Re: [CR] Now: Camo-bikes; Was: Vintage fixie, headbadges and track-end-travesties


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Date: Sat, 24 Nov 2007 19:30:19 -0600
To: CR List <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: Re: [CR] Now: Camo-bikes; Was: Vintage fixie, headbadges and track-end-travesties
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From: John Thompson <johndthompson@gmail.com>


Dr. Paul Williams wrote:
> I suppose that there may also be the case of making a bike as
> inconspicuous as possible in order to prevent theft. I know many people
> who have had "no-name" town bikes which were subjected to the rattle-can
> paint-job and "dummed" down in order to hide original identity and to
> make them less likely to be nicked. Sort of "camo-bikes" so to speak.

After losing a nice frame I built for myself that way, I opted for an urban camo look for my next commuter bike:

http://www.os2.dhs.org/gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=10825

Park it with a bunch of gaudy K-Mart bikes and nobody gives it a second glance. But I've had it over 20 years now (and it was almost that old when I got it) and still going strong.

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John Thompson (john@os2.dhs.org)
Appleton WI USA