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

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Re: Pink bike?
« Reply #25 on: October 03, 2019, 01:57:30 pm »
I had a pink ME ultra fleece jacket in the early 80's. I think they claimed it was magenta.  It was half price, at £16, and groovy out on the hills in fog.

But for bikes I like bikes in neutral colours so I can change the colour scheme now and again via the brake cable and bar tape colours,  Pink is a bit too primary for that.  Quite happy riding one though. Couldn't care less about colour, if it's a borrowed one or hired.
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Re: Pink bike?
« Reply #26 on: October 03, 2019, 09:58:33 pm »
I bought a pink Aende frame second-hand when I was a student, decades ago, and did much of my racing on it. I still have it.

Mind you, I had it resprayed blue at the end of that first season. It's currently purple and yellow.


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Re: Pink bike?
« Reply #27 on: October 04, 2019, 03:10:27 pm »
Nuclear Red, no?

I have called that colour no clear red as it clearly not red.

Still want a speed triple in that colour...

Re: Pink bike?
« Reply #28 on: October 05, 2019, 11:05:19 am »
I went for pearl white in the end, because:

1. I didn't know they did pearl white - it's not listed on the webshite
2. Pink would have cost an extra £45 as a special-order paint
3. Swindon is homophobic, racist and pretty much everything else you'd expect from a town that voted Leave.
And Darkness and Decay and the Coronavirus held illimitable dominion over all.


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Re: Pink bike?
« Reply #29 on: October 11, 2019, 04:04:11 pm »
I had a mate used to own an Planet X Stealth nicknamed "the Pink Panther". I don't think it slowed him down.
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Re: Pink bike?
« Reply #30 on: October 14, 2019, 03:07:58 pm »
Pink used to be  a gender neutral colour. until relatively recent time. If anything it was a bold masculine colour.  In 1912 or sometime around then the Royal family published a colour photograph of young princes and princesses.  The princes wore smart blue sailor and the princesses in pink dresses. This created a fashion for parents to dress their baby boys in blue and baby girls in Pink.

Re: Pink bike?
« Reply #31 on: November 01, 2019, 07:21:17 pm »
I'm a fan of acid pink for cycling and wanted to get a pink frame when I was last shopping around for a frame.
Unfortunately could get one but compromised with Thorn's 'tonka yellow'..

My first Tonka toy! I had to play with my brother's when I was younger.

I do have some Rapha pink cycling tops too.


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Re: Pink bike?
« Reply #32 on: November 09, 2019, 06:00:01 pm »
I'm a fan of acid pink for cycling
I thought that was a mash-up of psychedelia and 2-chord guitar rock?
I do not ride a great big Mercian, gangster tanwalls, fixed cog in the back.


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Re: Pink bike?
« Reply #33 on: November 12, 2019, 02:43:50 pm »
My club colours used to be mostly pink.  Cardiff Byways is the oldest continually active club in Cardiif.  During the second world war the other old clubs stopped then restarted again.  In our case the Ladies took over and the club adopted the pink tops.  After the war the shirts were retained.  I think the Audax group still use the pink shirts but the racer/TT folk changed.