“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.”
Daniel Vitter sent this photo, and writes:
“Just picked up my fiancé’s bike from our LBS after having it ‘Pinked Out.’ She rides a 12 mile loop just about everyday in a nearby neighborhood here in Tallahassee, FL. And we ride together on the weekends on the St. Marks Trail (35 miles) and often the same loop she does during the week. I’m so glad I got her into cycling and she actually loves it (maybe not as obsessively as I do!) but she does really enjoy getting out on her bike a lot.
“I had a set of new Easton EA50 SL wheels put on, complete with the Schwalbe Stelvio pink tires that I got on a closeout sale from BikeTiresDirect.com (still selling for $37.95/ea as of 1/16/09)
“Also purchased the Jagwire pink cable kit from the LBS along with some black and pink Specialized bottle cages.
“The floral patterned pink bar tape was on sale at Performance for around $7.99.
“To top it off I picked up a pair of Tifosi Slip sunglasses in metallic pink to go with her Pearl Izumi pink jersey she got for xmas.
“I suppose she’ll be needing a pink helmet of some sort soon too.
“She’s really gonna flip when she gets home this afternoon and finds her all bike is now black & pink! It’s an early birthday gift (since her actual bday is in Feb.)”
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.”
Karen Frank writes:
“My Bike is a custom painted Kuota. I use it to do Ironman Canada Race and training. I have the Michellie Jones Pink Tires on it and my nickname Buffy is in pink on the Wheels as well as painted on the bike.”
Sari sent these photos of her pink GURU. She writes that she definitely doesn’t ride it enough.
“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.”
I call her “Tomboy”
It is a Black/PINK Orbea Diva
Black/PINK Selle Italia Diva gel Flow seat (very, very comfy by the way),
ZIPP Zedtech 404’s with PINK decal, (Spoiled Rotten)
PINK rimmed tyres,
Clear/PINK camelback drink bottles (very practical),
PINK bike pump,
PINK/Black bike bag,
PINK catlike helmet,
35 PINK jerseys to match! Seriously!!!!!!!!
& a Silver/PINK princess crown from my two Triathlon coaches Shannon & Hannah (Thank you!)
& all the swimming & running gear to match……PINK
Mmm I think I might get help … I’ve been struck by the PINK Fairy
All of that aside very nice bike to ride
Elizabeth McPink! Hehe (McSweeney) Perth Western Australia
Tally sent in a photo with her bike, Carson, named after Carson in “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.” Carson loves to dress up in pink accessories. She and Carson live in St Kilda, a beach suburb of Melbourne, Australia and ride regularly along Beach Road. “Beach Road runs for 100k and attracts 14,000 cyclists each weekend so the vibe is wonderful,” she writes. She is currently in training for ‘Around the Bay in a Day’, a 212km ride, a record for both her and her bike.
“‘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!!”