@Storm Other good ways to help make them unique and colorful:

  • Water bottle cages (lots of variety here)
  • Colored cable kits (Jagwire is a popular brand with many colors, kits are $25-30 each for shifters/brakes. It's an easy job but does require good cable cutters, take to a bike shop for install if you need to. Cables are wear items that need replacing anyway, so it can take the sting away if you do this when the old ones are worn anyways.)
  • Colored grips (again lots of variety in brands/styles)
  • "bling" pieces: things like various bolts around the bike, air valve caps, crimped cable end caps, lots of these can be found as anodized aluminum in many colors. These can range from just a couple bucks to $30 for larger pieces like seat post clamps

It can admittedly add up in cost if you do a lot of these, but they undoubtedly make your bike yours and yours alone!

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