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Old 08-01-18, 07:07 AM
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Show us your purple bikes for August

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Old 08-01-18, 07:26 AM
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The "sour grape" 950. Actually more purple than it looks, thanks to auto white balance:


The "grape ape", '69-ish Sears Spyder girls 24" single-speed. My wife has since gotten most of the rust off the chrome.
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Old 08-01-18, 07:29 AM
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Old 08-01-18, 07:59 AM
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Up and comng project:

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Old 08-01-18, 08:17 AM
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1992 Performance Parabola. When I bought the bike from a garage sale, it was heavily overcast and the building was not very well lit, so I thought it was gray. It wasn't until a day later when I saw it under bright sun that I realized it was actually lavender. I'm not sure what they were going for with the design, since it has features of both a touring bike and a hybrid. The frame is built like a mountain bike, but with narrow wheels and side pull brakes. There is plenty of clearance, so I could put on some fat tires and ride on gravel.
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Old 08-01-18, 08:35 AM
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Cannondale called this "blue", but it sure looks purple to me.



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Old 08-01-18, 09:40 AM
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Looks like I have to go shopping this month.
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Old 08-01-18, 09:46 AM
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1971 Raleigh Competition - passed on to me by GordoTrek. Saddle is an rhm dressed up with leather paint.



lilac - lavender - purple... same difference.

Will try to get a shot of my wife's cosmetically challenged, maroon 1981 Miyata 1000.
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Old 08-01-18, 10:03 AM
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Looks blue but, nope, it is just an ugly purple...


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@noglider - since this is a C & V forum how old is “old enough”? Would a 1997 Candy Purple recumbent be too new? It’s a “classic” in regard to being a well known, long standing brand/model.

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Old 08-01-18, 11:30 AM
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No longer mine. Maybe the new owner of the frame will share his version.


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Old 08-01-18, 11:38 AM
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Old 08-01-18, 11:44 AM
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The 1990 ish Bianchi Ibex I am using for the Clunker Challenge, I named him Barney. He may end up being a keeper and get the full spa treatment but for now he's a clunker


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Old 08-01-18, 11:53 AM
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One of my all-time favorite rides as well as one of my all-time favorite colors. My flamboyant dark purple Toortelboom Sport:

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Old 08-01-18, 12:15 PM
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Very nice
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84 Trek 760, the new kid on the block in my herd.



88 Centurion Ironman Master, bought new and the longest owned bike I have.

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Not mine but still tempted. @gearbasher Still looks as lovely as it did 3 days ago...
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I can't capture this color with my camera. It's a gorgeous bike. It's a 1982 McLean, a collector's item. It was originally metallic blue. I had it painted by Peter Weigle's ex-wife Betsy.

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^^^^ Yeah, seems like the auto white balance / color correction on a lot of point-and-shoot cameras just can't come to grips with the notion of a subject with a fair amount of purple in it. They always want to "blue shift" the colors.
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My 1958 Sun Cresta built in Birmingham England. The company was acquired by Raleigh later that same year. This one came to Canada with its original owner in the seventies. Sun (FC Parkes) advertised the colour combination as Flamboyant Purple/ Pale blue.


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Old 08-01-18, 02:11 PM
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My 1958 Sun Cresta built in Birmingham England. The company was acquired by Raleigh later that same year. This one came to Canada with its original owner in the seventies. Sun (FC Parkes) advertised the colour combination as Flamboyant Purple/ Pale blue.
Wow is that original paint? Gorgeous.
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My 1958 Sun Cresta built in Birmingham England. The company was acquired by Raleigh later that same year. This one came to Canada with its original owner in the seventies. Sun (FC Parkes) advertised the colour combination as Flamboyant Purple/ Pale blue.

Wow, it's gorgeous and a mess all at once. Leaning heavily towards the gorgeous part for sure!
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