Thanks for the comments, Terry. I used to go to the Mississippi parades when I was going to an Air Force school at Biloxi, but they don't compare to the ones in New Orleans. We really had a good time. I'm glad my son convinced me to go. 932 days ago
Thanks for your nice comment on my "Walking Cast and New Bike" blog. Although not as creative as painting, choosing a bike frame and specifying components, is an outlet for my creative side.
I carefully considered the various color choices of the frame. I considered orange and red. I selected Sparkle Blue because that "glow in the dark" color is unique to Canfield.
A lot of bike builders select components that are flashy. When building your own bike, you have a wide choice of accent colors. Cranks, handle bars, seat posts, stems, headsets, forks, wheels, seats and pedals come in colors ranging from basic black, to a rainbow of solid and anodized colors.
Unfortunately, some home-built bikes are a symphony of clashing colors. I considered a black frame, which allows the use of an accent color. Most people go with red with black. My 9:Zero:7 Fat Bike is orange with a touch of blue for an accent color.
The light blue of my new Nimble 9 frame is a difficult color to work with. A little dash of yellow or red would look OK. However, I went with basic black for component choices. There are always a natural metal component such as chains, disk brakes and rear cogs that look good with any color.
The light blue frame with neutral components should give the bike a tranquil appearance. The other part of creating a bike is that I bought exactly the drivetrain, tires and brakes that I prefer. Then I shopped all the online bike shops to get the components at rock-bottom prices. I also know that some brands are over-priced and are really status symbols. Yes, snobbery exists in cycling just like in fashion.
I bent your ear enough. Thanks for your unwavering support.