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Anyone build a World Champ S-Works frame-up? Pictures?(10 posts)

Anyone build a World Champ S-Works frame-up? Pictures?Tail Wind
Aug 21, 2003 11:12 AM
Just looking for any others... I know it's a limited run, but I haven't seen anything... anywhere on the net that didn't have Mario's behind attached to it.

thanks Tail Wind
Were they even ever produced?Sprint-Nick
Aug 21, 2003 11:46 AM
I'm guessing it was a custom frame just for Cipo. No offence but I like the idea of leaving the rainbow stripes up to those who have won them. Although a Specialized World Champ frame with world champ tires and spoke-e-dokes would look cool.


jk about the spoke-a-dokes :)
Rainbow on the frame is legit,TJeanloz
Aug 21, 2003 12:02 PM
Rainbow stripes on a frame are legitimate, as the framebuilder is "wearing" the stripes earned by his (her) bike somewhere along the line.
But where is the line crossed?Sprint-Nick
Aug 21, 2003 1:20 PM
Its cool for frame builders to put the stripes somewhere around their logo. But when it becomes the focus of a frames paint job is where I'm not a fan of it. Its like a former world champion showing up at a race with the rainbow stripe jersey instead of just on his sleeve.

At the same time its cool Specialized made a small production run of these bikes but I still would never buy one just because of the symbolism behind it.

My 2 cents,
I don't think it is.TJeanloz
Aug 21, 2003 1:53 PM
I think the framebuilder can integrate the stripes into the design any way he sees fit - as long as it's the builder doing it. If you got a custom paint job with a rainbow focus (with the exception of a bike I saw being custom painted for Jeff Gordon), you would be a jackass.
I've seen an unbuilt framefracisco
Aug 21, 2003 12:03 PM
I saw an unbuilt E5 in the White/World Champ Stripes 'color' in a Supergo store. They're out there.
Rainbow stripesdeHonc
Aug 21, 2003 4:40 PM
I think its a little silly to worry about sporting such things as the world champs colours - lets face it - nobody is going to mistake you for the world champ! Its like saying one shouldn't ride in team gear - people do it because they are fans or because they got the stuff free with their bike or because they found a jersey or whatever real cheap.

I've noticed that on this forum there is plenty of talk regarding the "right" look - you know, don't wear this, don't do that - but out on the road and within our club at least, noone cares less.

Just my 2 cents worth.

Rainbow stripesTail Wind
Aug 22, 2003 6:07 AM
Right on Dan... finally some one said it. I'm fairly new to this site, but it seems the main concern on a weekly baises is how one looks, or the gear they wear. Now I'm sure 80% of the new questions are related, but damn... who cars what some one wears? It's almost obsessive on this board about offending some one by wearing the wrong thing. I'm new to the raod deal, long time MTB guy... and I've never got crap for wearing anything... it's when I don't wear anything that I'm in trouble. I understand the point about world champ colors on the frame... I get that. But if some one wants to roll out in full team gear why put them down? There's obviously enough people buying this stuff, or else they wouldn't make it.

(quick some one kick the soapbox out from underneith me)
just my $.02

Tail Wind

Long live the FANATIC FAN!
Amen, but it's a losing battleCRM
Aug 22, 2003 8:03 AM
I've been waving this banner forever and I believe in the message, but I've come to realize that it's a losing battle. The nature of the cycling community (in the United States at least) is one obsessed with appearances. It's completely illogical but it's totally ingrained in the sub-culture. Do football fans look at someone wearing the home team's jersey and think he or she is a "poseur" trying to make people think they are actually on the team? I have no idea why cycling is like this, but I am convinced that it always will be.
Is the US gone mad?Tail Wind
Aug 22, 2003 10:53 AM
Look at a football (soccer) match on any foreign soil.... you will see no less than a few thousand fan's dressed in team apparel... supporting what they love most, there sport. Why are ROADIES so freaking up tight about this? I just don't get it... is socitey so screwed in the head that we can't even support the teams of OUR COMMON love?

Tail Wind