 6:05 pm

it's the morning toddy that makes dan so colourful!
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Re: Coloured tyres

Postby frailer5 » Sat Nov 24, 2012 8:06 pm

I've got Vittorio yellow-highlighted tyres to go on it soon. I don't really need to answer, right? :lol: Think closet mug lair. :oops:


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Re: Coloured tyres

Postby Lots of steel bikes » Sat Nov 24, 2012 8:13 pm

frailer5 wrote:I've got Vittorio yellow-highlighted tyres to go on it soon. I don't really need to answer, right? :lol: Think closet mug lair. :oops:


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Re: Coloured tyres

Postby frailer5 » Sat Nov 24, 2012 8:20 pm

I know... where to stop. :roll:
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Re: Coloured tyres

Postby vaeske » Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:45 am

I'd stick with black but if you really like red, get it on there...with the white frame, and silver rims, I shouldn't be too overbearing i reackon.
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Re: Coloured tyres

Postby ldrcycles » Sun Nov 25, 2012 12:49 pm

I think your translation is a little off munga, what you meant to say was

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:D .


Or slightly more on topic, i think the red tires work on that particular bike.
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Re: Coloured tyres

Postby Dan » Sun Nov 25, 2012 3:51 pm

Mods, can I have an irony smiley please? Ffs.

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Re: Coloured tyres

Postby Lots of steel bikes » Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:47 pm

Obviously couldn't find a blue saddle.

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Re: Coloured tyres

Postby Dan » Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:56 pm

Dan wrote:Mods, can I have an irony smiley please? Ffs.

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:alanis: doesn't work.....

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