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Tunafish




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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2004 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have only been on a few road bikes.... an extremely old multi colour rayleigh all tubes are different colours....


And my uncles White eddy merckx, this has to be the fastest bike i have been on so White Bikes are faster Razz

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2004 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I passed a slow red bike this morning ....there again it wasnt a true red more a rusty red, especially the chain and chainset Very Happy Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2004 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Chase Me Pink"? My credit card's ready. Where do I sign? Wink

Well after all your good suggestions, the only fair way to do is mix everyone's favourite colour together and have a bike that colour. That makes, erm, brown. So yes. I'm having a brown bike. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2004 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What are you guys trying to do to Redbiker. he will be distraught and don't forget he's off to Florida Ironman with.........his Red Bike.

Personally, carbon black is faster, but I haven't the heart to tell him, so please keep it secret. Idea
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2004 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Carbon black is fine but you have to get really close to see it's carbon and not some matt black rat bike which ain't gonna happen, I'll be miles down the road where you'll still be able to see my bright red bike. Very Happy Cool


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2004 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My bike is matt black. Leave it alone.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2004 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I cannot believe some of the utter rubbish I've read on this thread.
As if any bike colour other than RED could ever be considered optimum. Wink

You'll all be telling me that Sturmey Archer gears and wooden rimmed wheels are the best next.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2004 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm getting a new bike soon. Choice is between Cannondale Ironman (blue) and Cervelo Solo (red).

I suppose there is no choice here really from RB's point of view Wink Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2004 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Red is the fast bit in my bike, but look at my bike times, and you'll realise that the white bits slow me down, and the blue tri kit really hold me back.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2004 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Go with hot pink.

It will help you pedal harder to make sure nobody recognises you!
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2004 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

redbiker wrote:
I cannot believe some of the utter rubbish I've read on this thread.
As if any bike colour other than RED could ever be considered optimum. Wink

You'll all be telling me that Sturmey Archer gears and wooden rimmed wheels are the best next.


Now you are showing your age. BTW the "wooden" wheels were actually bamboo - I remember my dad having some. Probably the lightest I have come across.


Now, as for RED - just keep taking the tablets Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2004 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

chrome, black , white, blue will be fast.
you can guarantee anyway cycling on a yellow or green frame will be useless Very Happy Very Happy .......because triathletes have taste.

Right....who have I offended...... Crying or Very sad Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2004 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes - yellow, red, green, pruple, any bright dodgy colours are useless.

That covers almost every tri-bike on the planet.... Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2004 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Robert, Pink is definatly 'NOT' a good colour. Just ask Spencer!!!! Don't recal it helping him much at Hawaii. No comments on the rumours that he got DQ'd there just to get his majestic pinkness off the course so that others could concentrate Very Happy .
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2004 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

His Majestic Pinkness - like it!
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