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The Bike Type Attractiveness Poll

Old 01-22-18, 09:39 PM
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Pure "Steel Is Real" Road without a doubt! Any Flavor!

Italian made for American Company:



Italian:



Japanese for American Company:



Japanese:



English:



American:



Subdued:



Bold:



Just plain pretty:



Yep, that FOR SURE, road bikes!!!!
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Old 01-22-18, 10:27 PM
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Originally Posted by 12strings View Post
Based only on looks, which TYPE of bike looks the most awesome? If you take the best looking bike of any given category, which makes your drool the most?

I know some have one of each of these types of bike, while others have only one, but regardless of whether you would actually ever ride one, which type of bike makes you wish for unlimited funds?

I also know I could have been more specific in the categories, but this will get us started.

Have fun!

Edit..could not make the poll work, but here are the choices I came Up with:

-Full-Suspension Mountain bike
-Hard-tail/29er
-Hybrid/city Bike
-Cyclocross/Gravel Bike
-Pure Road Bike
-TT/triathalon bike.
Where are:

-- touring bicycle

-- track bicycle

-- endurance/randonneuring/sport-touring bicycle

-- ordinary

-- tandem

-- bent
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Old 01-23-18, 01:21 AM
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Old 01-23-18, 01:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Machka View Post
Where are:

-- touring bicycle

-- track bicycle

-- endurance/randonneuring/sport-touring bicycle

-- ordinary

-- tandem

-- bent
I heard that the ^Bold^ wasn't a special bicycle, It was just normal bicycles people used for that activity.

but now all of a sudden its a certain bicycle??????
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Old 01-23-18, 01:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Metieval View Post
I heard that the ^Bold^ wasn't a special bicycle, It was just normal bicycles people used for that activity.

but now all of a sudden its a certain bicycle??????
It is! I've got a sport-touring bicycle. It's like a combination between a racing bicycle and a touring bicycle.

However, you don't necessarily need that type of bicycle for long distance events, you can ride whatever you want.
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Old 01-23-18, 02:03 AM
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Originally Posted by 12strings View Post
Based only on looks, which TYPE of bike looks the most awesome?
Total bias full disclosure!

Beach cruiser:


Fat bike:
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Old 01-23-18, 04:07 AM
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Road bikes.

Though I like the cross bikes too.
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Old 01-23-18, 05:54 AM
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Add to the list, "Muscle Bike"

This one gets more reaction and comments than any of my other rides....
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Old 01-23-18, 06:32 AM
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Add to the list, "Muscle Bike"

This one gets more reaction and comments than any of my other rides....
As it should, so sweet.
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Old 01-23-18, 06:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Machka View Post
Where are:

-- touring bicycle

-- track bicycle

-- endurance/randonneuring/sport-touring bicycle

-- ordinary

-- tandem

-- bent
As I said, the categories can easily be broken down more...

...and I left of recumbents completely, totally on purpose, because they are ugly. :-)
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Old 01-23-18, 07:08 AM
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All types of bikes find me attractive.

Originally Posted by 12strings View Post
...and I left of recumbents completely, totally on purpose, because they are ugly. :-)
well, besides that, this is a thread about actual bicycles ...
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Old 01-23-18, 07:57 AM
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Something like what I have now:



I'm also building an '84 Fuso with modern Athena. Someday I'll get Mike Terraferma here in Miami to build me a nice modern lugged frame
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Old 01-23-18, 10:24 AM
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Originally Posted by sweeks View Post
Aren't all fixed-gear bikes single speed by definition?
One of my pet peeves:

Fixed gear bikes may be single speed but all single speed bikes ARE NOT fixed gear.

Actually, I'm told that Sturmey Archer has a 3-speed fixed gar hub but I've never seen one.
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Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
One of my pet peeves:

Fixed gear bikes may be single speed but all single speed bikes ARE NOT fixed gear.

Actually, I'm told that Sturmey Archer has a 3-speed fixed gar hub but I've never seen one.

Here we go again.

Fixed gear bikes are not single speed bikes. Single speed bikes have freewheels. Fixed gear bikes do not. It's that simple. They are two different things.


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Old 01-23-18, 12:10 PM
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Sturmey Archer S3X is that hub . Sturmey-Archer | S3X Silver
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Old 01-23-18, 01:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
One of my pet peeves:

Fixed gear bikes may be single speed but all single speed bikes ARE NOT fixed gear.
Yet another pet peeve: this should be "NOT ALL single speed bikes are fixed gear" or "SOME single speed bikes ARE NOT fixed gear."
Just sayin'.
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Old 01-23-18, 02:34 PM
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Just to be the voice of dissent, I prefer a sexy lowracer over all those tall bikes with the cookie-cutter frames.

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I like this frame very much, together with the balloon tyres and wooden fenders. It's quite affordable actually, but it doesn't come in my size, it doesn't look as good with upright handlebars.
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I love exotic geometry, such as Pedersen bikes, pastoorsfiets, tall bikes, art bikes and other freakish stuff.

Also I like the sturdy, utilitarian look of cargo bikes and family bikes, but only those with a ton of racks, panniers and child seats on them, not the stretched ones with the wheelbarrow aesthetic.

As for regular frames, the simpler and more allround the better. On pictures naked fixies with slim classic frames look great but they're just too damn impractical for commute riding and some compromises need to be made. Classic black Dutch mens bikes also look timeless.

Competition road bikes I don't dig at all because my interest focus lies on transportation and leisure, not sport. Same for full suspension mountain bikes, they usually look pretty cumbersome and dare I say bumptious.
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Originally Posted by Machka View Post
Where are:

-- touring bicycle

-- track bicycle

-- endurance/randonneuring/sport-touring bicycle

-- ordinary

-- tandem

-- bent
Those are the best....
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Old 01-24-18, 07:48 PM
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Originally Posted by BlazingPedals View Post
Just to be the voice of dissent, I prefer a sexy lowracer over all those tall bikes with the cookie-cutter frames.

If Batman had a bike....
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Old 01-24-18, 08:21 PM
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Classic steel, with lugs, sew up tires and Campagnolo NR/SR components, preferably Italian styled. The three that own will do nicely, thank you very much.

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