Thursday, September 20, 2007

Black and red










Here's some pictures of a recent frame. It's built with Pacenti bb shell, Sachs lugs and crown. The drop out faces are nickel plated. This frame will be built up as a single speed but the customer wanted provisions for gears. So the rear drops are a Campagnolo short slot copy. Photographing black bikes is tricky. Every little speck of dust or fingerprint shows. The graphics are painted on with a stencil. Normally they're decals. I prefer the decals but this looks good too.

11 comments:

e-RICHIE said...

awesome atmo -

BB said...

I think I have seen that color scheme somewhere before...maybe even the painted downtube graphics...hmmmm

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mcscholt said...

I love this paint job almost as much as the fillet brazed blue bike with gold box lining. BB, is that yours too?

KM said...

gorgeous color combination.

Eric said...

Really like this one Curt, nice work. Metallic gold accents almost always work with black. And that metallic gold looks a hair green rather than a bronzish color and this contrasts well with the black. MMmm good.

BB said...

McScholt,

The frame shown here isn't mine but the original Porteur this paint job was borrowed from and the blue bike with box lining are both bikes Curt did for me.

The black and red theme was based on an old Motobecane I lusted after in the 70's, but never got my hands on.

mcscholt said...

BB-
Do you have any photos of the blue bike built up?

BB said...

Mcsholt,

You can find the blue bike built up (just a few photos) in my flickr folder. You may have to wade through a few others to get there.....

http://www.flickr.com/photos/10703870@N06/943701478/in/photostream/


-BB

mcscholt said...

BB-
Thanks for the link. Those are some nice bicycles! Did JB do the paint? I can't remember ever seeing box lining on a JPW frame.

graeme said...

JB did do the paint. The Porteur striping was a little mechanical because it was done with tape. After that I talked to JB about hand striping and he found a hotrod striper that did it by hand and is truly incredible. That guy did the blue bike. JB is the best (along with Baylis) but you have to be ready for the wait.