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Hey Spirito (aka Style Man):(14 posts)

Hey Spirito (aka Style Man):BottomBracketShell
Aug 30, 2002 7:32 AM
Considering your advanced sense of Bike Aesthetics, I'm wondering: If you had a red LeMond Buenos Aires (with black tape/hoods/stem/bar/pedals/wheelset) and were looking to put a new Brooks B-17 on it, would you choose black, honey or maroon for the saddle color? I'm leaning to maroon, but need expert advice.

Anyone else want to chime in, feel free.
Black. [nm]Ahimsa
Aug 30, 2002 4:37 PM
Another vote for black, but I'm not Spirito...Walter
Aug 30, 2002 6:58 PM
and can never hope to be.
when it comes to pimpin' your ho ......Spirito
Aug 30, 2002 11:10 PM
i would trust the sensibilities of my bro's here more than any self professed style man. i gots to agree with them that black is the choice here.

im still not sure just how a brooks would look on a lemond though as to me it would be like putting chrome wire wheels on an integra lowrider or a thong on Sophia Loren. i would consider a selle san marco rolls or regal in black (yes - even with the embroidery) to be more of a concurrent theme but if your ass says it wants a brooks then choose comfort over style.

although part of me is inquisitive as to what a red regal (from richard sachs) and red bartape might look like.

if in doubt stick to the color of Johnny Cash especially if riding a bike with the name of a man who hails from Reno (by the way what does greg lemond have to do with beunos aires anyway???).

then again why trust me ....... its your ride and how you dress it is a personal statement and a form of expression.

ciao
I wouldn't mind seeing Sophia Loren in a WITHOUT thong......nmDave Hickey
Aug 31, 2002 4:50 AM
Pure Italian Style..........................Dave Hickey
Aug 31, 2002 4:54 AM
and definately classic content ;-)Spirito
Aug 31, 2002 5:45 AM
although gina lollobrigida is by far my favorite. perhaps the sexiest set of eyes i have ever seen. she wouldnt have to wait for a pearl necklace from me.

smouldering and sassy as they come.
LOL :-). nmDave Hickey
Aug 31, 2002 8:26 AM
I love the suitcase, and a vote for black saddle. nmrwbadley
Aug 31, 2002 10:51 AM
For lovers of French frames..............Dave Hickey
Aug 31, 2002 4:03 PM
She's not one of my favorites but Ms. Bardot is French..........
but the real belle du jour can only beSpirito
Sep 1, 2002 2:36 AM
catherine deneuve

them french are all about classic proportions, timeless elegance, a certain sophistication and strength mixed with frailty.

et voila
Podium girl last tour, right? nmscottfree
Sep 3, 2002 6:23 AM
I do. Black Brooks Pro on the Lemond. nmLone Gunman
Aug 31, 2002 7:21 AM
Owning two Brooks saddles, I have to say for pure color...Djudd
Aug 31, 2002 5:58 AM
questions they are very hard to match to any bike/tape/ scheme. Their natural color doesn't go easily with the flatness of dyed material. However, the depth of form is unmatched. But as Spirito says comfort over style, especially for saddles.