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    Senior Member cyclezealot's Avatar
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    Maybe I have had it with "Style Guy."

    Any one read this month's "Bicycling" At times, I have liked "Style Guy', because I sort of like snide/smart A$$ humor. As long as it does not get too nasty.
    But anyway, this time he went over the limit. What to do..Burn the mag. Draw horns and a goat tee over his stylized mug.
    It is ok to attack 'kelly green golf slacks.' But sort of angry over 'sagging seat packs.' Can understand his attack on cyclist's 'day glo green jackets' even tho I have a neeon green jacket for safety..It is ok for the highway dept. , it is ok for me. Safety supercedes style.
    But, the ultimate hit...Quote..."Klein Gatorfade paintjobs." what the hell is he talking about..Every critique of bikes brags about Klein's custom paint job.
    I have a Klein road bike...The white with ivory ..I love the paint job..It has not faded!
    Gatorfade.What is he talking about.? Should the "Style Man" be drawn and quartered by a herd of raging cyclists draging him with a rope by his thumbs...?
    I will take as a personal attack any Bike Forum member who attacks a Klein paint job.

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    Send him a letter informing him that he sucks.

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    when 'SM' first appeared years ago i cancelled my subscription and wrote a letter to bob strickland saying that i would re-up when he was gone....i'm still waiting....

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    Style Man is the epitome of knobness and cycling is full of them. Fortuneatly they are harmless and easily ignored. KLEIN's paint job's speak for themselves. The next thing you know he'll be touting CITOH(K-Mart ten speeds from the '70's) as retro cool. Don't sweat it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fugazi Dave
    Send him a letter informing him that he sucks.
    Too late.. someone already did, and he published it.

    "Bicycling - March, 2004
    You suck. The shrill opinions you pass off as laws suck. People like you are the reason people like me don't ride more. Do you think appearance is something there should even be laws about? -Cal Hill, OH.

    REPLY: I suggest a $399 Assos Prosline Commander bodysuit. And losing the chin-beard."

    The pic of style man makes me laugh though, he looks like one of these milan man-boy models that look sleek but wouldn't be able to hold 10mph if his life depended on it.

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    Why do any of you even read that stupid rag and encourage crap like that to be on shelves? There are so few good bike magazines we should talk about and buy the good ones and ones that talk down to it's audience like Bicycling should be used as a$$wipe - the only good that rag is for.

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    Hey, I get it for free at work

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    I have never been one to overact to one given point of view, be it in a magazine, Newspaper, or any other form of media..Each is allowed their point of view.
    I just believe if I don't like it, ignore it. A diverse point if view is to be encouraged.Even tho snobby, sometimes I thought the Style Man funny every once in awhile...
    Example,in this month's 'Bicycling', the esoteric piece leading the attack on Klein's 'Gatorfade' about helmet visors is a little funny..( ps- My helmet has a visor, am I to be banned.)
    Why do I keep subscribing to "Bicycling."?Product reviews are to be ignored. It is too glossy.
    But, a- what other mags are there. Not many. b- they do have SomE good articles.
    I found the piece on the 90 year old cyclist (John Sinibaldi) good. I thought the story on "Can Lance win Six."?; the Spin story on the junior diabetes racer riding in the "Ride to Cure" ride along with Hincapie; and the critique of the main TDF "In search of Six," to be worthwhile reading.
    Because 66% of the mag is crap, there are some good stories. As they say with TV, don't like it, switch it off with the remote. As long as you have 150 channels to choose from.
    And again..What other magazines are there.

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    I think that the style dude is in there to yank people's chains.

    and with most of you guys, he is doing it quite well!

    I mean, come on, can you really take him seriously?

    I . . can . . . doooo . . . it

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    That is my point..In reply to Foehn...I do not think he is the style guy, offering cycling 'fashion' tips..But he is really masquadering as a humorist?
    Do you all not think the column about visors is to be taken seriously..? Maybe he intends to make sport of the fashion plate cyclist.... Like can you wear blue gloves with a green kit?Can you?

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    Here's my take on Style Entity. He's gay. Which wouldn't be an issue except at one point he tried giving relationship advice to a straight guy. That was wrong. I don't see him as a humorist, I think they keep him around because he livens up what is otherwise a straightforward and repetitive diet of articles. I assume he is good at something, style or something. His forays into other fields have mixed results. His take on coffee, for example, is classic Euro worship. I lived in Europe for a while and loved it. But
    espresso is old technology; there is better. I find myself glancing at his column without actually reading it these days. It's kinda goofy.

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    I think the style guy's there to poke fun at real snobby roadies.

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    bicycling is a terrible mag

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    The Style Man is a panty wearer!

    Anyone who takes him seriously should have their head examined!

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    It is a form of humor, some found Andy Kaufman to be unfunny(Including me on occasion) but he is still amoung the best. Style man is an attempt to poke fun at the poser class of cyclist (This would also include me, because when you are slow you need to look good, people see you longer) If I wrote a column it would be about the people that claim mechanics suck and they do all their own work. Mostly the column would be about their "solutions" to "problems" And did you know aluminum is faster than steel. That is according to a customer that knows all. We have a piece of each laying on the floor waiting to see who wins the race.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev.Chuck
    And did you know aluminum is faster than steel. That is according to a customer that knows all. We have a piece of each laying on the floor waiting to see who wins the race.
    Pass a rare-earth magnet over them and I'll guarantee you the customer was wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RacerX
    [Magazines] that talk down to it's audience like Bicycling should be used as a$$wipe - the only good that rag is for.
    Not even that. Magazine paper is too shiny - it doesn't have enough purchase to provide a really good wipe. All it does is spread it around.
    If we learn from our mistakes, I must be a goddamn genius.

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    i used bicycling as a moth swapper...work pretty well.

    i still like bicycling mag though. its really readers digest for cycling. i dont like reading results from a race, just too boring.

    want a good "magazine"? print 10 new threads from your favorite sub-forum from bikeforums.net, then staple it and read. you could even make a cover page, add 30 pages of your fav ads and gloss it for a real magazine feel.

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    a good analogue to Bicycling magazine is Blender. its that bad

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    I've never agreed with anything that Style Man has said. When I take the time to read his crap I always get pi$$ed with myself and wonder why I wasted that 30 seconds of my life.

    In reply to his comments in the latest issue of the magazine about a seat pack: I carry a spare tube, patch kit, Alien multitool, and money (coins for a phone call - no cell phone - and folding money for food, buy another tube, etc.)

    I once passed a cyclist who had no seat pack, only carried two spare tubes and CO2 in his jersey pocket. He was walking because he had 3 flats and no more tubes. That was really "cool". Hmm. Maybe that Style Man and I didn't recognize him.

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    LoL. not too many fans of Monty Python here either I would guess.
    He / She is poking fun at bike snobs.
    relax, enjoy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RacerX
    Why do any of you even read that stupid rag and encourage crap like that to be on shelves? There are so few good bike magazines we should talk about and buy the good ones and ones that talk down to it's audience like Bicycling should be used as a$$wipe - the only good that rag is for.
    I'm an old fart of the "get on the bike and go" school. Just started reading the bike magazines lately. If Bicycling is so bad, what would you recommend instead? Road bike emphasis in my case.
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    Joat,

    check out Asphalt, pricey but good (32.00 for 4 issues) all road, all the time.
    Cycle Plus for a Euro perspective.
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    Nothing wrong with bicycling mag. Its cool to say it sucks,thats all.
    Touch every 3rd person and you'll find an idiot.

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    Anyone think his point about helmets with visors is considered uncool? I am a roadie/tourer type...I find at times, the visor helps with too much sun.... How many roadies have helmets with visors?
    It is not that I really care. Just a poll.....

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