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Im currently looking into a set of 700c sized wheels for my Traveler project. I painted the bike metallic british racing green with cream white lugs. I also painted 1/3rd of the rear end and 1/3rd of the lower fork tube cream white. I outlined the lugs in gold.
Im looking into your thoughts for what wheel color combo I should go for ? I am running the origional polished chrome headset and fork crown. In addition, I put a tru-vative turo polished crankset on it. Im going to be running IRO hubs, with most likely open pros.

I guess I have 4 possible combos:
Black hubs/black spokes/gold nipples/black rims
Polished hubs/black spokes/gold nipples/black rims
Polished hubs/silver spokes/gold nipples/black rims
Polished hubs/silver spokes/brass nipples/silver rims

I suppose the purists would pick the last.

Thoughts ?
 

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My 1st pick is #4.......2nd is #1.
 

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I think you should go polished silver all the way for your components to best match the BRG. Sounds like a beautiful bike. I'd stay away from black components completely. If you're a Brooks fan, their saddle and bar tape would also be a beautiful match with BRG.
 

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Thanks for the help. The more I think about it, the more I agree that polished is the way to go. I am planning on a brooks honey saddle as well.....Although it may be some time before the funds allow that.

Thanks,
Steve
 

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What he said

Yeah, I'd definitely go with the "Brooks" saddle for BRG. All polished components would really make that metalic geen stand out, especially with the cream lugs.

mmmm.....shweeeet!! :) :)
 

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Steve-H said:
I guess I have 4 possible combos:
Black hubs/black spokes/gold nipples/black rims
Polished hubs/black spokes/gold nipples/black rims
Polished hubs/silver spokes/gold nipples/black rims
Polished hubs/silver spokes/brass nipples/silver rims
PIMP THAT RIDE, BAYBEE! Black and gold! And you need Playboy Bunny valve caps!

Oh yeah,

FBB
 

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BarryG said:
Steve, can you post a pic of the painted frame?
Barry,
I will try. My scanner isn't playing well with Linux, and I don't have a digi.....However, I might be able to work something out by the end of the day.

Thanks,
 
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