2014 Trek DS.1: "Viaggiatore" A do-it-all bike that is waiting in Italy
2012 Pedal Force CG2: "Secolo Bicicletta" the modern carbon fiber road bike
2012 Pedal Force CX2: "Carbone CX" the carbon fiber CX bike
2010 Origin 8 CX 700: "Servizio Grave" Monstercross/29er bike
1997 Simoncini Special Cyclocross: "Little Simon" lugged Columbus steel CX bike
1987 Serotta Nova Special X: "Azzurri" The retro Columbus SPX steel road bike
I'm curious about the single fender in the front though. Why the front?
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2011 Motobecane Fantom Cross Uno, 2009 Motobecane Fantom CX
Previously: 2000 Trek 4500 (2000-2003), 2003 Novara Randonee (2003-2006), 2003 Giant Rainier (2003-2008), 2005 Xootr Swift (2005-2007), 2007 Nashbar 1x9 (2007-2011), 2011 Windsor Shetland (2011-2014)
Current Linux Usage (by machine): Arch: I openSUSE: III
What about a red, or pink bike?
I have a nice custom pink design that I'm contemplating on getting on one for one of my bikes.
I don't care what color bike I ride, as long as the fit is good, & the gearing is what I can handle.
Giant Defy Dura Ace : Rip/Hammer-Specialized Allez Ultegra/105 : Recovery/Spinner-Specialized Allez Red : Trainer-Kona Major(Rad) Jake : Down & Dirty
orange is a great color for a bike. especially Syracuse Orange!
I would certainly give attention to a red bike because when I was a kid everyone either had or wanted a shiny red Schwinn just like the one we saw on the Captain Kangaroo Show. I understand Schwinns aren't what they used to be which is understandable since neither am I. I never got one then and have yet to own a red bike as an adult but I sure check out every one that passes.
I don't judge people by the color, brand, or style of the bike they're riding and have recommended step-through bikes to people of both sexes. I agree with your final statement although I do love pink almost anything and I hope I get to see your custom pink design when it's done.
red bikes go faster
I want to keep this thread going, so here is my frankenbike. Built on a 1990-ish Schwinn Mirada frame, single speed, front canti brake, rear coaster brake. This is the bike I use when I have to leave it locked outside unattended.
i like everything about that bike.
and it has a proper kickstand.
I'd have to deduct points for the coaster brake. I suppose it's functionally acceptable, but by a fairly similar argument it's dead weight.
I don't like to see U-locks mounted to the frame, but at least it's color matched.
I probably couldn't keep myself from putting V-brakes on this bike.
Thanks all. Those are Origin8 Citi Classic Bars. Along with the fenders, they are the only parts I purchased new. The rest I had on hand.
Actually I've gotten a bit bored with it, and if you were in the neighborhood I'd probably give it to you, but I'm afraid the cost of shipping the bike from Greece to the states will be double the value of a new one!
BTW, the fenders are stock with the bike and made of chromoplastic and are almost bullet proof!