Well, as for me personally: I have to say that lots of the bikes of other members don't actually "do it" for me. No offence but what I'm trying to point out is that I have always had my own personal wishlist, I think most of us (if not all) will have that?
For example: I like Elev12K's Fat Chance very very much, it's simply the best color around on these bikes. And when I see that I indeed start thinking "Hmmm, might just want one of those some day". But for the rest, all those red/blue/yellow/black/whatever color Fat Chances don't do it for me then.
Same with a GT Zaskar (LE). It's on my wishlist, but it has to be one of the 1991/1992 models and ball-burnished. So when I see someone with a blue ano or purple any Zaskar, sure I think "nice bike", but also "now it it had been a ball-burnished one..."
And now that I have my KLEIN for example, always wanted a KLEIN. But not one of those storm or nightstorm or gator or koi or what color. No, the one that's always been going through my mind was that green/white/purple Attitude with the welded front fork... that's the one I remember from the olden dayz. So again: if I see any other KLEIN I think "wow that's a nice bike!", but even one of those ubercool storm Adroits wouldn't do it for me. I mean the "DAMN! I'd kill for that one" effect
I'm actually wondering if I'm the only one or does everyone have the same idea... I know it's quite black/white, either the bike does it or doesn't do it. But there actually isn't much in between for me. It's like with cars, I Guess: a yellow Ferrari wouldn't do it for me neither (not that Ferrari does it for me anyway, but it has te be red IMHO). It's just that most colors and models are in my head from the early days, being a kid thinking "Man if I were just to be rich!". And it's just that this list hasn't changed over the years...
Am I weird and does everyone hate me now??
Oh man, this isn't happening... it only thinks it's happening - Kevin Flynn
1989 Merlin Titanium - 1990 KLEIN Attitude Team - 1992 Specialized Stumpjumper FS - 1992 Specialized S-Works Carbon