Getting Creative with Colourful Chains

Dion Brink recently took us on an amazingly creative journey, featuring an exceptional chain from Definitive Bikes. We followed the restoration & re-creation of his fixie from start to finish and would like to share this with you.

Our journey started with a glimpse of some loose parts, before and after powder coating in white, blue and red.

A few weeks later we caught a glimpse of another step in Dion’s creative process, some parts being gas welded.

And then a sneak peek at various aspects of the project that were nearing completion.

Next up was a big reveal, the chain. His chain of choice was a vibrant red chain from Definitive Bikes, Taya’s Super Single -Ξ± in the teflon coated series.

This uniquely attractive, light weight, special half-link chain is recommended for front/rear-motor e-bikes, cycles fitted with internal gear hubs or fixed-gear bicycles. Its plates have an asymmetrical design, putting the chain closer to the gear sprocket. The short plate design makes it much easier to find the correct transmission length compared to standard chains.

The teflon coated series provides anti-corrosion and self-lubricating properties and comes in some amazingly vibrant colours such as red, green, blue and orange.

Finally, after much anticipation, we got to see the completed work of art.

But Dion didn’t just end it there. Over the next few weeks we were taken on a colour filled journey of this bike.

Definition of color 😍 Color 🎨 is the element of art πŸ–Œ that is produced when light, striking an object, is reflected back to the πŸ‘ There are three 3️⃣ properties to color. First is hue, which simply means the name we give to a color (red ❀️ yellow πŸ’› blue πŸ’™ etc.) The second property is intensity, which refers to the strength and vividness 😍 of the color. For example, we may describe the color blue as “royal” (bright, rich, vibrant) or “dull” (grayed). The third and final property of color is its value, meaning its lightness πŸŒ• or darkness πŸŒ‘ The terms shade and tint are in reference to value #ilovecolor #color #red #blue #white #green #art #reflection #fixie #fixielove #project #positivevibes #artist #urbanlife #hipster #citylife #1gear #novatec #tayachain #continental #newtown #johannesburg

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And it looks like Dion already has something planned for his next colourful project. We can’t wait to see the end result of β€œThe Color Wheel”!

Featured Definitive Bikes Product:
Taya’s Super Single -Ξ±