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Old 09-15-23, 08:46 AM
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I think for the most part skinny tubes and lugs just look better than molded CF. Lugs>fillet>tig>molded carbon.....On the other hand I don't mind riding ugly bikes that ride nice.
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Old 09-15-23, 08:53 AM
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Originally Posted by jadmt
I think for the most part skinny tubes and lugs just look better than molded CF. Lugs>fillet>tig>molded carbon.....On the other hand I don't mind riding ugly bikes that ride nice.
Agreed that utility is more important than looks.
On a positive note that is a fact , in May of 2022 I weighed 340 lbs today I am 290 lbs I have lost 50 lbs
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Originally Posted by plumberroy
Agreed that utility is more important than looks.
With the bikes we're referring to, you had both.
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On a positive note that is a fact , in May of 2022 I weighed 340 lbs today I am 290 lbs I have lost 50 lbs
That's awesome!!
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Originally Posted by smd4
Of course earlier Fords looked better than the crap being churned out today!
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Originally Posted by smd4
Of course earlier Fords looked better than the crap being churned out today!
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Originally Posted by prj71
I agree that the Surly bikes are ugly.
That's good to know, when I hear something like that it motivates me even more to continue riding my beloved Surly.
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Originally Posted by Maelochs
Sports cars are ugly as hell, I prefer the looks of pick up trucks.
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Originally Posted by big john
Ugly and impractical.
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Originally Posted by wolfchild
Ugly and impractical.
If you want to go fast on a road course it would be about as practical as you could get.
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Originally Posted by smd4
Of course earlier Fords looked better than the crap being churned out today!

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Originally Posted by smd4
Of course earlier Fords looked better than the crap being churned out today!
Just as garbage scows are clearly more aesthetically pleasing than America's Cup yachts!
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No accounting for taste .... or the lack thereof ....
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Originally Posted by wolfchild
That's just an opinion and not a fact.
Thank you for confirming exactly what I wrote in the second part of my post that you quoted, but didnít include.
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Originally Posted by big john

Like this? It's not ugly. It's simple and utilitarian, but looks good imho.
An art critic would say that the fat tires and the skinny tubing are not in balance.
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Gravity = Bikes Direct = Bike Shaped Object.
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My boss at the bike shop had a yellow Pantera. Took me for a ride in it once. Opened it up on a stretch of back road.

I never realized I could be forced that far into the back of a car seat.
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Originally Posted by Trakhak
Just as garbage scows are clearly more aesthetically pleasing than America's Cup yachts!
So you're equating a Cinelli Supercorsa or a 1985 Paramount with a garbage scow? Nice.
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Originally Posted by prj71
Gravity = Bikes Direct = Bike Shaped Object.
Better than big box store bike. Not north of a grand to try that style bike . It works for me after I tuned it up. And I I don't ride off-road enough to justify a better more expensive bike. Lots of people seem to like them for the price point
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Nothing gets the typical Bike Forum member to put down their morning porridge faster than a Luddite vs. Technophile debate.
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Originally Posted by atlas shrugged
nothing gets the typical bike forum member to put down their morning porridge faster than a luddite Aesthete vs. Technophile debate.
fify.

This isn't an argument about technology. Actually, I believe you're the first one to bring technology into a discussion concerning bike aesthetics. Where did your misunderstanding occur?

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The Millennium Falcon was ugly, but she was the fastest hunk oí junk in the galaxy. Made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs.
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Originally Posted by terrymorse
An art critic would say that the fat tires and the skinny tubing are not in balance.
Here is mine. Tires not quite as fat (2.8) but the "tubes" are chunky.
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Drifting over into cars now.🤔 cars are a necessary evil. I'm driving a 16 GMC Terrain easier to get my old butt in and out of. Small enough to get reasonable fuel mileage. Will pull my small utility trailer with a lawnmower on it, more room. Union made. Support my union brothers and sisters. And personally with the exception of a Volvo station wagon every foreign car I have had has been a pain in the rear . That I was always working on. Since I hate driving utility is my only consideration
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Originally Posted by smd4
My boss at the bike shop had a yellow Pantera. Took me for a ride in it once. Opened it up on a stretch of back road.

I never realized I could be forced that far into the back of a car seat.
I worked for a guy in 1975 who had a yellow Pantera. I never drove it but I drove a customer's Pantera in about 1979 and I got it sideways in the rain and almost hit a fence. I took it back to the shop after that.

I drove a supercharged C7 Corvette at work and took it up an overpass where I stomped the throttle. It felt like it was going to launch off the earth and things were happening quickly. I wondered why anyone would want such a car. Since then lots of cars with 650 or more horsepower are on the market. Asking for trouble.
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Originally Posted by plumberroy
I have been scrolling through new bikes lately. I don't need another bike for the record. I have come to the conclusion that 90% of new bikes are just fugly.
just for reference my 3 main Bikes are Surly Steamroller, LHT and a flat bar Cross Check
As they say, opinions are like.. well, let's just call them the exit point of the human digestive system. Everyone has one and thinks theirs is the only one that doesn't stink.
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