“Here’s my pink bike (62cm 1982 Schwinn Traveler, fixed gear conversion).
“It’s so much fun.
“You really can’t look at a giant pink bike and not laugh.
“Your site is awesome. I’m glad to see there are other folks out there who like the pink bikes.”
“This is pinky. i made her from an 80′s 48-49cm frame. i distressed the look a bit, and built her for my girlfriend.”
I’m Jay, living in Auckland, New Zealand.
Introducing my pink bike! My boyfriend and I built this bike up for me after he got into riding fixed gears. Not being crazy/balanced/fit enough, we decided on a single speed for me, with front and rear brakes intact! The bike is a mid 90′s vintage Avanti Super Sprint, with Shimano 500ex throughout, 7-speed index shifting which have obviously been stripped, along with the racing handlebars which were replaced by black risers. The original paint is pink with a lighter marbling effect throughout, which I loved from the moment I saw it – but loving leopard print too, I could help but put a little bit of that in there! I’m quite keen to get a black crankset, black seat post, pink chain, and pink grips next.
The first pic is the bike in it’s original state. The second is after we had removed the racing bars, and replaced them with risers, and the last pic is the bike as it is now! (Still unfinished, unfortunately, but getting there!) The last picture was taken at an Alley Cat race put together by the local fixed gear crew, it was an awesome night!
My boyfriend rides a lot more than I do with his fixed gear crew, but I love riding with him along the waterfront on warm nights, and just hanging out together on our bikes.
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.”