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Old 12-08-17, 12:56 PM
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Bicycle colors of the year

Everyone knows October is Orange Bike Month.

I've declared November to be Gray Bike Month.

I've also declared December to be Black Bike Month.

I don't want to decide on the other months. Please fill out my survey, and we can discuss the results. I will probably go with however the polling goes. I offered common colors, and you can write your own choices in, too.

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Old 12-08-17, 01:19 PM
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This reminds me of the whole birthstone thing.

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Old 12-08-17, 01:23 PM
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Can't open the form, Tom.

And January is white, of course.
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February should be any-shade-of-red month.
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Which month is Celeste? Or chrome for that matter?
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Old 12-08-17, 01:34 PM
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I see this.

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Says I'm not authorized. I thought I had decent taste.
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My picks

January - white (snow)
February - pink/purple (V-day)
March - green (St. Pat's day/Spring)
April - brown
May - silver/chrome
June - multi-colored
July - blue
August - yellow
September - red
October - orange (Halloween)
November - grey
December - black
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Originally Posted by Vintage_Cyclist View Post
My picks

January - white (snow)
February - pink/purple (V-day)
March - green (St. Pat's day/Spring)
April - brown
May - silver/chrome
June - multi-colored
July - blue
August - yellow
September - red
October - orange (Halloween)
November - grey
December - black
I second this, good as it gets. Nice work. KB
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I second this, good as it gets. Nice work. KB
I concur. Nice job.
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I dunno, ....... Black for December?
A bit random,........ not so jolly a color....
Maybe black should be for April.....tax month.....or maybe April should be red?...
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Originally Posted by Vintage_Cyclist View Post
My picks

January - white (snow)
February - pink/purple (V-day)
March - green (St. Pat's day/Spring)
April - brown
May - silver/chrome
June - multi-colored
July - blue
August - yellow
September - red
October - orange (Halloween)
November - grey
December - black
That's an excellent start!

Now, to make sure this thread doesn't die a quick and happy death, let me stir the pot a little:


I disagree with several of the colors.

White is good for January.

Red / Pink is fine for St. Valentines Day. But please note, it's not a Christian holiday; it's just named for him. But the religious origin of the holiday is obvious.

March, I don't know. Any cyclist can tell you March is the month of mud. The green comes later.

April is green with accents in white, yellow, pink, and / or purple. Happy colors, the colors of blossoms, the colors of Easter.

May, June, I'm not convinced. What's the reasoning?

July, I might suggest blue and tan, the color of sand? We want beach colors here.

August, yellow, yes, the fields are parched by the sun, the green is gone.

September, red, is that because of the leaves turning? Isn't that later in the year?

October, orange for pumpkins, I can't argue with that. I would add black here; the proper color is orange with black accents.

November, How about cranberry red, in honor of Thanksgiving? or black and white, as the traditional colors of Dia de los Muertas?

December, no. December is not black. I think December should be the traditional colors of whatever seaspnmal holiday you like. For some that might be blue and white; for some it might be green and red, some may prefer black, red and green. And that's not a complete list of the options. It's all good!
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I fixed the permission of the survey, but it seems you need a google account. Can y'all deal with that?

@Vintage_Cyclist and @rhm, I like your ideas.
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Gray for January, typical weather around these parts
Red for February, love is in the air
Green for March, spring classics
Anything pastel for April, eastor
Pink for May, Giro d'Italia.
Blue for the June swoon.
Yellow for July, Tour de France/sunflowers
Purple for August, no reason, I like purple
Weiss bier color for September, Oktoberfest (celebrated in September)
Orange for October, Halloween
Black for November, Day of the Dead
White for December, Bing Crosby
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I dunno, ....... Black for December?
A bit random,........ not so jolly a color....
Maybe black should be for April.....tax month.....or maybe April should be red?...

x2 I thought the same when I saw the Dec thread. April or august is just and ugly hot month here.


edit. I like iab's list.
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I fixed the permission of the survey, but it seems you need a google account. Can y'all deal with that?

@Vintage_Cyclist and @rhm, I like your ideas.
I have a Google account, but it still doesn't work for me ...
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Originally Posted by juvela View Post
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This reminds me of the whole birthstone thing.

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Or Reservoir Dogs...

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edit. I like iab's list.
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I think one could make a case for chrome in December. Holiday trimmings, tinsel etc.
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December the Amanita muscaria, are fruiting so Red and white, its why Santa wears a red coat with white trim.. (Pagan co option)
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One problem with such a potential arrangement is that it is limited to twelve colours...

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One problem with such a potential arrangement is that it is limited to twelve colours...

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Primary, secondary, tertiary=9.
Black/gray
White/beige
Chrome/silver
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Granted there would need to be a lot of latitude and blurry lines.
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Gold-tone bikes?
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One problem with such a potential arrangement is that it is limited to twelve colours...

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Could always go Weekly...Many more Colour options.
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Maybe expand it to 24 colors over a two year span... odd numbers and even number years? Or and optional color for each month.. ?
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It must be wintertime if this is what people are discussing...
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