Thursday in the shop


Coolhand out the door!

This is a one-off paint scheme, which is not really what Speedvagen is all about, but sometimes we need to try out new ideas and this is part of that process.Thankfully I have gracious customers, who'll put their trust in me and let me loose with their bike and their money, (too crass?).

The bare frameset was sold recently though the velocipedesalon (thanks Vsalon!) and the new owner (let's call him Mr. Awesome), who also happens to have a rad SV SM cross bike on order, allowed me to try some stuff out on this new frame. Much of the graphic layout (shapes, not colors) is consistent with what we did on the Road SM's. The main change is that I wanted to visually fill out the empty space on the top of the DT and the bottom of the TT, plus I wanted some of the graphic colors to carry onto the seattube between the BB and the TT, rather than having a big blank space.

A snippet from an earlier  email exchange with Mr. Awesome:

Mr. A- "Sacha, Based on the photos, in my opinion, that may be one of the nicest SV’s ever"

Me- "I agree"

Check the gallery below for the full spread.


Posted on August 19, 2010 and filed under Uncategorized.