First and foremost we are engineers and designers — craftsmen. The Baum aesthetic isn’t cute or whimsical. It draws on the heritage
of racing and hard riding, and is inspired by the uncompromising worlds of motorsport and aeronautics. It shouldn't be surprising then
that the bikes are masked, painted and finished with the same precision and care that goes into their engineering and fabrication.
All our paint comes from automotive paint specialists, PPG. Wet application and baking are both done in house, with the masking and lay-up done by eye and two very steady hands. All bands, stripes and pinstripes are done in paint rather than by decal because we’re fussy about little details. On the Ristretto, Cordata and Wills even the model designations are done in wet lay-up (other models use a decal and clear coat).
Of course we also do nude titanium (and stainless steel) frames. As with everything else, we do our own ball-burnishing and sand blasting here in our Geelong factory.
Paint schemes for road and track
We offer four basic schemes for our road bikes: traditional double bands, a traditional three-quarter scheme, and on our titanium models (or Ristrettos with oversized tubes), the option of the muscular GT range of schemes. We understand that colour selection is personal and can help you make a selection with confidence.
Our mountain bike schemes are consistent across the model-range, featuring the same motorsport-inspirered typography as the GT-R road bikes, straight-cut bands and model designations on the underside of the down-tube.
In keeping with tourer’s natural bias toward utility, we prepare touring bikes in beautiful, solid colours or nude titanium with the traditional Baum logotype and model designation.
Personal preference and special requests can be accommodated at extra cost. If you’ve been having recurring dreams about something specific we’re open to negotiation on how we can make them into reality for you.
If you’re unsure about colour or how to articulate the direction you’d like us to take with your bike we can develop a scheme by working from a favourite object, graphic or motif. The examples shown below are all bespoke finishes developed for customers based on such a brief.
Gulf/TAG Heur Ristretto
Martini Racing Cubano
1968 Ansett livery Corretto
Gulf Oil Corretto
What about full custom paintwork?
Unlike many custom builders, we don’t allow free reign when it comes to paint customisation. We’ll admit to being picky about the way our bikes look on the road and trail because while your bike most definitely says something about you, it can’t help but to also speak about us.
Together we’ll devise a paint scheme, colour selection and component kit that makes your heart skip a beat; because we know as well as any good tailor does that the only way we get to look good is by making you look great.
Personal frame options
It’s our pleasure to accommodate your preference in frame options. We’re more than happy to prepare your frame with singlespeed, track or vertical drop-outs, alternative hub or BB spacing, an integrated seat post, the addition of a pump peg, chain hanger, rack or number mounts. We regularly prepare bikes with S+S couplings for customers whose travel schedules demand convenient portage. The addition of your name or country’s flag to the top tube are additional points of personalisation. If it’s within your budget, it’s generally within our ability and we love to talk possibilities.