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01-14-2019, 08:13 PM
Anyone done pinstriping on their bike, either by a professional or DIY? My all black bike needs a bit of color and I am thinking that pinstriping might be one way to all add a dash of color without compromise the aesthetics of the bike. If I do pinstriping, I will probably have a professional do it because I have no artistic talent. But, I am curious of anyone has had pinstriping added to their bike as an aesthetic augmentation? Any pointers to images of bike pinstriping would also be appreciated.

01-14-2019, 08:49 PM
The Motorola MX Leaders sometimes had a thin red stripe down the top tube, like this one: https://forums.thepaceline.net/showthread.php?t=230598

I think I've seen a black MX Leader with a gold side pinstripe, but I'm failing at finding it right now.

This Weigel-ized Raleigh is killer: https://www.flickr.com/photos/87558561@N00/sets/72157659231705781

This 1910 Columbia has some great box-work pinstriping: https://thecabe.com/forum/threads/1910-columbia-pope-mfg-mens-roadster-model-012.99541/

Bruce K
01-15-2019, 06:13 AM
My Zanconato sinhje doeed CX bike has pinstripes around the lugs.

I loved it when I had it done. Kind of over it now.

I think if you could find someone who was good at freehand “hot rod” style pinstripes who could do something more “flowy” it would be cool.

Probably pretty pricey.


01-15-2019, 07:03 AM
Sorry--doubled up!

01-15-2019, 07:04 AM
If you just wanted a simple line, you can get pinstripe tape in various widths--the stuff I worked with was not super thin vinyl, but relatively easy to apply.

(I used it for a cabinetry project in place of painting the bottom of miles of accent groves...)

Pinstriping--or 'lining' lugs--you need a good touch and the right brushes IME

01-15-2019, 08:36 AM
Get a buegler pinstriping tool and Kemper large fluid writer pen and have at it.

01-15-2019, 08:50 AM
Peter Weigle has some really cool bikes where he did some handsome pinstriping.