Hi there - i'm in the process of ordering a frame/fork through my local Gunnar/Waterford dealer. The guys i've been working with at the shop have been really great and I've been trying to find answers to as many of my questions as possible so i don't endlessly annoy them.
So far my important questions have been answered but the finish/paint choices are still confusing me.
I've heard/read a few different things at this point. I looked through the PPG color book at the shop and picked the "Pearl in Black (9601)." In the book it looks like a dark black with a very subtle hint of pearl in the light. I found an example of this color in the "Color of the Month Archive," and it looks much different than in the book (can't link to it, but it's from 4/30/6 on the archived colors page). Can anyone tell me if this color looks good on a finished bike? Any pictures/links of a bike in outdoor light in this color?
On the front page there's a link to the 2007 Model Overview pdf
In the document (p.4) it says that powder coating is available in gloss black and semi-gloss gray with no clear-coat over the decals. The guy i've been working with at the shop told me that powder-coating isn't available though.
Can anyone let me know if power-coating is available? If so what options are there. And does that Pearl in Black color look good on a finished bike, the sample pic makes it hard to tell.
As far as the decals - is there anywhere that shows the color list? We looked at a few that were on bikes they happened to have in the shop. The waterford site has a bunch of them shown, are the gunnar decals the same options?
Anyway - thanks a lot.. Since i started this project i've been trying to visualize the finished bike and getting these things sorted will help a lot!
My choice right now is this: (similar to the stock "Gunnar Black")
Pearl in Black (9601) frame/fork
Gunnar logo in grey with red-outline
No top-tube sticker
It's shaping up to ride and look great!