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Old 04-22-16, 05:54 PM
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Let's play 20 questions. Has your model bike appeared previously in Hot or Not, or similar type threads looking for reactions? IOW, do you think your perception of this bike's aesthetics (or lack thereof), is fairly universally shared?
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Old 04-22-16, 06:44 PM
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At this point the 41 has spoken most would not buy a bike they thought was ugly. Now we can move on tell us the bike?
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Old 04-22-16, 07:25 PM
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Well, there's no way I could ever purchase a black bike, because I consider white or light colors to be safer. Based on my driving experience. But yeah, I hear you. I bought a white bike because it was one of the few that actually fit (back in the day before sloping top tubes). I really didn't want white, but after a while, it seemed OK to me. I actually like the straight lines and uniform tube diameter of classic frames much better than the newer frames, but I have to admit I just love the ride of my Connondale Synapse. So.... fugly is somewhat relative.

Is the fugly bike really that much better than the others? On a scale of 1 to 10, how would your rate all the bikes you have test ridden?

Perhaps keep shopping and try MORE different brands to see if there is a bike that is almost as good as the fugly one but not as fugly?
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Old 04-22-16, 08:13 PM
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Ever noticed that as time goes on your ugly friends get better looking?

It happens with bikes, too.
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Most people's bikes are fugly. Modern bikes are not attractive on the whole. Especially Specialized.
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Old 04-22-16, 09:19 PM
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Originally Posted by dr_lha View Post
Most people's bikes are fugly. Modern bikes are not attractive on the whole. Especially Specialized.
Thank you for this.
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Originally Posted by caloso View Post
How much time do you spend looking at your bike while you're riding it?
I look at my bike all the time, not just when I ride it.

What's your point..?
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Originally Posted by mulveyr View Post
Ever noticed that as time goes on your ugly friends get better looking?

It happens with bikes, too.
QFT.

Also, "fugly?" I think not; one wouldn't even give the bike a test ride if it were truly repulsive. Now, if it were just the color scheme, the question may be whether to wait for the delivery of one in a preferred color, or to "get it while it's hot" (and simultaneously "not"), with the expectation of maybe painting it, changing the bar tape or whatever. If I were truly impressed with the ride - if it was some kind of revelation in performance and comfort - I'd probably buy it. I have definite opinions, but I can get over them.
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Originally Posted by RShantz View Post
What's unbelievable or sarcasm??? Honestly confused. It's a tool for me to allow me to train & compete with others.
I just figured you were in the wrong forum, since you said you don't get a bike for how it looks...it's just a tool for a job.

Everyone on THIS forum knows that whether a bike works is far down the line in importance compared to how the bike LOOKS. :-)
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Old 04-26-16, 11:10 AM
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Originally Posted by 12strings View Post
I just figured you were in the wrong forum, since you said you don't get a bike for how it looks...it's just a tool for a job.

Everyone on THIS forum knows that whether a bike works is far down the line in importance compared to how the bike LOOKS. :-)
I agree though, a bike is simply a tool to get a job done.

For me, that job is to make me look awesome while riding it. I need a bike that isn't ugly to meet that job requirement.
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Old 04-26-16, 11:18 AM
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What do you do**********
Keep doing your homework and ride the other bikes on your list. If they meet or exceed the ride quality of the fugly one, great. If they don't match the ride of the fugly one, however, maybe you'll come to appreciate that the fugly form was determined by function, which is a beautiful thing in and of itself.
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Old 04-26-16, 11:23 AM
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Assuming the bikes fit, I can find almost no distinction between the rides of various frames - and yes, I am lumping carbon and aluminum together. Therefore, I say buy the bike you like looking at most.
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If it's S5 ugly, Venge-crouching-dog-taking-poop-ugly, or Chinarello ugly, but rides awesome, I bet you'll get over it.
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I agree though, a bike is simply a tool to get a job done.
Me too, but job #1 is looking good.
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