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    Time for a change. stapfam's Avatar
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    Gold is the best colour on a bike.

    Just saying.


    Had it for a couple of years and still the best ride in my stable.
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    But blue is faster
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    Quote Originally Posted by freeranger View Post
    In the text it says "did we mention it's completely gold"

    Might make all the carbon or titanium people re-think that lightness isn't all it's cracked up to be. I can't afford gold, so I guess I'd better pour some ready-mix down the seat tube on mine.

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    I can't agree more Stapfam, gold works for us too.....


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    Quote Originally Posted by stapfam View Post
    Just saying.


    Had it for a couple of years and still the best ride in my stable.
    Nonsense! White has demonstrated its superiority far too long, and it will remain the best choice of color, er, colour, for a bike until N + 1 rears it's head and I buy another bike of a different hue.
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    White is the only way to go. I'm so sure of this that I just bought a new white frame this morning. For those of you who are into frames, Price Point has a sale on the Sette Ximo aluminimu frame for $79. It only comes in white though so they won't last long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Gee View Post
    White has demonstrated its superiority far too long:
    Sadly, not long enough for some. I think State control is required

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    Celeste.

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    Well this is a lousy time to bring that up - right AFTER I buy the red paint to redo the darkside bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maddmaxx View Post
    White is the only way to go.
    Well darn! And here I am with a Grey and Silver bike.
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    Every time you guys get this wrong you force me to post another pic of my pink bike.


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    George is clearly correct. Blue. Especially in combination with black. Those other bikes must be blue bikes painted over.
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    Time for a change. stapfam's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by billydonn View Post
    George is clearly correct. Blue. Especially in combination with black. Those other bikes must be blue bikes painted over.
    You want a fast bike- then this is it. On the flat the fastest we have done was 45mph but not for long. But for sheer speed- point it downhill. 53.8 mph offroad but admittedly on a smoothish trail. Just don't expect it to be the front runner uphills.

    And I ain't saying what colour it is. But the decals are Gold.
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    Might have to agree with George on this one.
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    Green. Particularly pistachio:
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    Yellow! Stands out in a football field with 5000 bikes, more visible than white and as fast as I can go.
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    The obvious answer is that it depends on the direction you are headed relative to the sun.

    White reflects light all across the spectrum. Since every force produces an equal opposite force, the light bouncing off of a white bike will give it a slight propelling factor. Whether that makes it faster or slower depends on whether you are faceing into or away from the sun.

    Black, on the other hand, absorbs all light rays and so has no such propelling (or retarding) factor.

    To maximize your speed if you have a white bike you should ride westward in the morning and turn around at noon to ride home. If you have a black bike you should ride eastward until noon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
    The obvious answer is that it depends on the direction you are headed relative to the sun.

    White reflects light all across the spectrum. Since every force produces an equal opposite force, the light bouncing off of a white bike will give it a slight propelling factor. Whether that makes it faster or slower depends on whether you are faceing into or away from the sun.

    Black, on the other hand, absorbs all light rays and so has no such propelling (or retarding) factor.

    To maximize your speed if you have a white bike you should ride westward in the morning and turn around at noon to ride home. If you have a black bike you should ride eastward until noon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snaproll View Post
    I still have so much to learn about bicycles.
    Also, if you are riding north and south you should use a steel frame bicycle to ride toward the magnetic north pole then switch to an aluminum frame bike for the ride back. That's why so many of us have to have so many bikes. The potential speed improvement is roughly the same as switching from a 25mm tire to a 23mm tire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
    The obvious answer is that it depends on the direction you are headed relative to the sun.

    White reflects light all across the spectrum. Since every force produces an equal opposite force, the light bouncing off of a white bike will give it a slight propelling factor. Whether that makes it faster or slower depends on whether you are faceing into or away from the sun.

    Black, on the other hand, absorbs all light rays and so has no such propelling (or retarding) factor.

    To maximize your speed if you have a white bike you should ride westward in the morning and turn around at noon to ride home. If you have a black bike you should ride eastward until noon.
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    I'm with Red Rider.

    EVERYBODY knows that green bikes are fastest. And if they're not the fastest then they are the best ride. I've had this baby up to 48 mph on a local hill, with fenders and 28mm tires and pump and three bottles, before I lost my nerve.

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