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Ian Carvel

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Ian from Basel, Switzerland sent in these photos and letter:

“This is my single speed commuter bike:

Frame:              Cannondale Six 13 Team (carbon & alloy)
Fork:                 Cannondale Carbon Premium Fork
Bar:                  FSA K Force Carbon flat
Stem:               FSA OS-115
Crank:               FSA Gossoma single speed carbon ring guard
Tires:               Continental Sports
Levers:              Kore Cyclocross
Seat post:         USE Carbon Alien
Saddle:             Fizik Nisene
Grips:               Gusset Neon Pink
Graphics:          Space Invader graphics!

Weight: 8 kilos, 17 pounds.

Reason:

“I created this to spook the homophobic people in the city!!! It was to have fun with a good platform!
This bike has a lot of respect in the office!

I have officially ‘PINKED’ my bike!”

Sara

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Sara writes:

“I ran across your site right after I order my new bike. Its a Pake frame with bubble gum pink Velocity rims and matching pink wrap on the handle bars.  I’ve had it for about one month and already I ride it every day to work (brooklyn to manhattan) and have road it out to montauk.  I love it, I feel like its pinkness makes it all the more fun to ride.”

Lisa Cotterman

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Lisa Cotterman writes:

“This bike started out as a 1987 Centurion Dave Scott Master Triathlon 12-speed with Tange No. 1 double-butted tubing. I wanted an all-pink single-speed, and its quality frame and Shimano 600 brakes, crank, and headset made this a good candidate for renovation and conversion. After dismantling the bike and sawing/filing off the shift lever mounting lugs on the downtube, the frame and fork were powder coated pink. I left the rear derailleur hanger on in case I ever want to convert it back to a multi-speed. My husband reassembled the bike with wheels he built from Mavic Open Pro rims, pink Milwaukee high-flange hubs, and DT Swiss double-butted spokes. The 42-tooth chainring is Salsa, and the 17-tooth freewheel is Shimano. The Noah’s Ark handlebars from Soma are wrapped with pink tape and equipped with new Shimano brake levers. A pink seat and pink toe straps complete the theme. Its light weight and tight geometry make the bike a quick handler for my daily commutes to the office.”

Connie B.

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Connie B’s pink and purple bicycle

Here’s Connie with her gorgeous Trek! she writes:

“Hi there!

“I saw this link on Road Bike Rider and just HAD to share my pride and joy! My pink bike has purple flames and white flametips. Its a Trek 5.2 s.p.a. During riding season I ride about 100 miles/week, commuting to work and club rides. Off-season, I’m on the rollers 3-4 days/week. Everyone I ride with knows that pink is my favorite color!”

Connie B’s pink and purple bicycle

Teresa Rose

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Teresa Rose pink folding bicycle

Teresa writes:

“Attached is my pink bike I use to commute to work. It’s a Downtube full-suspension folding bike. It’s one of my favorite folding bikes. Love that pink!!!”

Matt Briskie

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Matt Briskie pink bike

Matt Briskie, service manager at the Trek Bicycle Store of Raleigh, NC, sent in this photo of his Gary Fisher. He writes: “My name is Matt and here is my bike’s story: It is a Gary Fisher Triton set up as a fixie with a PINK Chris King NoThreadSet, PINK Bontrager waterbottle cage, PINK and black Bontrager Gel Tape. It has a Bontrager Race track crankset with 44 teeth and a 16 tooth cog on the rear. It also has a very commuter friendly bullhorn with a convenient spot to hold or put lights on like I have done. I ride it as much as I can from commuting to work, church and walking the dog.”

Matt Briskie pink bicycle

Jody Kirincich

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Jody Kirincich Trek pink bicycle

Jody writes: “It’s not fast, but it’s FUN! I won this bike (Trek: Bonnie) a couple of years ago at the April Fools Pentathalon (bike, kayak, fly a kite, build a sand castle, run up and down a dune) in Pacific City, Oregon. I used it for errands and cruisin’ all around town in Corvallis, OR, where we lived at the time. This summer we moved to Cape Cod. Now I use it everyday to commute to and from work. The best part about it is that people smile when I ride by on this bike!”

Elizabeth Morrison

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Elizabeth writes from Redondo Beach, CA:

“Crystal:

“I love your pink bikes page! If you want another photo of a pink bike, here is one of my flamingo pink Brompton P6R-X folder, fully loaded as I had just ridden home from the Los Angeles International Airport with all my luggage on board. I often commute to work as well with the Brompton, about 20 miles a day on the bike (and then lots more miles with the bike folded on the train). Other days I commute on my motorcycle, a BMW R1200RT, but sadly they don’t make those in pink.

“Thanks for your great web site and best wishes.”

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