Uh oh, Trek with a periscope, Duracchi pedals, SRAM Red and an smp saddle. . . Prepare your angus. . .
Specialized Roubaix - Canfield Brothers Yelli Screamy - Soma Double Cross Disc - Specialized Carve SL - Mongoose Vinson
I'd give the trek a hot with the exception of the saddle which detracts
I also don't like the shiny bar tape, is that wrong? Otherwise though I dig it
"I tried being reasonable, I didn‘t like it."
"I understand. I just don't care"
"I don't give a f*ck" if they remember me at all" (F. Zappa)
It's a pretty nice bike, but it's too compact for me, and I don't find that aesthetically pleasing - I guess that I like more delineation between the TT and the seat stays; probably why I'm not typically a fan of the smaller sized bikes, WSDs, and some Specialized/Giant/Trek bikes.
lugs (any material)
tan sideall tires
at least one color
Exceptions will be made for bikes with two of the three:
automatic disqualification is given to a bike with any of the below:
splash bar tape
Hydraulic rim brakes (road)
The Trek is Hot.
Green c59 with tan veloflex tires = hot
propel dressed in super record and lightweight tubulars = hot
tig welded 853 frame with 7900 downtube group and nemesis rims = hot
disc brakes? Functional, but not attractive
Hydraulic rim? The sram levers are huge, the shimanos shaped funny, and the edco (while cool) are also ugly
splash bar tape? Do I need to explain?
bgoodwin's all city?
First it has no disqualifications.
It scores one point for frame color, a second for tires, but it misses because it isn't lugged.
it doesn't have any of the three special provisions.
not hot (it is very nice though) I want to give him bonus points for brake choice, but a resolution is a resolution.
oh, and welcome! Don't feel bad. One of my three bikes isn't hot by my own formula and I'm ok with that.
Last edited by thirdgenbird; 01-01-14 at 11:48 PM.
TREK is HOT...saddle is Ugly