PROJECT: Quirk Deep Fade
BUILDER: Quirk Cycles
FINISH: Rob has been somewhat prolific this year and he shows no sign of slowing down. With every new frameset, comes a fresh opportunity to create a new aesthetic and once again we've risen to the challenge.
Off the back of the highly technical and detailed Quirk Aurora Borealis themed bike, this finish is somewhat subdued but no less impressive in the flesh. We've been working with Rob to finesse a few layouts that we hope will develop into becoming recognisable and affordable signature 'Quirk' designs; this is one such finish.
Inspired by modern NJS style paint and a taking cues from some high-end cars, this design features a 'top-down' (or a 'bottom-up'!) fade arranged in such a way that almost every tube has it's own gradient or 'colour junction'.
We've taken the customer's colour suggestions and gone one step further by utilising House of Kolor 'Kandy Basecoats'; specialist pearls which offer much of the depth and dynamics associated with traditional candy products but are a little more straightforward to apply. The Quirk and Columbus branding has been picked out in a flat black (an essential groundcoat colour for this type of paint) which is crisp and clean against the playful metallic effects in the blue and purple.
One final point of note that we wouldn't tend to mention is the sheen; a crisp, clean and lustrous gloss is something we aim for on every project... but the candy base colours are brought to life once under a well polished clearcoat.
[Images by Nikoo Hamzavi]