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    Bring back purple!

    I'm sure how appropriate this thread is, but if you like purple... speak up.

    I'm a big fan of purple. I would love to see Chris King bring back purple to their entire line up. Purple hubs, purple headsets, and the new purple bottom brackets.

    If you like purple, and want Chris King to do purple again email them. Make it known to them there is a market for such a color.

    http://chrisking.com/company/comp_contactus

    I just did. Hopefully other purple lovers will do the same.

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    Schipperkes are cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee
    Better suited to non-aggressive 125# gals named Russell.
    I ride so slow, your Garmin will shut off.

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    dude guy here likes purple here, too:

    http://classifieds.mtbr.com/showprod...uct=26416&cat=

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    Quote Originally Posted by banks

    Nice camel toe....




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    We like purple...but its old school.
    -eric-

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    I see Chris King has rejected purple but is now introducing brown ano!

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    No good in rock gardens..
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    Has to be cool - the Decepticons liked it.
    Less isn't MOAR

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    I suggested to King that they do a limited run of turquoise and 3DV a year or so ago. The fellow who replied back commented that he liked the idea, but they would have to consider it based on the market.

    Cane Creek obviously showed a 110 headset in 3DV at interbike. Still not listed as an available color on their site.

    I'm not really a HUGE fan of 3DV, but I like it. I fell into a 3DV phase recently kind of as an afterthought. I posted a question here asking where all the 3DV and Turquoise parts had disappeared to since you really don't see them as often as you might expect. For whatever reason that triggered a desire to build up the McMahon as a 3DV nightmare. It's getting there.
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    That is one big f'n dude!
    Yes I am!

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    I like my purple Karakoram.

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    Street and BMX people are all over it these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bushpig
    I see Chris King has rejected purple but is now introducing brown ano!
    See lots of brown ano out here..just leave black ano in the sun

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    turtles make me hot
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    My brother had a teal Rockadile years ago with purple EVERYTHING. It looked cool as hell in 1992, One of my friends had it in his shed and I saw it a while back and thought oh no... That thing is hideous.
    I like turtles

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    rad. an opportunity to post this pic yet again. the new chromag bars (granted, 30" o/s riser bars may have limited interest / relevance amongst the vintage crowd. nevertheless: cool!).


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    I used to have a bell helmet that was purple and everyone would laugh when I went out for a ride "Hey nice PURPLE HELMET!!!!"

    The helmet had a sudden crash and was returned using the crash replacement. Talk about feeling like a D#ck Head, what was I thinking?

    True story.
    There are no "mistakes"; only learning curves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith
    Nice camel toe....




    Dude, that is so wrong and so hilariously funny at the same time.
    blah, blah, blah..........

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    No good in rock gardens..
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    My '93 GT Backwoods was all purple...
    Less isn't MOAR

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    Purple is back!!!
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    I saw a green Niner single speed with purple Ringle Zooka and other purple parts on it at the local bike shop, recently. As much as I hate purple and 29ers, it looked good.
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    damas y caballeros

    let me introduce to you....


    deep purple ! aka the flying bishop

    supervitus steel frame handcrafted by Roger Roche (Saint-Etienne France)
    original gipiemme cranckset (52x42 : OMG ! needed a mtb cassette)
    aksium wheels
    21lbs with brooks seat

    presently in commuter setting but will climb the ventoux this summer

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    It's the Easter bike!
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    Purple is Ghey!

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    your front hub is not anodized : shame on you !
    it's a terrible faute de goût

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    your coyote is not anodized : shame on you !
    it's a terrible faute de goût

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    No... But the crank bolt is!

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    oops...
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    Barney, ghey. The bike, sick.....

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    Dog looks embarrassed. I can relate...

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    Smile

    No respect.....

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    Every once in a while I get a purple itch that needs to be scratched......








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    Quote Originally Posted by eastcoaststeve
    Every once in a while I get a purple itch that needs to be scratched......l
    Steve
    I think Kroil will take care of that itch....but it won't smell good

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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith
    Nice camel toe....

    spotted this place a few weeks ago...and no, I didn't go in


    (but there was a familiar looking Bronco in the parking lot....just sayin )
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    I like the welds. Retro for sure. Nice piece. A high tech wedgy. Crap, I've got a purple King 1" threaded head bearing on my old bike. I got it because I broke the stearer tube on my Zochi XC 300 and never wanted to be there again.

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    Eventually these will make it on a build for the wife. Thanks for posting the link from Universal Cycles. I've been sitting on the headset for years and wanted some hubs to go with it. Now I have a matching set.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SOFTBUTT
    I've been sitting on the headset for years and wanted some hubs to go with it.

    Would think sitting on the headset would have beeen uncomfortable...adding those hubs sounds downright painful








    seriously, nice parts though






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    We all need to band together and convince Chris King they need to bring back Purple.

    They have already done the impossible. They are offering their R45 hubs with Campagnolo freehub bodies shortly... Why can't they start up a tank of acid and add in purple dye?

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    No doubt. 3DV would be awesome.

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    I have a 95 violet pearl (aka purple) cannondale with purple ringle hubs, purple qr seatclamp, purple cable barrels, purple brake levers/brakes, and grips and i love it. Long live 1990s purple.

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    Post a pic!

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    Profile's got some new mountain bike hubs that will be available in purple

    2012 Profile Elite Hubs - First Look - Pinkbike.com

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    I put NOS 3dv all over my build several years ago and have regretted it ever since. For me, I should have gone black ano or silver. No funds to justify changing it out. Just sayin..............
    blah, blah, blah..........

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    Quote Originally Posted by fat-tony View Post
    I put NOS 3dv all over my build several years ago and have regretted it ever since. For me, I should have gone black ano or silver. No funds to justify changing it out. Just sayin..............

    If the stuff is still in good condition, ebay it. It should sell for much more than the comparable black or silver parts.

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    @Fat-Tony- post things up on the trade thread, you maybe able to get the equivalent but in "not purple".
    Best of luck, either way

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    fat tony, I like purple. Tell me what you're looking to swap. pm me if you're interested in trades.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chefmiguel View Post
    @Fat-Tony- post things up on the trade thread, you maybe able to get the equivalent but in "not purple".
    Best of luck, either way
    better suggestion than mine

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    Killer purple Chris King bits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ameybrook View Post
    Street and BMX people are all over it these days.
    i was just about to say this lol

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    Not a big fan of purple.

    Now, 3D Violet, that's another story !!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheers! View Post
    Post a pic!
    I will get to the camera this weekend and post one!

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    I like a little bit of purple that only comes out to play late in the afternoon, or when the sun is just right....


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