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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 3:19 pm 
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Purple (and all anodized bits) is awesome... if used right. You can overkill though:

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I like the gold chain.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 3:28 pm 
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i still have a few purple Ringle bits on my jellybean ala Carte Salsa .... front hub , Zookah stem , anti-chain-suck thing ...... unfortunately my skewars are the original red,gold and green Salsa ones ......

Purple STILL rocks ....


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Purple rocks but you've got to have something for it to contrast against. E.g. I don't like the purple crank and purple chainrings above, but switch the chainrings to silver or the crank arm to silver and it would look at lot better.


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Or black to go with the fork, IMO


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Not cool, no way, not then, not now, not ever.

That Yeti is an exaple of over-kill, right?

Purple was used by people to express how 'crazy' they were, "Look at me I'm a crazy mountainbiker, aren't I mad with my purple nuts!!!"

IMO, these people generally aren't that crazy.

A purple Ringle stem may be cool, but is it because its purple or because its a Ringle stem?


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I'd say it had less to do with being Ringle and more about being Purple. I never had the money to buy the stuff back in the day, but I've heard its not that great.


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I'd say it's definitely cool due to the nostalgia and warm feelings of the heady days gone by that it evokes... :) I personally wouldn't have purple anodised stuff, but that's just because it's not the colour scheme I'm going to go for with the Yo...


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 7:24 pm 
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So cool it hurts - keep an eye on my clockwork re-build


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