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Old 12-09-07, 11:23 PM   #1
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Regarding the colors of bikes -- a new thought.

You all know I am partial to my white bike. However, I do not insist on a single color of bike - rather, I welcome the cycling community's symphony of color. Just sayin'
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You are so very broad minded. A credit to all humanity.
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Old 12-10-07, 04:37 AM   #3
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Ahh, DG's drinking the good stuff tonight

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That's OK, guess I should "own up" and admit that I should have bought my LeMond a year earlier, when it was a creamy white with red trim (just don't let The Weak Link know how much I like that color scheme!!). Didn't bite the bullet until a year later, and have the silver and black-which still looks good, but that white and red--really like that color scheme! My MTB is a sky blue, dull like a powder coat (but no an expensive model so don't think it is powdercoat). That is a great color-plus I don't think I've ever seen another one the same color! ('98 GT Timberline dbl-butted chromoly-was a replacement frame for one on which a weld cracked).
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Didn't bite the bullet until a year later, and have the silver and black-which still looks good, but that white and red--really like that color scheme!
But it's much easier to dress to match (or at least not clash) with the silver and black
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I have a mat black bike - it hides dirt really well. You go this direction when you are more interested in racking up miles that making a fashion statement...

I figure what is on the bike is so ugly, the bike will not be noticed.
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You all know I am partial to my white bike. However, I do not insist on a single color of bike - rather, I welcome the cycling community's symphony of color. Just sayin'
So NOW you tell me! I just spent the whole weekend stripping all of the paint off of all of my bikes. I was preparing to paint them white just so that I could be more like you, Digital. Please tell me that it isn't so.
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It's funny how we are all partial to colors.... I love blue (not For blue - something like indigo or silver "chick" blue). My bikes are blue (with the exception of one that's a beautiful finished silver). I had a red bike. The red was awesome, beautiful. But I didn't like it. I never bonded with that bike and had it less than a year. Bought a blue bike to replace it. Imagine that?
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My new bike will be this funky Powder Blue. The Front Suspension fork is a BRIGHT White and the combo looks pretty good together. I would like something else, but when you buy off the rack you get what's offered.

Some bikes turn my head and some don't. Color is a lot of it.

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Chris I have a feeling I would love your bike. The colors seem right up my alley! I so wanted, but could never afford, a Santa Cruz Blue in Chick Blue (not certain the real name of the color but it was light shiny blue). I had to settle for an dark blue Superlight but it's still pretty. Is it the new Fox fork? I have last years which was sortof a dirty white. I much rather have the new white-white fork instead.
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It's funny how we are all partial to colors.... I love blue Bought a blue bike to replace it. Imagine that?
Yeah, me too . . . with the blue bike thing. My Mercian Vincitore is dark blue, my 853 GT Edge is bright French blue, and my Calfee is well . . . Calfee blue (pearl blue with fade into black).

On the other hand, both my Ti GT's are Ti color (no paint), one polished and the other "raw" (= not polished).

My mountain bike (GT Zaskar LE) is white w/red and blue stipes (made in USA!), while my Hercules 3-Spd. is metallic grey and my MASI single speed is burgundy. So some variety, but blue wins overall.

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Mara Abbot's Orbea...2007 US National Elite Road Race Champion and formerly with Webcor Builders Professional women's cycling team. How about red, white and blue with white stars?



I saw this bike when Mara was racing in Italy during our Tuscany trip - very cool.
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Old 12-10-07, 09:52 AM   #13
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... How about red, white and blue with white stars? ...
... or just solid red, white and blue, like my Schwinn.
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When I buy frames on Ebay I'm partial to color first and formost......that which uses the least green!
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I guess no one got my Mitt Romnian reference.

It's okay. It's all good.
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I guess no one got my Mitt Romnian reference.

It's okay. It's all good.
Too subtle...but clever.
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Old 12-10-07, 11:17 AM   #17
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Hey! my mom, 89, lives right by Whitman College!

Just sayin'...
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I guess no one got my Mitt Romnian reference.

It's okay. It's all good.
Sorry and you would think I would since I have been busy posting in P & R under the Romney/Mormon thread.

DG you are just too hip for the room!
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It's funny how we are all partial to colors....

Ain't necessarily so. As a trained artist, I really have no favorite color. Colors don't exist out of context, and their appropriateness depends on the relationships with the other colors involved.

But then again, your personal preferences will affect that as well. In illustration classes I was taught about the use of a limited palette for maximum effect, and you having a "favorite" color will certainly tend to produce the use of a limited palette. So it works.
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I guess no one got my Mitt Romnian reference.
Of course not. Living in the Huckabee Homeland as I am.

It might be scary to think that Huckabee and Clinton slept in the same bedroom.

Of course they didn't do it at the same time. Who'd have thought that 1800 Center Street would be the big path to the 1600 Pennsylvania AVe.
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I have a degree in Art and although a trained artist it is not my profession. Maybe that's why I do have a preference. Always have. Favorite color is blue. I then to use shades of blues in my artwork. I understand color theory and of course, use color for composition, emphasize and design but generally that means something more blue than anything else. Even my avatar - I'm wearing a red Santa suit but the bike is blue and the sky adds enough blue color.

Did I say I like blue?
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Hey, speaking of Red, White and Blue, I'm partial to Cannondale's 9/11 commemorative issue.



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Too subtle...but clever.
Clever indeed, DG! But remember the crowd you are communicating to on BF may not get subtlety. I still say riding a white bike after Labor Day is just wrong!!

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Yes, the bike will have the new Fox Fork on it. They are really nice and adjust very quickly. Setting up the boss' bike the other night took little effort. We are nearly the same size so what works for me works for him. This fork is a BRIGHT White and it does look sharp on a blue bike to be sure.

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Chris I have a feeling I would love your bike. The colors seem right up my alley! I so wanted, but could never afford, a Santa Cruz Blue in Chick Blue (not certain the real name of the color but it was light shiny blue). I had to settle for an dark blue Superlight but it's still pretty. Is it the new Fox fork? I have last years which was sortof a dirty white. I much rather have the new white-white fork instead.
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I guess no one got my Mitt Romnian reference.

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What or who is Mitt Romnian?

I have just convinced myself that I have no option but to get a bike with White on it to see if it does have any effect on my riding skills and you start babbling on about something else that I can't understand. So what colour does herr Mitt recommend?
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