[CR]Green Bikes and superstitions

(Example: Framebuilders:Alex Singer)

Date: Sat, 3 Mar 2007 20:12:41 -0800 (PST)
From: "Jay Van De Velde" <jaysportif@yahoo.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
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Subject: [CR]Green Bikes and superstitions

emeneff@earthlink.net wrote:

>Good thing that I'm not bothered by that subjectivity foible. Just as long as everyone accepts my feeling that BLUE bicycles have always had a faster "feel" than most RED bicycles. I've brought this up with a number of ex-racers and old-timers and we usually always agree. Green seems to be in-between.<

There's a long standing belief that green bikes (and motorcycles and race cars, with the exception of BRG) are to be avoided like peanuts in pit lane or bananas on fishing boats. A question for the historians out there: other than Wiel's Groene Leeuw, who HAD to be green, have there ever been any pro teams with green livery? Jay "owner of a green Pogliaghi" Van De Velde, Seal Beach,CA

"believing in superstitions causes bad luck"