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Old September 2nd, 2012, 9:33 PM   #1
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Default What would you do?

I recently bought a wicked and powdercoated it Candy Apple Red....don't ask why. I just did.

what color stickers would you apply?

Black, Yellow, or white?

the red is a bit towards the orange side in the light

I have black and I have yellow in the shop, and I would have to purchase white

thank you in advance for those who care to respond...
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Old September 2nd, 2012, 10:30 PM   #2
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My first thought was white....but then I read that you already had the other two. Honestly, I think they'd all look good.
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Old September 3rd, 2012, 2:11 AM   #3
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Yellow and red always reminds me of McDonalds, so I tend to steer clear of that color combination. The white would look really clean and classic though.
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Old September 3rd, 2012, 1:16 PM   #4
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Yellow and orangish red would look great. White would be my second choice.
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Old September 3rd, 2012, 1:24 PM   #5
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I'd post a picture or two of the frame

That said, I'd prob lean white or black
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Old September 3rd, 2012, 2:56 PM   #6
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Old September 3rd, 2012, 3:21 PM   #7
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Black would look pretty sweet--and you've got 'em to try.
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Old September 3rd, 2012, 4:25 PM   #8
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I always thought the Wicked decals would look cool with a 3-D effect White lettering w/black. Not original but different.
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Old September 3rd, 2012, 5:57 PM   #9
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That paint looks amazing.

I have some silver outlined black ones - Gil makes them - I think they'd look good on the red.
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Old September 4th, 2012, 8:08 PM   #10
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Bag the decals and have Jen Green make you a wicked nice head badge!

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Old September 4th, 2012, 8:08 PM   #11
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I have one...

not sure if I will put it on as it is brass
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silver.
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That paint looks amazing.

I have some silver outlined black ones - Gil makes them - I think they'd look good on the red.
Where can I get a set of these FU<KN FAT CHANCE decals?

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Default FU<KN FAT CHANCE decals

Hallo MikeyNYC,

You can get these decals from Gil in the UK.

Only search the UK forum on retrobike for the user gil_m.

Here the links:

Website: http://www.thecycleshed.co.uk/

feetback Forum: http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5716

mail: gil@thecycleshed.co.uk

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Where can I get a set of these FU<KN FAT CHANCE decals?

I'll send you these for postage if you want them.
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Hallo MikeyNYC,

You can get these decals from Gil in the UK.

Only search the UK forum on retrobike for the user gil_m.

Here the links:

Website: http://www.thecycleshed.co.uk/

feetback Forum: http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5716

mail: gil@thecycleshed.co.uk

Greetings Helmut (Syborg)

Thank you!!
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I'll send you these for postage if you want them.
Message sent!!
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Old September 7th, 2012, 11:52 AM   #18
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I went with basic black...

it has that understated stealth look

I will post pix when I get it completed...

the whole decal application thing is nerve wracking every time...

you get one shot to make sure they are straight and bubble free
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lovely color, on the pix. w/ the yo fork and black king hs... looks tasty!
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Old September 8th, 2012, 1:05 AM   #20
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Colker thanks

Not a yo fork, but a Igleheart Fork made with the proper wicked rake...

I bought it from RMP on this forum...

I hope my build will do it justice, I have a couple of NOS derailleurs from Rumphy on the site too...
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Old June 20th, 2013, 10:25 AM   #21
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looking good!
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Reminds me of one of my favorite Yo Eddy's to pass through my stable (also painted candy apple red); stuck around for more than a few years. Was only able to find a couple pics, in a more of a commuting, with light trail, configuration (could on find two random pics of it):
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