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lenA 09-01-13 06:59 AM

most well known bike color
 
gotta be a Bianchi in Celeste...no?

is there even a second place?

lsberrios1 09-01-13 07:00 AM

I'd think black, red and white from EVERY manufacturer.

skidder 09-01-13 08:06 AM

It probably is Bianchi's 'celeste'. The only other one that comes to mind is Cannondale's bright green color for their sponored race teams , but that's fairly recent.

kingsting 09-01-13 09:02 AM

The thick black rubber-based paint that Raleigh used on the bazillions of roadsters and Sports models that they made forever and sold all over the world.

RonH 09-01-13 02:49 PM

Ti is ALWAYS unmistakable. :)

Artkansas 09-01-13 03:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lsberrios1 (Post 16019300)
I'd think black, red and white from EVERY manufacturer.

+1

In my fleet there are two reds, an orange, a yellow and a black. No celeste. I can't even imagine what a color named celeste looks like.

kingsting 09-01-13 06:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Artkansas (Post 16020520)
+1

In my fleet there are two reds, an orange, a yellow and a black. No celeste. I can't even imagine what a color named celeste looks like.


My house was built in 1954. It's about the same aqua green color as my bathroom...

I liked some of the later Bianchis that had some pearl in the color. Looked stunning in the sunlight!

Jeff Wills 09-01-13 06:11 PM

Molteni Orange:

http://www.raydobbins.com/molteni_replica/photo1.jpg

ThermionicScott 09-01-13 06:36 PM

Mmm, Molteni Orange is great.

It's funny -- I own three Bianchis, none of them Celeste.

fietsbob 09-01-13 06:54 PM

Ferrari Red? my Pinarello is a different shade than the Rising Sun Red on the Bridgestone .

Celeste.. because the sky over Milan has not seen Blue for Decades.

cyclist2000 09-01-13 07:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ThermionicScott (Post 16021070)
Mmm, Molteni Orange is great.

It's funny -- I own three Bianchis, none of them Celeste.

Funny, I own one Bianchi and it is celeste

lenA 09-02-13 04:19 AM

http://i.imgur.com/griBmo1.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/dHkh703.jpg

Retro Grouch 09-02-13 01:40 PM

Whatever they call the shade of black that Chinese Flying Pigeon bicycles come in, that gets my vote. Celeste doesn't even come close.

dedhed 09-02-13 10:00 PM

By sight - in the USA - it's probably Schwinn Kool Lemon. See the color and you know immediately it's a Schwinn

BlazingPedals 09-03-13 11:42 AM

To confuzzle things, I've seen Bianchis which were different celestes. That is, even Bianchi doesn't seem to know what color "celeste" is.

cehowardGS 09-03-13 01:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lsberrios1 (Post 16019300)
I'd think black, red and white from EVERY manufacturer.

:thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

kingsting 09-03-13 08:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dedhed (Post 16024974)
By sight - in the USA - it's probably Schwinn Kool Lemon. See the color and you know immediately it's a Schwinn

I was thinking when it comes to Schwinns, Campus Green was a popular choice. While it was a fairly short run, (1967 to about 1973 or so) they used it on almost everything.

bikemig 09-03-13 08:27 PM

Peugeot racing bikes in white were fairly iconic in the day. I'd still like to own one.

Condorita 09-04-13 06:29 PM

"Celeste"? Looks like plain ol' ordinary aqua.

rydabent 09-04-13 06:55 PM

Back in the 40s and 50s boys always rode blue bikes. Red probably was the second choice.

vins0010 09-04-13 09:30 PM

Rust mixed in with whatever paint color is left.

squeakyschwinn 09-04-13 09:55 PM

I agree with "celeste" as being an instantly recognizable bike color. When I bought my Fiat, I saw that they have even stolen the color.

Darth Lefty 09-04-13 09:59 PM

Red is the fastest.


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