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Re: Beautiful Bikes

Postby Lukeyboy » Thu Oct 10, 2013 9:38 pm

Those new BH TT bikes look the part. Needs some work on the seat though...
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Re: Beautiful Bikes

Postby singlespeedscott » Thu Oct 10, 2013 11:20 pm

Lukeyboy wrote:Those new BH TT bikes look the part. Needs some work on the seat though...
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I think you put that in the wrong thread Luke :P
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Re: Beautiful Bikes

Postby Lukeyboy » Thu Oct 10, 2013 11:31 pm

Haha. Fix up the seat and a change of bars and it would be a pretty sweet bike. It would be one of those bikes that looks better in person than on a computer screen.
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Re: Beautiful Bikes

Postby The 2nd Womble » Thu Oct 10, 2013 11:32 pm

That's the home dentistry equivalent to the bicycle.
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Re: Beautiful Bikes

Postby Mulger bill » Fri Oct 11, 2013 6:05 am

The 2nd Womble wrote:That's the home dentistry equivalent to the bicycle.

:lol: Spat me tea...
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Re: Beautiful Bikes

Postby DoubleSpeeded » Fri Oct 11, 2013 11:25 pm

usernameforme wrote:might not be everybody's taste, but I like this:



yeh, Zipp came up with a similar bike at some point.
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Re: Beautiful Bikes

Postby il padrone » Fri Oct 11, 2013 11:43 pm

The concept goes back a long time.

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I do not rate any of these as beautiful bikes :o :roll: :P
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Re: Beautiful Bikes

Postby ldrcycles » Sat Oct 12, 2013 5:54 am

il padrone wrote:The concept goes back a long time.


But i'd say it shows the difference between concept and execution, the softride and y-foil look awkward to me, whereas the falco just gets it right.
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Re: Beautiful Bikes

Postby DoubleSpeeded » Sat Oct 12, 2013 8:40 am

il padrone wrote:The concept goes back a long time.


I do not rate any of these as beautiful bikes :o :roll: :P



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Re: Beautiful Bikes

Postby The 2nd Womble » Sat Oct 12, 2013 8:53 am

Guys this is the Beautiful Bikes thread. No place for munters here.
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Re: Beautiful Bikes

Postby Mulger bill » Sat Oct 12, 2013 10:27 am

That Zipp (nothing, not even Sheldons ghost could make me repost that pic) What The???
SPuDs, a saddle stolen from a German "bike ballet" machine and the stem higher than Cheech and Chong on a good day.

I can accept ugly if it fills the "purposeful" mould nicely (See Giant Trinity) but you couldn't pay me enough to make me to go berko on THAT with an angle grinder...
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Re: Beautiful Bikes

Postby The 2nd Womble » Sat Oct 12, 2013 12:34 pm

Mulger bill wrote:That Zipp (nothing, not even Sheldons ghost could make me repost that pic) What The???
SPuDs, a saddle stolen from a German "bike ballet" machine and the stem higher than Cheech and Chong on a good day.

I can accept ugly if it fills the "purposeful" mould nicely (See Giant Trinity) but you couldn't pay me enough to make me to go berko on THAT with an angle grinder...

Triathletes loved it.
1) It looks hideous. Ugly bikes get more broadcast coverage on the lava fields of Kona.
2) It had numbers for a name.
3) At the time it was easily light enough to throw on the concrete in the transition area (and looking like that who'd notice any difference?).
3) It was as expensive as anything else out there.
It ticked all the boxes.
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Re: Beautiful Bikes

Postby DoubleSpeeded » Sat Oct 12, 2013 1:45 pm

The 2nd Womble wrote:
Mulger bill wrote:That Zipp (nothing, not even Sheldons ghost could make me repost that pic) What The???
SPuDs, a saddle stolen from a German "bike ballet" machine and the stem higher than Cheech and Chong on a good day.

I can accept ugly if it fills the "purposeful" mould nicely (See Giant Trinity) but you couldn't pay me enough to make me to go berko on THAT with an angle grinder...

Triathletes loved it.
1) It looks hideous. Ugly bikes get more broadcast coverage on the lava fields of Kona.
2) It had numbers for a name.
3) At the time it was easily light enough to throw on the concrete in the transition area (and looking like that who'd notice any difference?).
3) It was as expensive as anything else out there.
It ticked all the boxes.


Lol Mulger doesn't prefer Tri bikes... he prefers vintage bicycles from Europe that look like something out of the Mary Poppins film
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Basically it has been said:

"they are still considered one of the fastest time trial frames ever made" , Interestingly, despite 7 years of development after Zipps were shut down, it still seems that there are few or no frames as fast as a Zipp
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Re: Beautiful Bikes

Postby il padrone » Sat Oct 12, 2013 1:51 pm

Classic from the 50s-80s - the Raleigh Roadster

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Pashley's modern interpretation of the roadster - the Sovereign.

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Re: Beautiful Bikes

Postby munga » Sat Oct 12, 2013 6:33 pm

the falco looks like the free bike you get when you buy a lamborghini aventador
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Re: Beautiful Bikes

Postby il padrone » Sat Oct 12, 2013 7:05 pm

Slick! This is more like the Lamborghini of bikes :P

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Re: Beautiful Bikes

Postby cyclotaur » Sat Oct 12, 2013 7:09 pm

Thread title now completely ironic.


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Re: Beautiful Bikes

Postby il padrone » Sat Oct 12, 2013 7:19 pm

cyclotaur wrote:Thread title now completely ironic.

I know that 'beauty is in the eye of the beholder' but I find it really strange how some seem to be so one-eyed.

I can see beauty in many bikes, including those that I do not ride, nor even wish to ride. A bike that is built with quality, works well to perform its design function, and is broadly comfortable to ride is something that I believe has intrinsic beauty. Heck, even though I loath the TT/Triathlon bikes, and some of the anonymous, repetitive-design carbon road bikes, I can still see some basic beauty in many of them.
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Re: Beautiful Bikes

Postby ldrcycles » Sat Oct 12, 2013 7:50 pm

il padrone wrote:Pashley's modern interpretation of the roadster - the Sovereign.


Or better still, the Guvnor.

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And one that's very high on my want-to-own list, the Dawes Clubman.

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Re: Beautiful Bikes

Postby DoubleSpeeded » Sat Oct 12, 2013 8:03 pm

il padrone wrote:Slick! This is more like the Lamborghini of bikes :P



yeh, a and "lamborghini" up-hill too?
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Re: Beautiful Bikes

Postby il padrone » Sat Oct 12, 2013 8:28 pm

Like I said earlier, fit for purpose and likely to excel at that.

I think your carbon wunderbike Falco is going to be really crap at carrying my 25kg of camping gear across the high country gravel roads. So what? Horse for courses.
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Re: Beautiful Bikes

Postby il padrone » Sat Oct 12, 2013 8:30 pm

ldrcycles wrote:
il padrone wrote:Pashley's modern interpretation of the roadster - the Sovereign.


Or better still, the Guvnor.

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Personally I don't actually like the look of the Guv'nor very much - seems all too gangly and limiting. I prefer the classic style and thorough all-weather equipment of the Sovereign.

That Dawes Clubman is really nice though.
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Re: Beautiful Bikes

Postby DoubleSpeeded » Sat Oct 12, 2013 9:38 pm

il padrone wrote:Like I said earlier, fit for purpose and likely to excel at that.

I think your carbon wunderbike Falco is going to be really crap at carrying my 25kg of camping gear across the high country gravel roads. So what? Horse for courses.


true

carbon aero bike doesnt do well carrying a Mary Poppin's basket either




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Re: Beautiful Bikes

Postby il padrone » Sat Oct 12, 2013 9:52 pm

DoubleSpeeded wrote:Image

There are a couple of beautiful bikes there as well :P Pashley Princess Sovereigns I think.

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Re: Beautiful Bikes

Postby DoubleSpeeded » Sun Oct 13, 2013 9:41 am

il padrone wrote:
DoubleSpeeded wrote:

There are a couple of beautiful bikes there as well :P Pashley Princess Sovereigns I think.

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seems like the basket, is a popular trend.. it must add swag, to it :P

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