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Let's All Smile! Post Your 'Prettiest' Bike

Old 03-21-20, 10:47 AM
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Let's All Smile! Post Your 'Prettiest' Bike

Post what you consider your 'prettiest' bike in your collection. One bike only.

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Old 03-21-20, 10:52 AM
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Dang, that's nice-looking!

You all have seen mine before.



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Old 03-21-20, 11:11 AM
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Despite how much I love my Bianchis, in terms of aesthetics others will probably agree this my prettiest bike. Albiet that yuge bottle cage is rather ugly
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Id have to vote my Tommasini


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Old 03-21-20, 12:02 PM
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I feel this one is the prettiest

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Old 03-21-20, 12:06 PM
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Wish I had a newer photo... I've been lucky in my acquisitions and it's a difficult call but this is both beautiful and distinctive though perhaps a wee bit garish...

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This may not be the prettiest, but it's the newest (to me).


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Old 03-21-20, 12:31 PM
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May be more tasteful than pretty.
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Old 03-21-20, 12:43 PM
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This one, currently. I have one getting some changes that might take over the top spot, though. I think the lack of decals doesn't detract at all.

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Hmmm, which one of mine is the prettiest? I have to go have a think about this...

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He!!, I'm an old man - what do I know about pretty.
But here's one I don't post often.

NOS - lugged steel - made in Italy - and rides nicely

Originally built with an older Campy group, but I thought a new Campy drivetrain would be an upgrade = WRONG!!!

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Old 03-21-20, 01:36 PM
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May be more tasteful than pretty.
I've seen this photo on here before and it has made me want one of these so badly. Anyone with one in a 56 get in my inbox
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Old 03-21-20, 01:40 PM
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Ok Iím going to cheat just a little. I only own one complete bicycle for myself at the moment and itís my trusty Ď85 Miyata 310. However Iíve restored a handful of bikes for close friends that I feel also belong to me in a way, and this would be the prettiest. I like that I think itís the prettiest because itís also the most ďlow endĒ one Iíve done, and that says a lot about the aesthetics of vintage bicycles, especially Peugeots. (rear fender has since been better adjusted).


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My Norman Fay tourer seems to get the most comments when I take it out:

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It's a tie between the 79 Centurion Pro Tour and the 84 Trek 760




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It's not as flashy as some of the others in the thread, but I like it.

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May be more tasteful than pretty.
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I don't have a pic of the completed bike, but just LOOK at the paint on this frost blue (they call it 'Silver Mist') '84 Univega... got shiny new wheels for it, too!
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My Alan in no stickers mode.



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I'm going to say my Vitus is my prettiest bike. Matching frame color on the wheels makes it.


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