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Well after i saw this bike design I started thinking perhaps i could change my bike to look similar to it.
If i'd do it, obviously i'd want to do it on the smallest possible budget as i am a student.
My idea was basically to change my bike, a 2012 Merida Race Lite 904 to look just like that.
http://99bikes.com.au/sites/99bikes.com ... 12_CAT.jpg
Starting from the easier parts, i thought just buy some maroon/red coloured handlebar tape. With the grips im not sure if i can buy them i a blue, so i was thinking of maybe painting them? Just worried that if i get sweat on the grips during a ride maybe some paint might wash off onto my hands?
I wouldn't change my rims, and the components i would leave as they are. As for the tyres well obviosuly i would paint them, thats just stupid... i've seen some 10-40$ tyres that are coloured on the internet, or i might just ask my LBS.
Which leads me to the most difficult part... i'd somehow have to change the colour of my frame, how should this be done... that is if it's even possible? Is there some kind of special paint that i can use and is there anyone that knows how to do it properly?
2012 Merida Race Lite 904
Why not just import a pic of your bike into photoshop like the other bloke did?
...whatever the road rules, self-preservation is the absolute priority for a cyclist when mixing it with motorised traffic.
London Boy 29/12/2011
The classic student's dilemma:
Do I pay some bills?
Buy some food?
Get some beer?
Paint my bike wacky colors?
Helmets! Bells! Rego!
Must be colourblind.
"People have a right to their own opinions, but not their own facts. Evidence must be located, not created, and opinions not backed by evidence cannot be given much weight." -- James W Loewen
Just do a rattle can job on it
One for the girlfriend too
Riding bikes in traffic - what seems dangerous is usually safe; what seems safe is often more dangerous.
Take it to the pub and at the end of the night you could get someone to projectile vomit on it and job done one vomit coloured bike.
2008 Specialized SWorks Roubaix SL - Zipps - Campag - Nuff Said
1986 Spokesman Model 11 Racing - Campag Nuvo Record - Stronglight - Shimano 600
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