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Purple anodised components: Cool or Uncool
Poll ended at Sat Nov 04, 2006 1:00 am
Wow - I think purple rocks my world: Cool! 69%  69%  [ 31 ]
Well - Im not really bothered.....whatever.... 13%  13%  [ 6 ]
No - I hate them! Uncool! 18%  18%  [ 8 ]
Total votes : 45
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 11:21 am 
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Looks like a lot of people like the ol' purple 3dv stuff. I was hoping for more conflict! Bah!


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 11:22 am 
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The only thing left I have is a Front ringle hub .

I need a new bike project . :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 11:27 am 
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'orrible, and so far from cool it's not true! :lol:


If it was just kept to the bikes that looked good with it & the companies that did it well, then it would have been fine. However, when everyone put something purple (probably made by trans-x) on their bike, the 'coolth' was lost forever.

Please note that I'd still have purple bits on a suitable bike (although I don't on any of mine at the mo), but I'd never pretend it was cool!


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 11:35 am 
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Ringle made the real purple stuff . Grafton wasnt too bad either , but the cheap ones were an horrible shade of purple .


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 12:12 pm 
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Purple was cool at the time and everyone couldn't get enought of it.

But now I think its grotesque.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 12:13 pm 
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Hey Toons -

Your ideal bike: A lilac Kona covered in purple gear! yeah? ;)


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jez-2-many-bikes wrote:
Hey Toons -

Your ideal bike: A lilac Kona covered in purple gear! yeah? ;)


Mind you if you look at his bikes he had a front purple skewer .
:lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 12:47 pm 
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I’d LOVE a Kona explosif the pink\blue splater paint job one, covered in purple :wink:

I've still got x-lite purple skewers on my Pace RC100!


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 2:19 pm 
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Just sold that Explosif pink and blue splatter to Hilts. He's just collected it!


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 2:38 pm 
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I used to love it and found it spilled over into the rest of my stuff too...
I managed to convice my Dad to buy me a purple tent for my Duke of Edinburgh expeditions and I had a purple Pace Winteractive jacket, purple Berghaus tousers, purple laces in my Nike Ngubas and a purple Karrimor Hot rucksack.....dear god, not too subtle back then.
(I still have all this stuff but not the nerve to wear it all at the same time anymore. Must have looked like a right bike riding pixie back then!)


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