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Old 01-24-18, 08:40 PM
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Classic randonneur bikes are the best looking.

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Old 01-25-18, 06:00 AM
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Italian steel road bikes.


Yep...this, specifically LUGGED steel. Runner up, same frame with SS/Fixed conversion.
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Old 01-25-18, 06:36 AM
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There is no doubt but the steel road bikes of the late 80s were the most beautiful bikes ever. Their great lugs, and down tube shifters made them fantastically beautiful. The were totally clean with only the brake cables in the wind.

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Old 01-25-18, 11:09 PM
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Originally Posted by tyrion View Post
Classic randonneur bikes are the best looking.

That is a gorgeous looking bike.

My favourite looking bikes tend to be touring bikes with at least 20cm/7.87inch of Headtube.
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Old 01-26-18, 02:12 AM
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You can't beat the elegance of a track bike
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Old 01-28-18, 12:36 PM
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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.
High-end road.
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Old 01-09-19, 08:30 AM
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Old 01-09-19, 09:02 AM
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What is that ?
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Old 01-09-19, 09:40 AM
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Not on your poll but I'd drool over a racing 'bent that I could add a velo cover to.

From your list though, I choose pure road bike as the most attractive.
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Old 01-09-19, 09:45 AM
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Few road bikes can match the AQ (Attractiveness Quotient) of classic Italian bikes, both modern and classic.

YMMV
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Old 01-09-19, 09:48 AM
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Lugged steel road bike from any era.
steel frame gravel bike.

In general, those are 1 and b for me.
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Old 01-09-19, 10:40 AM
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1960s Raleigh Superbe.
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Old 01-09-19, 10:47 AM
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I've liked this one...
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Old 01-09-19, 11:05 AM
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Originally Posted by rydabent View Post
There is no doubt but the steel road bikes of the late 60s were the most beautiful bikes ever..
FIFY. By the 1980s, the industry had mostly lost its artistry and had completely lost its mind.
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Old 01-09-19, 11:11 AM
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Originally Posted by veganbikes View Post
I missy the 90s, it giove us so many cool anodized parts. So many myles ahead of everything.
Nice, I wonder how many here know who you're referencing.

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Old 01-09-19, 11:26 AM
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Nice, I wonder how many here know who you're referencing.

regards, Brian
It was some good solid pun work back then. I had forgotten I had posted it.
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Old 01-09-19, 11:39 AM
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Nickel plated Ordinary

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Old 01-09-19, 01:06 PM
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What is that ?
Azor priest or crossframe.
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Old 01-09-19, 02:42 PM
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Lugged steel road bike from any era.

What mstateglfr wrote....lugged steel road bike.
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Old 01-09-19, 02:49 PM
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A lady’s 3 speed step through with swept back handlebars and color matched fenders.

Most bikes are to aggressive to be beautiful
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Old 01-09-19, 04:33 PM
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Anything with horizontal top tube looks good to me.
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Old 01-09-19, 06:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Phil_gretz View Post
FIFY. By the 1980s, the industry had mostly lost its artistry and had completely lost its mind.
aww, a late 80s road bike made in Japan that was mid-tier or better is absolutely beautiful. The artistry wasnt on the level of 1off frame builders, obviously, but the quality was second to none, the paint schemes had become creative, and the relatively small contract build companies are neat to read about 30+ years later. Bikes were all 6/7 speed at most and pretty much everything but DA was mix-n-match within brands. Lugged frames were still the dominant style, with each brand having an aluminum frame and carbon frame offering. Doesnt seem like that is 'losing its mind', but perhaps I am mis-reading that part of the comment.
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Old 01-10-19, 09:35 AM
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If we're speaking solely of looks, then I dislike any bicycle with a low top tube, but am also not particularly fond of most bikes with completely horizontal top tube either (even less so if it's sloping upwards). Also, fenders ruin the looks of any bike (but definitely are practical). All other things vary from bike to bike, look good on some while not so much on others.
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Old 01-10-19, 09:49 AM
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I'm going to go with dropbar rigid 26er mods and the more rugged end of the CX/gravel category (Cutthroat et al). Those are the hot bikes to my eye.
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