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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 2:20 am 
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I have a steel winter bike on order. The frame is black. The components are black (Athena/Chorus mix). The wheels are black. The mudguards are black. The stem and seatpost are black. I think you get the picture......

Anyway, I can't decide between a black Chris King headset, or being a bit crazy (!) and ordering a pink one.

Any pictures for inspiration? Any views?


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 2:31 am 
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lots of people do the all black with pink king headset... maybe consider green or something else less common?

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 2:42 am 
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Think I would regret another colour. It's pink or black. Agree that the whole 'Rapha' pink and black thing has been done before, but I kind of like it. After many years of only black King components, I feel like a change, but think I might just want black after about a month!


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:09 am 
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I'd def. choose black. Go all the way, and murder that thing. You can't go wrong with that!


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:54 am 
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How about full black and a red ano headset? That would look sharp.

A friend, who is a Rapha ambassador, rides a custom alchemy steel frame in black with a king pink headset and. Pink bar tape. Looks really sharp!


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:55 am 
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How about full black and a red ano headset? That would look sharp.

A friend, who is a Rapha ambassador, rides a custom alchemy steel frame in black with a king pink headset and. Pink bar tape. Looks really sharp!


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:58 am 
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Mango. With or without the top cap.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 10:24 pm 
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Bikes are meant to be gaudy ... go for it!


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You know, you want this! Subtle but veeeery pretty.

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Black with just the top part (not the top cap, the part right below the stem) in pink. It's the best of both worlds, it's a bit more subtle and a little custom as you went out of your way with the custom programme to get it... Pink without being gaudy.

...and maybe a pink top cap bolt for the black top cap. Or atleast a black one.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 12:48 am 
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id go with a colour of your choice to spice it up a bit


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 1:30 am 
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Vote for black


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 2:15 am 
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Silver anodised, plus I also like DMF's idea of silver on top and black for the rest.

Sort of back to original - silver for aluminium parts, natural titanium, black carbon, and well any colour for steel.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 3:23 am 
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I live for threads like this. I vote black.


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Is the headset 1" threaded or 1 1/8" thread less. I have an as new Pewter 1" threaded headset if interested


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