It has officially been raining too much. I know this not by my lack of miles in the saddle, but by my hours in front of the computer. So far this week I have created my own team kit on http://www.owayo.com/cycling.htm which is good fun. I'm a bit gutted that I can't show you all but maybe if I can find a kit designer that allows you to post places other facebook then I will. (secretly want to start my own following the chainline global team made by bloggers for bloggers).
I stumbled on that site by mistake as I was really trying to get on bikecad. Bikecad for those who don't know is a design software for all you budding bike creators. Well I'm not a creator but I did have purpose for using this site. I am about to purchase a new fame. An On-One Scandal which I wanted back in Want It Wednesday #19. The frame I want comes in a factory raw finish so I thought this the perfect opportunity to paint it myself (with help!) I have fallen in love with one particular paint scheme and that is a rich cream colour. So far so good. But then I'm torn and that is where my Want It Wednesday comes into it. Yes I'm bending the rules here of WIW but its time to make the dreams real and I WANT your opinions.
Below are two pictures done on bikecad, they are similar in most details but three. The top one the finishing kit, stem and seat post is in polished aluminium (Thomson) and the wheels are laced with silver spokes. The other picture shows the bike with black finishing kit.
But which one do you think is better? It may only be a small point to some people but it can really change the overall look to this bike.
The forks are going to be rigid carbon in this case as I'm going for a sub 20lbs build but they will be the same colour as the frame. The handlebars are also going to be the same colour. If you think I am mad I thought I'd show you where my inspiration came from.
I've totally falling for this colour scheme but could it be made better by having polished silver finishing kit. (The anodised red bits will also theme in the finished product)
So please I really want your opinions!!
Anyone else taking part in Want It Wednesday this week? We have a new member! Go check out Davids at Cycleofaddition and of course all the other regulars. Thanks people :)
If you want to join in then you can by going to my Want It Wednesday page. All you have to do is write your blog on what you want and I'll add your name to this post. Check back later and you can then see what other people have also been writing about. If you like then don't forget to leave comments on their blogs!!