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Old 11-03-05, 02:38 PM   #1
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Who cares about color? (or colour)

Ok, have any of you bought a bike or frame based on the color alone? If so, what color? How many of you really care about what color your frame is? And why does that word look funny the more you look at it?
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I dont giva a **** what color my bike is as long as it rides nice.
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I do care what color my bike is. I wouldn't buy one frame over another because of color, but if a frame comes in a few colors I'll pick the one I like... and I have painted the bike I was riding at the time a number of times. I bought my kink empire revision b in black and then painted it red and then painted it white and grey camo. I painted it each time after about a year. I have had my Night Train for about two years now and have not yet painted it simply because I want to keep the powder coat, but I do want to get it chromoe plated. I'm an artist, I enjoy asthetics, I enjoy painting bikes, I enjoy my bike looking nice. I really think people who say, "Don't waste time doing blah blah, just ride your bike." are really stupid. It's really dumb. I ride my bike, I've been riding for almost 6 years now, I will ride for many more, I dont ride it 24/7, I do other things. I have time to paint my bike and do other things in life and still have fun riding. I can paint my bike and like how it looks and hear from my friends how pretty my bike is. It doesent make me any less of a rider and it doesent make someone anymore "hardcore" to not care what my bike looks like. I will agree that some people do take it too seriously and care more what their bikes look like than how they perform. I would never sacrifice performance for looks, but yes, I care about what color my bike is.
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All of my bikes are black ! (and one chrome)
I guess I really dont care about color !!

Really though, I just realized that....DOH !
My next bike does have to have some color !
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I do care what color my bike is. I wouldn't buy one frame over another because of color, but if a frame comes in a few colors I'll pick the one I like.
Ditto.
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There's a reason I'm asking. For 2006, GT has heaps of colors available, whereas Haro only has a few. The shop I work at part time has put the Haro bikes on sale, because they're having trouble selling them. How messed up is that? Sure, the kids that are getting them aren't all that dedicated if all they're worried about is color, but who would take a GT over a Haro based on color alone?
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See, that's stupid.. and now that I read my own comments, I'll add.. There nothing wrong with not caring what color your bike is, but to think it's necesary to be a "cooler" more "hardcore" bmxer like most do is stupid.
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There's a reason I'm asking. For 2006, GT has heaps of colors available, whereas Haro only has a few. The shop I work at part time has put the Haro bikes on sale, because they're having trouble selling them. How messed up is that? Sure, the kids that are getting them aren't all that dedicated if all they're worried about is color, but who would take a GT over a Haro based on color alone?
I have a 1982 Gt santa anna and its cromo, its a nicer bike but it rather ride a haro than it.
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All of my bikes are black ! (and one chrome)
I guess I really dont care about color !!

Really though, I just realized that....DOH !
My next bike does have to have some color !
Yeh almost all mine are black one chromo and one dark dark silver.
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I have a 1982 Gt santa anna and its cromo, its a nicer bike but it rather ride a haro than it.
Do you have a personal vendetta against the English language?
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Do you have a personal vendetta against the English language?
Not really, do you.
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if people care soo much about color, why don't we all just paint our bikes all our favorite colors. thats what i've always done.
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Old 11-03-05, 08:03 PM   #13
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Not really, do you.

seems that you do, seeing that you put a period instead of a question mark, which is right next to it.
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seems that you do, seeing that you put a period instead of a question mark, which is right next to it.

Yo queen lay the **** off this kid. You dont need to ***** at people because they dont use a question mark. Hell I dont punctuate inside my sentances ever, if that bothers you ill smile a little bit tonight.
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if people care soo much about color, why don't we all just paint our bikes all our favorite colors. thats what i've always done.
i agree... i just painted my fit pro black and sanded stuff down to metal so its black and chrome but i also agree with what someone else said in that there is no such color or anything to be a cooler or more hardcore biker.. you could have flowers on your bike but pull a t whip of a hip and everyone woould totally change what they think of you...
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No, I've never chosen a bike due to the color. I choose my bikes by smell.
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No, I've never chosen a bike due to the color. I choose my bikes by smell.
Titanium never loses that new bike smell.
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Yeah, rub it in, you poser!



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How about some sympathy here? Monday, I was in Sydney, so no bike riding. Tuesday, get home from work, have to do something about 2 foot tall grass on the side of the house in blazing heat. Wednesday, get home from work, mow the lawn in blazing heat. Thursday, get home from work, kiss wife, hug kids, kick dog, change clothes, go to work at bike shop until 8. Finally, it's Friday. Get home from work later than normal, as it's been raining since the minute I left. That new bike looks real nice locked up in the garage.
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Wow, I'm sorry. Did you have enough time to shave your legs though?
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Wow, I'm sorry. Did you have enough time to shave your legs though?
Have you got me confused with a roadie? I'm all fat tires and BMX, thank you.
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Have you got me confused with a roadie? I'm all fat tires and BMX, thank you.

I'm all spare tire and Big Macs.
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I'm all Fat Tires, thank you.
That's quite possibly the most overrated beer on the planet. It tastes like charcoal.
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yeah it does!
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