Silver mudguards on a matt black frame?

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scottg
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Re: Silver mudguards on a matt black frame?

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peetee wrote: 27 Sep 2021, 12:11pm One mans Da Vinci is another mans Jackson Pollack.
One mans Jackson Pollack is another mans drop cloth.

Back on topic, Simworks Brass Honjos would look great with a black bike.
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Chris56
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Re: Silver mudguards on a matt black frame?

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Those look awesome mate!
Maillot Rouge
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Re: Silver mudguards on a matt black frame?

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To the OP.
No to silver with black.
No to black with black.
Mudguards are like white socks with sandals.No.
tatanab
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Re: Silver mudguards on a matt black frame?

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Maillot Rouge wrote: 27 Sep 2021, 8:24pm To the OP.
No to silver with black.
No to black with black.
Mudguards are like white socks with sandals.No.
How about red with green?
Unless a competition machine, a cycle looks naked without mudguards. :P
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Psamathe
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Re: Silver mudguards on a matt black frame?

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Chris56 wrote: 26 Sep 2021, 10:07am Ordered some SKS commuters in black to winter-proof my matt black commuter (Planet X London Road).

Annoyingly they sent me a set of silvers. Gut reaction is to send them back as I have not opened them.

To save the hassle i am wondering whether to just fit them and have a contrast, but am wondering whether they would look silly given the only silver elsewhere on the bike are brake discs and calipers.

What do you think?
If it were me I'd stick wanting black. It's a personal taste thing but e.g. I'm still searching round for some new black pedals for my black bike.

Returning them should be easy as they sent the wrong item (assuming you ordered black). Their mistake should mean they at least pay and you hopefully still have the packaging.

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Re: Silver mudguards on a matt black frame?

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Guys, the OP has fitted the silver mudguards and likes them. Enough already!
Chris56 wrote: 26 Sep 2021, 1:14pm Done!
Just fitted them and they look ace!
Jupestar
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Re: Silver mudguards on a matt black frame?

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A photo would complete the story…
cycle tramp
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Re: Silver mudguards on a matt black frame?

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Maillot Rouge wrote: 27 Sep 2021, 8:24pm To the OP.
No to silver with black.
No to black with black.
Mudguards are like white socks with sandals.No.
Mudguards are such an essential part of the bike that they should be considered part of the frame...
...around where I live, the lanes are covered in a mixture of thin farm slurry and mud.... without even basic mudguards you'll be covered in the stuff...
...And let's not forget that with a decent mud flap on the front mudguard- the mudguards stop the rear tyre from flinging rain water onto your seat post were it will run down the seat tube into the frame, as well as keeping rain water from entering your pedal, bottom bracket, and steering bearings..
Chris56
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Re: Silver mudguards on a matt black frame?

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keyboardmonkey wrote: 27 Sep 2021, 9:46pm Guys, the OP has fitted the silver mudguards and likes them. Enough already!
:lol: :lol:

One thing I love about this forum is the helpful advice people offer.

They certainly kept the road dirt off both me and the frame this morning so I highly recommend the SKS Commuters. They are also easy to fit to a bike with disc brakes due to only having a single stay at the front
Chris56
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Re: Silver mudguards on a matt black frame?

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tatanab wrote: 27 Sep 2021, 9:08pm
Maillot Rouge wrote: 27 Sep 2021, 8:24pm To the OP.
No to silver with black.
No to black with black.
Mudguards are like white socks with sandals.No.
How about red with green?
Unless a competition machine, a cycle looks naked without mudguards. :P red.jpg
Now that looks ace! I also agree that some bikes look naked without them - just like my feet feel naked without socks, especially when wearing sandals :D
mattsccm
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Re: Silver mudguards on a matt black frame?

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Of coursew thw correct answer is that he shouldn't have a black bike. Barely tolerable for butchers bikes and genuine pre WW2 stuff but other wise the only black on a bike should be the tyre treads, brake blocks and the oil on the chain.
anything black looks heavy and dull. :lol:
francovendee
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Re: Silver mudguards on a matt black frame?

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Anything other than black on a black bike would be an improvement.
I don't know if I've mentioned it but I don't like black bikes. :)
pwa
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Re: Silver mudguards on a matt black frame?

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The rule with mudguard colour is that there are no rules. My main bike is a symphony of silver and black, and I like it that way. My own taste dictates that I stick to just those two colours. Introducing a third colour would be a bit yuck to my eyes.
cycle tramp
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Re: Silver mudguards on a matt black frame?

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pwa wrote: 28 Sep 2021, 8:38am My own taste dictates that I stick to just those two colours. Introducing a third colour would be a bit yuck to my eyes.
I'm trying to get has many different colours on my bike as possible- I'm hoping that by using conflicting colours I can achieve nausea in anyone who looks at it for over a minute. That way I can use a lighter bike lock :)
Jupestar
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Re: Silver mudguards on a matt black frame?

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I've given up trying to make it look good, as i prefer silver/chrome compentents, which are getting harder and harder to find. you always seem to need to comprimise on something to maintain that shine!.

I gave up after riding and flat top drop handlebars, realising how comfortable that position was to relax my hand when on the tops, and not being able to find anything similar in a chrome version, realising that the comprise of comfort made no sense, i now just bolt the most suitable bits together that suit me and don;tworry about what it looks like.
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