Adding color to black bike. Ideas?

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TLN
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Got a new bike for 2018 season - Specialized Tarmac disc, Black matte frame with black gloss decals. Roval CLX 40 wheels. Basically black on black. Not a fan of super-flashy colors, nor fan of super-stealth bike. Thinking about how to add some nice and tasteful color options to a bike.
Can only think of bartape, plugs, topcap. Anything else? What would you do in that case? (Other than getting a new bike lol).

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TonyM
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Some stickers? Either to make for example the colour of a flag or just some funny stickers.

Colored bottle cage.

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skewers, bartape, saddle.

these database thread merges are weird :(

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Why the incorrect title to this thread?

Edit: I see they fixed the issue.


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TonyM wrote:
Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:28 am
Some stickers? Either to make for example the colour of a flag or just some funny stickers.

Colored bottle cage.
Nah. Not a fan of stickers honestly.
thegunner wrote:
Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:42 pm
skewers, bartape, saddle.

these database thread merges are weird :(
Yeah. that's what I though. But wait. Can I get a skewers in particular color?

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TonyM
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Some manufacturers have colored skewers indeed.

Bottle cage colored.

Stickers can be like on the C60 and show the Italian colors etc...

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I added color to my mostly black bike with water bottles.
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Only thing I don't like about coloured bottles - hard to see how much fluid u have left! Coloured tops might be better.
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TLN wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 5:37 pm
Got a new bike for 2018 season - Specialized Tarmac disc, Black matte frame with black gloss decals. Roval CLX 40 wheels. Basically black on black. Not a fan of super-flashy colors, nor fan of super-stealth bike. Thinking about how to add some nice and tasteful color options to a bike.
Can only think of bartape, plugs, topcap. Anything else? What would you do in that case? (Other than getting a new bike lol).
Have to ask - why did you buy a bike when you were'nt particularly fussed on the colourway or lack of it?!
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Sidewall of tyres?

Cables (Jagwire Elite Link)

Bartape (but needs to match saddle!)

Perhaps get the Specialized and Tarmac logos made in a colour to go over the gloss black decals.

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Stick a heart on the downtube, De Rosa style :P

Strip of pink tape on the seat tube. Looks class, very hip at the moment. Can be pink and white.

@fogman your bike don't need no coloured bottle. Looks menacing and cool AF 8)

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Typically, I will accent my bikes with reflective tape which typically can be found in black [very dark grey], red, white, orange, blue, etc. You can find it fairly cheap at auto parts stores. I do this because most of my rides either start, or are entirely pre-dawn. So not only does it put a little bit of personalization on the bike, but it makes me a little bit more visible.
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I have a black Cannondale with streaks of lime green on the fork and seattube. I used bolts, crimps, and decals to bring out the color more. Image

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liam7020 wrote:
Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:56 am
Have to ask - why did you buy a bike when you were'nt particularly fussed on the colourway or lack of it?!
Got a super nice deal that I cannot refuse.
And I was totally ok with stealth look, knowing that I can add colors later.
IrrelevantD wrote:
Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:07 am
Typically, I will accent my bikes with reflective tape which typically can be found in black [very dark grey], red, white, orange, blue, etc. You can find it fairly cheap at auto parts stores. I do this because most of my rides either start, or are entirely pre-dawn. So not only does it put a little bit of personalization on the bike, but it makes me a little bit more visible.
That's a good idea. Especially a dark one. I'm thinking going black/gray and it will be a great mach.
grover wrote:
Thu Dec 28, 2017 1:46 am
Sidewall of tyres?
Cables (Jagwire Elite Link)
Bartape (but needs to match saddle!)
Perhaps get the Specialized and Tarmac logos made in a colour to go over the gloss black decals.
But I can have black saddle(with any bartape)? I still have limited Phenom saddle from my Allez Edition, but I understand that I have add only Pink/Red after that.

I was thinking about Gumwall tires (Vittoria Corsa).
I was looking at Supacaz Oilslick topcap and barends - not too bright, interesting color. But I don't know what bartape(Black with purple) to match with and that it might look a bit childish. I can also get some screws in oilslick to add a nice touch.

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red Chris King R45 Hubs .... red Look Keo pedals ... red helmet ... red water bottles:

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but keep the bartape and saddle black
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