If you look at the Wikipedia entry for Scott Flying Squirrel, it proclaims that cylinder barrels were GREEN on road machines, and red on racing machines. I have seen this in print before, but can’t remember where. Does anyone have any idea where this strange “fact” comes from?
There is a common thread with Wiki entries that they can be written by anyone who can use a keyboard so accuracy is not its strongest selling point. I don’t remember reading it anywhere else but of course if just one reference is wrong it then perpetuates as it is re-referenced. I look forward to someone telling me all my bikes are not original as they all have red barrels…. 😀