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View Poll Results: What is the bike brand most likely chosen by a typical Fred?
Bianchi
3
0.85%
Cannondale
20
5.63%
Cervelo
63
17.75%
Colnago
10
2.82%
Giant
15
4.23%
Felt
3
0.85%
Look
3
0.85%
Pinarello
9
2.54%
Specialized
14
3.94%
Trek
215
60.56%
Voters: 355. You may not vote on this poll

Bike brand most likely chosen by a typical Fred?

Old 11-11-09, 10:28 PM
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Bike brand most likely chosen by a typical Fred?

What is the bike brand most likely chosen by a typical Fred?

Poll max is limited so I could only pick 10.

Bianchi
Cannonadale
Cervelo
Colnago
Giant
Felt
Look
Pinarello
Specialized
Trek
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Old 11-11-09, 10:32 PM
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What do you ride?
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Old 11-11-09, 10:35 PM
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Originally Posted by DataJunkie View Post
What do you ride?
Fuji and Cervelo

Cannondale SuperSix is on its way.

Just wanted to see how "Fredish" I'm
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Trek, because of Lance....

I was riding up a hill behind a guy on a Trek today. He couldn't keep a straight line and was weaving all over the road. He was also going really slow and I was afraid to pass him because he was biking so unsafely.
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Old 11-11-09, 10:40 PM
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Judging from what I see on bikeforums, I'm going with Cervelo.
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Old 11-11-09, 10:42 PM
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Trek ... the same bike that Lance rides ...


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Old 11-11-09, 10:42 PM
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Which kind of Fred are we talking about? It can go with Trek for one kind, and Cervelo for the other.
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Old 11-11-09, 10:45 PM
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Around here it seems to be a tossup between Trek and Cervelo.
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Old 11-11-09, 10:54 PM
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First, you have to define what you believe a Fred is.
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Old 11-11-09, 10:56 PM
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odd forum...Hates Trek, Bikesdirect, and Cervelo...but loses it's load over a Cannondale... fun reading though!
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Old 11-11-09, 11:23 PM
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around here.. SPECIALIZED.
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Old 11-11-09, 11:26 PM
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people who are broke go for trek. people who have more money go for cervelo.
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Old 11-11-09, 11:34 PM
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One type of fred goes for the vintage Raleigh. The other would probably be Cervelo.
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Old 11-11-09, 11:42 PM
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In my area the OCR 3 is the fredliest bike going around for beginners. In America, understandably Trek.
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Old 11-11-09, 11:46 PM
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WTH? Where is Motobecane?
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i love my trek madone, and im sure i could lose many of you in a criterium.

but honestly, my vote totally goes to trek


you would be lying to yourself if you didnt vote trek or cervelo.. and no offense to these two lovely brands
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WTH? Where is Motobecane?
I challenge you to duel!
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Originally Posted by FlatSix911 View Post
Cervelo ... the same bike that Pcad rides ...
Someone had to fix this.
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Old 11-12-09, 12:12 AM
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Originally Posted by tadawdy View Post
One type of fred goes for the vintage Raleigh. The other would probably be Cervelo.
Correct.

True freds are very fond of vintage stuff and semi-obscure touring brands like Rivendell/Heron/Koga etc.

Fred Noob likes Trek, usually they start with a front suspension fork hybrid before they graduate to a road bike. Fred Wealthy prefer either Cervelo or Pinnys.

Sub freds ride anything they can get their paws on.

Anyone who sticks to the sport for a while realize that 10% of us can become excellent at it, and from that 10% only 2% have world class potential. It's right there and then we we graduate to poser.

But then again posers have their own categories which are to be discussed on it's own thread.
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Old 11-12-09, 12:16 AM
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As the King of the Freds and the Killer of Posers I can, with authority, tell you that you are all a bunch of friggin idiots.

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Originally Posted by hairnet View Post
I challenge you to duel!
OK, then if not Moto then why not Scattante? Both should be on the list.

Personally, I think if a rider is worried about who is a Fred and what kind of bike a Fred would ride, they are probably more Fred like than someone who just bought whatever was bike they they liked.
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Any american manufactured road bike frame makes you a Fred.
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I didn't even have to click on the results to know the landslide winner in this one.
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Originally Posted by zeo_max View Post
Any american manufactured road bike frame makes you a Fred.
Really? Even Serotta? Landshark? Lynskey? etc.

And does this mean all of the "American" brand bikes made in Taiwan are not Fred material?
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