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Old 07-28-05, 08:36 AM
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They're Orange!!!

Decided to hold off on the orange bottle cages, but I did pick up the GP3000 tires in orange. Finally got around to taking a picture, and I think in the immortal words of the great Dude Lebowski, they really tie the bike together, kinda like "That rug really tied the room together."
Anyway, I digress, my one warning for the colored-tire contemplating folks is that my treads turn black inbetween rains... and even after rains they are a dirty color. Whaddya guys think?
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Schweeet! I was thinking of doing the same thing. I have the mango waterbottle cages and some orange and white bar tape but haven't put either on yet. Been waiting till I buy the orange tires. How much were the GP3000 and where did you get them?
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Looks good. I used a scotchbright pad and some Fantastic on a set of yellow tires and it brought the color back.
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nice, nice... How about an orange seat? May I also suggest that you partake of only orange-colored sports drinks (which may or may not contain Jabanero flavoring)?
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I've got blue Michelins. After I ride I give them a quick wipedown with Fantastik OXY. Keeps 'em looking new.
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Orange cable housings must be next if you expect full OCP points.
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That looks cool.
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Originally Posted by TCR
Schweeet! I was thinking of doing the same thing. I have the mango waterbottle cages and some orange and white bar tape but haven't put either on yet. Been waiting till I buy the orange tires. How much were the GP3000 and where did you get them?
Ohhh, mango water bottle cages? Do tell. The only ones I had seen (compliments of 661 on these forums) were the Specialized ones, which were more a deep metallic orange. Both my bartape and tires are more mango...
As for the tires, unfortunately, I couldn't find a deal on them anywhere, so I bought them here:
https://www.biketiresdirect.com/produ...il.asp?p=COGP3
for $37 a pop.
Post pics when you get your rig mangoed, I saw that white and orange tape and it is definitely eye catching.
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Originally Posted by bunnyrabbit
nice, nice... How about an orange seat? May I also suggest that you partake of only orange-colored sports drinks (which may or may not contain Jabanero flavoring)?
When I was looking to replace my Selle Italia Gel Flite Ti saddle I looked into getting the custom Fizik Arionne Black with an orange stripe (another guy on these boards has it for his new Lemond). Alas, I couldn't justify the expenditure, so I got the Specialized Alias, which I love.
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Very nice! I like bright colors for bikes. You might be able to find Hockey tape that matches the color of your tires more closely.
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Originally Posted by cydewaze
Orange cable housings must be next if you expect full OCP points.
Not too concerned with OCP points, but I have been on the lookout for orange cable housings. Anyone have any leads?
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Originally Posted by clfjmpr44
Ohhh, mango water bottle cages? Do tell. The only ones I had seen (compliments of 661 on these forums) were the Specialized ones, which were more a deep metallic orange. Both my bartape and tires are more mango...
As for the tires, unfortunately, I couldn't find a deal on them anywhere, so I bought them here:
https://www.biketiresdirect.com/produ...il.asp?p=COGP3
for $37 a pop.
Post pics when you get your rig mangoed, I saw that white and orange tape and it is definitely eye catching.
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I bought the mango cages at Nashbar for $1.99 - couldn't pass them up at that price. They're not a deep or bright orange, though. Kinda a light mango color I guess. And I believe biketiresdirect was the cheapest I could find those tires also. Eventually I'll buy the tires and post a pic of my yellow and orange TCR.
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Originally Posted by TCR


I bought the mango cages at Nashbar for $1.99 - couldn't pass them up at that price. They're not a deep or bright orange, though. Kinda a light mango color I guess. And I believe biketiresdirect was the cheapest I could find those tires also. Eventually I'll buy the tires and post a pic of my yellow and orange TCR.
How is the bottle hold on those profile cages? They look pretty sweet.
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no comment other than ... DANG!
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Originally Posted by bigskymacadam
no comment other than ... DANG!
Dang good or Dang bad? just curious


Also, just picked up those nashbar cages. Can't go wrong for $1.99 a pop...as long as they work!
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The best thing to clean tires with is a spray called "simple green"
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Originally Posted by TCR
Schweeet! I was thinking of doing the same thing. I have the mango waterbottle cages and some orange and white bar tape but haven't put either on yet. Been waiting till I buy the orange tires. How much were the GP3000 and where did you get them?

Where can you get orange tires? I have a Orange Sarthe and oragne water cages. Interesting concept!
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i'm a fan of profile design, but man, that bottle cage looks like it could stop an armor piercing round from an M-16.
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Originally Posted by dog hair
i'm a fan of profile design, but man, that bottle cage looks like it could stop an armor piercing round from an M-16.
True that, I'll give em a go and see if they clutter the bike too much. They don't weigh very much. If they do clutter up the bike, then I'll mount them in the garage for frosty beverages while I'm working.
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I'd say it looks pretty sweet as it is. The black saddle balances out the stem and the fork, and it contrasts the orange and yellow. Oranges and yellows can be hard to match, so I'd be tempted to leave it as it is.
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Originally Posted by clfjmpr44
Dang good or Dang bad? just curious
DANG. SHARP! SWEET! :)
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Scheweet...
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Thanks guys, I will post updated pics once I get those Mango Profile cages. We'll see if it puts my ride into the way-over-the-top category or whether it completes it. I have to say, i definitely love my ride. It really is the sweetest thing, although i have to tell the truth. I went for a ride with my buddy, who recently bought my first roadie for triatholons, the 2000 model Trek 1000, and I almost wished I hadn't let it go. Could of been my foul weather steed. It really was my first roadie, and it allowed me to find out that there is life after mountain biking.
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Originally Posted by bigskymacadam
DANG. SHARP! SWEET!
Thanks man, much appreciated.
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