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vote for the ugliest bike of the week!(18 posts)

vote for the ugliest bike of the week!elviento
Feb 7, 2003 10:26 AM
Bored at work. Snowing outside. Saw this pretty bike. Check it out.
Who knitted the sweater for that bike?ColnagoDreamin
Feb 7, 2003 10:34 AM
I hope the top tube doesn't get bent with the clamp...Brooks
Feb 7, 2003 2:05 PM
but then I don't think you could clamp to the seat post either! Experimental bike? Only to be ridden at night in Area 51? Yikes!
Doesn't look like the owner likes it either.No_sprint
Feb 7, 2003 2:08 PM
I don't think it's got much if any mileage on it at all. Owner didn't even bother to put bar tape on. He's sure screwed if that seat height aint right!
re: vote for the ugliest bike of the week!rwbadley
Feb 7, 2003 10:39 AM
Colorful. Too bad the seatpost is broken,:)
What the @#!$* is THATMrDan
Feb 7, 2003 10:57 AM
What combination of road kills were used to make that thing?
Isn't that the bike...PEDDLEFOOT
Feb 7, 2003 11:00 AM
...Kermit road in the Muppet Movie?
Interesting placement of the second H2O bottlebrider
Feb 7, 2003 11:05 AM
I've never seen one placed there before, and it makes a heck of a lot of sense. But otherwise this thing is buttugly!
Yeah but..its' the only bike Akirasho doesn't own !PaulCL
Feb 7, 2003 11:16 AM
So don't be too harsh, the man may have to buy it just to round out the collection. He's gotta have one of each and every bike. *'t do it! Its' ugly and that seatpost? What's with that?

*I joke only out of heartfelt envy.
whatever it takes to get the job done. nmJS Haiku Shop
Feb 7, 2003 11:17 AM
Looks to me like an old Carbon Frames bike....scary slow
Feb 7, 2003 11:18 AM
I could be wrong but with all of the gussets around the seat tube and head tube, I could swear that's what it is. I think they were the predesessor to Calfee.
re: vote for the ugliest bike of the week!AndrewL
Feb 7, 2003 11:34 AM
Colin Laing is a custom frame builder who worked at Reynolds (UK) early in his career (and still has connections to the original family). He is now here in the Chandler AZ area, building frames and working at SuperGo (to pay the bills and for benefits - I guess). He is planning his Jubilee (50 year) anniversary edition of his bikes this year I think.
All this is from his own mouth, assuming I remember it all correctly. He is also a sought after wrench come July and does invitational races in the UK.
Thought you might be interested.

I am sure that paint scheme and geometry were customer requests. I think the frame is probably steel, I am not sure he builds with anything else?

Now for the dissenting vote...jtolleson
Feb 7, 2003 12:28 PM
I think it is kinda pretty. I sorta like a little flash in bike paint.
I've seen that bike before, it's a FOO KING UGLI ! nmJuanmoretime
Feb 7, 2003 1:06 PM
Now for the dissenting vote...geeker
Feb 7, 2003 8:23 PM
Not at all to my taste, but the paint job's no uglier than what you see on a bunch of Colnagos ... I think the frame gussets and weirdly shaped stays / seat tube are pretty over the top, though.
that's the ugliest bike ever!Shihtzu on EPO
Feb 7, 2003 1:36 PM
not to offend, butDougSloan
Feb 7, 2003 2:20 PM
Not to offend the many who must have them here, but I'd prefer that over a plain jane brushed Ti frame. Then again, some people hate Celeste. Different strokes...

Feb 7, 2003 3:04 PM
Just kidding.