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View Poll Results: How would you refinish this Moots RSL?
Repaint fork same green as frame with no decals 15 34.88%
Strip frame, etched decals; strip fork, no decals 11 25.58%
Strip frame, standard decal on DT, leave fork alone 13 30.23%
Paint fork decals to tie in with green/yellow or grey on frame 4 9.30%
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Old 06-13-2018, 12:19 PM
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Moots RSL - (Re)finished

Calling on the collective design opinions of the group...

I recently purchased this Moots RSL from River. It's in beautiful condition, save for a small nick in the Moots logo you can see in the pic. It came with an ENVE fork, red accents, Record10, and other fancy bits n bobs. I intended to do a full rebuild from the frame up, sell some of those parts, and repurpose others. I'm stalling out a bit though on what to do with the frame/fork finish on it though to get everything harmonized a bit more, and to skirt the "those are Oregon Ducks colors" comments likely to come given where I live...

Here's the planned build:

Record 10 Carbon Group
Reynolds Attack / DT 240 Tubulars (climbing setup)
Reynolds Strike 62mm Clinchers (aero setup)
CK SV Black HS
Ritchey WCS carbon Stem/Post (or) Moots Stem/Post
Airone 00 Saddle
FSA Nano K-Force Bars
Supercaz Black Tape
Arundel Cages (or) Moots King Cages

And here are the options for finishing the frame:

1. Have fork painted to match green on frame, no decals on fork
2. Have frame stripped, finished, and white decals put on DT, leave fork alone
3. Have frame stripped, etched logos, and fork stripped and cleared black
4. Have fork decals painted green/yellow or grey to tie in with existing frame

How would y'all do it?
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Old 06-13-2018, 12:50 PM
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Usually against painting Ti frames, but your other options are so common which makes #1 really unique.

I would repaint the whole bike green, keep the grey "MOOTS" logo and have black fork with decals in green that match the frame. Since the green is fairly dark, I think it'd blend with a black fork really well.
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Old 06-13-2018, 12:54 PM
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IDK. I'd just leave it as is. Or use a black fork.

Don't just do a bare ti thing.
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Old 06-13-2018, 12:58 PM
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grabbed from google.
i dont think id be against a fully green moots :P
it does stand out for sure.
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Old 06-13-2018, 12:58 PM
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I change my vote to paint the fork green.
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Old 06-13-2018, 01:18 PM
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I should add, the paint quality on the frameset is top notch and was done by Spectrum Powder in Colorado.

Unfortunately, they didn't keep records of the exact color, so I'd be relying on the new painter to get it to be a perfect match.

Fortunately, I'm in Portland, and Black Magic paint is who I've been talking to, so the likelihood of everything turning out great is very high. I'm trying to figure a time to stop in to see them on Friday and talk options/prices...

I guess another fun option would be to have a stem painted to match the green, so the whole front end is the same, and the back is all matching titanium.
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Old 06-13-2018, 01:28 PM
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Maybe make sure it fits and you like it before investing in refinishing? Just a thought. Otherwise, I would leave the fork, strip, and etch the logos.
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Old 06-13-2018, 02:54 PM
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If I recall correctly from a few threads, you've said you're a big fan of etched logos. That's certainly one end of the simple Ti aesthetic spectrum and this is a great candidate for that look; Moots done simply and cleanly are just classic.

I like color and would probably want a strip and really cool (though not complex) paint, especially if Black Magic were involved!
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Old 06-13-2018, 02:59 PM
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#3, but leave the fork as is.
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Old 06-13-2018, 03:19 PM
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Vote for riding it for 3 months and then revisiting this discussion
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Vote for riding it for 3 months and then revisiting this discussion
Well, my reputation does precede me...

I have at least ridden it already. It's a fun bike. On the small side for me, so it's a lots-of-post, lots-of-stem type setup. But I thought it handled great and felt very efficient. Shocker, right?

Anyway, have an appt. to get some ideas and estimates from Black Magic on Friday, so we'll see what shakes out there.
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Old 06-13-2018, 04:58 PM
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I am not a green fan myself, but if the paint is very high quality, I would definitely leave it as is. For a green bike, it actually looks pretty great.

Or if its a bit too small, just send it to me and I will get over my aversion to green bikes!
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...Anyway, have an appt. to get some ideas and estimates from Black Magic on Friday, so we'll see what shakes out there.
Met and spoke with the Black Magic folks at NAHBS Sacto, very impressed both in skill and vision. Leaving it in their hands based on some loosely defined wants sounds like the perfect solution.
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Met and spoke with the Black Magic folks at NAHBS Sacto, very impressed both in skill and vision. Leaving it in their hands based on some loosely defined wants sounds like the perfect solution.
Indeed. With a few minor exceptions, I celebrate their entire catalog...

http://www.blackmagicpaint.com/galleries/
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#3, but leave the fork as is.
Ding, ding, ding! But that all depends on what color water bottle caps you will use....
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