“I’m from the Philippines and I ride a pink bike!
“My bike’s name is Andie, named after the girl from Pretty in Pink. Andie is a road bike. I’ve been riding mountain bike for almost 4 years now, and road for almost 3 years. I do a lot of racing both in cycling and multisport. When I was building this bike, I wanted a very feminine, cutesy type of bike, but with deceiving looks, so it also has to be a very fast machine! Though I continuously work on the engine (that’s me), Andie does have some light, fast (and cute) components to keep her on top of her game! I got all the parts from various local bike shops here in Manila, while the rear purple skewer was given to me by a fellow cyclist I met during the Tour of EGAT in Thailand. He liked my purple tires and gave me the skewer to match! The pink Speedplay pedals were a surprise gift from my boyfriend!
“The frame is Cannondale Six13 Feminine, a women-specific frame in Pearl White. It has a sort of rockstar look to it. If you look closely, the frame has tiny white glitters and pale yellow stars painted on random parts of the frame. I used as many pink accessories as I can, as long as it looks good with the overall harmonic pinkness of the bike. Right now, I have a pink saddle (that says ‘Ride Like a Girl’), pink Speedplay pedals, Jagwire cables and bar tape. I also have purple tires and a purple rear skewer. The gold chain adds extra ‘bling-age’ to the white frame and pink components. I think it makes the bike look more outgoing and fun.
“I’m waiting for the pink Hudz for Ultegra to come out! I’d also like to get a set of pink tires, skewers, carbon spacers, seatpost clamp, bottle cages and screws, all in baby pink! I’ll have to keep looking around and find them though. I also saw some pink brake pads in a bike shop a while back, but they’re for mountain bikes. I’ll have to check if they’re available for road. Finally, I’ll have a sticker made, with ‘Andie’ written in silver letters to put on the frame.”
Maria sent photos of two of bikes:
“I love my pink Cannondale – it’s a real special machine. The Fondriest was my first pink bike but I think you’ll agree the Cannondale is a vision of pinkness!!”
Kanako sent photos of three pink bikes:
I love pink and love your site. Here are my 3 pink bikes.
1) Custom Bike
I got this bike custom made with my first salary after college about 20 years ago in Japan. I brought it all the way to the US. I don’t ride it much now but still love this bike!
With all pinkness on the bike, as well as my pink helmet, socks and jersey, I won the most color-coordinated award in the 2008 Redmond-to-Spokane (WA, 300 miles) ride.
I had never mountain-biked before but had to buy this beautiful bike! Now, though not very good at it, I love mountain-biking.
Jacqueline Campbell sent in a photo of her taken on a self-supported ride, with her 2002 “pepto bismal” Cannondale. This was taken after reaching the top of Kolob Canyon in Southwest Utah, in Zion National Park.
She had a custom “princess pink” Bike Friday Petite Crisco folding bike in the making when she sent this, “since,” she writes, “I have a small fortune invested in pink jerseys, socks etc!”
Lisa’s husband James wrote to me about his wife’s bike:
“My wife Lisa has been competing in triathlons for many years. Unfortunately, she made the decision to sell her beloved TREK 2200 last year, and replaced it with a Cannondale Ironman 2000. She loved how it felt, handled and performed. She hated the stock color. Earlier this year we decided to have it repainted. Yep, not even a scratch on the new paint, and it was going to be stripped. But you know, she loves it now, and could only hope on finding a jersey to match. Funny, how she hated pink when we first met.”