Erik got the PG-40 back from Spectrum, overall it's unbelievably rad; but there is a slight problem. Let's start looking at pictures and I'll explain as we go.
Peacock Groove: PG-40
and for reference, the vehicle that inspired the paint scheme
I think the dropouts came out gorgeous, and I'm digging that detail on the inside of the hanger
single racing stripe
and this is where things start to get a bit dicey
see this skull? that is not the Bike Jerks skull. I am a grown man and I have no interest in putting stupid skulls on my bike. I am however very interested in putting my logo on it (and everything else). Sure to some extent it's just semantics, but when I'm draped all over this thing turning myself inside out and dripping sweat, I want to be dripping sweat on a goddamn Bike Jerks skull. Not this stand in.
What I'm most bummed about is that artwork was supplied and it was made clear that this was what was wanted in the oval. They didn't ask if it was okay to change the graphics, and they didn't notify us at all. They just did it. When you're paying the better part of a grand for a paint job, you expect perfection. Clearly I am not 100% satisfied with the work.
Hopefully they'll take care of it, but the thing is, there's no way I want to send this thing back for another month or so. It's prime riding season and I don't want this to leave MPLS again (unless of course I'm on it). Anyway, we'll see what they say. Best case scenario is that they can fix it over the winter. Worst case scenario is that I live with it or have one of the sticker homies hook up a sticker to cover it.
As for the rest of the paint, I absolutely love it and think that Spectrum did a phenomenal job of interpreting the graphics of the race car and turning it into a unique and stunning bicycle. They did all of this out of powder coat, not paint. It's pretty impressive.
now back to more pictures
note the masking and detail on the crown matches the dropouts
Erik still has to fabricate the stainless chainguard, drill the brake hole in the fork, face, chase, and frame saver it. When I get back from NYC, I'll start the build.
I am so thrilled at how it turned out, it's a way prettier bike than I could have ever hoped for.
Big thanks to Erik for getting it done on time, and imagining such a lovely paint scheme.
Fork and Dropouts
The Clock Starts Ticking
Dropouts, Chainstays, Fork Crown