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    Old neon bike photos please..........

    1990s Neon colors & Bar Ends for bikes:
    The dominant youth clothing fad at the beginning of the 1990s was fluorescent or dark colors[citation needed]. Fluorescent clothing was associated with cool, summer themes like surfing and the beach. The five fluorescent colors were blue, green, orange, pink, and yellow.
    Fluorescent clothing was especially popular with teenage and pre-teen girls, but fluorescent t-shirts and shorts were also popular with boys. Fluorescent clothing included t-shirts, sweatshirts, socks, shoelaces, hair scrunchies, and fanny packs. Hypercolor clothing, made of material which changes colors according to temperature, also came into fashion during the early 1990s. In 1991
    fluorescent colors were replaced by colors such as coral, hot pink, and turquoise. The popularity of bright colors declined through 1995. Hoop earrings were also a popular accessory for teenaged girls and women in the first years of the 1990s. Bar Ends for bikes also was all the rage. They were a fad that left the scene in the late 1990s. Which to some was not soon enough.

    How about posting up some old photos of these beloved rigs.
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    Dude, I'm in Illinois. The only place anyone would come from that would say this area is hilly is Kansas.

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    We have a stack of neon flat-bars at work. I wish I had the b@lls to run them...

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    neon...

    Here's a few that have gone thru my clutches. I'm not sure if the Klein counts but it was pretty bright .
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    Check the guy and his equipment all in the back. It's Roger Honegger competing for the Cilo Team back then.
    The rider up front some of you might know?


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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE,
    1990s Neon colors & Bar Ends for bikes:
    The dominant youth clothing fad at the beginning of the 1990s was fluorescent or dark colors[citation needed]. Fluorescent clothing was associated with cool, summer themes like surfing and the beach. The five fluorescent colors were blue, green, orange, pink, and yellow.
    Fluorescent clothing was especially popular with teenage and pre-teen girls, but fluorescent t-shirts and shorts were also popular with boys. Fluorescent clothing included t-shirts, sweatshirts, socks, shoelaces, hair scrunchies, and fanny packs. Hypercolor clothing, made of material which changes colors according to temperature, also came into fashion during the early 1990s. In 1991
    fluorescent colors were replaced by colors such as coral, hot pink, and turquoise. The popularity of bright colors declined through 1995. Hoop earrings were also a popular accessory for teenaged girls and women in the first years of the 1990s. Bar Ends for bikes also was all the rage. They were a fad that left the scene in the late 1990s. Which to some was not soon enough.

    How about posting up some old photos of these beloved rigs.



    Does Day Glo Yellow count? Note the painted to match thumb shifter pods and water bottle cage.

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    Now that I have this one to ride, I need to dig out my old neon socks (had two sets; one yellow and one pink, and would wear one of each as a pair just because I thought it was cool).







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    Quote Originally Posted by stan4bikes
    Here's a few that have gone thru my clutches. I'm not sure if the Klein counts but it was pretty bright .
    i see a skinny tired bike back there...

    are the bikes behind the fence spill over from your collection
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    yeah, yeah, yeah....

    Quote Originally Posted by hollister
    i see a skinny tired bike back there...

    are the bikes behind the fence spill over from your collection
    The skinny tired bike is long gone, it was just a money maker not a rider. I have nothing against road bikes, I just don't enjoy them.

    The bikes in the background are long gone as are the pictured bikes, these are old pics of bikes I've sold.
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    fluo e-stay brothers ...
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    Cindy Whitehead when that neon Klein was new.
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    Awesome looking bikes Felix!
    Needed: 26.8mm XTR seatpost, blue GT/Grundig Jersey.

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    The first Mountain bike frame I made
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    Quote Originally Posted by badbushido
    Check the guy and his equipment all in the back. It's Roger Honegger competing for the Cilo Team back then.
    The rider up front some of you might know?


    cool shot of Frischi. That must have been the year before he signed with Ritchey; still a junior probably. What is Mondia? I remember he had that and "Kuwahara" I think on his Ritchey jerseys for a year or so...

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    This one is pretty bright. It's somewhat blinding in the sun light.
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    You guys are going to think I'm nuts, but after reading this thread I just had to find these.....








    Had to go through about a hundred boxes of old junk, but I knew they had to be somewhere. No way I would have thrown them out as they were with me on so many great rides bitd. I'm suprised they're still in such good condition after all they went through.

    I might just have to wear them on today's ride for old times sake, (not sure if I'm still man enough to rock 'em mis-matched though.lol)


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    ...it was the '80s actually


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    This was brighter before the sun faded it. All the white was originally yellow. And no, I am NOT the person that left it out in the sun- bought it like this.

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    Lots of miles and smiles on this one bitd.







    I feel a full neon build coming on...must resist...wife will kill me if I start another project...too late, anybody have a yellow or pink ATAC stem they want to part with?



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    i've had my Ritchey Tandem for 2 years not and have not gotten around to turning it back into a mountain bike yet. the photo probably doesn't show it well but this thing is piercing day glow. you need sun glasses to look at it

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    "Bump" More, give me more NEON !
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    Dude, I'm in Illinois. The only place anyone would come from that would say this area is hilly is Kansas.

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    Not the bike but the decals are neon yellow on this 91.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed
    What is Mondia?
    From Wikipedia: "Mondia was one of the most successful Swiss bicycle manufacturers. While now out of business, used Mondia bicycles can still be found. Frames from Mondia bicycles manufactured in the 1970's still rival modern frames in terms of weight and engineering. Mondia frames from 1960s - 1980s were well known for their "wild" multi-color paint jobs. Mondia appears to be in business at Mondia Fahrrad AG, Sagetstr. 116, 4802 Strengelbach". My buddy that owns the LBS has a serious Mondia fetish, he says his Mondia Special road frame is the best riding bike he's ever ridden.
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    Quote Originally Posted by badbushido
    Check the guy and his equipment all in the back. It's Roger Honegger competing for the Cilo Team back then.
    The rider up front some of you might know?
    i used to have one of those cilo's, very painful for the eyes.
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    Not completely neon, but this Attitude is BRIGHT in the rear. Also, as posted above, a picture of one of my "Race Red" Mantra Pro's - I rode the other one for years as a single speed, and out on the trails, even on cloudy days, that thing GLOWED red like no Ferrari I have ever seen... no one believed the paint was 10 years old... BRIGHT.










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    yes, the stormy pink is really bright...



    hurts the eye especially if color mis-matched



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    Dude, I'm in Illinois. The only place anyone would come from that would say this area is hilly is Kansas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by el-cid
    From Wikipedia: "Mondia was one of the most successful Swiss bicycle manufacturers. While now out of business, used Mondia bicycles can still be found. Frames from Mondia bicycles manufactured in the 1970's still rival modern frames in terms of weight and engineering. Mondia frames from 1960s - 1980s were well known for their "wild" multi-color paint jobs. Mondia appears to be in business at Mondia Fahrrad AG, Sagetstr. 116, 4802 Strengelbach". My buddy that owns the LBS has a serious Mondia fetish, he says his Mondia Special road frame is the best riding bike he's ever ridden.
    During the 80's Mondia also was the official swiss distributor of Kuwahara bikes, SunTour components and Kawasaki motorbikes.
    While Cilo was responsible for distribution of Shimano stuff.
    The 2 big names in swiss bikebusiness back then.
    What ou can see in Strengelbach today (about 15 km from my place) won't impress you too much.

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    Here's the only neon stuff I have:



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    Quote Originally Posted by bushpig
    Here's the only neon stuff I have
    help yourself, you've got at least one bike that desperately needs some paint



    or just send it over and i will take care of it

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    Just a litle tidbit, but it's the only other neon thing I still have from bitd (a lot of sun-fade from the AZ desert):











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    Lightweights, all of you

    Here is some real neon for ya!

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    I bow down to you Rody...that bike is fabulous and if one like it popped up on ebay I'd be dipping into the kid's college fund to put it in my garage.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Carsten
    We have a winner !!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Dude, I'm in Illinois. The only place anyone would come from that would say this area is hilly is Kansas.

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    I know I'm a little late but...

    someone had to say it
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    Well, you guys know that I could dig up a thing or two, both equipment and apparel, that might have a bit of neon. But I harken back to the "Look at this friggin dork" thread and I quote rryyddeerr:

    I hope im dead before neon bikes come back into fashion.

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    uh, oh, If I we're you, I would'nt say that, cause most people in the industry think that Neon will make a big comeback sometime soon. If you look at some recent BMX and Dirt Jump parts, it's already knocking on the front door...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Staab
    think that Neon will make a big comeback sometime soon.
    Well, the vintage Klein guys, especially me, will be ready and waiting.

    (must....not....post....neon.....picture...struggl ing....having...trouble....resisting...)

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    Dude, I'm in Illinois. The only place anyone would come from that would say this area is hilly is Kansas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rody
    Lightweights, all of you

    Here is some real neon for ya!

    cheers,

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    I think it's up north in my mom's garage but I actually have a hammerhead bar/stem that glows in the dark. Too ugly to put on a bike but too cool to repaint.

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    Come on people post up those old bright bikes..
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    Dude, I'm in Illinois. The only place anyone would come from that would say this area is hilly is Kansas.

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    Oh what he heck. As long was we all promise to learn from the errors of our past. Here's me in my neon team jersey on my neon green Diamond Back Axis Team. I still have a nearly new and bright jersey and skinsuit as well as a faded jersey and skinsuit. And yes, there's a mullet under that Giro Prolite. I was working the porn 'stache too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caffeine Powered
    Oh what he heck. As long was we all promise to learn from the errors of our past. Here's me in my neon team jersey on my neon green Diamond Back Axis Team. I still have a nearly new and bright jersey and skinsuit as well as a faded jersey and skinsuit. And yes, there's a mullet under that Giro Prolite. I was working the porn 'stache too.
    LMAO Tim. Those pictures might come back to haunt you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cr45h
    LMAO Tim. Those pictures might come back to haunt you!
    Yeah I suspect that this is the reason why most of the people on this board are afraid to post up thier pictures. Come on people the time frame was neons ago, we will forgive you.
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    Dude, I'm in Illinois. The only place anyone would come from that would say this area is hilly is Kansas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NDD View Post
    Dude, I'm in Illinois. The only place anyone would come from that would say this area is hilly is Kansas.

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    Pinky, pinky, parlez vous

    Here is a wall hanger. I have the wheels for this bike as well, Sachs drums of course with the 2x7 rear. So at one point it was a 3 x 14 all french drivetrain back in the day when it could be done but no one was doing it. Probably for good reason as it wasn't all that great a system, but I felt like I was sticking it to Shimano every stroke of the pedals! Well actually not quite all French as I used a Suntour thumbie to work the 2 spd.

    The tooldip stem, AT bars, S&R post with a yellow Turbo and cable housing to top it off. It was the heighth of fashion in its day. The pink powdercoat was done concurrently with a friends beachbuggy undercarriage and is still annoyingly bright to this day.

    Can anyone guess what the original color of this frame was?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigwheel
    Here is a wall hanger. I have the wheels for this bike as well, Sachs drums of course with the 2x7 rear. So at one point it was a 3 x 14 all french drivetrain back in the day when it could be done but no one was doing it. Probably for good reason as it wasn't all that great a system, but I felt like I was sticking it to Shimano every stroke of the pedals! Well actually not quite all French as I used a Suntour thumbie to work the 2 spd.

    The tooldip stem, AT bars, S&R post with a yellow Turbo and cable housing to top it off. It was the heighth of fashion in its day. The pink powdercoat was done concurrently with a friends beachbuggy undercarriage and is still annoyingly bright to this day.

    Can anyone guess what the original color of this frame was?

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    Nice, hey Big Wheel repost this at the end of this thread so people will actually see it.
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    Dude, I'm in Illinois. The only place anyone would come from that would say this area is hilly is Kansas.

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    Is the Axis Team still in your stable? I have the Axis from the same year, but, sadly, it's only splatter-paint over black and not neon enough for this thread...

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    [QUOTEHow about posting up some old photos of these beloved rigs.[/QUOTE]

    Here is my newest blue collar worker. It's pretty bright.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cegrover
    Is the Axis Team still in your stable? I have the Axis from the same year, but, sadly, it's only splatter-paint over black and not neon enough for this thread...

    Unfortunately no. I sold it back in '95. I've seen it off and on being ridden on campus or parked in bike racks by the biochem building too. If I see it again I'm going to either wait for the current owner or leave a note on it saying I want to buy it back.

    Nice Yokota btw, I have some neon pink Rock Shox stickers that would look super sweet on that RS-1 leaning behind it...
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    Does this count? Circa 1986 (hope this works)

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    New question here.

    Quote Originally Posted by bearmeadowbomber

    Very nice!
    What year did this Cannondale get the new paintjob?

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    Ya gotta love the old neon green.
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    Dude, I'm in Illinois. The only place anyone would come from that would say this area is hilly is Kansas.

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    1989 when I bought it used from a local bike shop. They did custom frames and paint, they had a knack for taking old bikes and doing this to them..

    Check out Grove Innovations, alot of loud paint jobs.

    http://www.purplelizard.com/GIintro.htm

    Was mostly an xt gruppo, but the rear der ripped off several years ago, so I filed off the tab and converted it to a grocery store bike. A 24" rear wheel does not make for a good single speed mtb, nor does the 42x18 gear (only one I could find that worked without going to an ENO hub, didn't want to put that much into it...)

    Lastly, it did have a matching fork, but they kept breaking, they got tired of matching the paint and gave me a plan black one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearmeadowbomber
    1989 when I bought it used from a local bike shop. They did custom frames and paint, they had a knack for taking old bikes and doing this to them..

    Check out Grove Innovations, alot of loud paint jobs.

    http://www.purplelizard.com/GIintro.htm

    Was mostly an xt gruppo, but the rear der ripped off several years ago, so I filed off the tab and converted it to a grocery store bike. A 24" rear wheel does not make for a good single speed mtb, nor does the 42x18 gear (only one I could find that worked without going to an ENO hub, didn't want to put that much into it...)

    Lastly, it did have a matching fork, but they kept breaking, they got tired of matching the paint and gave me a plan black one.
    Way to keep an old bike running.
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    Way to keep an old bike running.
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    [QUOTE=Nice Yokota btw, I have some neon pink Rock Shox stickers that would look super sweet on that RS-1 leaning behind it...[/QUOTE]

    Thanks, Nice eye. I decided to sell it or I would have taken you up on your offer.
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    All of these are awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kcurrin
    All of these are awesome!
    Lets keep them coming. I know there are many more out there. Just some people are too embarrassed to post them up.
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    Dude, I'm in Illinois. The only place anyone would come from that would say this area is hilly is Kansas.

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    Does a frame from the mid-90s in neon orange count?

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    Sure! BTW nice ride and I love the fork. Not too many of those around anymore.
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    Do parts count?

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    Hey now!!! Ya gotta love those brake levers. Get those puppies mounted up on a vintage steed and post it up for our viewing pleasure.
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    My pride and joy from 1989/90, a Cinelli 'Flouro':



    Some things (or many things in this photo) are best forgotten!

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    It is not a bike part but this chain tool is from the good old ano days. And I just had to post these glasses.
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    I love this thread. So many memories. I wish I had old pics of my parts and bikes. We've come so far.hahaa

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    Quote Originally Posted by balcs
    That paint is great. Love all the yellow parts. Great job


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    Quote Originally Posted by cammccarty
    I love this thread. So many memories. I wish I had old pics of my parts and bikes. We've come so far.hahaa
    Ha,ha and whats funny is if we wait long enough all of it will come back into style. So hold on to all your neon.
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    So over the top it's actually cool.




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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE,
    So hold on to all your neon.
    No one needs to tell that to me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Ro
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    [QUOTE=ShamusWave]Yes, when they are installed...

    I'm just waiting for an Attitude like yours to come my way
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    I had also grips first.
    I tought they have to wait much longer, but it took only couple months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Ro
    Do parts count?
    Only if they're as nice as yours.

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    [QUOTE=DoubleCentury]So over the top it's actually cool.


    Way cool Junior!!!
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    GF's bike -- accidental retro neon!

    Actually, the frame is only a few years old. Found the perfect sized frame for her, but alas, it was hideous originally (K2 Razorback HT frame in a red, white & blue). Having only a few minutes before catching a flight, I looked at the paint shop's computer screen and said "Hell, let's just go with that." 'That' was Ford Blue, and after several years in the auto industry, I should have remembered what Ford Blue meant. On this frame, it's much brighter than it was under the hood of an old mustang. I left them with the riser bars, cranks and frame.

    She's one for subtle things, but she's admittedly getting used to her new day-glo blue rig.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 105millimetersofpleasure
    Actually, the frame is only a few years old. Found the perfect sized frame for her, but alas, it was hideous originally (K2 Razorback HT frame in a red, white & blue). Having only a few minutes before catching a flight, I looked at the paint shop's computer screen and said "Hell, let's just go with that." 'That' was Ford Blue, and after several years in the auto industry, I should have remembered what Ford Blue meant. On this frame, it's much brighter than it was under the hood of an old mustang. I left them with the riser bars, cranks and frame.

    She's one for subtle things, but she's admittedly getting used to her new day-glo blue rig.
    Cool now just put some old Shelby GT 500 stickers on it and it will be good to go. This coming from an old gear head myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE,
    Cool now just put some old Shelby GT 500 stickers on it and it will be good to go. This coming from an old gear head myself.
    It does need some decorating for sure, but I don't know if she'd go for the Shelby labels. Thinking a custom head badge would be nice.

    Ahh, the gear head days: With so many fords and chevys around back then, I grew fond of and tinkered with Mopar. Not quite as oddball as the old AMC, but not as common as the 350s & 302s. Anyway, these days I opt for tinkerin' on things that I can still afford... and things that will fit in my living room. Burning rubber felt good, but these days I'd rather burn calories.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 105millimetersofpleasure
    It does need some decorating for sure, but I don't know if she'd go for the Shelby labels. Thinking a custom head badge would be nice.

    Ahh, the gear head days: With so many fords and chevys around back then, I grew fond of and tinkered with Mopar. Not quite as oddball as the old AMC, but not as common as the 350s & 302s. Anyway, these days I opt for tinkerin' on things that I can still afford... and things that will fit in my living room. Burning rubber felt good, but these days I'd rather burn calories.
    I hear you, I had a 69' GTO and later on had a 71' CUDA' unfortunately they are long gone. These days only the well to do can afford the old metal. My goat was one of the rarest GTO's ever produced and I recently saw one go for $300K.
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    Dude, I'm in Illinois. The only place anyone would come from that would say this area is hilly is Kansas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE,
    I hear you, I had a 69' GTO and later on had a 71' CUDA' unfortunately they are long gone. These days only the well to do can afford the old metal. My goat was one of the rarest GTO's ever produced and I recently saw one go for $300K.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Ro
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    Yep it was a Ram Air IV Judge Hardtop Automatic. Most of the Ram Air GTO's were the Ram Air III motor. Mine was 1 of 151 produced.
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    Neon clothes

    Not exactly a neon bike but there are those of us that actually wore these.
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    Did a race waaaay back in Rhode Island, we were asked to wear Blaze orange, and were issued orange helmet covers, HUNTING SEASON in the state park!

    Thought the orange looked "good" next to my Neon green accents on my Monster FAT!!!!
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    My Rascal

    My Klein Rascal from 1993. I loved the colors of this bike as well as the way it rode. It handled Moab - Porcupine Rim / Poison Spider / Amasa Back without complaint. I find it funny that I now consider a 6" bike the minimum for Porcupine - how times have changed. I sold the Rascal a few years back, but here are some pics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yangpei
    My Klein Rascal from 1993. I loved the colors of this bike as well as the way it rode. It handled Moab - Porcupine Rim / Poison Spider / Amasa Back without complaint. I find it funny that I now consider a 6" bike the minimum for Porcupine - how times have changed. I sold the Rascal a few years back, but here are some pics.
    That's a bright bike.

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    Found this pretty gay one on a french board some days ago.What a masterpiece! Could be one of my all time favourites like the awesome Mavic Paris Gao Dakar Hubs.Any unknown stories about that race?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yangpei
    My Klein Rascal from 1993. I loved the colors of this bike as well as the way it rode. It handled Moab - Porcupine Rim / Poison Spider / Amasa Back without complaint. I find it funny that I now consider a 6" bike the minimum for Porcupine - how times have changed. I sold the Rascal a few years back, but here are some pics.
    Yangpei,

    That brings back some memories. I rode my '90 klein on all those trails as well. 6" for me now as well.

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    WOW! I guess I should have suggested wearing some shades before viewing this thread.
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    dirty road bike

    It's the closest i have.
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    That Rascal has one of nicest colors!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rkj__
    dirty road bike

    It's the closest i have.
    it says "winning bike on the giro d'italia"
    i have a bright fluorescent yellow... to match a yellow jersey.

    pathethic, i know. otoh those are outstanding machines. speed, speed, speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by colker1
    it says "winning bike on the giro d'italia"
    i have a bright fluorescent yellow... to match a yellow jersey.

    pathethic, i know. otoh those are outstanding machines. speed, speed, speed.
    Yep the bright pink definately adds to the speed of the bike.
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    Dude, I'm in Illinois. The only place anyone would come from that would say this area is hilly is Kansas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cibiAny unknown stories about that race?

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    The Paris Gao Dakar was an long stape race, From Paris to Dakar, like the motorcycle-car race "Paris-Dakar", With the difference, there were no motors ! It was in the last 80ies and on the beginning of the 90ies.

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