I don't want to share some of the design aspects until the bike is at the show. Then, given time, I'll post more information about behind the scenes on the Berlin Bike.
We had a large group of Seveneers working on this project, including: Matt O., Staci, Yoshi, Skip, Tim, Stef, Mike S., Karl, Graham, Neil, and some others that helped out in various ways. This was truly a group project in every sense. Thanks to everyone that helpled make this project happen. It was better because of everyone's involvement and teamwork.
And a special thanks to Jim at Harris Cyclery, who built the wheels for the bike. They are crazy--the wheels, I mean.
Following are a few of the paint textual templates we used for the bike.
Staci's method for determing which color goes where on the fender.
Yoshi painted the frame and fork. Many subtle details and a few layers. Here he is applying a decal in one orientation, over a "decal" that's at a different orientation--"Seven" overlaid on "Berlin". We wanted Berlin and Seven to feel intertwined and inseperable--both in the decaling and in the feel of the project.
The final steps tomorrow--the day before the show.