Brian’s frame back from Spectrum
I have to say, I dig it. I love the darts and the masked off seat tube sleeve. I love the little touches like the grey on the seat tube bottle bosses and the rings around the outside of the bb shell. They even trimmed the brazed on stainless chainstay protector in grey. I hate that the low spots on the head tube fillets show up though:( I didn’t realize how much the paint would accentuate those spots until it was too late for this frame and my cross bike. That shit won’t happen again, if I have to buy a can of primer and check it myself before I’m done.
That wouldn’t be my first choice for base color, but evidently it wasn’t Brian’s choice either. Brian isn’t too happy, he wanted an “industrial browny bronze” but got pastel yellow instead. They did hit the XTR Grey nail pretty squarely on the head, though.
Currently, he’s got an email in to Spectrum asking them for a redo. They were pretty easy to work with when he was discussing colors and artwork and all that stuff, now that they have his $425 we’ll see how their customer service is. (Note to self, always specify color codes when having a frame painted)