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    Small Member maddmaxx's Avatar
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    Eurobike and the world of white.

    White may be the color of 2008 if the European market is an indicator. FSA's Wing Pro aluminum bar, OS-115 stem, XC180 flat bar, XC 282 riser bar, SL280 alloy and SL250 seatposts all will be available in white next year.

    Somebody keep DG from seing this!

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    Hi,

    The rear triangle on my Look KG481SL is white and I have had a few white components over the years (including a rear derailleur) and I don't like white paint on bikes.

    White looks great on a bicycle when it's clean which is almost never if you actually ride the bike.

    I'd repaint my Look if it was feasible but I guess I'll keep using exorbitant amounts of diluted Simple Green to keep it reasonably clean.
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    feros ferio John E's Avatar
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    What goes around comes around.

    Capo #2 (1960) is a subdued cream white, with a red head tube and some red on the seat tube.

    My son's 1969 Camaro is white with a blue interior, which I think is a great combination.

    I have told you guys about my friend who claimed about 35 years ago that "God rides a white Masi."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleave View Post
    White looks great on a bicycle when it's clean which is almost never if you actually ride the bike.
    I said the same thing in an earlier thread. The white is gorgeous until it gets micro-scratches in the finish and they fill in with grime. I've owned four white bikes and all four were a bear to keep looking nice after the first season (6,000 miles or so).
    Dennis T

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    I need more cowbell. Digital Gee's Avatar
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    So what bike should I buy next, to replace my white Roubaix?
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    You never ride white after Labor Day -- everybody knows that!
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    feros ferio John E's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old School View Post
    You never ride white after Labor Day -- everybody knows that!
    Yet another reason to own more than one bike, I suppose.
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