What constitutes a beautiful bike?

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Re: What constitutes a beautiful bike?

Postby Threevok » 28 Dec 2016, 1:15pm

My bike is beautiful - end of :twisted:

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Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: What constitutes a beautiful bike?

Postby barrym » 28 Dec 2016, 2:02pm

reohn2 wrote:
barrym wrote:
reohn2 wrote:...neat Tig welds


Dunno, never seen one

Look closer :) :-
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I know, I'm only stirring! Those are tidy, certainly, but I still think bicycles look better with lugs. However, to get some of the other, possibly, desirable features such as wide tyres, disks, you have to go with modern frames.

Actually there are any number of sloping TT bikes, especially Genesis, that have appeal. If your pic is the bike I'm thinking of, that's one!
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Re: What constitutes a beautiful bike?

Postby De Sisti » 28 Dec 2016, 3:03pm

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Nothing more needs to be added really.

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Re: What constitutes a beautiful bike?

Postby tinyworld » 28 Dec 2016, 3:26pm

Picture of bike in question.

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As I said, my pictured Longstaff is not a conventional bike, that was one of the questions that I was trying to get to though, does it have to be conventional to be beautiful? I know beauty is in the eye of the beholder. All the ugly comments that I have got have been on the Longstaff, the Moulton or the Recumbent. The Bob Jackson tourer, black with double box lining, and the Planet X, both get the comments beautiful.

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Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: What constitutes a beautiful bike?

Postby reohn2 » 28 Dec 2016, 4:07pm

barrym wrote:I know, I'm only

I know I just stirring it in the opposite direction :mrgreen:
but I still think bicycles look better with lugs.

Yuk! :wink:
However, to get some of the other, possibly, desirable features such as wide tyres, disks, you have to go with modern frames.

Now yer talking :D
Actually there are any number of sloping TT bikes, especially Genesis, that have appeal. If your pic is the bike I'm thinking of, that's one!

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Beautiful! :D
And with a nice unicrown fork too! :mrgreen:
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Re: What constitutes a beautiful bike?

Postby reohn2 » 28 Dec 2016, 4:10pm

tinyworld wrote:Picture of bike in question.

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As I said, my pictured Longstaff is not a conventional bike, that was one of the questions that I was trying to get to though, does it have to be conventional to be beautiful? I know beauty is in the eye of the beholder. All the ugly comments that I have got have been on the Longstaff, the Moulton or the Recumbent. The Bob Jackson tourer, black with double box lining, and the Planet X, both get the comments beautiful.

I like the Longstaff,but it has to be said he made some plug ugly tandems :?

People can't think outside what between their lugs :wink:
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Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: What constitutes a beautiful bike?

Postby barrym » 28 Dec 2016, 4:22pm

reohn2 wrote:Beautiful! :D
And with a nice unicrown fork too! :mrgreen:


I have to agree even though I can't see any 531 stickers anywhere :?
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Re: What constitutes a beautiful bike?

Postby barrym » 28 Dec 2016, 4:24pm

reohn2 wrote:People can't think outside what between their lugs :wink:


Guilty as charged! Although, Moultons as mentioned above are beautiful. Practical? Dunno, but beautiful nevertheless.

NB, the above isn't an excuse for thread drift, OK?
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Re: What constitutes a beautiful bike?

Postby Threevok » 28 Dec 2016, 4:27pm

Re - Longstaff

I'm sorry, but there's not enough booze in the world....

That is one fugly bike - Sorry :(

the Genesis is very nice - although those mudguards just don't match that type of bike. I am not a lover of that elastomer monstrosity of a saddle either.

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Re: What constitutes a beautiful bike?

Postby reohn2 » 28 Dec 2016, 5:30pm

Threevok wrote:Re - Longstaff

I'm sorry, but there's not enough booze in the world....

That is one fugly bike - Sorry :(

You forgot to write "IMO"

the Genesis is very nice - although those mudguards just don't match that type of bike. I am not a lover of that elastomer monstrosity of a saddle either.

You mix up form with function.
Life is a compromise otherwise everything would be just so,mudgaurds keep me dry,warm and clean,the suspost saves my old body from being beat up too much.
Now what of the norm of full suspension MTB bikes?

BTW I've even had someone on here complain of that bike having "clown" tyres fitted :?
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Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: What constitutes a beautiful bike?

Postby reohn2 » 28 Dec 2016, 5:34pm

barrym wrote:I have to agree even though I can't see any 531 stickers anywhere :?


I haven't chased numbers for a loonnngggg time :wink:
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Re: What constitutes a beautiful bike?

Postby Spinners » 28 Dec 2016, 6:22pm

The Thorn Cyclosportif from about 10 years ago floats my boat. A compact frame but beautifully fillet-brazed and with a stainless steel head tube badge! Class.

I loved mine but it was always a tad too small.

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Re: What constitutes a beautiful bike?

Postby mercalia » 28 Dec 2016, 9:37pm

colour scheme is important - my Dawes 1-Down came with burnt orange frame and silver mudguards - looks far better with black ones

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Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: What constitutes a beautiful bike?

Postby mercalia » 28 Dec 2016, 9:39pm

reohn2 wrote:
barrym wrote:I know, I'm only

I know I just stirring it in the opposite direction :mrgreen:
but I still think bicycles look better with lugs.

Yuk! :wink:
However, to get some of the other, possibly, desirable features such as wide tyres, disks, you have to go with modern frames.

Now yer talking :D
Actually there are any number of sloping TT bikes, especially Genesis, that have appeal. If your pic is the bike I'm thinking of, that's one!

Image
Beautiful! :D
And with a nice unicrown fork too! :mrgreen:



thats an interesting seat pin?

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Re: What constitutes a beautiful bike?

Postby JohnW » 28 Dec 2016, 9:52pm

tinyworld wrote:What constitutes a beautiful bike? I ask this question, as recently I was sat at the café, and unseen by the two young lads, looking at my bike. I heard the words, Eugh that’s an ugly looking bike. Now I have to say that it’s not conventional looking bike by any means. So what is it that makes a bike beautiful? ................


Firstly to accept that it's someone else's bike and it's presumably as they want it - and it's none of the critics' business...........and secondly the maturity to understand that.

Ride on tinyworld - ride on.