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Calling all BLUE bicycle owners

Old 10-29-09, 04:34 PM
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Originally Posted by MSC_Mav View Post
our little blizzard has kept me from picking my bike up so pics will have to wait. All black looks really fast to me but white is definitely more...elegant? i think i might be looking for an excuse to get white wall tires
unless you get some yellow on it, don't bother coming back with pics!

just kidding. of course we want pics.
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Old 10-29-09, 05:09 PM
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Blue/orange. I have an orange bike with blue accents. Should work well other way around.
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Old 10-29-09, 07:35 PM
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Some sweet looking bikes here.

Orange and blue is an odd paint scheme, but it works on my MTB:

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Old 10-29-09, 07:51 PM
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There was a little streak of blue on the frame. I decided to emphasize it.
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Old 10-29-09, 08:34 PM
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Originally Posted by MSC_Mav View Post
our little blizzard has kept me from picking my bike up so pics will have to wait. All black looks really fast to me but white is definitely more...elegant? i think i might be looking for an excuse to get white wall tires
Yeah, post a picture of what you're starting with. Personally, I prefer black bar tape (doesn't show dirt), black seat and black tire tread, regardless of the color of the bike's frame. Practical, understated, leaves lots of choices of brand & model.
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Old 10-29-09, 08:40 PM
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Originally Posted by MSC_Mav View Post
its strange but out of everything i see, i think the black tape and saddle are the way to go. white tape just looks strange to me on a blue bike. i think i may to white wall tires though, that could be pretty cool. yellow is cool but its so flashy to me and im having a hard time taking them seriously lol.
Black tape and saddle is practical. You can ride it, and it might get dirty, but the dirt won't show.


However, I keep thinking I might go with blue bar tape next time ... blue with a bit of a colourful fleck in it. Maybe.
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Old 10-29-09, 09:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Sourpuss Magee View Post
There was a little streak of blue on the frame. I decided to emphasize it.
oh wow thats a mighty fine lookin saddle...I'm always nervous to buy a saddle for aesthetic reasons but if i can find a lbs that carries that model im definitely going to see if i can demo it.

I may be able to dig out my car tomorrow and go pick up the bike but its looking more like i wont be able to do anything until saturday. once i get it ill post pics right away though
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Old 10-30-09, 04:50 AM
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Originally Posted by MSC_Mav View Post
oh wow thats a mighty fine lookin saddle...I'm always nervous to buy a saddle for aesthetic reasons but if i can find a lbs that carries that model im definitely going to see if i can demo it.
I actually switched out my Aliante for the Arione after experiencing an issue in an unmentionable location. The color didn't matter until I saw what they had in stock. The handlebar tape and tires soon followed. I like the look and no more problems down under.
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Old 10-31-09, 01:26 AM
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thar she is.
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Old 10-31-09, 02:11 AM
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I've seen a few blue/yellow ones around here, and can only say I'm with them.

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Old 10-31-09, 12:46 PM
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Originally Posted by MSC_Mav View Post


thar she is.
I'd stick with the black stuff. If that's too blah for your tastes, start with new bar tape and see how you like it, before sinking lots of money into tires and a saddle. Bar tape is cheap.

Given that it's a medium blue, one color option would be a deep blue. Two-tone blue isn't too gaudy.

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Old 10-31-09, 02:21 PM
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THE COLOR BLUE!!!

I thought you meant this blue:

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Old 10-31-09, 06:11 PM
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^^^That just might end up being my team bike
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Old 11-01-09, 01:20 AM
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My scheme is quite simple; silver gruppo, wheels with carbon seatpost, fork and water cages:

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Old 11-01-09, 01:34 AM
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Back in the 50´s-70´s the Monark riders were known as the "blue team" when competing the orange Crescent riders all over Sweden. Here´s my slightly upgraded -75 Monark.
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Old 11-01-09, 01:53 AM
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My old TRINITY bike, which I will be putting a nice NOS Record UT crank on, in about three days.

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Old 11-01-09, 02:24 AM
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My old TRINITY bike, which I will be putting a nice NOS Record UT crank on, in about three days.

now that is a beautiful blue bike. i like that shade of blue. light and shiny. beautiful.
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Old 11-01-09, 06:45 AM
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Originally Posted by KiddSisko View Post
When I saw the words BLUE bicycle, I thought you meant this:

I thought for sure he meant:



or even....

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Old 11-01-09, 09:09 AM
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Here are 2 revisions of my c'dale r600 from 1992








Which do you guys prefer?
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Originally Posted by RichCT View Post
Here are 2 revisions of my c'dale r600 from 1992


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[IMG] h ttp://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg319/robrero1/BikePics/IMG_3425.jpg[/IMG]

Which do you guys prefer?
second one. looks more at ease.
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Old 11-01-09, 11:21 AM
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Here are 2 revisions of my c'dale r600 from 1992








Which do you guys prefer?
I prefer the first one.
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Old 11-01-09, 11:24 AM
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This is my blue bike. I can't imagine using yellow or orange stuff on it. Dark midnight blue or white... maybe.

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Old 11-01-09, 11:30 AM
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Can't lose with plain 'ol black...

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Originally Posted by kr32 View Post


This is how I have mine, I was thinking of red bar tape but bought blue instead and have never put it on, might not ever either.
I love Skyline Drive .

Faithful Blue Trek near Loveland Pass on Triple Bypass.
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