“‘It all started with a stem cap…’ That’s what I say when addressing my affection for pink.
“This is Kate, my itty-bitty 48cm 2005 Orbea Mitis, decked out in her pink accoutrement. Full Campagnolo (as befits any steed from the Basque region) with Speedplay Light Actions and a Fizik Arione saddle. The cockpit bears the Chris King Pretty and Strong stem cap and Deda Elementi bar tape. Bontrager bottle cages. Schwalbe Stelvios over the 38mm Campy Shamals (otherwise, black Race-lites over 24mm Ventos).
“She’s zippy fast, a blast to ride, and apparently memorable in the eyes of others who’ve remembered her from rides several months previous. Most people quickly realize she’s pinked out for breast cancer awareness, which is exactly the point (although my jersey invoking breast cancer awareness may also help). Who says men don’t like pink?
“Great web site–keep up the awesome work!!”
Here’s Connie with her gorgeous Trek! she writes:
“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!”
Daphne wrote to me after her husband bought her this beautiful carbon Trek, and she was wondering if I knew of a better-matching handlebar tape.
She writes, “I am a Canadian living in Saudi Arabia with my husband who is working there. We bought the bike with a triple crank for our vacation in France this summer. The Trek was awesome and got me up all the big climbs in the Pyrenees. We even rode to the top of one of the mountain stages of the Tour de France – the Plateau de Beille. As I was one of the very few females RIDING up the mountain, I got a lot of attention – which was all directed at my pink bicycle.”