I'm really dreading having to possibly goto white bar tape to match the new saddle, going to start with a white ergonova team bar and hopefully that will be enough white to not throw things off to badly. We will see.
Last edited by edChoi; 02-12-14 at 12:44 PM.
I'm not too fond of the blue tires either...but I think the frame colors and silver Thomson bits are a nice change of pace around here.
"The older you do get, the more rules they're gonna try to get you to follow. You just gotta keep livin', man, L-I-V-I-N." - Wooderson
'11 Fuji SL - '04 Bianchi Imola - '99 Gary Fisher Big Sur
The Allez is definitely hot- crazy how much just the brakes set off the colors on the frame/fork, the Red shifters help as well. It'd be interesting to see what impact the colored cables have in person since they get kind of lost (for me) in the photos.
As with so many, nice bike...but not hot.
^ I actually like this bike. But the colored tires are… huh? You bought a nice bike and outfitted it with some nice gear, but oh, wait! They've got a clearance on blue tires!! But, there isn't any blue on your bike? But they're on clearance! They are free! <- That's the only reason I can see installing THOSE tires on THAT bike. Also not crazy about the bar tape. Sometimes less really is more. But could be a hot bike.
As to the Allez? We saw a few of those back to back some months ago on this thread and that frame is certainly hot. I for one, don't like the negative angled stem, especially compared with the sloping top tube. Just looks weird. Fix that and it's smoking hot!
I went with the tire color that I did 1) to experiment but 2) my sworks prevail helmet and giro empires are all blue.
I've done the black and red scheme with all my cars so I am bored to death of a car with blacks and reds all matched up.
For example my last track build: Gloss black then matte black paint, red accents, polished lip with gloss black wheels (street and track wheels)
(Edit: pic removed because car pics are a nono on a cycling forum, fair enough.)
But its going to get weird because the saddle that fits me best is a white romin pro. To give the bike some more white I ordered a white ergonova bar, and fear that white bar tape will have to join. Soon enough the tires will have to either be black or maybe get silver sidewalled pro4s..
Bottom line for the sake of function(saddle and bar) this bike will never be aesthetically where I want it to be. Oh well.
Thanks for all the feedback guys, your thoughts mirror my love hate relationship with its looks. Back to the DRAWING BOARD!!
Last edited by edChoi; 02-12-14 at 04:32 PM.
Hope this isnt derailing this thread.
Allez, super me ga duper hot!
Fuji, might not be as hot as the Allez but it definitely is super interesting and I'd love to ride something like that. Looks awesome.
Cat 6 going on PRO....
Love how you managed to show off your car in the Hot r Not ROAD BIKE thread. What on earth does that car have to do with the color or components of your bike? Wrong forum? Permaban?
Car is hot, bike is not. But..............puleeeeeeeez.
I like the Uncropped photo better on the allez. As someone else mentioned, the brake calipers really pull all the colors out of the frame. If you have plain black calipers, I dont know if it would pop like it does. I dont know if i would have had the guts to take that risk if it was my bike. Kudos for doing so!