Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

Most handsome bikes

Old 08-09-05, 11:34 PM
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Most handsome bikes

I think the most handsome road bikes, that I have seen, are the Sevens, Aegises, Litespeeds, Colnagoes, Pinarellos, Trek Madrones, Kuotas, and Times. I can't think if I left any frame out, nor am I sure of the order, but this is the order that came to my mind. Of course, I haven't seen every frame up close. Anyway, I am astonished at how beautiful some frames are. I would like one of each, maybe two.
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andy hampsten cycles has a really nice line-up as well.

www.hampsten.com
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To each his own.

IMHO, Richard Sachs, Roland Della Santa, Albert Eisentraut, Tom Kellogg and Sacha White's Vanilla Bicycles are far more beautiful.
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I like mine.

Let's see, this must be the 100th time I have posted pics of my baby.

I never seem to get tired of doing it though.

I did get a chance to see a Vanilla fixie in burnt orange. One word... Incredible.
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Another vote for Richard Sachs.
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Originally Posted by timwat
To each his own.

IMHO, Richard Sachs, Roland Della Santa, Albert Eisentraut, Tom Kellogg and Sacha White's Vanilla Bicycles are far more beautiful.
^^^^^ Yup!Can't argue with those choices.
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Originally Posted by Patriot
I like mine.

Let's see, this must be the 100th time I have posted pics of my baby.

I never seem to get tired of doing it though.

I did get a chance to see a Vanilla fixie in burnt orange. One word... Incredible.
Wow...Very nice bike.
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Vanilla...even their bikes designated as "commuters" are amazing. My Motobecane gives them a run for the money though
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Cervelo's Look's Pinny's Scott's to add a few...
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scattante bikes *drool*

test drove the r660 tripple
SO hot
couldn't afford it
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I like the Vanilla's also. Could it be the paint job?

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Originally Posted by Patriot
I like mine.

Let's see, this must be the 100th time I have posted pics of my baby.

I never seem to get tired of doing it though.

I did get a chance to see a Vanilla fixie in burnt orange. One word... Incredible.
You do have one kick A$$ paint scheme on yours, drive train speaks for itself.
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Originally Posted by Patriot
I like mine.

Let's see, this must be the 100th time I have posted pics of my baby.

I never seem to get tired of doing it though.

I did get a chance to see a Vanilla fixie in burnt orange. One word... Incredible.
Not to DIS you or any other proud owners of some very fine new machinery; these bikes all look 'the business' and certainly have 'form following function', for which they do get some points. But in terms of asthetics including the needed performance factor, do go visit this page . And do go to the bottom of the page and look at Pogliaghi's Cinelli. There are certainly other bikes of equal beauty, from many other builders from many other countries; but none of a higher tier. For details look at the next page... Look at the proportions, the balance, the curves and lines. And now at 30+ years of age, with the right motor, it can still be ridden to within a nanofraction of the the performance of today's best. This bike will still be at the top of cycle art long after carbon is dust.
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If were are talking sheer looks, how about those Merlins with the SxS shotgun quality engraving. Those are freekin beautiful.
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I am a little partial to cervelo...

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Ben that looks neat. how much does it cost in stores?
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If custom lugs do it for you, then check out

http://www.bohemianbicycles.com/Gallery%27s.htm
and
http://columbinecycle.com/photo_gallery.html
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Originally Posted by timwat

OH MY GOD

I think I just soiled myself....
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What about the ORBEAs??? I cant believe anyone would leave out an Orbea...Maybe I am partial thog=ugh. I really love mine.



Thats an older pic of my bike. I have new bars, seat post, stem, wter bottle cages, bar tape, and a few other odds and ends...

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Litespeed Vortex(the 2005's and earlier, not the new design). For some reason, most likely the curved seatstays, that bike is just beautiful to me. My dream bike for when I win the lottery.
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Originally Posted by 55/Rad
I like the Vanilla's also. Could it be the paint job?

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Has yours come back from paint yet. I am hopfully laughing with you.


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Originally Posted by Patriot
I like mine.

Let's see, this must be the 100th time I have posted pics of my baby.

I never seem to get tired of doing it though.
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My 'handsome' dream machine would be a dark blue with some very stately chrome lug work (see examples above that timwat posted). Nothing too over the top, but sleek smooth lugs like the dark red / chrome example. To me that just says perfection.
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I need to take some better (new) pics but I'm a fan of mine...



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