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cranky old dude 01-25-12 08:40 PM

More "Eye Candy"... Show us your Red Bikes!!
 
I'm in fairly good spirits this evening and February, the Valentine month, is rapidly aproaching so let's show off our red bikes this month!! I'll start by pulling some photos from my archives. I've got to warn you though, some of these are very old pictures. We do however still own all the bikes depicted in this post.

Here's our old Huffy Tandem (the red one). This was the first tandem we ever owned. We bought it used and it was quite well worn at the time, but we had a lot of fun on it anyway. It's a big heavy tank with a coaster brake. The bike is still out in the garage just in case one of the daughters wants to take over possession of it some day.

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r...s/IMG_0367.jpg


Here is a picture taken along the Erie Canal a couple of years ago featuring my lovely wife's Sun X-1 and my maroon and silver Sun EZ Sport.

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r...e/IMG_1912.jpg

The bike looked better with her on it, don't ya think?

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r...e/IMG_1904.jpg


Here's a real oldie. This is us on Mackinac Island back in 1983(ish) with our Schwinn Varsities. Mine's long gone but her 1976 Varsity is in pristine condition, showing 1,475 miles on the mechanical speedometer, and hanging from the rafters out in the garage.

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r...e/Bikes/42.jpg


So O.K., lets get rolling here. Let's see some nice red bikes!!

ka0use 01-25-12 08:48 PM

moded lynx
 
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2003 bianchi lynx, factory pic and after mods.
it has been a VERY good ride and the components
lasted a long time (6 years before things began
needing replacement.

her name is judy and she sleeps inside.

Dan Burkhart 01-25-12 09:20 PM

I can play this round. My 1999 Peugeot Paris.

http://i40.tinypic.com/110drmt.jpg

Same bike on Mackinac Island, 2009.

http://i39.tinypic.com/n9du0.jpg

And my 2 speed kickback.

http://i42.tinypic.com/10dtzyw.jpg

Mr. Beanz 01-26-12 12:10 AM

:D

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l2...me/090311A.jpg

bud16415 01-26-12 06:48 AM

Does blue pink and red qualify? The KHS has undergone a lot of changes in the 10 years I have had her after picking her up at a garage sale for ten bucks. I had an old Schwinn that had gone back to the earth and the last salvageable items were these fenders. The stays were even rusted out but that Chicago paint had kept the fenders looking good for 40 years. I made new stays from aluminum strip stock and mounted them for a trial fit with every intent of painting them black, (even bought paint) The old red appealed to my lack of taste and I thought it looked great with the blue and pink and black and white and silver. So I left them alone.

http://inlinethumb22.webshots.com/71...600x600Q85.jpg


I have 3 other old red Schwinn’s but they are reduced to frames for projects at this time and are barn hanging.

The only other road ready red is my Cannondale. It’s a very deep red.

http://inlinethumb15.webshots.com/49...600x600Q85.jpg

jmccain 01-26-12 07:17 AM

My first and only mountain bike. Bridgestone MB-1 bought new in 1986. I've taken care of it and it's taken care of me commuting and having fun. This is a recent photo:

http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u...e/FullBike.jpg

Beverly 01-26-12 07:31 AM

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It has two wheels and it is red:D It's just missing some gears, etc.

The picture is from their website as I don't seem to be able to locate my pictures of it and it's currently hanging from the rafters in the garage.

My grandkids think it's cool that I have a "scooter" to ride:)

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=234988

Dan Burkhart 01-26-12 07:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Beverly (Post 13769714)
It has two wheels and it is red:D It's just missing some gears, etc.

The picture is from their website as I don't seem to be able to locate my pictures of it and it's currently hanging from the rafters in the garage.

My grandkids think it's cool that I have a "scooter" to ride:)

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=234988

Ya know, if you get an eccentric rear wheel for that thing, you can propel it by jumping up and down on it.:D

Cleave 01-26-12 10:28 AM

Hi,

Red is my favorite color and I wish I had more red bikes than just this one:

http://www.pbase.com/cleavel/image/1...9/original.jpg

For some reason, I have more white bikes than any other color and that is my least favorite color for a bike because it is so hard to keep clean.

bigbadwullf 01-26-12 10:55 AM

The way she looked when I sold her last year:
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q..._6327487_n.jpg

My new red, uh....tires?:
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q...16-49-14_2.jpg

Sixty Fiver 01-26-12 11:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jmccain (Post 13769681)
My first and only mountain bike. Bridgestone MB-1 bought new in 1986. I've taken care of it and it's taken care of me commuting and having fun. This is a recent photo:

http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u...e/FullBike.jpg

Sneaking in... :)

It still looks factory fresh.

My old red bike just turned 61 so even if I am a few hairs short to play here, it is definately 50 plus.

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikep...11ccmpath1.JPG

Dan Burkhart 01-26-12 11:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver (Post 13770721)
Sneaking in... :)

It still looks factory fresh.

My old red bike just turned 61 so even if I am a few hairs short to play here, it is definately 50 plus.

http://www.ravingbikefiend.com/bikep...11ccmpath1.JPG

OK, we''l overlook you sneaking in since your bike qualifies. Fixed or coaster? Cool looking ride either way.

Monoborracho 01-26-12 11:11 AM

My mountain roadster ----- 1992 Paramount. Originally 7 speed, rebuilt with NOS 6500 Ultegra brifters, brakes, and FD, Shimano 700 compact 50/34, and XT grade 11-32 cassette with an XT rear derailleur. Wheelset is Mavic Open Pro with Ultegra 6700 hubs. I run Gatorskin 25's.

http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/m...t/100_1335.jpg

Sixty Fiver 01-26-12 11:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dan Burkhart (Post 13770745)
OK, we''l overlook you sneaking in since your bike qualifies. Fixed or coaster? Cool looking ride either way.

Fixed.

NOS88 01-26-12 11:20 AM

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Here's my red fashion bike. Actually it's one I used when in Lieden last summer.

jmccain 01-26-12 11:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver (Post 13770782)
Fixed.

What an awesome bike!

Sixty Fiver 01-26-12 11:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jmccain (Post 13770814)
What an awesome bike!

It is really a bit of a beater... I liken it to Archie's old jalopy.

:)

twentysomething 01-26-12 11:30 AM

Red bikes go faster!

Will try to post mine this evening.....

BluesDawg 01-26-12 11:36 AM

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My dearly departed Bridgestone RB-1 was red originally, but I repainted her blue and white later on. My only red bike now is the tandem.

Louis 01-26-12 12:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dan Burkhart (Post 13769735)
Ya know, if you get an eccentric rear wheel for that thing, you can propel it by jumping up and down on it.:D

Film at 11.

Louis 01-26-12 12:53 PM

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Don't know how I ended up with three red bikes; red isn't even one of my favorite colors.:o

NOS88 01-26-12 12:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Louis (Post 13771301)
Don't know how I ended up with three red bikes; red isn't even one of my favorite colors.:o

The red and yellow Trek looks like it could be the poster bike for McDonald's. (I actually really like that color combo).

Louis 01-26-12 01:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NOS88 (Post 13771338)
The red and yellow Trek looks like it could be the poster bike for McDonald's. (I actually really like that color combo).

:lol:I should get some huge clown shoes and fix SPD cleats to 'em.:lol:

That color scheme, as you know, was popular in the '80's including the Benotto bar tape. I even use clips and straps sometimes in place of the SPD's shown.:50:

:D

John_V 01-26-12 01:25 PM

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My mostly red, with black and silver, Giant Defy 2. I don't know how much longer I will have this bike as I just bought a new Colnago (white in color) and really don't have any place to put this one.

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=235025

jmccain 01-26-12 01:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Louis (Post 13771438)

That color scheme, as you know, was popular in the '80's including the Benotto bar tape. I even use clips and straps sometimes in place of the SPD's shown.:50:

Looks like a Cannondale seat bag on it. I love those bags.


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