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Old 09-01-13, 06:59 AM   #1
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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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Old 09-01-13, 07:00 AM   #2
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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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Ti is ALWAYS unmistakable.
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I'd think black, red and white from EVERY manufacturer.
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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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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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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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Old 09-02-13, 04:19 AM   #12
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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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I'd think black, red and white from EVERY manufacturer.
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Old 09-03-13, 08:24 PM   #17
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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
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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