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November is grey bike month

Old 11-16-17, 10:58 AM
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November is grey (bike month)

Last month (October) was Orange Bike Month. I hereby declare November to be Grey Bike Month.

Show us your grey bikes.

This one is not mine. I don't own a grey bike.

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Old 11-16-17, 11:02 AM
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All my bikes are grey at night.
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Old 11-16-17, 12:30 PM
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This is the time of year when everything starts looking grayer. Good choice, @noglider. I'll post up a couple when I'm back home.
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Old 11-16-17, 01:01 PM
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My first Trek road bike and still a favorite.

Moto GT has some gold in it.

Up for sale, but for big money.

Bianchi-needs work

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Old 11-16-17, 02:41 PM
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Here's my Gran Premio, though this is definitely not a fall pic...

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Old 11-16-17, 02:49 PM
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1983 Motobecane Grand Touring.

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Old 11-16-17, 02:54 PM
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My Moto Super Touring. I'll be saying goodbye to it soon, I just picked up a PX-10 and I'm approaching critical mass...

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hmmm, guess I did have a grey bike. never shudda sold my winter tank :-( sorry about the ugly blue tarp

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I wasn't sure if I had grey bike; I had to go look. I guess that's a sign I have too many bikes.
I don't have one. The closest I come is a raw titanium MTB.
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My only Grey
"My biggest fear is that when I die my wife will sell my bicycles for what I told her they cost."

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Old 11-16-17, 04:23 PM
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83-ish Norco

83 ish SR

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Silver count?
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Old 11-16-17, 04:48 PM
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Why are we celebrating camouflage colors? Orange in October, grey in November?

This time of year brings me to my pet peeve; black and silver as primary road fender choices. Around here, fenders go onto road bikes for the short, grey months and come off when the light gets good. Black and silver are as inconspicuous as you can get under the low grey Oregon (or Washington or southern Michigan) winter sky. We think of silver as bright, but trust me, as a former owner of a silver car, it is far from it.

Now grey (and esp silver grey does have its advantages for bikes. Hides dirt! I used to have people wonder how I kept my Fuji Pro so clean when I had just finished a 50 mile wet road training ride. I might or might not touch the bike with my finger and show them how filthy it was!

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1984 Specialized Expedition Touring. Still looking good today, thanks to extensive paint touch ups, new bar tape, NOS replacement of stem, levers, crank over the years. About due for new gum rubber hoods.
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Dare I ask, how many shades of grey are there?
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My wife's 83 Stumpjumper Sport.

Mom's day by gomango1849, on Flickr

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My 1980 McLean looks more grey than this in person.

Untitled by gomango1849, on Flickr

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Old 11-16-17, 06:01 PM
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Quite possibly the strangest bike I ever bought, considering the seat post and bar stem are likely original: a ca '86 Union Randonneur.

The Upsetter is gone ... too late to check him out

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Sure, it's a grey bike. But in really bright sun it looks almost silver!

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My Hercules is Grey

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My Mclean is still in the 'project' stage but being grey, I'll post up a collage

Thank Noglider, the inspiration was much needed...time to go turn a wrench or two.
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They call it steel blue, but it looks more gray to me...

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I think they called it Titanium, but it is mostly grey... 1985 Centurion Ironman.
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Naked Raleigh, before paint and not yet classic (2007 Roubaix) but it is gray. Does silver count?
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