of the prizes in Campy Only's 1,000,000th Visitor Contest was reader
Barry Collins. Barry won a Joe Bell paint job, which turned out to
be one of JB's more interesting assignments.
Barry rides and loves his Campy-equipped
Cannondale, but he wanted to know if JB could give it the
"look" of a lugged steel frame. JB responded with a
classic British-themed paint job that replicates traditional lugwork.
Here's what Barry had to say about the paint:
"You can't see it very well in
any pictures but the paint looks wet and is every bit as good as any
competition quality paint job one may see at an auto show. The
whole paint job is smooth to the touch and even the pin striping was
taped off during painting and filled in later for a totally even paint
job. Excluding the clear coat, and trust me there is a very
nice clear coat, there is no paint overlapping any other
paint on this bike. The
attention to detail and quality of the paint almost made it a crime to
ride, but then how would anyone know what an awesome bike I had?"
"Simply put Joe Bell works
his ass off for you. Even though I was not paying for this
paint job Joe worked with me to find what kind of colors I liked and
what I might like to use as accents and pin striping. He
didnít even laugh at me when I mentioned the idea of a classic
British paint job on a Cannondale."
And now, the bike:
learn more about Joe Bell's paint jobs: www.joebell.biz
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