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Black
41
23.03%
Grey
12
6.74%
White
12
6.74%
Red
21
11.80%
Yellow
5
2.81%
Blue
26
14.61%
Green
14
7.87%
Purple
9
5.06%
Other
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21.35%
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What color is your bike?

Old 06-24-19, 07:00 PM
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Trek Madone Green/White
Merlin Titanium
Bianchi (4) Celeste
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TW FreeSpirit Gold
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Trek Elance. Satin Black
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Old 06-24-19, 07:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Korina View Post
For some reason I'm desperate for a green bike, like olive green, something on which I can express my love of the Surly esthetic.
Maybe this green on my old Stumpy might interest you? lol
IMG_2819 by 2cam16, on Flickr
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Old 06-24-19, 10:46 PM
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Originally Posted by 2cam16 View Post
Maybe this green on my old Stumpy might interest you? lolIMG_2819 by 2cam16, on Flickr
🤤 Maybe. A little. 😍
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Originally Posted by jade408 View Post
How about a fun little poll....what color is your bike?
Black, black, black/red and black/red.
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Old 06-25-19, 01:12 AM
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My old beast.

Originally Posted by jade408 View Post
How about a fun little poll....what color is your bike?
My copper or brownish red Schwinn World Traveler is one of those colors no one can agree on but I love her just the same.
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Old 06-25-19, 06:52 AM
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Black w/ White
Gray w/ Black
White
Silver (clearcoat over aluminum)
Celeste
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Originally Posted by jade408 View Post
How about a fun little poll....what color is your bike?
Bare stainless steel
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Old 06-25-19, 08:33 AM
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Originally Posted by le mans View Post
Only concerns I'd have is surface rust developing coz the chrome itself can rust, yeah? Judging by old chrome forks i have or had.
Yeah, chrome is porous, so without a regular protective coating on it moisture gets to the steel underneath and oxidisation lifts the chrome.
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Originally Posted by mtb_addict View Post
why are bikes all black? i hate it.

i finally chosed a new folder bike out of many candidate. spend weeks analizing and comparing specs and creating spreadsheets and warching youtube videos. then i thought all the hardwork paid off... found the best bike for me. then found out it only comes with one color: all black. yuck.

even seatpost and stem and crank are black. literally it will disappear in front of a dark wall.
Have you thought about accessorizing in another color or two? The black will make it pop. I share your feelings about black bikes. Blech.
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Old 06-25-19, 10:09 AM
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The 'candy' methalic colours of the sevnties/eighties like the Koga Miyata mixte bikes, from origine that were Porsche coloursof the sixties/seventies 911 models.
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Old 06-25-19, 10:33 AM
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I still can't post pictures here, what is this?
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Old 06-25-19, 01:19 PM
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One is royal blue, the other is metallic orange. Life is too short to be plain.

(I drive a black truck, but don't want a black bike lol)
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Old 06-25-19, 04:43 PM
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I was in the navy so I have a soft spot for haze gray and being underway. Both our motor vehicles are gray too. I still kinda like my old bike's silver/navy blue color scheme though:

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Is dirt a color? Guess I need to wash my bike to remember.
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Originally Posted by Bklyn26 View Post


Changed saddle over to a Brooks Professional.

Well, your concerns about rust is valid. And, I guess, should be expected. The bike is 45 years old. There is some slight rusting but, Iím still riding it.
I like that better, still matches the hoods and Brooks seats are a quality item.
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Black is blah. Black is not a designer color. Black parts are about eliminating the cost of that worker who used to polish the silver components by hand at the end of the line.

My current pride and joy has a bright green metallic powder coat frame, chrome fork and handlebar, and a mix of silver and anodized blue components. With a few black bits left over from the previous owner that I'm working on replacing.

Of course, tires should be black, on their tread anyway. Vinyl records too. Anything else is a gimmick.
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Old 06-27-19, 12:41 AM
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Olive Green and silver

1995 Trek 800 Sport, aka the FRANKEN-TREK! Darn near everything on it came from thrift stores, second hand ebay, or craigslist. Started as a Goodwill $30 purchase in Dec, 2013. More than 4000 logged commute miles later, and still terrorizing the roads.
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Originally Posted by NoWhammies View Post
Matt black. Not a huge fan of the matt-ness, since I find it hard to keep clean. That aside though, the bike does (IMHO) look pretty damn good.
Not crazy about matte finishes either. As far as I know you can't apply any kind of wax to them, so no protection for the paint from the elements or UV light.
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Originally Posted by mtb_addict View Post
why are bikes all black? i hate it.

i finally chosed a new folder bike out of many candidate. spend weeks analizing and comparing specs and creating spreadsheets and warching youtube videos. then i thought all the hardwork paid off... found the best bike for me. then found out it only comes with one color: all black. yuck.

even seatpost and stem and crank are black. literally it will disappear in front of a dark wall.
You know it's bad when you're excited that the chosen bike also comes in white!
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Old 06-28-19, 08:50 AM
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Originally Posted by one4smoke View Post
Not crazy about matte finishes either. As far as I know you can't apply any kind of wax to them, so no protection for the paint from the elements or UV light.
Yeah, I'm not sure why the colour was all the rage a few years ago. I've been using a Pledge product (that I likely read about here somewhere) to keep the bike clean. But if I'd had my choice, I would have picked a 'regular' colour biked.
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Originally Posted by Fahrenheit531 View Post
Pink bikes rock.
And I read that they're FASTER than any other color :-)
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Originally Posted by Digger Goreman View Post
1995 Trek 800 Sport, aka the FRANKEN-TREK! Darn near everything on it came from thrift stores, second hand ebay, or craigslist. Started as a Goodwill $30 purchase in Dec, 2013. More than 4000 logged commute miles later, and still terrorizing the roads.
This gives me hope for my 2002 Trek 4900 pictured above which will soon be shedding its front derailleur, but still: what color is yours?
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So I just ordered a new bike....it only comes in (you guessed it) black.
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I liked the colour of my Toyota Camry Hybrid (Ruby Red), I had my custom bike painted the same colour.




I also have a orange Brompton and a blue-grey Rivendell.
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Blue.... no, yellow...

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