Re: Blackened (7-10, update) Had a chance to paint the rims up. Was thinking of just black, or just gray, and came up with this. First, I painted them just black. Then I thought of a way to paint them with gray also. I taped off the inside flat area exposing the angled side of the rim, and sprayed it gray. And this is how they turned out. I also had a chance to come up with something for the handlebars. Started with these old ape hangers. Then I got 2 sections off this old exercise bike. Trimmed off the bolt holes to slide them on the smaller apehangers. And I have an idea for these steerhorns that came off a cutting board.