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    the ugliest bike you own...

    enough of all these steel beauties, lets see pics of the ugliest steed in your collection...
    mine : i don't even have a better pic because i just dont' care enough... found her in the garbage without a seat... has had many configurations... even welded on some canti bosses ill keep her forever...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Velognome View Post
    honestly?? thats the ugliest bike..?? im talking dumpster divers here...
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    I don't think I have any ugly bikes. Even my humble Peugeot UO-8 has great graphics and a "faded glory" look.

    When I was a UCLA student, my protection from bike theft was a can of spray paint -- Capo #0's double-butted Reynolds 531 frame was covered with dull black Rustoleum topped with yellow, white, and green blotches. My trusty old Armstrong 12-speed (14-16-18-20 cogset on a Sturmey Archer AW hub) had a similar treatment over dull white forks and flat black frame, plus "JUNK" lettering down the fork blade. At Earth Action Council, our unofficial motto was, "Always park next to a better-looking bike with a flimsier lock." I came to think that bike weight + locking system weight was a constant.
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    I'd have to say it's my winter bike. (Marin Pine Mountain) It's very practical and durable, but it's kinda' ugly too.

    Last edited by auchencrow; 03-20-13 at 08:01 AM.
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    My name is Michael, and I am a recovering bike addict, It has been 11 months since I purchased a bicycle for myself..
    (Im bound to fall off the wagon again, its just a matter of time)
    Lord help me!

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    Staying with the small wheels theme...






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    Is there a prize?

    This is probably my ugliest bike. Used it to take my kid to preschool and to run grocery errands. It's since had a makeover, and no longer has a child seat. Check out that chain!


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    @ Auchen - I actually really like that bike aesthetically...it's a work horse and looks like a good one.

    Well - the question isn't what's your ugliest trash dump bike...it's just what's your ugliest bike. I have a few - but I think this one is ugliest:



    It looks better from afar because you can't see how wretched the paint is.
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    At least Cannondale was accessorized nicely with the Blue Moon beer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GordoTrek View Post
    honestly?? thats the ugliest bike..?? im talking dumpster divers here...

    Oh it's ugly...just photographs well I guess

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    Is this the thread where you show your CF bikes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake View Post
    @ Auchen - I actually really like that bike aesthetically...it's a work horse and looks like a good one.

    Well - the question isn't what's your ugliest trash dump bike...it's just what's your ugliest bike. I have a few - but I think this one is ugliest:
    ..

    It looks better from afar because you can't see how wretched the paint is.
    Well, thanks Aaron. - I don't think you'll be winning the "ugly prize" with your orange entry either!
    - Auchen

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    Diamond-frame 12-speed converted to 2-speed cruiser? A fun bike, but not particularly beautiful.

    I stop for people / whose right of way I honor / but not for no one.



    Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."

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    Ugly as a bike but not a bad planter


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    Quote Originally Posted by auchencrow View Post
    Well, thanks Aaron. - I don't think you'll be winning the "ugly prize" with your orange entry either!
    Trust me - it's photo'ing better than it looks. I also don't really enjoy riding it that much...not quite sure what I'm going to do with it.

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    Slanted top tube, welded, threadless and briftered ugly

    posted for rhm's pleasure

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    Not mine. Belonged to an ironworker who used to work next door. I have absolutely no idea why he did this.
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    I also don't really enjoy riding it that much
    Why not?
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    Some call this hot, while others call this ugly. Either way, it's in your face.


    Alpine Cycles - Mid- to Late-80's - 1 by Sallad Rialb, on Flickr
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    Either my xtracycle or this thing, which is my newest creation.

    Mmmm, bicycles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aixaix View Post


    Not mine. Belonged to an ironworker who used to work next door. I have absolutely no idea why he did this.
    Think of the chafing that would cause.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aixaix View Post
    Why not?
    It ghost shifts a lot and I'm finding it too flexy. It's just not an appropriate bike for my weight or grinder riding. The steering also feels a little squirrely.

    Is that a GT Holiday? Frame is definitely not my taste, but I like your build thus far. What is that hand grenade front hub?
    Last edited by KonAaron Snake; 03-20-13 at 09:31 AM.

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    Not enuff spokes and sloping tt.

    Untitled by ctjr, on Flickr

    Miserly mtb-shaped hunk of sadness. I'm saving you from the drive side pic, friends don't let friends see Alivio.


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    Pass the Dutchie on the non-drive side.
    Rather a 100$ bike with 1000$ wheels than a 1000$ bike with 100$ wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake View Post
    Trust me - it's photo'ing better than it looks. I also don't really enjoy riding it that much...not quite sure what I'm going to do with it.
    Is that your Cinelli? I can't believe I'm reading this from you. I really like that bike, as you well know. Of course, I've not ridden it and that's the ultimate test of a bike, but it does have fenders which adds substantially to the desirability of this bike in my eyes.
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