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Vintagetourer

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Does Red go faster?
« on: August 15, 2019, 05:36:53 AM »
Downtown in Canberra Australia this morning on my red Thorn Audax and noticed this other British classic parked.
They are probably agreeing that red bikes and red minis go faster.

Rockymountain

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Re: Does Red go faster?
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2019, 06:42:59 AM »
That's a great looking bike!! I love the red. I bet it rides well, too

Fraser

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Re: Does Red go faster?
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2019, 07:01:41 AM »
Fraser my Thorn Audax is now into its fifth year and Iíve ridden it constantly. Mostly used for loaded cycle commuting but also for a few tours. Itís a brilliant bike. Versatile, durable, quick, light and comfortable.
More details and pics here of The Red Bike
https://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/page/?o=1n8&page_id=390145&v=AY
« Last Edit: August 15, 2019, 11:47:18 AM by Vintagetourer »

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Re: Does Red go faster?
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2019, 10:11:04 PM »
When I was buying my Sherpa I was advised that red bikes go faster :)

Vintagetourer

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Re: Does Red go faster?
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2019, 05:50:19 AM »
My Thorn Sherpa is black, so that must explain why it goes slower than my red Thorn Audax. :)

j-ms

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Re: Does Red go faster?
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2019, 02:23:42 PM »
To throw a spanner in the works ....

My wife's Raven is red.

leftpoole

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Re: Does Red go faster?
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2019, 06:19:41 PM »
To throw a spanner in the works ....

My wife's Raven is red.
Hello!
Having owned a red bicycle or three I can confirm absolutely that red ones go faster.
In fact Iím so convinced of this that the second of my three (!) Audax 853 frames has just been refinished in polychromatic red!
Best to all and remember it will soon be Christmas!
John

Rockymountain

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Re: Does Red go faster?
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2019, 06:45:19 PM »
Fraser my Thorn Audax is now into its fifth year and Iíve ridden it constantly. Mostly used for loaded cycle commuting but also for a few tours. Itís a brilliant bike. Versatile, durable, quick, light and comfortable.
More details and pics here of The Red Bike
https://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/page/?o=1n8&page_id=390145&v=AY

Thanks for the link - it looks lovely. I will now spend the evening reading all about it. The finish on the frame looks top quality. I love the red Hope hubs. Beautiful

Fraser

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Re: Does Red go faster?
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2019, 06:53:45 PM »
Total rubbish - blue is the fastest colour - so there
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Re: Does Red go faster?
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2019, 07:28:28 PM »
I have a British Racing Green bike and it is a bit slower than red bikes. However, when I wear a red shirt I am back in the pack...

Vintagetourer

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Re: Does Red go faster?
« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2019, 07:08:22 AM »
Total rubbish - blue is the fastest colour - so there
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That Blue Shift affect depends if you are riding toward or away from the observer.:)

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Re: Does Red go faster?
« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2019, 08:59:26 AM »
I have a British Racing Green bike and it is a bit slower than red bikes. However, when I wear a red shirt I am back in the pack...

Mine's Britsh racing Green but being colourblind helps it go faster!