Pink Bikes of San Francisco

I thought about how the street-scape of San Francisco can be not very interesting to look at especially when riding on a bicycle with full view and senses. Have you noticed that the colors of most of the vehicles resemble the same colors as the cement-paved sidewalks and the gray and dark colored asphalt on the road? Pretty dull right? It also doesn’t help that every street is filled with rows and rows of parked cars. Even MUNI buses and light rail trains feature in the same boring gray color. Although, I do enjoy looking at the vintage streetcars, they are not that ubiquitous around SF.

If the sidewalks are not paved with large square slabs of concrete (boring), it is paved with somber dark red bricks like those you can find on the sidewalks of Market St. Moreover, most of the building layouts are too perfectly rectangular and square and not made to human scale. Not pleasantly stimulating. Not to mention, this city needs more trees… large lush ones. And what about flowers? I think our city is beautiful but where are the flowers to complement it. Nonetheless, we do have beautiful views of the water and the rolling hills, but that depends upon where you are.

So, I thought I would try to seek out some bright-colored bikes in SF, being that this blog is about bikes. I chose pink bikes because it is difficult to spot anything pink these days besides dresses for bride’s maids and clothing for baby girls. That sort of stuff you know. By sharing images of pink bikes maybe it can help more people visualize how pink would look on bikes; and if someone could see how cool pink is for a bike, they might have the courage to buy not just a pink bike but more colorful bikes in general. Hopefully, with enough of them on the streets, it would make the street-scape a little more colorful and interesting to ride in.

My niece's Hello Kitty bike at Ciclavia October 2012.

My niece’s Hello Kitty bike at Ciclavia October 2012. (Taken in LA)

I am not just talking about pink Hello Kitty bikes. That would be too expected.

A beautiful pink Cannondale aluminum road bike.

A beautiful pink Cannondale aluminum road bike from the 80s. (Spotted in SF)

The pink bar tape matches the beautifully welded pink aluminum frame.

Pink on a hybrid style frame.

Pink on a hybrid style frame. (Spotted in SF)

White and pink complement each other.

Pink and yellow Centurion steel frame road bike.

Pink and yellow Centurion steel frame road bike. (Spotted in SF)

Pink bike by Public.

Pink bike by PUBLIC. (Spotted in SF)

I have seen a couple of these PUBLIC step-through bikes around town. Lovely!

Pink Bianchi steel bike

Pink Bianchi steel bike from the 80s. (Spotted in SF)

I think the dog wants to run with this cool looking pink Bianchi vintage steel bike.

Pink Mixte bike

Pink Mixte bike. (Spotted in SF)

I love Mixte frames, even better in pink color!

This pink Townie owned by Jill is a celebrity.

This famous Pinkie Tuscadero belongs to Jill the Bubble Girl. (Taken in SF)

You could see this pink Townie blowing out bubbles at every social bike event in the city.

Awesome looking pink fixie

Gorgeous pink fixie. Image courtesy of Flickeriver.com

This is probably the best looking fixie in San Francisco.

Nellie's hot pink Brompton.

Nellie’s hot pink Brompton.

And pink can also look good on a Brompton folding bike. It is pink and definitely hot!

Be bold and choose pink!

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2 comments

  1. echo

    What cool bikes! I loved this! I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a pink bike…I’m sure I have, but it isn’t standing out.

    I especially liked the dog one. And if he is anything like my dog, he does NOT want to run. He wants to be lazy and carried around :-D

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