The color is equally worth mentioning. Mateo described to me a color somewhere between coffee, porter, and chocolate. A trip to the powder coaters turned up a color just acquired but never shot.....Dark Roast. It was a go. Its a textured matte brown with lighter brown flakes buried within, just like ground coffee. Brown really is a great color for bikes folks. It looks right at home under a layer of Flagstaff moon dust and I'm sure will be equally comfortable under mud or what ever other configuration of dirt you want to add. Its also a pretty close match to patinated iron in the desert or even carsonite trail markers.
As always, thank you Mateo for the cool project and enjoy your new bike!
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