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Why are roadbikes come with ugly colours?

Old 06-12-10, 03:16 PM
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Why are roadbikes come with ugly colours?

What gives? I see many sexy road bikes and they almost comes in gaudy colour schemes. DO these mfg not know what are the latest fashion palletes?
I know its very superficial of me, but I want my road bike to look good too not like something that would fit into a cartoon set.
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Old 06-12-10, 03:23 PM
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WHy am internet persons not good at write?
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Yes.
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Old 06-12-10, 03:30 PM
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english might not be your first language, but the people who are behind the colour schemes on bikes certainly aren't the fashion police.
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Old 06-12-10, 04:09 PM
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you must be buying the wrong brand. nothing wrong with this classic color



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Old 06-12-10, 04:19 PM
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Probably he is talking about walmart and performance stuff.
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
you must be buying the wrong brand. nothing wrong with this classic color...
except that it's cliche..
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Old 06-12-10, 04:50 PM
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Well that's the classic bianchi celeste, just like the Gios blue or the legnano green... are those cliche also?
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So what you are saying is that you want a black-ish bicycle or some sort of urban ghetto color scheme maybe with some graffiti type graphics?

Me, I like blue and yellow nd red and green except for that funny Bianchi green and purple and orange and something aside from the modern fashion palette.
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Old 06-12-10, 04:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
you must be buying the wrong brand. nothing wrong with this classic color
I'm the bartape police and your bartape is unravelling and messy.
If it's not fixed within the hour I'll have your [strike]bikes[/strike] booze confiscated.
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Sorry, Celeste = hospital scrubs = sterile = BLAH.

Personally I don't get why $2000 bicycles can't have more color options. And why is it that each manufacturer has one color scheme on one model that looks good, but it's never the bike you want to buy because it's specs are either too low or too high?

Personally I think the Trek 2.1 looks great (black and blue), as does the CAAD8S 6 (red and black). The FELT Team Issue (black and blue Garmin) looks AWESOME IMO (ok, slightly poseur), but FELT bikes are $$$$ and the team issue paintjob means even more $$.

But it would be great if every model had 3-4 paint jobs available that weren't based on what gruppo level you were getting.
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I don't get why a $60 Walmart Mongose has a more durable paint job than a $1000 road bike. My nice road bike has more Testor's paint for touch up than original after 5 years.
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I don't get why a $60 Walmart Mongose has a more durable paint job than a $1000 road bike. My nice road bike has more Testor's paint for touch up than original after 5 years.
Except the pedals/crank/wheels/brakes/saddle will fall off the Walmart bike hours after you start riding it... (yes, I've had this happen to someone before. The pedals came off. And on every other Walmart bikes, the brakes or shifters didn't work right)

They are also very rust-prone.
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Except the pedals/crank/wheels/brakes/saddle will fall off the Walmart bike hours after you start riding it... (yes, I've had this happen to someone before. The pedals came off. And on every other Walmart bikes, the brakes or shifters didn't work right)

They are also very rust-prone.
True, but they look REALLY good in the dumpster as they get hauled away.
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you must be buying the wrong brand. nothing wrong with this classic color
You mean other than the fact that it is hideous and belongs on a Rivendell?
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You mean other than the fact that it is hideous and belongs on a Rivendell?
you know how many other bike makers would kill to have that sort of brand recognition?

Love it or hate it, you're acknowledging Celeste = Bianchi and that's all that matters.
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Only thing I don't like about most bikes these days is too many graphics!
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yeah... it seems that all the bikes i really like the color schemes i can't afford... LOL... when i went bike shopping, there were only 3 bikes in my price range with the setup i wanted... and all three of them are ugly as sin...

so now my bike is carbon/black with a gold stripe... all my friends like it, but i hate it... lol.. i can't match my tires with it... i'm thinking about getting those conti 4000's with a gold stripe, but i'm afraid it's going to look cheesy...
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Only thing I don't like about most bikes these days is too many graphics!
I have no problem with the colors, it is the companies name plastered on every inch of the bike. If I was racing and they were sponsoring me fine. But, to drop my cash on what is basically a billboard look no thanks. I think this is mostly a look for the poseurs.
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WHy am internet persons not good at write?
Yoda did post I did think.
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OP, give examples.
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Bianchi girl, please sort out your bartapes. And your stem. And wrap some pages of a magazine or a plastic bag around your spare tub, else when you come to use it there will be grit and road filth infesting the glue on the basetape, and it won't stick very well. By the way I approve of girls riding Bianchis. Bianchis are girly bikes. There's a Bianchi Girl round here who I intend one day to chase down, but every time I see her I'm going somewhere important and can't.
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I'm the bartape police and your bartape is unravelling and messy.
If it's not fixed within the hour I'll have your [strike]bikes[/strike] booze confiscated.
the tape on the MegaPro has been repaired (my last pack of Ambrosio bike ribbon) it took most of the winter to find some more for the Proto and it will be repaired shortly.

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You mean other than the fact that it is hideous and belongs on a Rivendell?
arn't Rivendells normally white or like flatblack like an old 3spd?


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Bianchi girl, please sort out your bartapes. And your stem. And wrap some pages of a magazine or a plastic bag around your spare tub, else when you come to use it there will be grit and road filth infesting the glue on the basetape, and it won't stick very well. By the way I approve of girls riding Bianchis. Bianchis are girly bikes. There's a Bianchi Girl round here who I intend one day to chase down, but every time I see her I'm going somewhere important and can't.
what is wrong with my stem? as for the tire, since this Proto seldom see rain I have little trouble with it being soiled when I need it.

are you really going somewhere inportant or is she just too fast?
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