There is nothing wrong with it, but what makes it stand out?
To me it gets lost in BF just like a stock Corvette would at a car show.
Just because a girl has blonde hair, blue eyes, and a nice figure doesn't make her the prettiest girl in the room. Where is the passion? Where is the allure?
i dont think i've seen any of the higher end custom joints on here...
not a single pegoretti, crumpton, RS, vanilla/sv, i'm surprised...
in any case there have been some beautiful bikes posted so far.
edit: there actually is a pegoretti on the first page. slipped right by me.
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"...I thought about evening when the boys wash up, sing, eat, raise a cup of wine in honor of love and life, and waiting at the door, the bicycle, stilled, because only moving does it have a soul, and fallen there it isn't a translucent insect humming through summer but a cold skeleton that will return to life only when it's needed, when it's light, that is, with the resurrection of each day." -- Pablo Neruda
Eventually, however, beauty is a highly subjective principle--alas, beauty is in the beholder.
One rider's plain Jane bike is another's Mona Lisa.
Pesonally, I think that most, if not all, bikes are beautiful in one fashion or the other. What is there not to like about a bike?
I have really enjoyed looking through all of these pictures and I thank the OP for starting this thread.
My current stable:
1989 SLX Bottecchia (Campy Athena 11s)
1999 Cannondale F400 mountain bike
2012 Bianchi Infinito (Campy Record 11s)
2012 Colnago C59 in PR99 color scheme (Campy Record 11s)
"Donít argue with idiots. They drag you down to their level and beat you with experience".
wow, that moots is hot. that is basically a few sizes and an slr away from my dream build.
i wanted a "retro" bike that completely hid its modern drivetrain. at face value it looks like a typical early 90s italian steel but under the skin you are looking at a "modern" 10spd bike. the record titanium brifters were gutted and turned to 10spd, the c-record crank is wrapped in 10spd chainrings, the monoplanar brakes house modern cartridge brake pads, and soon it will have a "lightweight" set of 28 spoke tubular wheels.
it may not be on the level of the moots, but there is passion in the build. the frameset is a family heirloom, i personally converted the levers, mixed and matched the alloy components to look period correct, and polished the stem (it was anodized grey)
A long long time ago, this thread went from "hot or not" to "post any bike you own"!! There is another thread, a stickie no less, with that name. Not being insulting to anyone, but most bikes in this thread are far from "hot". At least in my opinion. Not to say they are not functional, reliable, good, etc., but that was not the purpose of the thread. So I guess I agree with most of what Garysol said!
Arguing with ignorant people is an exercise in futility. They will bring you down to their level and once there they will beat you with their overwhelming experience.