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    Most Gorgerous Bike of the Tours

    Let's take a break from the AC/LA bitter-fest and look at the beautiful machines in the Giro & TdF.

    By beautiful, I mean both in a style and functional sense.

    I think this bike is gorgeous:



    Maybe because I ride a Felt too!

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    Oh, a disembodied hand, nice.

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    I for one think todays carbon frames are too cartoonish to be considered anything but utilitarian. The big logos on everything, while great for the vendor . . . are tasteless.

    Gorgeous are small, round tubes(steel, titanium, carbon) . . . lean lines . . . . silver parts and shallow rims. . . but hey, there's as many tastes as people. . . but I doubt todays carbon bikes(or few of them) will be classics.

    I ran across a Edyy Merkcx frame thread here .....http://forums.roadbikereview.com/showthread.php?t=70726

    I found this Telekom bike to be unusually cool looking. Lean lines are where it's at baby


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    I really liked the paint scheme on Contador's TT bike. Don't have a pic, though.
    Stupidity got us into this mess - why can't it get us out?

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    Euskatel's Orbeas were absolutely gorgeous this Tour. Wish I could find a really nice photo of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vuroth View Post
    Euskatel's Orbeas were absolutely gorgeous this Tour. Wish I could find a really nice photo of them.



    Dig the orange.

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    yeah at first I didn't like the TIMEs but now I just drool over them

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    Quote Originally Posted by umop ap!sdn View Post
    yeah at first I didn't like the TIMEs but now I just drool over them

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garthr View Post
    I for one think todays carbon frames are too cartoonish to be considered anything but utilitarian. The big logos on everything, while great for the vendor . . . are tasteless.

    Gorgeous are small, round tubes(steel, titanium, carbon) . . . lean lines . . . . silver parts and shallow rims. . . but hey, there's as many tastes as people. . . but I doubt todays carbon bikes(or few of them) will be classics.

    I ran across a Edyy Merkcx frame thread here .....http://forums.roadbikereview.com/showthread.php?t=70726

    I found this Telekom bike to be unusually cool looking. Lean lines are where it's at baby

    Very classic, nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by haimtoeg View Post
    Very classic, nice!
    With all the over-sized BBs around, its nice to see an elegant one.

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    Oh I LOVE this thread!!

    More please!
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    Weren't you supposed to disappear after the TDF was over?
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    But then I'll never understand how taking a dump became precedent either. Why don't they call it leaving a dump? I mean... you're not really taking it anywhere.

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    Lance's Paris bike (aka The Butterfly Bike)



    IMO the color is off in this pic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DMF View Post
    Lance's Paris bike (aka The Butterfly Bike)



    IMO the color is off in this pic.
    Christ, that is one ugly thing on two wheels!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DMF View Post
    Lance's Paris bike (aka The Butterfly Bike)

    Is this a Photoshop joke?
    No Im serious, is this a joke?
    Quote Originally Posted by Laggard View Post
    Weren't you supposed to disappear after the TDF was over?
    Quote Originally Posted by calamarichris View Post
    But then I'll never understand how taking a dump became precedent either. Why don't they call it leaving a dump? I mean... you're not really taking it anywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howzit View Post
    Is this a Photoshop joke?
    No Im serious, is this a joke?
    I'm sorry to say, it is not a joke. One of the bikes, painted by various famous artists, that will be auctioned off.
    Birth Certificate, Passport, Marriage License Driver's License and Residency Permit all say I'm a Fred. I guess there's no denying it.

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    How about the Manx Missle's bike! Its a Scott painted like a british fighter plan. Pretty Sweet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garthr View Post
    I for one think todays carbon frames are too cartoonish to be considered anything but utilitarian. The big logos on everything, while great for the vendor . . . are tasteless.

    Gorgeous are small, round tubes(steel, titanium, carbon) . . . lean lines . . . . silver parts and shallow rims. . . but hey, there's as many tastes as people. . . but I doubt todays carbon bikes(or few of them) will be classics.

    I ran across a Edyy Merkcx frame thread here .....http://forums.roadbikereview.com/showthread.php?t=70726

    I found this Telekom bike to be unusually cool looking. Lean lines are where it's at baby

    I'm on a similar wavelength. Cav's bike was pretty cool though, IMO.
    The search for inner peace continues...

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    I love Lance's TT bike in Monaco. Since I am a Slipstream fan, of course I love the first picture.

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    Contador's Trek



    This is Contador's bike for le Tour.
    GREAT LOOKING BIKE! However, it's a trek.
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    Livestrong. The personal fundmaker of Lance Armstrong. The company who are in business to not donate to cancer research, but only to inform people that cancer is bad.

    Armstrong. The man without integrity, no care for the sport, and no problem with testing positive for EPO and making donations to cover it up.

    01101010101010001010

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    Contador's bike again.

    THIS is, by far, the coolest thing I've seen on a carbon frame. The rear derailler goes into the downtube and doesn't exit until it reaches the rear dropout. It's an even cleaner look than what could be achieved with the Dura-Ace electric components. Unfortunately, it's from Trek. Nice bike. Shady business practices. I'll stay away. Sorry Alberto.
    Livestrong. The personal fundmaker of Lance Armstrong. The company who are in business to not donate to cancer research, but only to inform people that cancer is bad.

    Armstrong. The man without integrity, no care for the sport, and no problem with testing positive for EPO and making donations to cover it up.

    01101010101010001010

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    Quote Originally Posted by bellweatherman View Post
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    Black hoods = FAIL
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    Quote Originally Posted by rogwilco View Post
    Oh, a disembodied hand, nice.
    Thank you, Thing.


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    With reguard to Lance's butterfly bike, those wings arent painted on they are real butterfly wings harvested from a bunch of butterflys bred for the purpose.
    Read about it here:
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...fly-wings.html

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