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Monday, December 27, 2010

Pigeon Blood and Cream, ummmm






22 comments:

Silk Hope said...

Now you'er talkin!!

Margadant said...

I'm liking this combination; maybe more than the black and red.

Gunnar Berg said...

Which one? My God man, vote! Declare your colors!

Erik said...

As someone who may have suggested, in some part, the move towards the teal side of the spectrum, I must sheepishly admit that I can't decide between these two--both fabulous choices. And, I might add, a cut above the black/red combo. How OCD are you about cleaning your bikes, Gunnar?

Gunnar Berg said...

Erik,
Very, very, very clean.

Erik said...

Well, that does it...the only cure is to get the teal one.

Mimbres Man said...

I like the cream and blood. Very classy.
Don't really like teal. A friend has a teal colored Coconino. Sweet bike, but the color is not my favorite.

Johann Rissik said...

The top one. Teal is a Microsoft colour ;)

Gunnar Berg said...

Part of the problem with "teal" is the bogus name, which has nothing to do with the teal duck as I know it. It would be a better color if it was called "kinda a greenish blue", which it was until about 20 years ago.

Johann Rissik said...

Come to think of it, that's not pigeon blood and cream. It's some special brew and it's head of foam? Surely?

Anonymous said...

teal is the official color of my university. It has always been my least favorite color. I hate colors that don't know what the fuck they are.

mw

Gunnar Berg said...

I love tertiary colors.

Anonymous said...

I noticed, from the big X above . . . :-)

mw

Mark Stonich said...

Blood and Cream - Bellissimo

I haven't checked in lately but just saw that someone actually brought up burying Chris' magnificent shorelines under lug lining. Don't tell Chris, he might have a stroke.

Lug lining was invented to hide sloppy brazing. Some Paramounts had lining on the tubes, following the Nervex Pro lug edges. But a few mm out so as not to obscure the workmanship. Classy!

Gunnar Berg said...

Mark,
Thanks. Coming from you, that means a lot to me.

Gunnar Berg said...

Mark,
And your take on lug lining is thought provoking.

Mark Stonich said...

This discussion of colors reminds me of a pair of frames Terry Osell built for a couple. They wanted their bikes to look like a matched set. Trouble was he wanted them to be silver and she wanted burgundy. Terry's solution was perfect. The husband got a burgundy head tube and she got a silver one.

Each looked fine by itself, but together they looked fabulous.

You may have mentioned this earlier but, will you be having Chris build up the bike? I'd love to see it.

Gunnar Berg said...

Yeah, Chris. Maybe a month or so after his surgery. I'll let you know. Barron wants to see it too. Maybe I'll grab Dex and we can get together when he's finishing up before paint. My turn to buy.

Mark Stonich said...

Gunnar,
The reason I asked if Chris was building up the bike, instead of just the frame, is that I wanted to know if you will be picking up a ready to ride bike.

It would be nice to show you some of the great riding we have here in the cities.

Gunnar Berg said...

After I get it built I'll bring it up and we can go for a ride.

Masini said...

Hey Gunnar - couldn't remember where you wrote about it, but I just posted an ad from one of my scans for Bartali razors. It's on the right side of my site and links to an ebay search. Feel free to steal it. I'll try to find more for you!

Gunnar Berg said...

Too late. I already stole it the day you posted the scans and had it on the right side of MY blog for a couple of days. Who would have thought there would that many variations of Bartali blades?

I think your scans are absolutely terrific! Thanks for taking the time to post them.