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View Poll Results: What Color is Your Main Ride
White 6 8.00%
Not White 69 92.00%
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Old 06-14-07, 12:11 PM   #1
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White or Not, Take II

OK, enough with the white cr*p. Let's settle this once and for all. Take the poll, really this time.
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Old 06-14-07, 01:22 PM   #2
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Real titanium, not the adulterated titanium dioxide.
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Old 06-14-07, 01:27 PM   #3
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Stating the color of one's bike does not equate to them stating their prefered color.
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Stating the color of one's bike does not equate to them stating their prefered color.
Surely if it were the preferred colour, that is the colour they would have bought?

and then it would be the colour of their bike.

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Old 06-14-07, 01:37 PM   #5
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I'm not convinced all bike purchase decisions are driven by the color of the bike.

I own 4 bikes, 2 are silver, 1 is red, and 1 is blue. I can take or leave silver, red is not a favorite, and I do like blue.
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Old 06-14-07, 02:05 PM   #6
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White is obviously the best, but it's not fair to compare white in a poll with every other color lumped together. Just sayin.
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Old 06-14-07, 02:15 PM   #7
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Just having a little sillynes DeeG. Obviously the poll will not be statistically correct. Although if white was the best wouldn't logic say it would eclipse ALL other colors.
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Old 06-14-07, 02:17 PM   #8
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White is obviously the best, but it's not fair to compare white in a poll with every other color lumped together. Just sayin.
But I thought white was every other color lumped together.
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Currently, my main ride is white. It is a ~1993 Trek 800. I built it with a used frame from ebay... would have bought it whatever the color. Function trumps appearance.
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Old 06-14-07, 02:21 PM   #10
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But I thought white was every other color lumped together.
In light, yes. In pigment, all the colors lumped together create black.
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I am convinced that like me you are not driven by colour.

As I do not have a preferred colour.

I own 15 bikes and none of them are white

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I should be able to vote two more times. All three of my bikes are non-white.
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Just for the record, the color of my bikes had nothing to do with my preferences OR my decision to purchase. The Cannondale is blue because it was a birthday gift from my wife and that's the color they had in my size. The Atlantis is green and white (looks like Bianchi celeste, though Rivendell says it isn't) because I really wanted an Atlantis and that's the only color they came in. Ditto the orange Rambouillet, though I do like that color. The singlespeed is blue (my least favorite bike color except white) because I bought the frame used and that's the color it was. And my commuter is green because the other choice when I bought it 15 years ago was white..
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But I thought white was every other color lumped together.
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White would be a good camouflage color during the winter months in Wisconsin.

Of course when riding on roads, being camouflaged is not always a good idea.
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Specialized will come to their senses in their choice of colors for the 2008 Roubaix. In 2006 it was black & ti, in 2005 it was blue. After the disasterous sales of the 2007 white Roubaix, I'm sure we'll see a return to normalcy in 2008.
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I have two vintage bikes - one all white and one mostly white. My regular commuter is burgandy/red with some white. I've seen some green bikes that look really nice.
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White is obviously the best, but it's not fair to compare white in a poll with every other color lumped together. Just sayin.
You know by now that fair is not and has not been a part of the equation for quite some time. So too bad, we're ganging up on you and there is nothing you can do about it.
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I own 15 bikes and none of the are white
Only 14 bikes in our family - none are white. We do have a few white or cream panels and a few white stripes, but not much more than that. They were all paid for with GREEN bucks.
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You know by now that fair is not and has not been a part of the equation for quite some time. So too bad, we're ganging up on you and there is nothing you can do about it.
I'm not worried. White is clearly the best color, and will remain so, until I get my next new bike.
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Only 14 bikes in our family - none are white. We do have a few white or cream panels and a few white stripes, but not much more than that. They were all paid for with GREEN bucks.

I wish I understood what you meant!!!!!!!!!!!

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In light, yes. In pigment, all the colors lumped together create black.
But, if what we actually see is light reflected off of the bike, wouldn't that mean that black is actually white?

Now I have to change my vote.
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I've owned 3 white bikes over the years and they are beautiful, but what happens, is that the paint gets micro-scratches in it after a year or so and the scratches fill with grease and dirt making the bikes frequently appear grungy. Of course, I'm assuming the owner spends more time riding than cleaning or posting on Bike Forums.
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Surely if it were the preferred colour, that is the colour they would have bought?

and then it would be the colour of their bike.

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Not necessarily. I love red, yellow & orange but my bike (Specialized Dolce Comp) came in white only. That's why I voted white. It's what was available, not what I preferred.
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If it is partly white.........how should I vote???
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