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sweeeet project one frame paintjob:(6 posts)

sweeeet project one frame paintjob:rrjc5488
Dec 26, 2003 8:21 PM

I like it, at least.
Do any local will see thousands of themspookyload
Dec 26, 2003 8:39 PM
Ride what you like...TNSquared
Dec 27, 2003 9:04 AM
If it gets your rocks off, who cares whether a gazillion people are riding the same thing? There's probably a good reason it's so popular.

IMHO it's just as shallow *not* to choose something that you actually really like simply because it is popular, as it is to choose something only because it's popular. Either way, you're basing your decision on what others like.

Many cylists place a high premium on rare and unique rides, and there is nothing wrong with that - but it's not a big factor for everyone.

Ride what you like - if it's a used, repainted, uncommon Italian frame, that's cool. If it's a stock Trek, Specialized or Cannondale, that's cool too.
^^^^^ Project one owner nmspookyload
Dec 27, 2003 10:34 AM
I think you took my point wrong. I don't care what someone rides. The more people that ride, the less our sport will seem like a minority. I agree with the above poster, if you like it, ride it.

My only negative side to project one is the money Trek is soaking the public for, with what one thinks is a custom made bike. The frames are sitting in a warehouse waiting to be ordered. In no way are the frames sent off when ordered. They pass on a huge cost to what surely isn't their cost. People could save money by getting an unpainted frame with decals on the side and give it to a custom painter. Your frame would then be truely unique and you would save some money to boot.
No, just guilty of a knee-jerk reaction...TNSquared
Dec 27, 2003 12:40 PM
I'm not a Project One owner, if that is what you are getting at, or maybe you mean that you are a Project One owner. After how badly I misunderstood your first post, I'm afraid to venture a guess. :)

Anyway, I took your first post as another "Specialized, Cannondale and Trek are so boring. I'd never buy one of those bikes because there are so many around my area, and neither should you" post.

My reply was really directed at those types of comments in general, which is why I replied to the original poster rather than to you directly. Didn't mean to put words in your mouth, though. Sorry for that.

AND, now that I know where you're coming from, I agree with you on the pricing. I really like several of the Project One paint schemes. However, they are hardly custom and Trek charges as though they are. Personally, I wouldn't pay the additional $ for the Project One schemes because I thinks this year's stock US Postal colors are actually pretty cool.
I liked the USPS 1999 color the bestspookyload
Dec 27, 2003 7:26 PM
I also liked the Yellow with US flags LA rode in a Nike commercial. I actually think that paint job blows the project one frames away.