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    Thomson silver with brushed titanium frame

    Ok, this goes into the category of spending too much time looking down at my bike while watching Coach Troy on the DVD but does the Thomson silver components match, at least somewhat, brushed titanium?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lookbiker
    Ok, this goes into the category of spending too much time looking down at my bike while watching Coach Troy on the DVD but does the Thomson silver components match, at least somewhat, brushed titanium?

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    Depends on how sensitive your color judgment is.

    Brushed titanium usually has a yellowish cast to it, while the Thomson stems and most silver anodized components are very neutral gray, much whiter than titanium.

    I don't like near misses in color matching (personal bias) so I'd avoid it by going with a black stem instead.
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    I have exactly that combination and far prefer it to the black. I also run polished and anodised aluminium alloy brakes, crankset and derailleurs ( Campy C record, including Delta brakes, not available in any other colour)

    Titanium is a distinctly different colour from aluminium and in my opinion they are far enough apart to be a deliberate contrast rather than a near miss.

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    pretty poor photo, but it'll give you a rough idea....

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    I really like the muted color combo of Ti with silver.
    My old Merlin mtb was like that.
    Silver everything with removed stickers.
    Left everyone guessing.

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    i had a seven duo 29er with the brushed frame and had silver thompson parts on it. looked great!
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    As long as it works fine and isn't too odd.............Does it really matter? Is it a show bike or a bike you ride?
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    They have enough in common to blast down it.

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    I'm not sure if they make a seatpost to match, but Deda offers a their Zero stem and handlebar in a finish that is very close to ti. I thin they call it "dark metal" or something like that.

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    Here's a picture of my bike ...

    ... with a silver Thompson stem, before I replaced it with a ti stem. I think the seatpost and stem should match, though silver works well with ti. By the way, the Deda "metal" colora is what my handlebars are, and it does not really match either ti or aluminum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ziscwg
    As long as it works fine and isn't too odd.............Does it really matter? Is it a show bike or a bike you ride?

    I ride plenty- rain and sleet, etc but now that I'm indoors for the winter, time to tinker between sessions on the rollers.

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