Minimalism is a challenging aesthetic. Not many have a strong enough sense of taste to appreciate the natural beauty of things.Peter P. said:Of course you should. People who don't paint titanium frames have NO sense of taste.
danl1 said:The one 'drawback' to a bare frame is that it leaves most with relatively fragile waterslide decals for identification, unprotected by a clear coat. That could be spot-fixed if desired, or better yet, the decals can be done away with in favor of engraved or anodized logos. Perhaps better still, it can be left to the head badge to identify the bike, rather than paying good money to be a rolling billboard.
I would have to respectfully disagree with this comment. I view my bike as more than a tool. An Italian-born piece of sculpture inspires me. Plus red bikes are faster, everybody knows that.danl1 said:Paint exists on bicycles for one purpose - to protect the frame from the elements.
No, white bikes are fastest.brewster said:Plus red bikes are faster, everybody knows that.
I'm going thru that dilemma now. I have a Ti frame being built soon and not sure whether to paint it. I previously owned an unpainted Ti bike and I loved the naked Ti finish but I think maybe now some color would be nice for something different. Leaning towards black but it could be either one of green, orange or yellow.tidi said:i have a Dean el diente coming from ebay with the natural dull finish. not sure whether i should paint it or not. what does anyone else think?
Haydos - I'm really digging both pics. You've given me a good idea. Please excuse the noob question, but are the stickers on top or under the clear coat? And is this paint or powder coating? I am likely buying a family member's old naked Seven Ti and would like to, ya know, make it my own. I have lots of powder coating shops where I live but if paint is the best option then I'd have to do some research.here's another couple of painted ti's for inspiration...