Re: [CR] Worst color for a classic bike...


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Subject: Re: [CR] Worst color for a classic bike...
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2008 19:37:48 +0000


Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2008 14:23:47 -0400 (EDT) From: wheelman@nac.net To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org Subject: [CR] Worst color for a classic bike...

This has been eating at me for some time now. There are many colors that I do not like on classic bikes. Many come from that period of cultural confusion the 80s where the two tone, fade one into another really made for some horrible combinations. Still my worse ever single color for a classic bicycle is brown. I don't care if it is metallic brown, opaque, root beer. Brown is brown and does not enhance either the chrome, the saddles or the tires.

There, I got it off my chest, now let the pro brown group chime in.

Ray Homiski Elizabeth, NJ

Hey, I resemble that remark! :-)

I know what you mean, but I like my brown Raleigh Pro, and my old coffee Super Course, and Raleigh made, what, about 2.7 million 'coffee' (color) bikes over the years? (Which may be why brown isn't so well-loved, now that I think about it. Sensory overload?).

Plus, those brown Italvegas coulda bin-a bettah color, I feel.....

Greg "what can brown do for you today?" Parker Ann Arbor, Michigan http://www.bicycleclassics.com