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

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Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2008 18:43:44 -0600
From: "Mitch Harris" <mitch.harris@gmail.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR] Worst color for a classic bike...
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> 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.
>

Worst color has to be Molteni sausage colored orange-brown. And yet it's one of my favorites. Just shows how context changes how we see color.

Mitch Harris
Little Rock Canyon, Utah USA