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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Dragster1 » Sun Jan 12, 2014 4:47 pm

twizzle wrote:
Duck! wrote:
twizzle wrote:That's a Tri bike, not a TT bike.

Which further validates its existence in this thread.


Awwwww.... There are *some* nice Tri-specific bikes out there. And it's hard to be pretty with Tri geometry - although in the case of this bike they really didn't make an effort.

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I am confused now, Why does the manufacturer say it is a TT with tri geometry

Featuring a stiff FACT monocoque frame engineered with Triathlon Geometry, the Transition Sport is a bona fide stopwatch slayer. With integrated aerodynamic brakes and a carbon bladed seatpost the Transition is the perfect time trialing weapon that won't break the bank.
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Aushiker » Wed Jan 22, 2014 1:40 pm

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Andy Forey's Correx-faired Moulton

Sorry Andy :)

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby insightt47 » Thu Jan 23, 2014 12:51 am

[quote="Jean"]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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That is the ugliest head tube i have ever seen. What were Trek thinking, the previous Madone had perfect asthetics.
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Dragster1 » Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:41 am

insightt47 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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That is the ugliest head tube i have ever seen. What were Trek thinking, the previous Madone had perfect asthetics.

Maybe they went with the aero dynamic look on the head tube and Pascal colours so 80s style
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby rangersac » Thu Jan 30, 2014 3:12 pm

Useful for gay pride marches and more generally for making onlookers feel queasy

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby jasonc » Thu Jan 30, 2014 4:33 pm

^ or for the colour-blind society
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby insightt47 » Sat Feb 01, 2014 10:23 pm

rangersac wrote:Useful for gay pride marches and more generally for making onlookers feel queasy

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haha WT?
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Aushiker » Sun Feb 02, 2014 1:25 am

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby briztoon » Sun Feb 02, 2014 8:55 am

rangersac wrote:Useful for gay pride marches and more generally for making onlookers feel queasy

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haha I love it. Is that wrong?
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Mulger bill » Sun Feb 02, 2014 10:44 am

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Somebody, anybody tell me that that's a shoop.
Even if you're lying and it is real, I NEED to be told that it isn't...
...whatever the road rules, self-preservation is the absolute priority for a cyclist when mixing it with motorised traffic.
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby rheicel » Sun Feb 02, 2014 11:01 am

Cropped photo Shaun. Can see that at the bottom chain line.
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Mulger bill » Sun Feb 02, 2014 11:13 am

rheicel wrote:Cropped photo Shaun. Can see that at the bottom chain line.

Ahh, :D Thanks Rheicel, just spotted it. My eyes were too blurry from the horror to notice before.

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Aushiker » Sun Feb 02, 2014 11:48 am

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby ldrcycles » Sun Feb 02, 2014 11:52 am

No no wrong thread!
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby mitchy_ » Sun Feb 02, 2014 12:04 pm

rheicel wrote:Cropped photo Shaun. Can see that at the bottom chain line.


that, and the front wheel is a super light weight zero spoke design! :shock:
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby rheicel » Sun Feb 02, 2014 12:07 pm

mitchy_ wrote:that, and the front wheel is a super light weight zero spoke design! :shock:

I just noticed it now! Possibly using a magnetic field spoke there :-)
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Dragster1 » Sun Feb 02, 2014 12:14 pm

rheicel wrote:
mitchy_ wrote:that, and the front wheel is a super light weight zero spoke design! :shock:

I just noticed it now! Possibly using a magnetic field spoke there :-)

New Brand of spokes you just cant see them yet :lol:
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby jasonc » Sun Feb 02, 2014 1:21 pm

andrew - i agree with ldr - that look is nice to look at
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby southeastD » Sun Feb 02, 2014 1:36 pm

All in the eye of the beholder, but I find all Pinarello literally dog ugly, the wave forks and stays are hideous.


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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby ldrcycles » Sun Feb 02, 2014 4:34 pm

southeastD wrote:All in the eye of the beholder, but I find all Pinarello literally dog ugly, the wave forks and stays are hideous.


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+1, there's a right way to do wavy (ie Avanti from a year or two ago) and then there's the wrong way ^.
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Duck! » Sun Feb 02, 2014 5:23 pm

Dragster1 wrote:I am confused now, Why does the manufacturer say it is a TT with tri geometry

Featuring a stiff FACT monocoque frame engineered with Triathlon Geometry, the Transition Sport is a bona fide stopwatch slayer. With integrated aerodynamic brakes and a carbon bladed seatpost the Transition is the perfect time trialing weapon that won't break the bank.

Well the bike leg of a tri is basically a TT, so the bikes are conceptually similar. The fundamental difference though is that Tri bikes are not bound by UCI rules especially concerning aero tube profiles and seat nose/BB centre offset. Hence "Tri geometry". The rest is just mucketing guff.
I had a thought, but it got run over as it crossed my mind.
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby Dragster1 » Sun Feb 02, 2014 9:28 pm

Duck! wrote:
Dragster1 wrote:I am confused now, Why does the manufacturer say it is a TT with tri geometry

Featuring a stiff FACT monocoque frame engineered with Triathlon Geometry, the Transition Sport is a bona fide stopwatch slayer. With integrated aerodynamic brakes and a carbon bladed seatpost the Transition is the perfect time trialing weapon that won't break the bank.

Well the bike leg of a tri is basically a TT, so the bikes are conceptually similar. The fundamental difference though is that Tri bikes are not bound by UCI rules especially concerning aero tube profiles and seat nose/BB centre offset. Hence "Tri geometry". The rest is just mucketing guff.

Thanks for clearing it up a bit, I'm not into my triathlons but I was always under the impression that the tri bike is more relaxed in frame geometry, In that the seat tube angle as it pushes your hips forward so that you don't load up your calf muscles as much as for the tt is a sprint to the end and it dosnt matter if you have spent all your energy and muscles up. I suppose you would ride what ever suits your style
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby jasonc » Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:19 pm

this turned up in the facebook bicycle market

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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby HLC » Mon Feb 17, 2014 7:48 pm

jasonc wrote:this turned up in the facebook bicycle market

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Wrong thread. This is gorgeous and if it was my size, it would be mine.
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Re: Ugly Bikes

Postby trailgumby » Mon Feb 17, 2014 7:55 pm

Barf.
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