Bikes by colour?

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Bikes by colour?

Postby Rucks » Tue Oct 02, 2012 15:32 pm

Saw a lad earlier today riding his bike, it struck me straight away that he'd chosen that bike purley for its appearance as he'd matched his trainers and rucksack to the bike ( baby blue colour ).
Made me think about the last bike I bought and how I had to have the season befores model as I preferred the colour even though the kit was better on the new one (lesson learned...)

I wondered how many other people have/do this when they choose a bike?

Funniest part though was when I got home a googled his bike, turns out to be the womens version.... Wonder if he knew?

http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-gb/bik ... 717/39214/

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Re: Bikes by colour?

Postby benpinnick » Tue Oct 02, 2012 15:35 pm

Rucks wrote:Saw a lad earlier today riding his bike, it struck me straight away that he'd chosen that bike purley for its appearance as he'd matched his trainers and rucksack to the bike ( baby blue colour ).
Made me think about the last bike I bought and how I had to have the season befores model as I preferred the colour even though the kit was better on the new one (lesson learned...)

I wondered how many other people have/do this when they choose a bike?

Funniest part though was when I got home a googled his bike, turns out to be the womens version.... Wonder if he knew?

http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-gb/bik ... 717/39214/


Probably nicked. Criminally poor taste and all.
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Re: Bikes by colour?

Postby supersonic » Tue Oct 02, 2012 15:47 pm

Too many people do it. Same with brand names.

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Re: Bikes by colour?

Postby Cat With No Tail » Tue Oct 02, 2012 16:11 pm

supersonic wrote:Too many people do it. Same with brand names.


Or the fact it's "Made in the UK"

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Re: Bikes by colour?

Postby Long Time Lurker » Tue Oct 02, 2012 16:14 pm

I buy clothing that matches the colour of my bike.
(It's a blokes bike though.)
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Re: Bikes by colour?

Postby Northwind » Tue Oct 02, 2012 18:37 pm

Rucks wrote:Saw a lad earlier today riding his bike, it struck me straight away that he'd chosen that bike purley for its appearance as he'd matched his trainers and rucksack to the bike ( baby blue colour ).


Bit of a leap, no? 3 of my bikes are white with black and red bits but I didn't get them because of the colour, it's just coincidence. And my dh kit matches my dh bike because the kit I like happened to be available in the right colours.
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Re: Bikes by colour?

Postby paul.skibum » Tue Oct 02, 2012 19:01 pm

Northwind wrote:
Rucks wrote:Saw a lad earlier today riding his bike, it struck me straight away that he'd chosen that bike purley for its appearance as he'd matched his trainers and rucksack to the bike ( baby blue colour ).


Bit of a leap, no? 3 of my bikes are white with black and red bits but I didn't get them because of the colour, it's just coincidence. And my dh kit matches my dh bike because the kit I like happened to be available in the right colours.


You are sooooooo gay :lol:
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Postby Northwind » Tue Oct 02, 2012 19:19 pm

Only a little bit!

But seriously right, I've got a red and white bike. So when I went to buy an Urge Down-o-matic and it turned out to be available in red and white, I got that one. This way, even while riding slowly, I still look well pro.
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Re: Bikes by colour?

Postby Cat With No Tail » Tue Oct 02, 2012 19:24 pm

Northwind wrote:This way, even while riding slowly, I still look well pro.



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Re: Bikes by colour?

Postby paul.skibum » Tue Oct 02, 2012 22:51 pm

I have a white bike with black bits and a black bike with black bits - I wear mainly black ride gear and a charcoal grey helmet - I probably look like a monochromatic pro whoopsie. My DH bike however has a brown saddle, pink pedals and a grey stem and I wear a white patterned lid - on that I look like the cack footed moose rimmer (thanks CWNT I quite like that one) that I am.
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Re: Bikes by colour?

Postby JayKay3000 » Tue Oct 02, 2012 23:43 pm

I brought my bike based on the looks. I hated the colour of the base model. I'm being more sensible with the next bike as I'm getting it for ability over looks. My current bike is a lot nicer to look at than it is to ride.

I think like anything you have to like the looks of something. You could have the nicest girlfriend in the world, but if she looks like a cross between an inbred pony and a zombie then you're not going to want to ride her.

Part of the fun of riding the bike is having it look nice. Granted, when you're on it it's trail ability if far more important than what it looks like, but you're going to hate it to a certain extent when you stop and have to look at it.

Colour coded gear is a bit extreme. There are not mirrors posted around trails so as long as I'm warm and comfy with a stupid grin on my face then all is well with the day.

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Re: Bikes by colour?

Postby chez_m356 » Wed Oct 03, 2012 00:57 am

Rucks wrote:Saw a lad earlier today riding his bike, it struck me straight away that he'd chosen that bike purley for its appearance as he'd matched his trainers and rucksack to the bike ( baby blue colour ).
Made me think about the last bike I bought and how I had to have the season befores model as I preferred the colour even though the kit was better on the new one (lesson learned...)

I wondered how many other people have/do this when they choose a bike?

Funniest part though was when I got home a googled his bike, turns out to be the womens version.... Wonder if he knew?

http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-gb/bik ... 717/39214/

assuming that it actually was a lad, was he wearing a girls trainers and rucksack too ? :wink:
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Re: Bikes by colour?

Postby .blitz » Wed Oct 03, 2012 09:35 am

Have never been to fussed about colours - the Voltage is an eyeball-searing dayglo green with white bits, it looks like a 10-year old's bike - but a mate has thing about blue he will buy any old shoot providing it's blue

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Re: Bikes by colour?

Postby Long Time Lurker » Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:43 am

.blitz wrote:...the Voltage is an eyeball-searing dayglo green with white bits, it looks like a 10-year old's bike...

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Re: Bikes by colour?

Postby Giraffoto » Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:29 am

Red. It's the fastest colour. Don't just take my word for it, Astronomers work out how fast an object is receding by how red it looks.
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Re: Bikes by colour?

Postby The Rookie » Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:04 pm

Purple...I was respraying the frame and when scanning the shelves of rattle cans at Halfords liked the colour, no I don't own any purple trousers (anymore......)

Yes my Daughters resprayed frame is bright baby pink.......

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Re: Bikes by colour?

Postby WindyG » Wed Oct 03, 2012 15:56 pm

Got to be honest I was drawn to my bike as it is a bright yellow Scott and stood out from all the rest in the shop :D

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Re: Bikes by colour?

Postby mintedox » Wed Oct 03, 2012 16:08 pm

My mate is like this with lime green. Proper gay.

My bike has loads of colours in it, and it works fine.
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Re: Bikes by colour?

Postby kammybear » Wed Oct 03, 2012 17:01 pm

Every bike I've had has had an element of red in it.

I wanted to go blue this time but ended up with a black bike with hints of red as the blue version wasn't in stock... :mrgreen:

But I do tend to colour code to my bike!

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Re: Bikes by colour?

Postby bluechair84 » Wed Oct 03, 2012 18:02 pm

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I don't think it matters what colour bike I get next... pretty much anything goes with this outfit! Cross between Sam Hill and Elton John I think.

edit-- gloves are white and green to :)


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