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Old 07-18-07, 02:02 AM
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While reading the recent inane Zipp 404 thread, I had a thought. Aesthetically photo #1 is the equivalent of photo #2, only 20 years later. Kinda sexy for a brief moment, but ...
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Originally Posted by mrmatta
While reading the recent inane Zipp 404 thread, I had a thought. Aesthetically photo #1 is the equivalent of photo #2, only 20 years later. Dead sexy for a brief moment, and getting sexier as time marches on...
it's ok, i fixed it for you. too bad neither are still around, since that frame cracked a month or so ago...
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Dude, that bike is sexy today, will be tomorrow, and 20 years from now that bike will be like the hot soccer mom that you were checking out in the grocery store the other day.
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Originally Posted by mrmatta
Kinda sexy for a brief moment, but ...
...later found to have a thing for young boys?
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Old 07-18-07, 03:01 AM
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OK,

maybe this is more appropriate.
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OK,

maybe this is more appropriate.
If a Pinarello ain't good enough...
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I won't argue about the OP's motives in this thread . . . he may or may not be envious.

But where his argument does hold water is with how bike fashion changes. Just 15 - 20 years ago skinny steel tubes in a classic geometric design was the sexiest look around. Now it appears that preference has switched to the oversized tubes of aluminum or CF, with decorative decals on every conceivable surface. Today, a good percentage of "older" riders who came of age 20 years ago still prefer the traditional look of a bicycle, whereas the younger generation opts for the newer look.

It's that way with everything. The young-uns reject the values of the "old folks" and push for change and distinctiveness, something with which they can claim as their own, apart from mommy and daddy's generation. It's the natural order of things.

Twenty or thirty years from now bikes will probably look noticeably, perhaps radically different. The new generation will be flocking to the new designs while today's generation will be struggling to adjust. Of that there is little argument.

Hmmmmm, if only I could predict that look and make a timely investment . . . .
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I won't argue about the OP's motives in this thread . . . he may or may not be envious.

But where his argument does hold water is with how bike fashion changes. Just 15 - 20 years ago skinny steel tubes in a classic geometric design was the sexiest look around. Now it appears that preference has switched to the oversized tubes of aluminum or CF, with decorative decals on every conceivable surface. Today, a good percentage of "older" riders who came of age 20 years ago still prefer the traditional look of a bicycle, whereas the younger generation opts for the newer look.

It's that way with everything. The young-uns reject the values of the "old folks" and push for change and distinctiveness, something with which they can claim as their own, apart from mommy and daddy's generation. It's the natural order of things.

Twenty or thirty years from now bikes will probably look noticeably, perhaps radically different. The new generation will be flocking to the new designs while today's generation will be struggling to adjust. Of that there is little argument.

Hmmmmm, if only I could predict that look and make a timely investment . . . .
Seriously. People do tend to get somewhat stuck in one fashion or another. I think it's probably accurate that if you think that pinny looks hot now, you'll think it looks hot 20 years from now. However, people 20 years younger will definitely scoff at it as being 'old school' (or whatever the kids in those days will be saying.) There's always going to be some sub-set of culture that will have some appreciation for the antiques we're currently riding.

Then again, most of the bikes we now see as being 'classics' have a sort of elegance that this particular bike lacks... that's just my opinion obviously, but to me it just lacks a certain... je ne sais quoi. I think it is by most accouts t3h hawtness, and I agree, but is it timeless? I don't think so.
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Originally Posted by mrmatta
While reading the recent inane Zipp 404 thread, I had a thought. Aesthetically photo #1 is the equivalent of photo #2, only 20 years later. Kinda sexy for a brief moment, but I can't afford either...

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Sure, I'd love to have one, but really, it's over the top.

My personal sexiest on the forums is the Ti bike in the kitchen. (who's is that?)
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