All black bikes... how to brighten them up?

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frommel
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by frommel

deepakvrao wrote:Which gumwall tyres are you guys using? Anything in the tubeless group?
Specialized cotton turbo. No TL options yet.


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Stendhal
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sychen wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:25 am
Pretty much above..
Love the pop of my turbo cottons.. Also some holographic decals helps.. You could get some custom colnago decals done to help it pop.

I like supercaz tape.. Some subtle colour or bright ones if that's your taste.

Current tape is the red galaxy.. Had the silver previously. I'm looking to get some more red into the miz over the next few months.. Chain, jockey wheel and even cages at some point. Image

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This, esp Supacaz. I changed from an ascetic all-black skeptic to a huge fan of the color touches Supacaz adds. The black-color combination tapes gracefully fold in color, and you can match the bar ends, end cap, and cages. My result on a Tarmac is on page 92 or 93 of the Tarmac SL6 thread. Good luck!
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Lewn777
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No love for coloured hoods?

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by sychen

Lewn777 wrote:No love for coloured hoods?
None :)

Have not seen many instances of coloured hoods that look the goods. They also tend to look awful pretty quickly.

Need very careful matching of Bartape.. IF you are going for coloured hoods.



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Lewn777
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sychen wrote:
Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:01 am
Lewn777 wrote:No love for coloured hoods?
None :)

Have not seen many instances of coloured hoods that look the goods. They also tend to look awful pretty quickly.

Need very careful matching of Bartape.. IF you are going for coloured hoods.



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Never tried any colored hoods, curious though. A lot of this is fashion, for example in MTB gumwall tires are or were considered to be very lame.

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Wow...talk about discrete cabling!
2019 Trek Emonda SLR, SRAM eTap groupset, eeBrakes G4, Berk Lupina Saddle, TUNE Schwarzbrenner 60mm wheelset - 6.4 kg

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themidge
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Re: coloured hoods. Gum coloured hoods can look alright even on a modern-ish bike like these in the WW galleries:
https://www.starbike.com/galleries/?id=136
https://www.starbike.com/galleries/?id=137

But they are a bit on the retro side of things, perhaps best combined with shellaced vintage handlebars on a vintage bike.

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