Do You Gawp?

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Terry T

Do You Gawp?

Postby Terry T » 4 Feb 2007, 4:50pm

I can quite happily walk past what some people would term a "nice" (flash?) car, paying it no attention whatsoever, but I will stop and ogle a bicycle I like the look of.
Is it just me that likes not only the functionality of a bicycle, but the form as well?
I can admire a filthy workaday bike as much as a pristine example as long as it "looks" right.
Am I completely bonkers?

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Postby Jac » 4 Feb 2007, 5:19pm

Yes!

But I know what you mean - theres something aesthetically pleasing about a well designed bicycle. Its 'form follows function' and all that stuff. They just look right - as if they are just ready for a long journey.

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Re: Do You Gawp?

Postby hubgearfreak » 4 Feb 2007, 5:22pm

Terry T wrote:Am I completely bonkers?


obviously, but you're in good company :D

this may help :wink:

http://www.cyclofiend.com/index.html

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Postby Mick F » 4 Feb 2007, 5:38pm

No.

You're not bonkers.

Mick F. Cornwall

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Postby reohn2 » 4 Feb 2007, 6:20pm

Terry T,
Yes of course your bonkers nice though innit :0)
I know exactly what you mean,I love a good roadster or a nicely loaded tourer, then of coures there's tandems, beautiful, beautiful...............nurse,nurse,I think i'm ready for my medication now.......

Mick F yes he is bonkers and so are you,c'mon lad own up to it.

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Postby Mick F » 4 Feb 2007, 6:46pm

Oh, all right then, yes , I am bonkers ...

Have you read http://lejogandback.blogspot.com by the way?

Thought I'd just slip that one in. Next episode next week ...

Mick F. Cornwall

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Postby Lusting my Pinnarello » 4 Feb 2007, 8:38pm

My god, Your right. I have never thought of how I look at bikes. No matter if they are new or old.

Everyone I know who drives, only look at new cars in that way.

Funny, Another reason why cyclist have a better outlook on life!

And the importance of it!

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Postby jb » 4 Feb 2007, 8:52pm

I went past a red Farrari yesterday but when I got up to it it it said "For sale replica Farrari 3 million brake horse bla bla built from Toyota pram or whatever"

Whats the point

Eventually you have to admit "well actually dear its only a replica"

If you can't own the real thing don't bother. I'd rather own a class cycle than a fake car any day.
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Terry T

Postby Terry T » 4 Feb 2007, 9:27pm

Thanks for the site hubgearfreak, but boy, am I in trouble with the Missus as I now spend most of my non-cycling time LOOKING at bikes.(She isn't as keen a cyclist as me, and doesn't understand!).

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Postby Mick F » 4 Feb 2007, 9:52pm

Isn't it funny how you can "see" a good bike from a mile off? The paint scheme, the wheels, the chainset ... it all sparkles and attracts the eye ...
aaaahhhh ...

Some people just don't understand!

Mick F. Cornwall

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Postby Mrs Tortoise » 4 Feb 2007, 11:35pm

Mick F wrote:Isn't it funny how you can "see" a good bike from a mile off? The paint scheme, the wheels, the chainset ... it all sparkles and attracts the eye ...
aaaahhhh ...

Some people just don't understand!

Mick F. Cornwall


Okay, I confess I look at the odd bike too, but Mick you have to get this in perspective, shoes, handbags, then bikes! :roll:

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Postby Starfire » 5 Feb 2007, 12:01am

Even though I drive, cars don't interest me at all. Flash cars don't make me want to stop and look at them. For me its motorcycles, I love them and I will stop to admire a good bicycle, trike or recumbent too. At least I have the benefit of knowing that I'm mad, my ex mother outlaw has told me!

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Postby reohn2 » 5 Feb 2007, 8:57am

Mrs Tortoise wrote:
Mick F wrote:Isn't it funny how you can "see" a good bike from a mile off? The paint scheme, the wheels, the chainset ... it all sparkles and attracts the eye ...
aaaahhhh ...

Some people just don't understand!

Mick F. Cornwall


Okay, I confess I look at the odd bike too, but Mick you have to get this in perspective, shoes, handbags, then bikes! :roll:


Ah, the the important things,the female perspective. Wearing shoes whilst carrying a handbag looking at a bike leaning on the window of a shoe and handbag shop and looking at the handbags and shoes first,then looking at the bike.I realise one has to keep things in perspective MrsT, from the female perspective as it were.

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Postby Mrs Tortoise » 5 Feb 2007, 12:13pm

reohn2 wrote:
Mrs Tortoise wrote:
Mick F wrote:Isn't it funny how you can "see" a good bike from a mile off? The paint scheme, the wheels, the chainset ... it all sparkles and attracts the eye ...
aaaahhhh ...

Some people just don't understand!

Mick F. Cornwall


Okay, I confess I look at the odd bike too, but Mick you have to get this in perspective, shoes, handbags, then bikes! :roll:


Ah, the the important things,the female perspective. Wearing shoes whilst carrying a handbag looking at a bike leaning on the window of a shoe and handbag shop and looking at the handbags and shoes first,then looking at the bike.I realise one has to keep things in perspective MrsT, from the female perspective as it were.


Very good r2, are you sure you're not a politician? :wink:

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Postby reohn2 » 5 Feb 2007, 12:39pm

Mrs Tortoise wrote:
reohn2 wrote:
Mrs Tortoise wrote:
Mick F wrote:Isn't it funny how you can "see" a good bike from a mile off? The paint scheme, the wheels, the chainset ... it all sparkles and attracts the eye ...
aaaahhhh ...

Some people just don't understand!

Mick F. Cornwall


Okay, I confess I look at the odd bike too, but Mick you have to get this in perspective, shoes, handbags, then bikes! :roll:


Ah, the the important things,the female perspective. Wearing shoes whilst carrying a handbag looking at a bike leaning on the window of a shoe and handbag shop and looking at the handbags and shoes first,then looking at the bike.I realise one has to keep things in perspective MrsT, from the female perspective as it were.


Very good r2, are you sure you're not a politician? :wink:


Quite sure,and I'm sure you're a woman.
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