Toc bikes look sharp in black and nickel, and with black you don't have the headache and guilt involved in attempting to match the original colour. Still, I've been thinking of building one bike that is not black. The 1918 CCM catalogue lists colour options like French grey, with blue or red sunburst head; green with gold stripes; and road cart red. Recently I found this period photo of a rather stern looking woman atop a bike that could have been French grey although it's hard to tell with a black and white photo. If you have an og paint toc bike or come across an old photo of one, please post pics here!