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What brand of bike would you never even consider owning?

Old 11-09-07, 11:22 PM
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What brand of bike would you never even consider owning?

I'm usually not too much of a brand snob, but for me, it's Trek. I don't know, for me there's just something about the Trek brand that will keep me from ever buying one of their bikes. Call it irrationality if you like.

(By the way, thread created out of boredom on a low key Friday night.)
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Old 11-09-07, 11:26 PM
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Originally Posted by jjiggajouncer
I'm usually not too much of a brand snob, but for me, it's Trek.
That makes you an irrational brand snob, but since it's Trek, who can blame you?

I used to feel that way about Cannondales, but now that I've owned a few, I love them. At the end of the day if you slap a set of Zipp 404's and some duct tape on the bike, it will be fast enough.
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Any super high-end boutique bike - Merlin, Seven, Cervelo etc. If I were to spend a lot of money on a bike, I'd go straight for a custom made steel frame like Steve Rex or Innerlight.

I'm not wild about Specialized, Trek, Cannondale et. al. simply because none of thier lines have anything interesting. But if any of those marquees offered something that I did like, I'd go for it.
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Any bike with campagnolo.
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I swear it is as if there is one company manufacturing all these frames. Then each bike brand puts their badge on it and sells it as theirs. Seems like the whole market is way over saturated with everyone trying to cash in on the boom.

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I would never ride a Litespeed, even if they gave it to me. Did you hear that Litespeed folks...you couldn't get me to ride your bike even if it was free. I'm serious. Go ahead and try. I'll even give you my shipping address and body dimensions.
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Colnago.

Gaudy as crap. Here's the human version of a Colnago:

[IMG]removed[/IMG]
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I'd never own a trek or a cervelo... ever
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What's with all the Trek hatred?

My list of undesirables are Schwinn, Ross, Murray, Peugeot, Giant.

The Colnago is a good example of a high-end brand that's gone to gaudy. They should have a bike named the Las Vegas.
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Trek or Giant. Same sh*t.
Also, tied with Trek: GMC, HUMMER (yes, they have a bike line), Murray, Huffy,
"Nova," "Novarra" or whatever monikered name is branded on ultra-low-end bicycles.
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Originally Posted by shakeNbake
Colnago.

Gaudy as crap. Here's the human version of a Colnago:

[IMG]removed[/IMG]

LOL

why does colnago have to put three "colnago" stickers on every straight bit of tubing on the frame? one model i counted nineteen COLNAGO stickers.

holy crap... i think we can tell its a colnago!


(however, everyone of those little stickers proclaims to the word- how much you paid for your bike (and just what a tool you are).)
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Originally Posted by shakeNbake
Colnago.

Gaudy as crap. Here's the human version of a Colnago:

[IMG]removed[/IMG]
Coney Island cheese usually about 5 feet tall, with a big chip on shoulder.
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I would never own a Colnago, Lemond, KHS or a Schwinn.
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Trek (never)
Giant (never)
Colnago (maybe...steel only)
Orbea (never)
Lemond (hey Greg, shut up already)
Litespeed (puke)
Lynskey (over-rated)
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this thread may as well have asked, what kind of jeans will you refuse to wear. we should look at bikes as simple and elegant devices to get us in shape, from point A to B, and an alternative to driving a car. its not a fashion show, or is it?!!!!
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I don't think it is worth owning a bike that came from Wal Mart...
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Originally Posted by pdxtex
this thread may as well have asked, what kind of jeans will you refuse to wear. we should look at bikes as simple and elegant devices to get us in shape, from point A to B, and an alternative to driving a car. its not a fashion show, or is it?!!!!
Where do I begin?
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most low end bike manufacturers
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I have to agree with patentcad you guys are brand snobs.
I don't understand you guys who hate Colnagos only based on the paint. Have you ever ridden one? It might be the best riding bike in the world and you would never know. Excluding a brand or bike based on appearance alone may exclude the perfect bike for you.
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Originally Posted by pdxtex
this thread may as well have asked, what kind of jeans will you refuse to wear. we should look at bikes as simple and elegant devices to get us in shape, from point A to B, and an alternative to driving a car. its not a fashion show, or is it?!!!!
Very well said.
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