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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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    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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    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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    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!

    cheers,

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Don't shoot the messenger!!!!
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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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    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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