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Old 02-19-03, 03:00 PM   #1
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What is your favorite color for a bike?

Just curious.

I've had them all. Polished Chrome, Silver, Black, Red, Green...etc.

Currently, my mtn bike is white w/black,yellow and a tiny bit of red.

Road bike is Yellow and Blue.

BMX bike is Black w/Red & White.



I think a Red bike always looks the fastest.

A yellow bike is a beautiful thing!

A polished (either Chrome or Ball barnished) ranks right up there!

But, of all the colors, I always love a black bike. I don't really know why, but always have! And really, a Black w/Red bike!

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Old 02-19-03, 03:02 PM   #2
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Oops, forgot to mention Natural Ti finish. I had a Ti frame that I bought, but never built up. That was a sweet looking frame!

BTW, why would anybody paint a titanium frame? We had a Yellow Litespeed in the shop the other day. I just get stumped wondering. Why add the extra weight to a beautiful finish?

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Old 02-19-03, 03:02 PM   #3
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a bright blue or yellow color so your bike is easy to spot when it goes flying off in to the bushes
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Old 02-19-03, 03:25 PM   #4
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<-- black

On auto's I've always love bright red, my MR2 is very red, thus I think I would dig a red bike.
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Old 02-19-03, 04:25 PM   #5
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Flat black or flat white. I hate shiny bikes.
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Old 02-19-03, 06:59 PM   #6
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yellow. the color of my bike
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Old 02-19-03, 11:06 PM   #7
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Silver ! The stumpjumper i just bought is "dream silver". The second i walked into the showroom and saw it i knew i had to have that color. My car is silver too. I just like that color because it's not loud, not boring, and looks like quality to me. It also doesn't show dirt like most other colors. I guess you could say that when it comes to vehicles i just love silver. For some reason tho, i wouldn't want a silver motorcycle.......at least i don't think i would.
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Old 02-19-03, 11:57 PM   #8
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Black. but.....It looked awesome when new, still looks great from a distance, but up close it has a zillion scratches that wouldn't show up in a different color. It gives it character though.
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Old 02-20-03, 12:24 AM   #9
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That's hard to say...Mine is red and silver and looks great. Pretty much any neat paint job looks good (even if it's a Kona color). I've noticed some colors go better on different frames than others (for example, black seems like more of a FS color to me, while blue is a hardtail thing). Maybe I'm just weird like that.
Also, the best color of all: Mud
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Old 02-20-03, 03:09 AM   #10
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Black or polished. Polished is the best though because you don't have to worry about paint getting scratched off. I have both painted and polished, my polished bike I just toss into the truck, the painted one however I feel like I have to put it on a truck bed full of pillows.
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Old 02-20-03, 09:01 AM   #11
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Flow Red Specialized S-Works hardtail. Built up weighing less than 20 lbs. That's my favorite color.
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Old 02-20-03, 10:50 AM   #12
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I have a custom metallic burgendy red paint job on one of my bikes. It is a traditional stove-enamel job by Bob Jackson, and turns heads wherever it goes.
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Old 02-20-03, 11:50 AM   #13
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Black and Red.
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My favorite paintjob:
- Chipped paint (color doesn't matter).
- Splatter of blood.
- Good dose of dirt and/or mud.

Glowing, sparkling, blemish free paint on a MOUNTAIN bike tells me one of two things:
- It's brand new - and this is OK.
- It's not ridden hard enough!
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Old 02-20-03, 10:49 PM   #15
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Bass boat blue/silver or yellow. Team Yeti turquoise is growing on me too.
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Yellow..... I have the felt f-65 and I think yellow is a great color for a bike

My new Kona Manomano is black and that looks cool too
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Yellow. My Gemini passed its frame recall check. If it had failed, I would have asked for the 900 yellow frame as a downgrade. The other 900 forest leaf is also very nice as well.

But, yellow it would and should be.
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Old 02-23-03, 12:59 PM   #18
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Old 02-23-03, 03:18 PM   #19
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Blue or silver are my favorite colors.But right now I hate the color road salt white man that crap/salt gets everywhere.
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Nice bright metallic cobalt blue! That's what first caught my eye on the bike I ride now....lucky thing it was a pretty good one for the category.
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Black or any related color. Especially a dark graphite or a flat black color and maybe a little bit of silver or white trim. White bikes are pretty nice too I guess I'm not a colorful person lol.
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Old 02-23-03, 03:58 PM   #22
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My old Nishiki Ariel had a deep blue with little speckles of various colours. It looked light a night sky so I just coined it "midnight blue". My current bikes are carbon fibre and I chose the CF weave finish for my road bike (didn't have a choice for my MTB) so they're carbon grey. I also like the look of brushed aluminum and titanium. Although I sometimes wear flashy jerseys I prefer muted colours for my bikes.
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Old 02-23-03, 10:01 PM   #24
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Yellow, Flat Black What's up with Gary Fishers (dull)
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Matte Black - 2001 Trek Fuel 90 :-)
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