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Old 08-31-09, 04:59 PM   #1
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Sweetest Commuter Bike Ever...

Take some time to really look at the details. If you have a lot of spare cash hanging around, this is your commuter.

http://timetogetnaked.com/?page_id=782
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Old 08-31-09, 05:22 PM   #2
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Personally I don't really like it much.... it just doesn't talk to me.
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Old 08-31-09, 05:30 PM   #3
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Swanky, yet earthy style. I like the white, but another color might do more justice to cool geometry. Not sure which though.
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Old 08-31-09, 05:43 PM   #4
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Swanky, yet earthy style. I like the white, but another color might do more justice to cool geometry. Not sure which though.
Apparently it was a project bike commissioned by Shimano to highlight their Alfine group. I believe that white was chosen so that the components had a contrasting background. I'm pretty sure if someone wanted something similar, Sam could paint it any color (colour) you like, including merely adding an accent color.

I'm really more of a roadie, but anything this elegant just grabs my attention.
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Old 08-31-09, 05:50 PM   #5
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I don't think that would make a good commuter for me. It just didn't grab me. Looks alright though.
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Old 08-31-09, 05:57 PM   #6
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How about that cable routing for the front brake and the dynohub? Cool idea.
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Old 08-31-09, 05:59 PM   #7
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Nice bike, looks like a mixte.
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OK, how do I convince the boss to send me on a visit to our Victoria branch?

It's not, really my style. But it is so well done.
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Old 08-31-09, 07:07 PM   #9
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'sweetest bike ever' is a statement kinda like 'most attractive woman ever' or 'best beer ever'.

It's all about taste

and I don't think it can be called the sweetest commuter ever, it doesn't even have fenders.
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Old 08-31-09, 07:22 PM   #10
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'sweetest bike ever' is a statement kinda like 'most attractive woman ever' or 'best beer ever'.

It's all about taste

and I don't think it can be called the sweetest commuter ever, it doesn't even have fenders.
True, it does have mount points for them though.

I'm thinking, laminated bamboo?
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Old 08-31-09, 07:50 PM   #11
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"...and I don't think it can be called the sweetest commuter ever, it doesn't even have fenders."
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I'm huge on fenders. It also reminds me of some of the other ideas that people either loved or hated (can you say Celeste??)

Personally I think it's kind of groovy. I like the different look. Nice bits and wood. Not sure if it would hold up as an urban assault daily commuter, though.

Heck, If I had the money I'd buy it and hang it on the wall and just stare at it.

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Old 08-31-09, 10:58 PM   #12
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Heck, If I had the money I'd buy it and hang it on the wall and just stare at it.

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Old 09-01-09, 04:50 AM   #13
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not for me I'm afraid - I like my drops and disc brakes!
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Really a beautiful bike.
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Would love to commute on something like that.
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Old 09-01-09, 07:49 AM   #16
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im seeing alot of vag's ...... too feminine for me
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For a fat-tire, straight-bar, no-fender bike, it's pretty.

Just not functional for my commute.
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not for me I'm afraid - I like my drops and disc brakes!
It does have disc brakes...
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that bike is ok but isnt that a HYBRID? lol
i would love to reide a gucci bike...they just look so cool...
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Beautiful bike! It would be perfect for my commute. That is, if it fit me. I'm happy with what I'm riding though.
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Pretty bike. I'm also looking forward to pics of the Inglis Retrotecs that S-A commissioned (to show off their components at interbike this year).
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Check this bad boy out:



http://www.speedgoat.com/product.asp?part=144153
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i like the white bike except for the fork. it's too angular where it meets with the head tube. the rest of the bike is nice and flowy, and then all those right angles go and eff it up.
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It does have disc brakes...
oh, my apologies, indeed it does. Still without drops it is useless for me, nice ride though!
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Given how much this bike would likely cost, I wouldn't be riding it in the rain; but I guess if "sweetest" also encompasses utility, then sure, the bike lacks.

But with the detail work, and the amount of thought that went into this bike, it is (IMO) a work of art, and therefore, very sweet.

Details that I think are sweet:

Cable Routing
Disc Brake Mounts (something so simple, yet beautiful)
Wooden Rims
Hand Forged Rear Rack with Wood Platform
Hand Forged Detail Accents
Wooden Grip Mounts
General Lines of the Bike (Top Tube flows into Seat Stays - Trim piece between Top Tube and Seat Tube flows into the rack brace)
Stem/Headlight Integration
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