6-Color Apple Logo (1976)
Original logo design by Rob Janoff

According to Steve Jobs, Apple was so named because Jobs was coming back from an apple farm, and he was on a fruitarian diet. He thought the name was “fun, spirited and not intimidating.” Apple’s first logo, designed by Ron Wayne, depicts Sir Isaac Newton sitting under an apple tree. It was almost immediately replaced by Rob Janoff’s “rainbow Apple”, the now-familiar rainbow-colored silhouette of an apple with a bite taken out of it, designed with a bite so that it would not be confused with a cherry. The colored stripes were conceived to make the logo more accessible, and to represent the fact the Apple II could generate graphics in color.

Hooptie #84 pays homage to the 1984 release of the Apple Macintosh. Its debut was announced by the now famous $1.5 million television commercial “1984.” It was directed by Ridley Scott and aired during the third quarter of Super Bowl XVIII on January 22, 1984. It is now hailed as a watershed event for Apple’s success and a “masterpiece.” (source: Wikipedia)

Rydesafe Reflective Bike Decals have been featured on many Hoopties throughout this series. These little adhesive stickers reflect light coming from any direction, making your ride at night that much more visible to traffic. Sticker packs come in a variety of colors, shapes, and can be purchased at

Parts Used: Chain, Derailleur End Caps, Reflectors, Rydesafe Reflective Bike Decals






083: Rothko
085: Rainbow Brite