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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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    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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    Not even close.

    This might be.



    Unless you count this.



    This is a contender too.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy_K View Post
    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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    "STEEL IS IN VERY GOOD CONDITION, NO DING, NO RUST.
    BUT PAINT NEED TO BE REDONE."

    Riiiiiiiiiiiiight

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    Quote Originally Posted by nixternal View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy_K View Post
    Not even close.

    This might be.

    What's the story on that one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThermionicScott View Post
    What's the story on that one?
    We live in Portland. No story needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nixternal View Post
    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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    What's the story on that one?
    Quote Originally Posted by aggiegrads View Post
    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.
    splitting hairs or spitting hairs? you need a new hobby

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by nixternal View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by lml999 View Post
    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.
    Just your average 'high-functioning' lunatic, capable of passing as 'normal' for short periods of time.....

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by lml999 View Post
    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.


    Quote Originally Posted by Andy_K View Post
    Not even close.

    This might be.



    Unless you count this.



    This is a contender too.


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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Totaled108 View Post
    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!!!

    Cheers!
    keep Portland weird!

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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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