Ugly Bikes

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby jasonc » Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:10 pm

thecaptn wrote:http://www.bikeexchange.com.au/bicycles/other/bikes-road/passoni-nero-xl-full-titanium-frame/nunawading/vic/102268592

at least the fork is the right way.
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Jean » Thu Jul 18, 2013 12:26 pm

A pretty ordinary looking bike made downright awful by a terrible colour. My stomach turns every time they show Radio Shack Leopard Trek rider at this year's TdF - and it's not because it's usually Andy Schelck in one of their see-through jerseys. I'm not sure I could even watch Jens ride :?

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More here if you can stand it: http://www.bikeradar.com/road/gear/article/pro-bike-jens-voigts-trek-madone-7-series-h1-37896/
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby ldrcycles » Thu Jul 18, 2013 12:32 pm

I painted a steel frame in that colour once, it looked just as awful.
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby bychosis » Thu Jul 18, 2013 12:54 pm

Even if in another colour the head tube looks like it should be on a bus.
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Mulger bill » Thu Jul 18, 2013 8:27 pm

bychosis wrote:Even if in another colour the head tube looks like it should be on a bus.

I was thinking tramp steamer. At least they didn't go for matching hoods to complete the beigeness of that non beige livery.
Somebody should find the designers and stylists and send Dr Phil over.
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby mddawson » Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:05 pm

The Envimountain 26'' bike is sort of ugly but I think it is the mudguards and headlight that spoil it. The frame looks interesting but I wonder how strong the head tube weld is as I am guessing that is the main stress point: http://www.envimotion.com.au/#!envimoutian/c1l18

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby trailgumby » Thu Jul 18, 2013 11:11 pm

Head tube would be fine. I've ridden a full-size folder mountain bike with that kind of design between seat and head tube (different rear triangle), and it was rock solid.
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby bychosis » Fri Jul 19, 2013 9:41 am

^^ They should have ditched the mudguard (looks like the back one is blocking the rear light) and used the plastic to create a cool aero shroud for that god awful lump in the middle.

Not a bike exactly, but had to be posted. The latest in "Chopper" trikes:
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby djw47 » Thu Jul 25, 2013 2:42 pm

Jean wrote:A pretty ordinary looking bike made downright awful by a terrible colour. My stomach turns every time they show Radio Shack Leopard Trek rider at this year's TdF - and it's not because it's usually Andy Schelck in one of their see-through jerseys. I'm not sure I could even watch Jens ride :?

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More here if you can stand it: http://www.bikeradar.com/road/gear/article/pro-bike-jens-voigts-trek-madone-7-series-h1-37896/


I have to confess that I think that colour is really nice.
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby singlespeedscott » Thu Jul 25, 2013 3:45 pm

djw47 wrote:
Jean wrote:A pretty ordinary looking bike made downright awful by a terrible colour. My stomach turns every time they show Radio Shack Leopard Trek rider at this year's TdF - and it's not because it's usually Andy Schelck in one of their see-through jerseys. I'm not sure I could even watch Jens ride :?

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More here if you can stand it: http://www.bikeradar.com/road/gear/article/pro-bike-jens-voigts-trek-madone-7-series-h1-37896/


I have to confess that I think that colour is really nice.
i just bought an early 80's road bike off a fellow forum user in that colour.
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Dan » Thu Jul 25, 2013 7:02 pm

singlespeedscott wrote:i just bought an early 80's road bike off a fellow forum user in that colour.


I reckon yours probably starts with 'b' and ends in 'ianchi' though, Scott ;)

Have to say I like the colour too - I even like the Trek. If I were to buy a brand new bike, it'd be something like that.
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby rheicel » Thu Jul 25, 2013 7:06 pm

djw47 wrote:I have to confess that I think that colour is really nice.

+1, imo it is not that bad!
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby singlespeedscott » Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:37 pm

Dan wrote:
singlespeedscott wrote:i just bought an early 80's road bike off a fellow forum user in that colour.


I reckon yours probably starts with 'b' and ends in 'ianchi' though, Scott ;)

Have to say I like the colour too - I even like the Trek. If I were to buy a brand new bike, it'd be something like that.


No unfortunately. More of an un identified 80's audax bike. 25" frame. Pushing the upper limit of bike size for me. Think, "French Fit". Should be an interesting build. Hopefully ready for the Noosa Strada Bianchi.
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Re: Ugly Bikes

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby find_bruce » Fri Aug 09, 2013 1:35 pm

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Not so much "La Girafe" as l'imbécile - would not want to have to do an emergency stop as it would be a touch and go thing whether you went over the bars before or after the forks failed
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Aushiker » Sat Aug 31, 2013 12:02 am

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Re: Ugly Bikes

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby mddawson » Wed Sep 18, 2013 9:07 pm

This ones only saving grace is you can get it new for only $85 from China with free postage.

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby mddawson » Wed Sep 25, 2013 8:33 pm

Another one from the same firm:

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby g-boaf » Thu Sep 26, 2013 11:08 am

The Falco V is a strange thing:

http://www.tririg.com/galleries.php?id= ... First_Look

You'd get a lot of attention riding that.
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Paul B » Thu Sep 26, 2013 1:54 pm

g-boaf wrote:The Falco V is a strange thing:

http://www.tririg.com/galleries.php?id= ... First_Look

You'd get a lot of attention riding that.


Now that is one cool looking machine 8)
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby rangersac » Thu Sep 26, 2013 3:56 pm

Some bits of this bike are quite nice, but the seat tube-top tube join and the headtube are just awful

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby ldrcycles » Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:32 pm

Paul B wrote:
g-boaf wrote:The Falco V is a strange thing:

http://www.tririg.com/galleries.php?id= ... First_Look

You'd get a lot of attention riding that.


Now that is one cool looking machine 8)


+1, that's sick!
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Mulger bill » Thu Sep 26, 2013 8:10 pm

rangersac wrote:Some bits of this bike are quite nice, but the seat tube-top tube join and the headtube are just awful

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Beyond awful and disappearing into the distance, I just threw up al little in my mouth.

Somebody, anybody tell me how you are supposed to shift gears on this thing...
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby find_bruce » Thu Sep 26, 2013 8:38 pm

Mulger bill wrote:Somebody, anybody tell me how you are supposed to shift gears on this thing...

Di2BS with a pair of pressure-sensitive switches in the saddle
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