One of the rad parts about NAHBS is that you not only get to see the work of great builders, but also the art that is displayed on top of those builds like that from Dark Matter Finishing. After getting his start at Spectrum Powder Works, Ollie Cleveland set off on his own the day after Spectrum was sold in 2016. Now, Ollie focuses exclusively on paint, though he says powder coating and Ti anodizing is in the works for the future. If the bikes in his booth are any indication, Dark Matter Finishing has a bright future as one of the premiere finishing outfits around…
Even though it wasn’t the only Star Wars inspired paint theme at NAHBS, this Boba Fett themed Caletti was an eye catcher. Every line and detail was so clean.
From the two opposite sides, it would be easy to mistake this Alliance as two different bikes. Definitely not the first paint scheme with a split personality, but it was really well done.
Finally, the colors on this Retrotec made it a stand out. I wouldn’t expect this color combination to be a winner, but it works very well.