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this bike should be banned - its just too F-UGLY !!!!!(23 posts)

this bike should be banned - its just too F-UGLY !!!!!Spirito
Jul 9, 2002 12:04 AM
now i quite like LOOK bikes and consider them with more stylistic merit than most all others. whilst looking for bike candy on the cyclingnews.com site i was so dissapointed by the lot of current T-day-F team bikes.

i can honestly say that there isnt one that i really drool for. in particular the look time trial bike is such a major horror-show that it should be banned.

a bicycle by nature should be a svelte and elegant machine. simplicity of line and with minimal fuss make it transpire from a tool to an object with soul that can be desired.

if progress means tacky, fussy, out of porportion billboards that go fast then ill become even more retro-grouchy, be slower but still just gaze with pride at what is considered outdated.

MTB's have an excuse - road bikes should be sexy and pure of line. when i see "things" like the look tt bike im more inclined to think riding a bus is sexier.
Nice bottle cage though! (nm)goat29
Jul 9, 2002 12:44 AM
it would look better if seat is same height as bars (Fred Look)kcd
Jul 9, 2002 3:13 AM
Oversize tubes= oversize Logos- nmfiltersweep
Jul 9, 2002 4:14 AM
What are you talking about?Sintesi
Jul 9, 2002 4:44 AM
That's one of the coolest looking bikes I've seen in a long while. This coming from a guy who owns a lugged, standard tubed steel bike w/ a chrome fork. The Look looks fast and innovative in design. I do not concur, no sir.
ive seen bricks with more styleSpirito
Jul 9, 2002 6:46 AM
. . . . . . but then again people think the current VW beetle is attractive as well.

ciao
Ah Spirito, Spirito, Spirito. Embrace the Industrial. (nm)Sintesi
Jul 9, 2002 7:22 AM
:-) fight the power, baby....Spirito
Jul 9, 2002 8:20 AM
ill stick to my steel frame, rangefinder camera, adidas originals, levi's, original vw beetle, chicks with real ones and vanilla ice cream.

simplicity, truth and goodness was raskalnikov's by-words .... mine too.

i still feel bikes should be beautiful and have appeal. a good designer should understand this as well and be able to produce somthing that is both perfect for the purpose and pretty as well. the look road bikes that the credit agricole team use are very nice.

perhaps im just an old fashioned kinda guy but if im gonna throw my leg over something i prefer it to look good.

ciao
Hey Spirito....Dave Hickey
Jul 9, 2002 8:25 AM
"perhaps im just an old fashioned kinda guy but if im gonna throw my leg over something i prefer it to look good."

Are you talking about bikes? :-)
FYI, Give me chicks with real ones anyday
bikes, chicks, surfboards, horses, bar stools - the lot NmSpirito
Jul 9, 2002 8:30 AM
does this one LOOK familiar to anyone? (Do(u)g!!!)JS Haiku Shop
Jul 9, 2002 4:51 AM
doh! ya snooze, ya lose...JS Haiku Shop
Jul 9, 2002 5:01 AM
looks like i missed the parallel post:

flying "Jaja riding Tylers Cervelo??" 7/8/02 5:47pm

sorry for the duplication!
yupDougSloan
Jul 9, 2002 5:04 AM
That's certainly a P3. Whaddya know...

Doug
Maybe Tyler switched...WrigleyRoadie
Jul 9, 2002 6:04 AM
Because he flew his Look TT machine into a fence at the Giro. They seem awfly twitchy. I couldn't believe reading that JaJa switched to Tyler's P3 as a race-day last-second decision... I thought they were so specialized, picky, etc....
That is too ugly to be called a bicycle!!!....nmDjudd
Jul 9, 2002 5:05 AM
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, I like it!...nmJuanmoretime
Jul 9, 2002 5:09 AM
look here.....african
Jul 9, 2002 5:10 AM
The handle bar tape is great.....
To me it's beautiful !! Just as the F-15e... (nm)yfoiler
Jul 9, 2002 5:11 AM
It looks better in black...........Dave Hickey
Jul 9, 2002 5:13 AM
It Looks terrific in black...........dzrider
Jul 9, 2002 5:59 AM
Can't disagreeelviento
Jul 9, 2002 6:37 AM
CA's team colors are simply the worst in the whole pro peleton. Try painting your C40 green and white...
at least it's not painted neon colors like bikes in the 80's nmgreg n
Jul 9, 2002 6:31 AM
I rather like itDuane Gran
Jul 9, 2002 11:47 AM
Maybe I have bad taste, but I like it. I find the rotating joint for the fork to be particularly interesting. The black one does look better, but then it also is pictured in this thread with bitchin' wheels whereas the CA bike has pretty normal wheels. Like them or not, snazzy wheels make a bike look better.

Mind you, these are TT bikes and they are the fringe of technology. I like how they push the standards.