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  1. #1
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    Line drawing of a bike frame

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    Hi there.
    My husband has decided to spring for a custom Seven ID8! Long story, but let's say I'm behind it 100%. Some day, I'll get one of my own.
    He'd like to get it painted and has been thinking about some color schemes. BUT...Grrr...the Seven site does not have any way to play with different custom color combinations (granted, that's probably a tall order programming wise, as it's not just one design in different colors....it's TOTALLY custom paint - single color, zebra stripes, polka dots, blocks, whatever).
    So..We'd like to play around with some markers (high-tech, I know) and try some different ideas. I can't find a line drawing of a bike, tho', to guide us.
    Anyone know where we can find a good drawing of a bike so we can make like a couple of kids and play coloring???
    Does anyone have any thoughts on other options to tackle this problem?
    Thanks!

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    IM me your email address and i will send you a pdf that i got from Bianchi.
    with a good graphics program you can screen capture it and then use it as a jpg
    Last edited by mimitabby; 12-12-2006 at 01:01 PM.
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    Might I suggest something? If you are going to do this coloring by hand on paper instead of on computer (as in Photoshop etc), then I would go to a good art supply store and hand pick some colored pencils in the colors you are considering. Magic markers are not going to look like you want them to- the colors will be way too dark and/or saturated. Pencils come in ALL colors and hues, and will stay true to their color as you apply them- also much neater results. They can cost more than cheap magic marker sets...but if you narrow your choices down to maybe a dozen or so colors before you go get them, then it will be feasable. A good art supply store will have a BIG stand with perhaps a couple hundred colors of pencils.
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    Thanks!
    Yeah, I was kind of wondering if my trusty Sharpies would be up to the task. (To say nothing of the fact that DH is leaning towards their metallic paint!)
    This may stretch my computer skills to their limit!

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    I'd recommend asking Seven to send you color (paint) swatches. I really don't think that you'll be able to see the results that you want by using markers or colored pencils. A semblance, yes, but reality, probably not. Although as long as you know the colors are going to be a bit off playing with pencils or markers should give you a general idea.

    Also - make sure to look at the color swatches in daylight, on both sunny and cloudy days.

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    While it sounds like you've got more than a simple paint scheme in mind, the Serrotta site has a little java applet that lets you play with some basic concepts and colors (http://www.serotta.com/pages/paintit.html). Sure, you're going to buy a Seven, but it is the web and, well, consider it just window shopping :-)
    Last edited by Thorn; 12-12-2006 at 02:42 PM. Reason: Attmpt to fix the URL

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    VERY cool! thanks
    (take the right paren off and the link will work)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thorn View Post
    While it sounds like you've got more than a simple paint scheme in mind, the Serrotta site has a little java applet that lets you play with some basic concepts and colors (http://www.serotta.com/pages/paintit.html). Sure, you're going to buy a Seven, but it is the web and, well, consider it just window shopping :-)
    what a bummer! it doesn't work in either Firefox or Internet Explorer!
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    It is probably your security settings. I have it running it both IE7 and Firefox 2.0. In both cases, I get a dialog that pops up that asks if I'm willing to trust the component. While I'm normally a rather skeptical sort, in this case I agreed to run the unsigned code. Also, it is a java applet so if you have a version of XP without Java it won't run.

    [Large Disclaimer: if you don't have confidence in the site that is trying to run a java applet or an active X control you should never, ever run it, regardless of who told you it was OK]

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    It works for me, and it's way fun!
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    Yeah - very fun, but all those frames ended up looking as I wanted it, not as DH has been thinking!
    I've been playing with a combo of markers (yeah, I know....not ideal), the Bianchi pdf from Mimi (Thanks, perfect!), and am now perfectly content to hand it all over to DH, as it's his bike after all and there's only so much playing I can do.
    Thanks everyone!

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    I had to download an upgraded Java thing and then it worked.
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