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Old 12-02-11, 03:33 PM   #1
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Is this the ugliest cross bike you've ever seen?

I particularly like the canti bosses! Yikes. View here.

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Old 12-02-11, 05:28 PM   #2
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Old 12-02-11, 05:29 PM   #3
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Sure it needs some TLC, but there are some high priced gaudy modern bikes on this forum that I would consider much uglier.
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Old 12-02-11, 06:04 PM   #4
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Not even close.

This might be.



Unless you count this.



This is a contender too.

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Old 12-02-11, 06:14 PM   #5
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I think this bike is owned by a crosser here in Chicago. If not, then there is more than 1 of those ugly ass bikes out there.
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Old 12-02-11, 06:53 PM   #6
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"STEEL IS IN VERY GOOD CONDITION, NO DING, NO RUST.
BUT PAINT NEED TO BE REDONE."

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Old 12-02-11, 07:22 PM   #7
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I think this bike is owned by a crosser here in Chicago. If not, then there is more than 1 of those ugly ass bikes out there.
Shockingly, that color scheme is one of the stock options from Specialized. Even more shocklingly, they don't call it "clown bike colors."
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Check out the fork on this guy: http://www.ebay.com/itm/110785514048...84.m1438.l2649
Then look at more of their paint jobs here: http://www.geekhousebikes.com/bikes/cyclocross/
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Not even close.

This might be.

What's the story on that one?
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What's the story on that one?
We live in Portland. No story needed.
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I think this bike is owned by a crosser here in Chicago. If not, then there is more than 1 of those ugly ass bikes out there.
Paolo will tell you a cool story about that color scheme - ask him at the next CX race. Specialized have sold a couple hundred of those, I believe.
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Old 12-08-11, 12:13 AM   #12
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We live in Portland. No story needed.
I hope you don't really think Portland could possibly excuse that, that thing. Washington DC would explain it, it does look a bike some sub-committee would design to help ease bike path congestion.
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Old 12-08-11, 12:27 AM   #13
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Well, Portland might not excuse it, but it definitely explains it. I mean, we have a unicycle category at our CX races. The guy on the pink Raleigh is a Portlander too. You don't even want to see the picture of him racing in a thong.
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I think this bike is owned by a crosser here in Chicago. If not, then there is more than 1 of those ugly ass bikes out there.
There's several running round the DC area too.

Teammate of mine was all googly-eyed at it. Uhhhh yeah

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Old 12-10-11, 09:38 AM   #15
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I particularly like the canti bosses! Yikes. View here.

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Uh, hell no. Nice classic built that I would be proud to rebuild and ride daily.
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I love Portland!! I have all 'normal' bikes, but love freak bike rides and MMR, you'll never see more crazy folks and bikes. Average is boring, nicer looking but boring.

If all bikes looked the same or similar, the saying, variety is the spice of life, would have no place in ours. I dig the kid bike with unwrapped drop bars. I'd never race it, but it is good for a laugh.


I'll buy the one in the pink dress a beer!!!

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I particularly like the canti bosses! Yikes. View here.

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This is what a nice Bernard Carre looks like. The photo you referenced is a beat frameset. I'm sure it looked nice in it's day.

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NWCX is nicely situated in sillyville.... sigh ... us New Englanders are so up tight. Those Specialized abortions are limited and there were a few this past season on course ... nice bike terrible paint scheme.


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Not even close.

This might be.



Unless you count this.



This is a contender too.

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Old 01-20-12, 12:58 PM   #19
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PDX Cross Crusade series gets silly + on Halloween Weekend,
Road trip for all, was out here, at the Fairgrounds,
this past year they all went to Bend..
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The specialized bike is SWEET!!! I don't care what you all say, it's different and yes I would ride it.
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I love Portland!! I have all 'normal' bikes, but love freak bike rides and MMR, you'll never see more crazy folks and bikes. Average is boring, nicer looking but boring.

If all bikes looked the same or similar, the saying, variety is the spice of life, would have no place in ours. I dig the kid bike with unwrapped drop bars. I'd never race it, but it is good for a laugh.


I'll buy the one in the pink dress a beer!!!

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The Specialized is great looking in person. Guy I ride with has one in that scheme, I have a white grey and red disc brake version but the pink tape on that one needs to go!
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