Just Bite The Bullet?

nickempop
nickempop Posts: 73
edited July 2010 in Road beginners
I've got two Focus carbon bottle cages which are black with Focus written across them in red and as my new bike is white I was wondering if it would be possible to spray paint them white with a plastic based paint? Or should I just bite the bullet and splash out on new ones?

I know i'm being anal wanting everything to match but isn't everyone??? :)

Reading back I also sound abit tight (I am from Yorkshire.... :) ), but as they were £30 each I thought it would be better to see what I could do with them before selling them.

Comments

  • Monty Dog
    Monty Dog Posts: 20,614
    Yup, make your £30 cages look like 2p's worth - particularly after the paint has scraped off. Either live with the carbon - too much colour-co-ordination is overkill IMO - or splash-out on new ones.
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..
  • nickempop
    nickempop Posts: 73
    Yup I'm leaning towards your way of thinking Monty, Especially the 'sraped paint' comment.

    Thanks for your input
  • scrumpydave
    scrumpydave Posts: 143
    Have you thought about spray painting the bike black?
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  • rake
    rake Posts: 3,204
    paint the bike black. then they wont scrape :wink: :arrow:
  • nickempop
    nickempop Posts: 73
    :lol: Never thought of that i'll get right to it! :lol:
  • dennisn
    dennisn Posts: 10,601
    Look around a little and I'm sure you can find a set of, dare I say it, the OLD style
    metal cages in white. And probably pretty cheap. Sorry if I've offended you by even suggesting this crude and obviously out of date solution. :oops: :oops:
  • nickempop
    nickempop Posts: 73
    Alright alright...... :roll: ....I'm being tight and ridiculous.........message well and truly recieved :)

    Just found some Elite Custom Race Bottle Cage's - ideal - £8 each bargain!
  • rake
    rake Posts: 3,204
    how did you get online with a commodore 64 dennisn?
  • dennisn
    dennisn Posts: 10,601
    rake wrote:
    how did you get online with a commodore 64 dennisn?

    Lots of UPGRADES. :wink:
  • rake
    rake Posts: 3,204
    :lol:
  • idkPhil
    idkPhil Posts: 17
    I don't see how this is a clashing problem, black contrasts white nicely. The little bit of red shouldn't be too bad..
  • nickempop
    nickempop Posts: 73
    Only clashes as it's a Cannondale (White) Synapse and the cages have Focus written all over them, that's all....... :oops:
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    I didn't realise Focus did bottle cages. That's certainly one up over B+Q.
  • nickempop
    nickempop Posts: 73
    Your not keen on Focus then Nap???????
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    nickempop wrote:
    Your not keen on Focus then Nap???????

    I tend to get people in than do any DIY to be honest. But if I do, there aren't any Focus stores near me, it's all B+Q.
  • nickempop
    nickempop Posts: 73
    Focus are a little cheaper than B&Q but B&Q have a greater selection of choice

    Much like this forum - if you want a comedians there always one around the corner............. :lol:
  • jellybellywmb
    jellybellywmb Posts: 1,379
    I will have the black ones for a tenner, llok nice on my Boardman.
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