“I was looking around and found this site…and well i just built my wife a Pink bike:
My wife’s name is Jamie and she will now ride:
Orbea Aqua frame
Sram force group
pink selle marco saddle
pink Aerospoke wheels with pink stelvo tires
ritchey stem and handlebars
pink speedplay pedals
And finally a pink helmet
She is a converted mountain biker and is looking forward to the open road.”
Tim Travis writes:
“Hi Crystal, this is a bike I built of for my girlfriend as a surprise while she was off backpacking in the Phillipines. Because she said she wouldn’t ride with me unless she had a pink bike… It looks small.. but fits her fine.. Love your site.”
Sally Smith from Kent England writes:
“I stumbled across your site and thought you may be interested in my Scott Contessa CR1. It has Dura-ace gearing and wheel, stevillo pink tyres, pink speed play pedals. The tri-bars have neon pink tape where I have used white on the drops. My Fav touch are the pink name stickers!
“I use it for triathlons and riding out with my local club the medway velos.”
“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.”
The story: I had decided that I wanted a mountain bike (living in the Bay Area, there are so many opportunities to ride in dirt, and I was tired of missing out). So for the most part, I was surfing craigslist seeing if there was anything I liked. Finally, I started looking on well-known MTB manufacturers product lines: Kona, Santa Cruz, Giant, Marin…
I searched Marin, and saw this bike, and absolutely fell in love with it. I knew that I needed it. I had to call about eight shops in the bay area that stocked Marins. Finally one shop (Freewheel Cyclery on Valencia St. in San Francisco) could get a hold of one of five unclaimed pink Bear Valleys that were in a shipment on the way to the East coast, which I immediately put down my deposit on.
I have loved it ever since I got it: riding it at China Camp Regional park single track in Marin County, CA, Granite Bay near Sacramento, and just for fun at the radio telescope that I work at: in the White Mountains in central California. I bought this Marin Bear Valley pink hardtail in 2007. It’s a 15″ with pretty standard components (Deore and Acera), but I’ve upgraded the headset to a pewter Chris King, fork to a Fox TALAS, and the handlebars to Holzfellers. And of course, the pedals were upgraded to PINK Crank Bros. Candies!
I will upgrade the other parts as they begin to break (a.k.a. I begin to tackle more rocky/technical terrain, thus falling down enough to break things…)