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Old 09-14-23, 12:38 PM
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Just my opinion

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
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Bikes have been ugly since they stopped building frames out of Columbus SLX tubing.
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Once I realized that there was a standard for beauty independent of personal taste, my life has gotten a lot simpler.

The whole "different things appeal to different people" idea is way too complicated.

So .... let me tell you how you should be spending your money .....
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I worked for a couple of summers in a small town where ALL of the women were, ahem, "unattractive". I worked for a small company where I was the only male, and all of the women were single. Can you guess what happened? Over time, my idea of attractiveness changed. Sure did.
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I like all bikes but a bike can’t be truly beautiful if its top tube isn’t parallel to the ground.
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Originally Posted by Maelochs
Once I realized that there was a standard for beauty independent of personal taste, my life has gotten a lot simpler.

The whole "different things appeal to different people" idea is way too complicated.

So .... let me tell you how you should be spending your money .....
As the title says just My opinion
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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
Tell it to the clouds ...
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Ugly is one thing, now they are downright STUPID with the TT inline with the seat stays. OMG people are buying them.
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Old 09-14-23, 03:03 PM
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Originally Posted by plumberroy
... for the record. I have come to the conclusion that 90% of new bikes are just fugly.
For the record, it's been like that since about 1993.
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Originally Posted by plumberroy
As the title says just My opinion
What do you consider to be a nice looking bike? Anything out there?
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Opinions should be shared only when requested.
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You are of course free to share opinions. And when people disagree ... they are free to disagree.

Get it?
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Originally Posted by plumberroy
my 3 main Bikes are Surly Steamroller, LHT and a flat bar Cross Check
Surlys are boring, and mediocre examples of steel frame construction.

Itís just my opinion. Obviously, thatís okay here.

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Originally Posted by fredlord
I like all bikes but a bike canít be truly beautiful if its top tube isnít parallel to the ground.

agreed
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Originally Posted by Maelochs
You are of course free to share opinions. And when people disagree ... they are free to disagree.

Get it?
You are absolutely correct it is just an opinion.

As far as what I like I have Surly's, Steamroller LHT and flat bar Cross Check. Raleigh Sports
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Harumph.

Any bicycle frame that is unlucky enough to miss out on having a gracefully curved top tube and seat stays has not achieved its potential in terms of style and beauty.

Unless it has fastback seat stays. I'll make an exception for that.

But that's just my opinion. Which is worth exactly what everyone is paying here at the moment for it.
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Originally Posted by nomadmax
Bikes have been ugly since they stopped building frames out of Columbus SLX tubing.
what ... no love for EL-OS ?
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Originally Posted by fredlord
I like all bikes but a bike canít be truly beautiful if its top tube isnít parallel to the ground.
Ugh. Can't stand that olde-timey look. Goes with threaded headsets, Brooks saddles, toe clips/straps, etc. Bleeeech.

Me? At aet. 72 I'll take a nice sloping top tube crabon frame w/a matte black murdered-out finish any day of the week.

Seriously.
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Originally Posted by Anne Frank
Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
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Originally Posted by fredlord
I like all bikes but a bike canít be truly beautiful if its top tube isnít parallel to the ground.
...for a few years, I commuted to work on a purple, 3 speed, Schwinn step through frame. It was truly beautiful, when it was still in the rack outside, every evening at 5pm. Nobody would steal it, and I enjoyed riding a bike to and from work. "Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it."
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As a rule I prefer the vintage look, but I'll occasionally see a new one that makes my heart race.
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Originally Posted by Eric F
Surlys are boring, and mediocre examples of steel frame construction.

Itís just my opinion. Obviously, thatís okay here.
I agree, and I own a Surly LHT. I bought it for its utility, not its looks. At least the black color helps its appearance.

Now, my super fly, custom ti bike is a different story. Maybe Iíll post a picture of it one of these days.
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It's that little things that count. If the frame doesn't have braze-ons to attach a rear rack, at least two water bottles in the frame triangle, and (optional) attachment points on the fork for a front rack, Its a fail for me. Racks are just sooooo convenient to have and don't weigh that much. I know they give a bicycle a 'Fred' look, but that's OK with me.

That's my opinion and I'm sticking to it.
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They: "Your bike is Ugly"

Me: I didn't ask.
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Originally Posted by fredlord
I like all bikes but a bike canít be truly beautiful if its top tube isnít parallel to the ground.
LOL..they gotta be straight to be beautiful

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