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Old 11-08-10, 09:59 AM   #1
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Pink (Specialized Allez) bike for a guy?

Came across this bike. Specialized Allez. 1993 I think? It's $250, but don't know if I could ride a pink bike. It is a cool shade, though.




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Old 11-08-10, 10:08 AM   #2
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Ride it.

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Seriously? Rock the pink. I'm not even that girly, but I would totally ride this if I could find it in a 49cm:
http://cgi.ebay.com/new-1990-Eddy-Me...item33615a83fc

Isn't there a thread here somewhere with everyone posting pics of their pink bikes?
Plus, if you bought this, it would sure make it easy to spot you in a crowd.
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Old 11-08-10, 10:10 AM   #4
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I'd ride it
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Might make it less likely to get stolen. I'm not sure if I'd have the self confidence to pull it off either.
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Old 11-08-10, 10:18 AM   #6
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Pink is the new black.

As most of the others have posted... Ride it.


I am a little biased though....


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Old 11-08-10, 10:23 AM   #7
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Rock it.
It would work even better if you could find a set of 80's Oakley Factory Pilots!
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Came across this bike. Specialized Allez. 1993 I think? It's $250, but don't know if I could ride a pink bike. It is a cool shade, though.




Heck Yeah! I'd ride it (If it were in my size). Compared to White, Black, Red, etc. It stands out. You could use it as leverage with the ladies in the petalon by telling them that you ride a pink bike for breast cancer awareness..

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I must point out that it's more fusha that a baby or bubblegum pink.
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Does anyone have a catalog? I want to see for sure what year it is. Those handlebars look wild. Notice how the ends curve inwards.
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Does anyone have a catalog? I want to see for sure what year it is. Those handlebars look wild. Notice how the ends curve inwards.
Based on the graphics it looks like a 91 or 92. Looks very similar to the Sirrus' graphics of those years.
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Old 11-08-10, 10:38 AM   #12
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I have the exact bike sitting in my garage. The paint on mine is a bit faded. I think the color is awesome. You just need to man up and not be afraid of a pink bike.

And I have seen the exact same mono-tube seat stay frame design on a Nishiki.



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Yes, those late 80's early 90's were dominated by bright colors like that pink, pastels, purples and electric blues. Blame it on the "Miami Vice" culture. People of both genders were not afraid to clothe themselves in these bright colors.
Just ride it and maybe tell everyone who ask why you are riding such a bike that it used to be red but it faded to the pink color after all the years and miles riding in the sun.......or something....

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Awesome color! Bike looks hot. I'd have no problem manning up to that. Already have a Rose Vitus.
It's more neon fucsia than pink, IMO.
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If you had to ask someone else, don't get it.

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P.S.: Is it just me, or are both of the Allez frames shown here built with triathlon geometry?
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Dude, ride it. I say this as a woman. I would think a guy on that bike was hot, because he's man enough to not care what others think. My six year-old son LOVES pink. It's his favorite color in the world, and has been since before he could talk (he was already selecting pink things by pointing and screaming ). He's just starting to get teased about it. Last week, we had a long heart-to-heart about how stupid and homophobic (no, I didn't use that word with a six year-old) our culture is, and how the only way to change the culture is to act differently yourself. He totally got it.

When he was a baby, and men would say to me: "Doesn't it bother you that he likes pink?" I would reply: "Other people's homophobia is not my problem."

For him: in the lunchroom where he likes to bring his pink fork and spoon, the others tease him and say: "You like pi-ink, you like piii-ink <insert sing-song obnoxious rude child voice here>. I taught him this response: "I'd rather like pink, than be a bully like you."

Screw The Man. Ride the pink bike and thumb your nose at our stupid, homophobic culture. And for what it's worth, there are many cultures in the world where boys wear pink, and girls wear blue, including Spain. It won't make you gay to ride a pink bike, and if you were gay, you wouldn't necessarily want a pink bike because being gay does not involve some genetic color preference. So just ride the thing. It's a beautiful bike.

Though I wouldn't want it, because I'm not super into pink. No really.
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P.S.: Is it just me, or are both of the Allez frames shown here built with triathlon geometry?
Yes, I think so. Mine says "Allez" and "Transition". Transition refers to tri transitions I assume, and I think the current specialized tri bikes are also called transition.

Mine has a 56cm c-c top tube, which is longer than I would have expected based on the head tube length.

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[QUOTE=cudak888;11754748]If you had to ask someone else, don't get it.

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hahahahaha Now, THAT'S funny. I love pink bikes.
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My sister gave me a pink Armani men's shirt she got as a gift from the design house when she attended a fashion show here in SF (Yes, I asked, everyone got the same color shirt because of the show's theme...). It hangs in my closet.....for about 7 years now....I guess I eventually have to "man up" and wear that shirt one day for her.........maybe this Thanksgiving?

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I'd hold out for something with nicer lugs.
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My sister gave me a pink Armani men's shirt she got as a gift from the design house when she attended a fashion show here in SF (Yes, I asked, everyone got the same color shirt because of the show's theme...). It hangs in my closet.....for about 7 years now....I guess I eventually have to "man up" and wear that shirt one day for her.........maybe this Thanksgiving?

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I say man up sooner rather than later. I have one pink shirt in my rotation and so far no one has shown up to confiscate my man card.
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My boyfriend, who is 6'2, climbs mountains and can deadlift like 300 lbs, wears a lavendar button-down shirt to work all the time. I love that shirt.

Man up and wear the pink. Honestly, it might be liberating.
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I'm gonna pass on it. Not because it's pink but I just don't need it. I have to wean myself from buying every bike I come across that I like. It's in DFW is anyone is interested.

http://dallas.craigslist.org/ndf/bik/2048376065.html
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Looking at those pictures again, it is clear that my bike has faded a lot. I knew that it had faded some, as there are less faded areas where there were stickers, but until I saw those pictures I did not realize how much.

I wonder if the bright pink paint is particularly susceptible to the fading.

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