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Old 06-10-07, 02:01 PM   #1
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Top Ten Reasons Why White Bikes Are The Best

10. They are faster. No pigments to cause aerodynamic drag.

9. They always look cleaner.

8. They can go with any color jersey, so they work well for OCPs.

7. They are lighter. Colors come from adding "pig"ments to white paint. Those "pig"ments add weight to the bike.

6. White bikes look good on any color car, if you are hauling them somewhere.

5. White bikes show off their decals better, if you have decals and want people to notice them.

4. Whit bikes look great with any color handlebar tape.

3. They are not as common, so not every Tom, Dick and Harry is riding one.

2. They still look good, even in black and white photographs.

And the #1 reason White Bikes are the Best is.......
















1. MY BIKE IS WHITE!
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Old 06-10-07, 02:31 PM   #2
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Old 06-10-07, 02:36 PM   #3
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Can't argue with that- I am astounded that you even chose a white bike in the first place. Look what happens when you go out on a winter ride and it snows. In the time it takes you to stop and put on your Goretex suit- You have lost the bike in the background.
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Old 06-10-07, 04:12 PM   #4
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I like white bikes. It isn't my favorite color, but can look pretty sharp.
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Old 06-10-07, 05:38 PM   #5
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I've always wanted a white bike but never had one. For some reason, they even look lighter.
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Old 06-10-07, 05:41 PM   #6
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You could get into sooooo much trouble with this thread.
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Old 06-10-07, 05:47 PM   #7
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If I had a white bike people would accuse me of dying my hair to match.
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Old 06-10-07, 05:49 PM   #8
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They stay cooler in the summer heat.
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Indurain rode one.
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Old 06-10-07, 06:20 PM   #10
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Good guys always wear white, I think.
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Old 06-10-07, 06:24 PM   #11
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White is okay I guess if you must have paint. Of course if your bike was TITANIUM it wouldn't even need paint
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White bikes are OK if you can't afford one with real paint on it I guess.
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White bikes are very difficult to to touch up . . . too many variations/shades of 'white!'
Conversely, black bikes are best:
Easier to touch up; you also can use any color jersey/bartape; 'warmer' color for winter riding (and you can finds it easier in a snowbank!). Waxes up glossier than white.
Speaking from experience: owned one white bike (1974 Peugeot PX 10) and painted it black . . . the only black PX around; others where either white or blue and some brown ones in Canada.
Black: classical!
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I was poisoned at an early age against black. My neighbor had gallons of black paint in his basement. He had a farm with lots of old equipment. As he fixed stuff up over the years, he always painted it black. And some of our old stuff got painted black too. It became a symbol of being a hand-me-down instead of something nice, shiny, and new.

So to me, whenever I see a black car, black bicycle, black wheelbarrow, whatever, my first impression is that it is old and cheap and was painted black to cover up its dents and rust. Even if it is on the showroom floor.

This has carried over to me having never owned a black car, bike, or even any black clothes!

But I have seen some cars that looked great in gloss black, like some 1930's rods. Maybe I could learn to love a black bike.
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A young, fast, bronzed OCP passed me a few weeks ago on a white Look...must of been the color cuz we're alike in all other ways!
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Originally Posted by Tom Bombadil
I was poisoned at an early age against black. My neighbor had gallons of black paint in his basement. He had a farm with lots of old equipment. As he fixed stuff up over the years, he always painted it black. And some of our old stuff got painted black too. It became a symbol of being a hand-me-down instead of something nice, shiny, and new.

So to me, whenever I see a black car, black bicycle, black wheelbarrow, whatever, my first impression is that it is old and cheap and was painted black to cover up its dents and rust. Even if it is on the showroom floor.

This has carried over to me having never owned a black car, bike, or even any black clothes!

But I have seen some cars that looked great in gloss black, like some 1930's rods. Maybe I could learn to love a black bike.
I see a white bike and I want to paint it black...
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I see a white bike and I want to paint it black...
Is your real name Jack Digman?
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My bike is white. 'Nuff said.
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I am olive as my ancestors of Tuscany...and only one color goes with olive....celeste.....so pffft on white...
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If white bikes are so desirable,,,, then they must be magnets for thieves
My Thorn is black and looks like a cheap hack when parked next to other bikes, not desirable to thieves

Black works for me

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Can be classy, but not a good idea for those who need to colour-coordinate their shorts
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I was poisoned at an early age against black. My neighbor had gallons of black paint in his basement. He had a farm with lots of old equipment. As he fixed stuff up over the years, he always painted it black. And some of our old stuff got painted black too. It became a symbol of being a hand-me-down instead of something nice, shiny, and new.

So to me, whenever I see a black car, black bicycle, black wheelbarrow, whatever, my first impression is that it is old and cheap and was painted black to cover up its dents and rust. Even if it is on the showroom floor.

This has carried over to me having never owned a black car, bike, or even any black clothes!

But I have seen some cars that looked great in gloss black, like some 1930's rods. Maybe I could learn to love a black bike.
I guess our early childhood experience with colors might influence our choices in later life. My dad bought a new car every couple years and it was always black. I've always associated black with formal occasions - black tie affairs. Maybe that's why all the bikes in my garage are black or gray
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10. They are faster. No pigments to cause aerodynamic drag.
Nonononono, Ti is much faster. And you are wrong. Most white pigments
are based on titanium dioxide. So, instead of real Ti you just got the
pigment. On top of that the pigment and carrier weight can be measured
in grams!! Egads, yes, grams!! No pigments would be better, oink.
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pigment.
Are you saying they are "ti-dyed"?
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Are you this pigmentally close minded about everything?
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