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Old 09-18-11, 05:14 PM
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Not really. I generally only buy black, blue, red, grey cycling clothes. Figure it will always be at the low end of in style.
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Old 09-18-11, 06:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Billy Bones View Post
Red...black...white... That's flamboyant?

For your dinner this evening, let me recommend oatmeal with a side of toast.
Un buttered and dry.
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Old 09-18-11, 09:01 PM
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Originally Posted by rekmeyata View Post
You don't think this is flamboyant:

"My particular "palette" is red. That means that when I buy gear I look to all the colors that synch-up with red...red, white, black, all metals. Add to that a tiny spot of yellow in the Italian tri-color [family stuff] or a tiny spot of blue in the French [more family stuff] e voila...a theme! I'll add that most purchases can be synched-up with one basic "pallette" color. [Dunno' about that Bianchi blue-green paint, but even THAT has a kind of dramatic panache." ???

If that's not flamboyant then I'm not having dinner with you that for sure!
That's nowhere near flamboyant.
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Old 09-18-11, 09:05 PM
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Think I colour matched quite well today...

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Old 09-18-11, 10:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
Think I colour matched quite well today...

Are you golfing or riding bikes?
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Old 09-18-11, 10:35 PM
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I go for the style/pretty boy look when I'm not cycling. While on my bike, I really don't give a rip what I look like. I just wear clothes that are funtional.
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Old 09-18-11, 11:07 PM
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Originally Posted by rekmeyata View Post
Are you golfing or riding bikes?
Thought the bike was a pretty good clue... the knickers are great for cooler weather and when the ride is a pootle and not a race.
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Old 09-19-11, 12:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
Thought the bike was a pretty good clue... the knickers are great for cooler weather and when the ride is a pootle and not a race.
So you ride the bike to the golf course then play 18 holes?
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Old 09-19-11, 12:42 AM
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I do care, but I get what's cheap. My whole kit was only $40 and it happens to match my bike. My helmet and tires are both weird colors.
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Old 09-19-11, 01:10 AM
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Originally Posted by rekmeyata View Post
So you ride the bike to the golf course then play 18 holes?
Used to play a wicked game of golf but now I can't swing a club to save my life.

Never wore knickers for that silly game but they work really well for cycling.
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Old 09-19-11, 03:35 AM
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Old 09-19-11, 11:07 AM
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The current rotation.

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Old 05-06-22, 09:51 AM
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Bike matching helmet.....no way.
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Old 05-06-22, 10:04 AM
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Can someone explain this recurring theme where newbies resurrect very old threads with their initial post? Is this some sort of bot?
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Old 05-06-22, 10:16 AM
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Old 05-06-22, 10:21 AM
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Originally Posted by caloso View Post
... Are his elbows and shoulders loose? Can he look back or take a drink without swerving? Nice easy spin? Stuff like that.
Now, those of us who've been racing or riding long enough have shoulders and necks that prevent the graceful over-the-shoulder look back. Too many broken collarbones, etc. I have to settle for a goofy mirror. Really should have ones for both sides.

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Old 05-06-22, 10:28 AM
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Originally Posted by tomato coupe View Post
Can someone explain this recurring theme where newbies resurrect very old threads with their initial post? Is this some sort of bot?
And the other guilty parties; forum vets like me who still don't notice thread dates. (Doesn't help I suppose that some of us care little whether a thread is old or current. Cycling has been happening 140 years. The bikes very little. Back then the best minds in the world designed bikes. Now they've moved on to aerospace, computers and AI. There's a lot of bike wisdom that isn't in the current discussion.)
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Old 05-06-22, 10:34 AM
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Originally Posted by 79pmooney View Post
And the other guilty parties; forum vets like me who still don't notice thread dates. (Doesn't help I suppose that some of us care little whether a thread is old or current. Cycling has been happening 140 years. The bikes very little. Back then the best minds in the world designed bikes. Now they've moved on to aerospace, computers and AI. There's a lot of bike wisdom that isn't in the current discussion.)
The people that designed bikes 140 years ago have moved on to aerospace and AI?
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Old 05-06-22, 10:46 AM
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Bike has to looked good, who cares about the rider!
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Old 05-06-22, 10:50 AM
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Old 05-06-22, 11:10 AM
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Yes absolutely...My $ 300 bibs and my $ 400 shoes perfectly match my $ 12 000 bike...and my riding skills, my power and watts match my outfit and my bike..
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Even if I had a vast selection of bicycle attire that fit to my likings, I'd still not care that much to match.. to a point. Not going to be wearing mustard stain yellow & highlighter fred orange with the current shade of cool black going on.
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Old 05-06-22, 02:33 PM
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I would feel like a tool if my clothes coordinated with my bike..

I try hard to look like I donít care.
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Old 05-06-22, 03:02 PM
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pink base layer jersey, pink jersey, blue merino jacket, pink windbreaker
Those were my grandson's favorite colors back in 2011, too. The only pink I've been able to find in men's clothes is team stuff (ONCE and EF), and I wouldn't want to insult any team by wearing their clothes and riding at 12 mph....
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If they do, it is likely not on purpose. Even if I think they do, I am probably incorrect. Color blindness has gotten worse with age. I can never make out what those charts with all the dots and colors are supposed to be showing. For my yearly school bus checkup, I have to have the examiner point to colors for me to tell them what it is. I am fine doing that.
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