Poll

Would you own or ride one?

Yes (I am male)
46 (74.2%)
Yes (I am female)
9 (14.5%)
No (I am male)
5 (8.1%)
No (I am female)
1 (1.6%)
Yes (I am non-binary)
1 (1.6%)
No (I am non-binary)
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 62

Author Topic: Pink bike?  (Read 2338 times)

Pink bike?
« on: October 01, 2019, 01:36:26 pm »
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Kim

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Re: Pink bike?
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2019, 01:38:50 pm »
Surely being a veteran of 90s mountain bikes is more significant than gender identity?  ;D
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Re: Pink bike?
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2019, 01:39:14 pm »
My club kit is pink, so it would match! :)

90s MTB surely means it has to be purple anodised?

Re: Pink bike?
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2019, 01:40:31 pm »
I bought and owned the magnificent gay disco for quite a few years, many of them after I'd been told what colours it was (I am very colour-blind).
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Gattopardo

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Re: Pink bike?
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2019, 01:42:28 pm »
Had a pink motorbike, well pink fairing for a while...

The bike felt more visible in traffic.


Re: Pink bike?
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2019, 01:48:17 pm »
Paging Tim Hall, Tim Hall to the Pink sorry, Magenta courtesy phone.  :P

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Pink bike?
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2019, 02:05:14 pm »
I do not ride a great big Mercian, gangster tanwalls, fixed cog in the back.

DaT

Re: Pink bike?
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2019, 03:17:37 pm »
I'd be more inclined to buy a pink or purple bike than a black one.

Tim Hall

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Re: Pink bike?
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2019, 03:55:44 pm »
Paging Tim Hall, Tim Hall to the Pink sorry, Magenta courtesy phone.  :P

Oi!  The Magenta Mercian got repainted to a lovely Pearlescent Green a few years ago. Then it got stolen.

I had cause to collect my late FIL's bike from the police station a few years ago after he'd succumbed to a fatal heart attack.  I thought the Magenta Mercian was pink, but his Gillot was pink. Bright pink. Almost bubble gum pink.
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Gattopardo

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Re: Pink bike?
« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2019, 05:12:44 pm »
New clear red


Re: Pink bike?
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2019, 01:00:08 am »
Nuclear Red, no?

As for the OP, my Roberts is pink, maybe even dusky pink, but the mismatched green forks make it fairly clear that I care not a jot for the aesthetics.

Torslanda

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Re: Pink bike?
« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2019, 02:02:18 am »
Some may remember Clare OTP got a Mercian from Charlotte and had it sprayed pink. There's pics on here somewhere...
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Re: Pink bike?
« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2019, 05:38:56 am »
I had an old Cannondale X bike powder coated lipstick pink with a lacquer sparkle coat. It's amazing the number of people who pass adverse comment.  I think I'm going to attach a big pink dildo onto the handlebars to try and stop them.

Re: Pink bike?
« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2019, 06:17:03 am »
While I consider orange the proper color for a bicycle, there is a high-viz color Mitsubishi has used on their Mirage cars sold here in the USA which is a striking pink, though they call it "CASSIUS PURPLE METALLIC".If I were to want a bicycle in that color range, it's what I would pick.

PaulF

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Re: Pink bike?
« Reply #14 on: October 02, 2019, 06:30:50 am »
Are they faster or slower than red ones?

Clare

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Re: Pink bike?
« Reply #15 on: October 02, 2019, 07:43:39 am »
Yes I do  ;D and it is proper pink, none if this namby pamby magenta rubbish.

Re: Pink bike?
« Reply #16 on: October 02, 2019, 08:37:39 am »
I'm colour-blind, an unless I was concentrating I probably wouldn't notice.

Mr Larrington

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Re: Pink bike?
« Reply #17 on: October 02, 2019, 09:18:46 am »
Only if it's a mid-80s Cannondale MTB.
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Re: Pink bike?
« Reply #18 on: October 02, 2019, 09:44:23 am »
Surely being a veteran of 90s mountain bikes is more significant than gender identity?  ;D
I had a pink Etto helmet* back then

*yes, it saved my life.  ;D
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Re: Pink bike?
« Reply #19 on: October 02, 2019, 12:59:14 pm »
I used to commute on a cheap red bike that lived outside.  As I always parked it the same way round at home the paint on one side became bleached.  My mates reckoned it was pink but I claimed that it was (very) light red.  The bike model name was ' Solar Damage' which I reckon is a pretty stupid name for a bike but seemed appropriate.

Kim

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Re: Pink bike?
« Reply #20 on: October 02, 2019, 01:03:30 pm »
Good name for a band, thobut.
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Re: Pink bike?
« Reply #21 on: October 03, 2019, 08:47:35 am »
I’m surprised that no one has mentioned the Mercier team bikes. Especially when Barry Hoban rode one many UK riders went for pink - in fact many frame painters list “ Mercier Pink” .

hellymedic

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Re: Pink bike?
« Reply #22 on: October 03, 2019, 11:39:45 am »
Though I've answered yes, I'd probably only buy black bikes in future for ease of touching up small defects, if I were still riding.

Basically, if you like it, get it!

quixoticgeek

  • Mostly Harmless
Re: Pink bike?
« Reply #23 on: October 03, 2019, 11:50:36 am »

I have a fundamental objection to PINK. Usually as it's part of the "shrink it and pink it" approach that companies take to pay lip service to 51% of the population.

I do find rapha amusing due to their ability to make men, who would otherwise shun anything with pink on it, wear pink. Because it's made by rapha...

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Kim

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Re: Pink bike?
« Reply #24 on: October 03, 2019, 01:14:30 pm »
I have a fundamental objection to PINK.

I used to feel that way, but I've become a bit more reclamatory about it in recent years.  I do have standards, and will only consider sufficiently bright, neon pinks, preferably used in moderation in combination with plenty of BLACK; pastels can get to fuck.  And purple's still better.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...