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    most well known bike color

    gotta be a Bianchi in Celeste...no?

    is there even a second place?

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

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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lsberrios1 View Post
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Artkansas View Post
    +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!
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    Molteni Orange:

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    Mmm, Molteni Orange is great.

    It's funny -- I own three Bianchis, none of them Celeste.
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThermionicScott View Post
    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
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    Whatever they call the shade of black that Chinese Flying Pigeon bicycles come in, that gets my vote. Celeste doesn't even come close.

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    By sight - in the USA - it's probably Schwinn Kool Lemon. See the color and you know immediately it's a Schwinn
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    To confuzzle things, I've seen Bianchis which were different celestes. That is, even Bianchi doesn't seem to know what color "celeste" is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lsberrios1 View Post
    I'd think black, red and white from EVERY manufacturer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dedhed View Post
    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.
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    Peugeot racing bikes in white were fairly iconic in the day. I'd still like to own one.

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    "Celeste"? Looks like plain ol' ordinary aqua.
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    Back in the 40s and 50s boys always rode blue bikes. Red probably was the second choice.

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    Rust mixed in with whatever paint color is left.

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    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.
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    Red is the fastest.

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