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Old 08-19-2008, 09:38 AM   #1
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Talking Why do they do it?

Why do manufacturers pain front fork tubes silver? And why such a crappy color of silver?
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Old 08-19-2008, 09:42 AM   #2
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mine are gold... it's the only thing on the whole bike that is gold... there is other silver, why not paint it silver?
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Old 08-19-2008, 09:42 AM   #3
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isnt it stainless steel? or aluminum?


probably cost to much to stain, powder, dye the metal

keep cost down...some more expensive bikes have colored tubes
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Old 08-19-2008, 09:50 AM   #4
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I own a paint and body shop and could paint them, I was just curious as to why they were silver.
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Old 08-19-2008, 09:51 AM   #5
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They are prone to rock chips and silver won't show them as much as black ones or other colors.
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I have gold too. HATE em.. but they match the wave rotors. Nothing else on the bike is gold
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