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    Pink the new fad for the masses?

    Granted it's a cool color, but it used to just for custom paint jobs and reserved for true BADASSES. Not wish we were's and the masses.

    He may not be the first, but Eric Roman's started the whole Pink thing here on the East Coast. He's been ridin' Pink for years and is definitely a bad ass. It is always cool to see him at races etc because he really stood out on that girly colored bike and then smoked everyone. (usually the geared pros too). He's also a really cool guy.

    Check out Indy Fab- Even named it Eric Roman Pink on the color choices.
    http://64.227.152.248/colors2/colors_solids.shtml

    Not trying discourage those that want to be a little different, but just because a color is available doesn't mean you can pull it off.

    (Hollywood's bike very cool and he pulls it off with style)

    There was a time when you saw a rider on a pink bike and new you were getting dropped. It had the AWE factor. those days are fading.

    It's just a bummer sometimes to see a cool original idea/trademark devalued by being taken over by the masses.

    Oh well, that's my vent for the day.

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    Masses?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rockdogger
    Granted it's a cool color, but it used to just for custom paint jobs and reserved for true BADASSES. Not wish we were's and the masses.

    He may not be the first, but Eric Roman's started the whole Pink thing here on the East Coast. He's been ridin' Pink for years and is definitely a bad ass. It is always cool to see him at races etc because he really stood out on that girly colored bike and then smoked everyone. (usually the geared pros too). He's also a really cool guy.

    Check out Indy Fab- Even named it Eric Roman Pink on the color choices.
    http://64.227.152.248/colors2/colors_solids.shtml

    Not trying discourage those that want to be a little different, but just because a color is available doesn't mean you can pull it off.

    (Hollywood's bike very cool and he pulls it off with style)

    There was a time when you saw a rider on a pink bike and new you were getting dropped. It had the AWE factor. those days are fading.

    It's just a bummer sometimes to see a cool original idea/trademark devalued by being taken over by the masses.

    Oh well, that's my vent for the day.
    I would hardly call two companies, atleast that i know of offering pink bikes, is a fad for the masses. I've never even seen someone riding an IF frame out here in the NYC surrounding area nor a surly.. let alone a pink IF/surly.

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    Geez...

    Quote Originally Posted by Rockdogger
    It's just a bummer sometimes to see a cool original idea/trademark devalued by being taken over by the masses.

    Oh well, that's my vent for the day.
    you want to talk about cool original ideas being coopted by the masses, I wouldn't start with pink bikes. Still, you have a valid point.
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    I'll agree they are rare, that's the point. They should be.

    IF and others offer pink as a "custom color". You have to go out of your way to request it.

    Surly is the first to pre-paint em pink.
    Granted 100 is not full production but when they all sell like hot cakes, they'll be offered again.

    I'm not trying to rag on anyone that's got a Pink bike. It's a great color. I'll just be dissapointed if I start to see everyone riding em.

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    cannondale was selling pink gearies in '02...

    and not just to chicks. it's just a color; get over it.
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    I agree

    Quote Originally Posted by Rockdogger
    I'll agree they are rare, that's the point. They should be.

    IF and others offer pink as a "custom color". You have to go out of your way to request it.

    Surly is the first to pre-paint em pink.
    Granted 100 is not full production but when they all sell like hot cakes, they'll be offered again.

    I'm not trying to rag on anyone that's got a Pink bike. It's a great color. I'll just be dissapointed if I start to see everyone riding em.
    I ordered one...i'm guilty! I ordered it so i could fit what you described above...i plan on smoking everyone on the trails with my pink surly and i just got the confirmation my purple chris king headset will be coming with the other parts i needed!

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    congrats on a great bike

    I wasn't indending any remarks directly at you. You are obviously a unique individual and will pull off a pink bike with style. (The purple headset is a dead give away.)

    Cheers!

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    make it three

    Quote Originally Posted by Spookykinkajou
    I would hardly call two companies, atleast that i know of offering pink bikes,.
    Titus has been offering Pink for a couple of years now.

    I still prefer yellow.
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    gee thanks :)

    Quote Originally Posted by Rockdogger
    Granted it's a cool color, but it used to just for custom paint jobs and reserved for true BADASSES. Not wish we were's and the masses.

    He may not be the first, but Eric Roman's started the whole Pink thing here on the East Coast. He's been ridin' Pink for years and is definitely a bad ass. It is always cool to see him at races etc because he really stood out on that girly colored bike and then smoked everyone. (usually the geared pros too). He's also a really cool guy.

    Check out Indy Fab- Even named it Eric Roman Pink on the color choices.
    http://64.227.152.248/colors2/colors_solids.shtml
    gotta admit that seeing the pink IF at Interbike definitely left an impression. Eric was my mentor! I had to ask Curtlo to find the color and he came through with a cool sample, no upcharge. I went after it just beacause it was a little wrong.

    Not trying discourage those that want to be a little different, but just because a color is available doesn't mean you can pull it off.

    (Hollywood's bike very cool and he pulls it off with style)

    There was a time when you saw a rider on a pink bike and new you were getting dropped. It had the AWE factor. those days are fading.
    thanks, I guess Maybe I can pull it off but I ain't no badass out dropping people....well, ok maybe that 8 yr. old I freakin' smoked on the bike path. There are some strong ass riders out there who will leave me behind quickly on my cute pink bicycle.

    It's just a bummer sometimes to see a cool original idea/trademark devalued by being taken over by the masses.

    Oh well, that's my vent for the day.
    I think we're in our own little microcosm of bikes on this forum, and with a few pink bikes popping up - and more to follow it may seem like it's becoming a trend. But Surly's only making 100 frames and I have yet to see another cool pink bike on all the SoCal trails I ride. So....fingers crossed for now.

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    Wrong. Black is the fad.

    How many times have I read on this forum regarding someone's new frame.... "any color as long as it's black."

    LOTS.

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    Cannondale had Pink back in the 80's acutally...nm

    Quote Originally Posted by eSSq
    and not just to chicks. it's just a color; get over it.
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    Pink is the new black.

    Had pink parts on my chrome Redline BMX back in the day. Guess I was ahead of my time...
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    Funny that this just popped up. I just saw a pink Surly 1x1 at my LBS this morning. Looks like it would a fun playbike I'm not into pink though and at least it wasn't an obnoxious, garish pink. I could live with Surly's pink.

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    black

    I like my bikes black, like the coffee I drink.

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    tip

    leave the title box empty and only use the message body for "nm" stuff. Works.



    Quote Originally Posted by MellowCat
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    pink's not my thing ...

    but i can respect the pink. i mean, personally i'd love to see leopard print become the next pink - or at least gain a foothold in the custom paint realm - so happy acceptance of the pink seems like a first step in that direction.

    maybe leopard print would be too much, or too difficult. i'd settle for tiger stripes. expensive, yes, but that's my kind of garish.

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    black is not a fad

    Quote Originally Posted by Padre
    How many times have I read on this forum regarding someone's new frame.... "any color as long as it's black."

    LOTS.
    No way. My dad has a black Bennotto from the 70's. I had a black Moto X Fox bike. Early on I had a black supergo access POS. My Bontrager from '96, black. So among all the bikes/frames I've had, there's always been black.

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    Guilty, but...

    the bike is friggin sweet. Yes, it may seem like the pink bike is bordering on trendy because people want to be different, but isn't being different trendy with this group?? I mean no disrespect by that as I am far from fitting into the mainstream. Everyone who can afford custom is doing so (yes i understand the importance of custom fit but custom paint is a part of it too) and those who can't afford it are always looking for something cool that they can afford. I've been trying to decide on what SS to buy in a few months within this price range, and then my lbs said "Dude, have you seen the.." and I said "ohmygoditsf-inawesome". Decision made, order it, thank god for credit cards. I feel like its Christmas and i already know my barbie bike is under the tree. UPS just dropped it off at the lbs and i get it at 5 p.m. I was actually thinking that the 1x1 painted the orange of the instigator would be cool, but you can find plenty of orange bikes if you look hard enough.
    Bottom line, I love it. Sorry if I'm stealing someone else's style but it's REALLY hard now to do anything that people haven't seen before. This may seem like splitting hairs but I'm not buying it so I can be different, I'm buying it because the BIKE is different, pink, barbie, metrosexual, whatever, it's just plain cool.
    Sorry if this sounds defensive, you asked a fair question. This is just how I feel about it.
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    IMHO the pink surly is just so-so. What I want is a pink cruiser style SS with a squishy fork, fenders and a riser bar with a built in brace!

    In fact I've been trying to pick up one of those old Kona cruiser frames off of ebay for a while to build this up, but they always seem to go for a bit more than I have at the time!

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    will a helmet do?

    Giro makes a pink leopard print Eclipse this year.
    <img src="http://gallery.consumerreview.com/webcrossing/images/7410P[1].jpg">

    I don't think we can label pink as a fad until we know whether it sticks around or goes the way of late 80s neon.

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    Clarify my statement

    I didn't mean to imply that badass meant you had to be the fastest rider etc. I just meant that in the past anyone that had a pink SS was a different breed. Just like the guys that show to races in Balerina outfits, home made fashion statements or rode 100 miles/24 hours races on a fixed gear. There was a certain style, uniqueness and respect for them.

    Powder coating a framset cost all of $100, can of spray paint $5. Anyone could do it. Pink has always been an "option" without buying a custom bike.

    You just had to make a bold effort.

    By mass producing the color the uniqueness fades.

    Anytime now Bianchi will come out with a Pink Ass Single Speed and be in stores everywhere. Then we can all be unique while being the same.

    Great color but sad to see the mystic fading. That's all.

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    don't know, giro

    about that helmet; i mean, pink works, and i love the leopard print, but the helmet looks like it's trying too hard. somehow, the individual class of the pink and the print are lost when combined (insert snicker here).

    thanks for the pic, though i don't think i could ever wear it. i paint up my helmets myself anyways. one day i'll move up to bikes, i hope ...

    it would be sad to see pink descend en masse amongst the masses - of sspeeders - and lose it's edge. guess we'll see what happens.

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    So what should be the special color scheme for people who ride in snow with only an Afro, camelbak and red hot pants? Straight ti just doesn't cut it!

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    "a certain style, uniqueness and respect"

    "By mass producing ... the uniqueness fades." Kinda like SS in general, eh?

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    But then again...

    Being 'unique' never got me through a long day ride, or any of my endeavors for that matter...I think the unique/non-fad thing is a personal gig. Either you care or you don't. I don't. I do like colors and enjoy having a 'cool' looking rig. I think the coolest color scheme rip-off would be the smoke paint of the 80's. Mountain Goat did it perfectly and most beautiful, then Diamond Back came along and mass produced it. If I could have afforded it, I woulda had that smokey Whiskytown Racer in heartbeat despite it looking like the more popular Diamond Back Ascent...anyway...

    Pink reminds me more of the Preppy movement...no offense H-Wood!!
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    Point to roadiegonebad.

    Quote Originally Posted by roadiegonebad
    "By mass producing ... the uniqueness fades." Kinda like SS in general, eh?
    I think he hit the nail on the head. So now that SSing is apparently becoming more popular amongst the mainstream cycling crowd, will its' uniqueness fade? Most likely, leaving only the hardcore SSers with all the wannabeeSS chasing the next fad in thing. I had a pink Protec skate helmet tha t I still use on occasion. Does this mean I'm gonna have to spraypaint it?

    Pinkbike.com is gonna have to change their domain name as it won't be cool anymore.

    And I don't think a limited run of 100 bikes can be categorized as mass producing.
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    Naw...

    Quote Originally Posted by riderx
    Had pink parts on my chrome Redline BMX back in the day. Guess I was ahead of my time...
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    If you're SSing because it's "unique"...

    Quote Originally Posted by PROGRE-SS
    So now that SSing is apparently becoming more popular amongst the mainstream cycling crowd, will its' uniqueness fade?

    And I don't think a limited run of 100 bikes can be categorized as mass producing.
    I think you're missing the point. Simply put, if you enjoy riding an SS, you'll continue to do it no matter what the "mainstream" does or says. And for those who care about SSing being coopted by the masses, there's always fixed gear. Till THAT gets coopted. And so on, and so on...
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    I've seen some 24 Bicycles, model Pornking, in pink. I think it qualifies as mass production, but not sure about the pink color, green and black seem more common.
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    I'm not in it for the uniqueness...

    Quote Originally Posted by iconoclaSSt
    I think you're missing the point. Simply put, if you enjoy riding an SS, you'll continue to do it no matter what the "mainstream" does or says. And for those who care about SSing being coopted by the masses, there's always fixed gear. Till THAT gets coopted. And so on, and so on...
    iconoclaSSt, I think you missed my point. That point being unlike you and I, those folks who are jumping on the SS bandwagon... it is their feeling of being the first of their friends who SS (read uniqueness) that will fade away once everyone is "doing it" and they will sell their "pink" Surlys and find something else that will elevate their coolness factor amongst their cirlce of friends. Perhaps that will be riding a fixie and "dressing up" messenger style and riding their new fixies downtown. Who knows...

    What I do know is I enjoy riding my ss whether or not it's cool to do and am currently in the process of building up another with a frame and fork I won off ebay a couple weeks ago as well as converting my road bike into an SS, and possibly a fixie.
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    I've wanted a pink bike since Don Cuerdon started writing for Bicycling. Still haven't got one, though. Besides, its a color. The whole any color so long as its black thing is what has me confused.

    When I go custom paint its paisleys all the way. That or madras.
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    burberry's plaid would be dope.

    Quote Originally Posted by wooglin
    That or madras.

    or not.

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    Beemers, Burberry... what's next?

    Cristal in your Tiffany water bottle?

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    Why I like Pink Bikes....

    Fellow SS'ers... While we are gathered around the fire pit this evening can I bend your ears and offer this reason why I like pink bikes, or purple, or orange or green, or maybe even one or two with flames....

    I love the passion, the expression of ones self that each of us puts into our rigs. It doesn't matter if it is pink, blue, yellow or a paint scheme that looks like someone puked into a pool. What I dig is the effort we put into personalizing the bikes. Imagine a nation of all black bikes.....and no options to make it different? We would find a way to make it different.

    I get as much joy when someone puts on a purple alloy water bottle bolt on thier bike as I do when someone goes out does does a full custom paint job.

    Please express yourselves by making your bike, well, ... your bike. It doesn't matter what it looks like, it does matter if you ride it and love it and make it yours.

    Man, now you made me get all touchy feely ...... I feel like passing out smores....

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    we've been in pink for a few years now

    I guess we'll have to change........


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    everyone hold hands...

    and we'll sing kumbaya.

    good post BTW.
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    I remember you guys! one of your riders one our race on a SS in Greenville, NC on the Bicycle Post trails....that was a long time ago, so I know yall have been pink for a good time now!
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    rockdog, go ahead and get the pink bike. no one will think you less of a man for it. really. j/k.

    ok. that aside....

    who cares? another year or so, and some other color or paint idea will be the "it" one for the time. sure, maybe it's fashion/trend driven. most things are, to more/less extents. why wast energy worrying about it?

    if someone likes and wants a pink bike, for whatever reason, they buy one. if they don't wnat one, they don't buy one. pretty simple, eh?

    scrubby.

    who has a blue and orange bike, not meant to be bronco color related, yet people think i'm a big fan because of it. whatever.
    and has a bright radioactive babyshit lime green bike, just because. and has a black/red/green rasta bike. and has a blue and gold bike. oh, and has a celeste and black bike.
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    oh yeah, and....

    Hollywood really needs to replace his fly pimp daddy headtube badge for the label off of a bottle of pepto! THAT would be uber bling! erm. ahem. ok. back to work.
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    Being different is over-rated and time consuming. People try to hard too long. What are you looking for 3 or 4 other humans to say "that average guy/gal is riding/listening/driving to something that I never heard/seen"? Damn, lets give props to the average guy/gal!!! They where the funniest, mature and dare I say cool people I remember! They never play the role! 3 cheers for the blue bike. Green, green is the sh#t!! Fads are great, not depressing. Peging your pants in the 80's was a fad, funny as hell now! Jerry-Curls, i.e the greasy mullet, cool then, nasty and funny now."Members Only","Guess Jeans" acid washed jeans..The masses will eat it up,spit it out and we will laugh like hell 10 years later, God willing. Pink bike,who really cares? cool for a minute or 3, now, whatever. S.S....Fad for some, but it will last, like old school Vans.
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    Kona Cruiser on Ebay today

    Quote Originally Posted by MrXC
    IMHO the pink surly is just so-so. What I want is a pink cruiser style SS with a squishy fork, fenders and a riser bar with a built in brace!

    In fact I've been trying to pick up one of those old Kona cruiser frames off of ebay for a while to build this up, but they always seem to go for a bit more than I have at the time!
    You might want to check it out I saw one earlier today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood
    I think we're in our own little microcosm of bikes on this forum, and with a few pink bikes popping up - and more to follow it may seem like it's becoming a trend. But Surly's only making 100 frames and I have yet to see another cool pink bike on all the SoCal trails I ride. So....fingers crossed for now.

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    i don't like Surlys (Surlies?) to begin with, and a pink one just makes it worse. but that's just one man's opinion. i prefer white. and i also believe the uniqueness of SS is fading. that was a good line that poster had.

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    LOL! I've got a pink bike and Old-school Vans i'm wearing.

    Pink was the shiit back in the Late 50's, late eighties-early 90's, and it is back again.

    I've never seen another pink bike in N. Colorado (except my wifes).

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    no one will think you less of a man for it. really

    I think that's the whole point... if you get smoked by a guy on a pink bike, then wow, you got smoked by a guy on a pink bike. And if you smoke a guy on a pink bike, so what, you smoked a guy on a pink bike. Either way, the guy on the pink bike always wins.

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    It doesn't take balls...

    to pull off a pink SS. Rockdogger, you're just jealous... ;o)

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    Damn!

    You are all goin' buggers for nothing, it's just a color and a choice most won't make,

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    Hey, Kpicha, I know it has been a while, but could you tell me where you saw that pink Surly 1x1 near Fairfax? I'm in Alexandria and would like to chek it out. Thanks!


    Quote Originally Posted by kpicha
    Funny that this just popped up. I just saw a pink Surly 1x1 at my LBS this morning. Looks like it would a fun playbike I'm not into pink though and at least it wasn't an obnoxious, garish pink. I could live with Surly's pink.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllRounder
    Hey, Kpicha, I know it has been a while, but could you tell me where you saw that pink Surly 1x1 near Fairfax? I'm in Alexandria and would like to chek it out. Thanks!
    Not sure if they still have them, but you might try calling the Bike Lane. I think Anne said they ordered up a few. Then again, that was a few weeks ago. Good luck.

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    Big Pink

    Dondo's original Big Pink was a '86 Team Stumpjumper, I'm surprised I didn't see any mention of this classic race bike in my quick scan of this thread. Tange Prestige, it was sweet. I have Dondo's once-pink Ibis LD stem, which he ran with a home-flared Cinelli 66 bar, on my Alpinestars right now, with a WTB bar. I painted the stem black.
    Dondo later got Chuck to paint him up a pink Ibis, which he ran with a conventional flat bar.
    Pink made a revival around'89 or so, only neon this time around, at the height of the MTB euro-trash influence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PROGRE-SS
    I think he hit the nail on the head. So now that SSing is apparently becoming more popular amongst the mainstream cycling crowd, will its' uniqueness fade? Most likely, leaving only the hardcore SSers with all the wannabeeSS chasing the next fad in thing.
    Man, I thought this crap only happened in the surfing community. I only have two rides on my SS so I guess I'm a wannabeeSS according to you. Wannabee what? When I'm on my SS I AMss not WannabeeSS. I don't wanna be hardcore, I just want to ride my bike. I think SS it's a blast. If I just wanted to be different from my friends why would I tell them they need to give it a try? My whole childhood I rode a BMX bike. That was a singlespeed.

    So far, I love the SS thing. It's simple, pure and hard. If me and my weak skills jumping on a Shiny Ass Single Speed (or a pink one for that matter) ruins someone else's trip I'm sorry. You'll drop me on the climb anyway and can feel real superior as you say to yourself: "That poseur should get a geared bike."

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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MellowCat
    I REALLY HATE THIS MESSAGE IS TOO SHORT BS SO I'M WRITING THIS TO MAKE A STUPID COMPUTER PROGRAM HAPPY.
    Well then don't type in the title bar...type your message in the message box. This system IS different than the old one, get used to it and work with it. The VB takes the first few words of the message and uses it as the 'title'.
    Just a regular guy.

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    ... and if we just ...

    I like flat black with light purple pinstripe flames right now.

    If you really want to be cool and throw down the ultimate "wow" factor when you blaze by everyone else, ride a chipped up frame sporting RUST SPOTS! That's the ultimate F.U.!
    Convince me

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    Quote Originally Posted by riderx
    That paint job is fu(king HOT! How about a full frontal shot?
    Here you go..
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    there's one in austin

    at least
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    Quote Originally Posted by riderx
    Had pink parts on my chrome Redline BMX back in the day. Guess I was ahead of my time...
    I had a Hutch Trickstar back in 1988 or 89, that was entirely pink. I was the bomb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaydrunkenpee
    I had a Hutch Trickstar back in 1988 or 89, that was entirely pink. I was the bomb.
    Oh yeah! I lived a few miles from the Hutch factory (RIP). One of the guys I rode with back then had a metallic candy apple red Trickstar. Sweeeet.

    I'm pretty sure Hutch factory rider Woody Itson had a pink Trickstar when our local team did a show w/ them. I'll have to dig up the pictures.
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    For less than the cost of a pair of Ourys, I picked this up from the Salvation Army today. A new commuter bike for the wifey.

    Semi-horizontal drops. Maybe I can convince my wife to ride fixie?
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    I'm digging the foam grips. Chainguard is sweet too...

    Make sure you ditch those death levers
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    pink with kittys

    just got my new I.F. in the mail today...the paint job is a bit too much to describe...pictures to be posted tomorrow...pink with kittys is all I can say....Thanks to Chris and the rest of the boys(and girl) for the bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllRounder
    Hey, Kpicha, I know it has been a while, but could you tell me where you saw that pink Surly 1x1 near Fairfax? I'm in Alexandria and would like to chek it out. Thanks!
    Hey Allrounder, sorry, I just saw this post. Like DT said, the Bike Lane ordered up a few so I don't know how many they have left. Although, by this point, you've probably already found out

    Good luck! I hope you found what you were looking for.

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    Dear Mr Custom Frame Builder. Can you please build me my new frame with the attatched dimensions. For colour, could you please go out the back of your fine establishment and take all the old cans of paint that have dregs left in them and mix them all together. If some of the paint has gone hard, please include it. Then let the paint dry a little and apply it to my beautiful new frame. The uglier the colour, the better. I have always had a deep, dark desire to have a brush painted dogpoo brown bicycle, and finally I can afford to have one custom built for me.

    Thank you very much for your consideration.

    P.S. An extra case of beer is included to help you with the paint job. I think you will need it to be a suitable state of mind to pull this kinda trick off.

    Saw a pink bike the other day. Couldn't stand the sight of it. It was going to a 10 year old girl though, so I guess it's OK.

    Who cares what colour the thing is really, put someone fast on one of my dogpooŽ coloured machines and he'll still be fast.

    I ride black. I don't give a rats back end if it's popular or not. And I don't clean the thing often enough either. Maybe next time I'll have it painted like a Marlboro packet. Really confuse (and pi... err... annoy) some folks.

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    hello kitty?

    <img src="http://www.kirkframeworks.com/kitty%20full%20frame%20450.jpg">

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