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    New Astana kit.

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    Looks pretty similar to last year's. I'm not impressed. Where's the black with the big globe and green accents?
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    it's OK. for some reason it reminds me of the 2000 USPS kit.


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    Not as bad as last year. They seem to have toned down the neon baby blue a bit.

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    Lloyd's riding a Helium, not a Noah...curious...

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    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post
    it's OK. for some reason it reminds me of the 2000 USPS kit.

    Fugly. Should be added to the 'worst aesthetic' thread IMO. So should the haircut of the bloke second from the left.

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    Quote Originally Posted by classic1 View Post
    Fugly. Should be added to the 'worst aesthetic' thread IMO. So should the haircut of the bloke second from the left.
    i'm pretty sure that's none other than rene "call me crash" hasselbacher.
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    It makes them look thinner than they really are.

    I foresee high sales numbers for the 1st quarter.

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    It's well-designed, and gets the job done, but it's not over-the-top like most other pro kits are. That's not to say that I really like it, 'cause I don't, but I guess they could've done worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post
    it's OK. for some reason it reminds me of the 2000 USPS kit.

    Arches and block print. Sort of a central Asian socialist modernism?
    At least I offer my own disaster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by curveship View Post
    Arches and block print. Sort of a central Asian socialist modernism?
    if they only paid a little attention to rodchenko, then maybe they'd be on to something.

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    It has been mentioned earlier (either here on BikeForums or elsewhere), but the most successful portion of this kit is the application of the team name & primary sponsor along the back of the body. When the riders are in tuck, or the camera is a scooter-mounted kinda such as in the TdF, the sponsor's name will still be legible.

    Weight weenies keep it light.

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    If they'd get rid of the powder blue, I'd like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post
    if they only paid a little attention to rodchenko, then maybe they'd be on to something.
    You're kidding, right?

    At least I offer my own disaster.

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    I believe the Astana people were really stuck on that color.

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    Helmets look like repainted Disco lids with that yellow strap.
    Last edited by daytonian; 01-22-08 at 11:51 AM.
    I feel like a soiled kleenex dropped in the gutter in the red-light district of Paris.

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    Quote Originally Posted by curveship View Post
    You're kidding, right?

    no.


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    Quote Originally Posted by daytonian View Post
    Helmets look like repainted Disco lids with that yellow strap.
    Don't mean to be an ass, but the helmets Discovery used didn't have yellow straps:
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    I'm a Klutsis fan myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post
    no.
    You missed the joke .

    But yes, 20s soviet poster art would make for an awesome jersey. Just don't call Rodchenko a modernist or he'll get sent to the gulag.
    At least I offer my own disaster.

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    Hi,

    Looks like last year's kit for a local club:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dubbayoo View Post
    I believe the Astana people were really stuck on that color.
    Corporate identity being what it is...

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    Quote Originally Posted by EventServices View Post
    Corporate identity being what it is...
    Is that what National colors are these days?

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    Quote Originally Posted by caloso View Post
    I'm a Klutsis fan myself.
    Anyway I like the kit. Would actually buy one if it wasn't so freaken expensive.
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    National identity being what it is.

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    Doesn't matter to me why the colors are there. Of course I probably wouldn't buy it, even it the colors weren't hideous.
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