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opinions please - hideous or not? - Updated with a new idea

allmountain76allmountain76 Posts: 328
edited March 2010 in MTB general
not meaning my photoshop skills, do the colours look awful, yes or no? The cranks will be XTR with crankskinz clear, red blingy bits, lime candy and metallic grey forks and front.

Could do forks and front white?

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  • peter413peter413 Posts: 5,120
    Looks pretty good but should definatly have red rims and possibly red hubs
  • bit over the top on the red with all that tho? Plus the rear hub is Alfine and front XTR so not changing them in a hurry!
  • fitch28fitch28 Posts: 155
    looks a little festive perhaps?
  • peter413peter413 Posts: 5,120
    You can never have to much red...... :lol:

    Although my Graph Comm teacher does say "red and green should never be seen except on a gypsy queen"

    How wrong he is. I think red and green look great together :P
  • mmm - maybe candy lemon yellow or fluoro yellow instead? Sick of the raw look already!
  • fitch28fitch28 Posts: 155
    peter413 wrote:
    You can never have to much red...... :lol:

    Although my Graph Comm teacher does say "red and green should never be seen except on a gypsy queen"

    How wrong he is. I think red and green look great together :P

    but only in the last 2 weeks of december :wink:
  • peter413peter413 Posts: 5,120
    fitch28 wrote:
    peter413 wrote:
    You can never have to much red...... :lol:

    Although my Graph Comm teacher does say "red and green should never be seen except on a gypsy queen"

    How wrong he is. I think red and green look great together :P

    but only in the last 2 weeks of december :wink:

    I couldn't agree....................less

    I get really bored of red and green before the middle of December never mind the last two weeks. I even get bored of trees even if I'm riding through them in a forest.

    Argh trees spoil everything :lol:
  • antflyantfly Posts: 3,276
    Ever heard the saying "Red and green must not be seen except upon a fool" ?
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  • peter413peter413 Posts: 5,120
    antfly wrote:
    Ever heard the saying "Red and green must not be seen except upon a fool" ?

    I had heard that one but I prefer the Gypsy one :lol:
  • antflyantfly Posts: 3,276
    I`m very politically correct.
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  • peter413peter413 Posts: 5,120
    antfly wrote:
    I`m very politically correct.

    What by saying gypsy are fools or by not calling gypsy's gypsy's
  • antflyantfly Posts: 3,276
    I dunno, my brain hurts.
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  • RaymondavalonRaymondavalon Posts: 5,346
    I'd buy it for a dollar..
  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    Does it ride well? Yes? No?

    I don't give a censored what it looks like!
  • Does it ride well - its a Heckler!

    Hence making it look pimp, no other reason to change after that!
  • ExeterSimonExeterSimon Posts: 830
    Looks like a squished apple with a bad bit that you eat around.

    Green and white would be better.
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  • AtzAtz Posts: 1,383
    I'm sure it's going to be fun to ride. I assume this thread is because you want to know if people think it's ugly. I wouldn't say it's ugly, I just want to scrub my eyeballs with wire wool and bleach to get rid of the taint.
  • ThewaylanderThewaylander Posts: 8,594
    it looks hidious in that colour scheme mate..

    There we go my 2 cents hehe
  • llamafarmerllamafarmer Posts: 1,893
    peter413 wrote:
    Looks pretty good but should definatly have red rims and possibly red hubs

    Please god no! :shock:

    IMO if you're going for such a bright frame colour you should keep the details subtle. You could get away with red seat clamps, QRs and head set and BB cups I reckon, but that pedal/crank combo is horrible!
  • blinddrewblinddrew Posts: 317
    Atz wrote:
    I wouldn't say it's ugly, I just want to scrub my eyeballs with wire wool and bleach to get rid of the taint.

    +1 for me i'm afraid. I guess i'm just a bit too conservative!
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  • peter413peter413 Posts: 5,120
    peter413 wrote:
    Looks pretty good but should definatly have red rims and possibly red hubs

    Please god no! :shock:

    IMO if you're going for such a bright frame colour you should keep the details subtle. You could get away with red seat clamps, QRs and head set and BB cups I reckon, but that pedal/crank combo is horrible!

    Whats wrong with red peadals?

    I just bought some and they are amazing
  • covelovecovelove Posts: 209
    cant help but think you are making your bike look like a tesco special :D

    http://direct.tesco.com/product/images/?R=205-9984

    great bike but dont ruin it ,although i will go with peter413 with bling pedals just not the big kermit elf paint job. it's only custom if it's cool!
    does my tail look hard in this?

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  • llamafarmerllamafarmer Posts: 1,893
    peter413 wrote:
    Whats wrong with red peadals?

    I just bought some and they are amazing

    I didn't say there was anything wrong with them.
    that pedal/crank combo is horrible!

    The two together and on a green bike was what I was getting at :lol: It's only my opinion mate, exactly what the OP asked for.
  • peter413peter413 Posts: 5,120
    peter413 wrote:
    Whats wrong with red peadals?

    I just bought some and they are amazing

    I didn't say there was anything wrong with them.
    that pedal/crank combo is horrible!

    The two together and on a green bike was what I was getting at :lol: It's only my opinion mate, exactly what the OP asked for.

    Ok my mistake.

    I do agree about the cranks being horrible in the same colour as the pedals though. Get them in a different colour to the pedals
  • Go for the white front end. Highlighted components are just that - highlights and should be used with restraint. Too much just looks yuk!
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  • sampras38sampras38 Posts: 1,917
    Looks like a squished apple with a bad bit that you eat around.

    Green and white would be better.

    Yeah, like the old Benneton sweatshirts of the 80's.

    Nice combo.
  • RichMTBRichMTB Posts: 599
    Dont do it!

    If you go for a bright frame, then you should keep the highlights subtle.

    If you have a low key frame (i'm thinking black ano or white) then tart it up with red or silver or gold or whatever takes your fancy.

    But bright frame bright higlights and you end up looking like you've ram-raided the Xmas decoration dept in Homebase
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  • ThewaylanderThewaylander Posts: 8,594
    i'm going to comment cos i feel so strongly on this subject..

    It looks like the bottom of the toilet after i have been out on the lash for a week solind eating junk food puking and not flushing...
  • AtzAtz Posts: 1,383
    I agree. Colour accents are fine, too much colour not good.
  • Hideous.
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