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Old 10-10-07, 11:47 AM   #1
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Post your WHITE BIKE pics!

All this talk about white bikes suggests to me that we need a thread where the owners of these fine machines can post pictures of them. So let's see 'em!

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Old 10-10-07, 01:53 PM   #2
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First a quote from another thread...""What are those things on the front? Toilet paper holders?

No, Handi-Wipes! With a white bike, you have to clean it every 27 minutes if you aren't riding, every 8 minutes if you are... ""

That is why I don't have any white bikes and can not post any pics.
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Old 10-10-07, 02:27 PM   #3
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Does this qualify as having enought white?

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Old 10-10-07, 02:30 PM   #4
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I'll contribute, my '91 Bianchi. It was set at the curb for garbage collection...maybe that owner didn't like white bikes either? I have it on the trainer now for those rainy days but soon it will be my winter ride.

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Old 10-10-07, 03:30 PM   #5
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Does this qualify as having enought white?

OMG.........do you really own an Orca. You are way out of my rent catagory.
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Old 10-10-07, 03:31 PM   #6
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My only white bike was a well used Peugeot U08 that I bought in 1972 at UCSB. This is similar. It disappeared in Hawaii in 1978

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Old 10-10-07, 04:06 PM   #9
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Hey TB, you have no handling problems with an effectively short stem?
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Lovely shade of white Tom.
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Hey TB, you have no handling problems with an effectively short stem?
How much "handling" do you think is needed on a rail trail? If a train could handle a particular curve, then it isn't too difficult for a bicycle. Any bicycle.
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Is it OK if my bike is just half-white?

It reminds me of a classic Star Trek episode long, long ago....

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How much "handling" do you think is needed on a rail trail? If a train could handle a particular curve, then it isn't too difficult for a bicycle. Any bicycle.
Why the hate, bro?
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Old 10-10-07, 06:54 PM   #17
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A few I've flipped and/or helped friends acquire. Many have gone to commuters.
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Old 10-10-07, 07:23 PM   #19
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The white paint held up better than the red on the head tube, which I am stripping and replacing.
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OK, Hermes wins. That is one top-notch bike. But you've got to remember, this is also Hermes:

http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u...r/PICT0533.jpg

Anyone who wears shoes like that deserves a top-flight bike.
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Why the hate, bro?
There was no hate. I was laughing as I typed "How much handling do you think is needed on a rail trail." I almost never take a turn at any speed. I ride across our subdivision to get to the trail, but every turn is at a stop sign. I honestly can't remember the last time I took a turn at as much as 10 mph.

Of course, if I had a white bike, even if nothing else was changed, it would be faster and have better handling.

The pic of my Trek was outdated the date after I took it. I lowered the adjustable stem one notch (10 degrees) and moved the bar ends forward a couple of inches. The side angle of that picture makes it look like the handlebars are higher than they are ... they are sitting, naturally, at the base of the black bar ends.
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OK, Hermes wins. That is one top-notch bike. But you've got to remember, this is also Hermes:

http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u...r/PICT0533.jpg

Anyone who wears shoes like that deserves a top-flight bike.
Slight correction...it is my wife's bike. I have a Trek Madone. Here is my Madone with my other vehicle which is white.

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Old 10-10-07, 09:40 PM   #24
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White sure is hard to keep clean...
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In protest of this thread, I just removed the white bar tape from my bike and replaced it with tan/natural cork.

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