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Old 12-14-07, 06:12 PM
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Maximum Bling

I want to look fast. I don't want to necessarily be fast, but I just want to look good. I think these frames have the best bling potential:

Cervelo
Orbea Orca
Look 595
Colnago

Any other suggestions? Shoes? Jerseys? Helmets?
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Originally Posted by eyemage View Post
I want to look fast. I don't want to necessarily be fast, but I just want to look good. I think these frames have the best bling potential:

Cervelo
Orbea Orca
Look 595
Colnago

Any other suggestions? Shoes? Jerseys? Helmets?
By far the most bling
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Old 12-14-07, 06:20 PM
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I'd go Look>Cervelo>Colnago>Orca.
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Old 12-14-07, 06:24 PM
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If you want bling, check out Scooper's stainless Waterford.
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Look 595, especially with the 2008 color scheme of dual black/white.
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Old 12-14-07, 06:38 PM
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And don't wear a helmet mirror!

Anywhooo, the moment you get passed on the group ride, or solo, by guad guy on the $95 steel ghetto schwinn, all bets are off on that fast concept. Any of those will look bling bling in yer garage.
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Time makes some serious bling, too.
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Time makes some serious bling, too.
Will it help me attract women?
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It is better to look good than to feel good
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Originally Posted by agilis View Post
By far the most bling
Why do you say that? I ride a 595 and bought it partly because it was a subdued and simple (team white) color. The only thing I can see is how the frameset says "LOOK" 22 times. 28 if you count the steerer spacers and top cap.
I am kidding.
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Originally Posted by HillMut View Post
I'd go Look>Cervelo>Colnago>Orca.
I'd go Colnago>Cervelo>Look.

I've leave the Orbea off the list.
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Old 12-14-07, 07:19 PM
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Originally Posted by StanSeven View Post
Look 595, especially with the 2008 color scheme of dual black/white.
Agree....here's one we prepared earlier!....my pride & joy!......although my 486 is a better ride!

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I agree that the LOOK is cool, but I just HATE how they splatter their name on the Black and white frame about 30 times!!!!!

I mean come on! We all KNOW it's a LOOK already!!!! You don't need the word "LOOK" on the fork SIX times!!!!! I think they're even worse than Cannondale in terms of writing their name on their frames. It's almost like reading the bible!

Go with a Cervelo instead.



Notice how the word "LOOK" comes up 18 times only on one side of the bike!!!!!

EDIT: Someone already beat me to it while I was adding those highlights to the pic!!!!!

LOOK, LOOK, LOOK, LOOK, LOOK, LOOK, LOOK,....etc..... Annoying as heck isn't it**********
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Originally Posted by eyemage View Post
I don't want to necessarily be fast, but I just want to look good.
Glad to see you have your priorities in order.

By the way, you need to state a model for your Cervelo choice. The SLC-SL is "bling" (due to it's high price) while the Team Soloist is relatively blingless.
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Old 12-14-07, 07:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Bike enthusiast View Post
I agree that the LOOK is cool, but I just HATE how they splatter their name on the Black and white frame about 30 times!!!!!

I mean come on! We all KNOW it's a LOOK already!!!! You don't need the word "LOOK" on the fork SIX times!!!!! I think they're even worse than Cannondale in terms of writing their name on their frames. It's almost like reading the bible!

Go with a Cervelo instead.

Notice how the word "LOOK" comes up 18 times only on one side of the bike!!!!!

EDIT: Someone already beat me to it while I was adding those highlights to the pic!!!!!

LOOK, LOOK, LOOK, LOOK, LOOK, LOOK, LOOK,....etc..... Annoying as heck isn't it**********
Thanks for posting this, dude. I really need to get some LOOK cages.
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Originally Posted by Sprocket Man View Post
Glad to see you have your priorities in order.

By the way, you need to state a model for your Cervelo choice. The SLC-SL is "bling" (due to it's high price) while the Team Soloist is relatively blingless.
+1 for the SLC-SL
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Will it help me attract women?
Unfortunately no. Only dudes. =(
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Agree....here's one we prepared earlier!....my pride & joy!......although my 486 is a better ride!



if the bike dont fit, you must acquit. Or something.
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2008 is hot fiya
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Ya know when I think about bling and not going fast, CF race rockets don't come to mind. Gorgeous customs with fabulous paint jobs by Vanilla, IF, and whatever the hell Rad has had going for the last century.
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Originally Posted by The_Convert View Post


if the bike dont fit, you must acquit. Or something.

Oh, it fits just fine.....I hadn't cut the steerer yet.....& you may also have noticed that it didn't actually have any tubs on it yet!....was in a hurry to get some piccy's of the 'project' posted on another forum...want some more?
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Originally Posted by toucci View Post
Why do you say that? I ride a 595 and bought it partly because it was a subdued and simple (team white) color. The only thing I can see is how the frameset says "LOOK" 22 times. 28 if you count the steerer spacers and top cap.
I am kidding.
Didn't think anyone would be offended by me saying they had a beautiful bike. Bling is not a derogatory term. I'm just saying of the bikes mentioned I'd take the 595 by far. Relax.
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Nothings is more bling than this:

http://www.serotta.com/forum/showthread.php?t=22952

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