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Old 07-28-09, 11:17 AM   #1
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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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Old 07-28-09, 11:21 AM   #2
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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.
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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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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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yeah at first I didn't like the TIMEs but now I just drool over them
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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

Very classic, nice!
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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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Lance's Paris bike (aka The Butterfly Bike)



IMO the color is off in this pic.
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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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Lance's Paris bike (aka The Butterfly Bike)

Is this a Photoshop joke?
No Im serious, is this a joke?
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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.
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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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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.
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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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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.
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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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