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.)”
Rachel Magro’s boyfriend, Allen Gragg, sent this:
“Hi There. My name is Allen Gragg. I built this single-speed bike this summer for my girlfriend Rachael Magro. She owns a medical imaging company in Boca Raton, FL, RM Imaging, where she provides mobile and office based ultrasound, echo, and mammography services. Pink is a large part of her marketing materials and she goes that extra step for breast cancer awareness month. She really loves her new bike. Unfortunatley, I ruptured my quad tendons playing volleyball back in October, so we haven’t been able to ride much together, but I plan on getting back out there soon!!”
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.”
Tim Spencer writes:
“here is my pink bike. well, pink accented bike. it’s a tommasini, made in italy of course, about 20 years old or so. it’s made out of columbus ms tubing. this is my rainy-day/foul weather bike, surprisingly. i love to ride simply because i love to ride – it’s my favorite thing. when i saw this frame on ebay a few years ago, i knew that i had to have it in between my legs. i also have a helmet and jersey that are white, silver and pink.”
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
“‘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!!”
When I saw Sue’s Trek posted over on the Team Estrogen forum, I wrote to her immediately and asked her if I could post it over here.
“Sure, you can post a picture of my bike if you’d like. I ordered the frame from Trek with a Project One paint job and a friend built her up from that. All the pink and blue accents were his artistic vision.
“Her name is ‘Natalie Jean’.”
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.”