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 Post subject: Re: Ugly modern bikes
PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:06 pm 
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I had always refered to it a poking the fire ;-)

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I prefer the paper bag route


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 Post subject: Re: Ugly modern bikes
PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:09 pm 
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Just go into Halfords and look at their selection of Boardman ATB's.
They have got to be the nastiest pile of cak I have ever seen. (relatively speaking)

And 29'ers, sorry, like riding a Penny Farthing with two Pennies and no Farthing.


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 Post subject: Re: Ugly modern bikes
PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:11 pm 
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Seems as if many of us may have been mistaken!!

Just looking at some Wiki entries of Bicycles, and came across this;

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Seems Cycle design has come full circle, surprisingly shaped like a 21st Century MTB!!


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 Post subject: Re: Ugly modern bikes
PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:25 pm 
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Haha. Not just pivot, but whole frame is virtual :D


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 Post subject: Re: Ugly modern bikes
PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:49 pm 
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I agree with a lot of what has been said about heavy frame sections and excessive hydro-forming, but there are still nice looking bikes around, albeit from the smaller manufacturers. Here are a couple that come to mind:

Cotic Soul. If you don't like suspension forks, fine, stick on some rigids.

http://www.cotic.co.uk/product/soul


Genesis Core. A nice example of a relatively elegant alloy frame.

http://www.genesisbikes.co.uk/bikes/mou ... e/core-100

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 Post subject: Re: Ugly modern bikes
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It's the front end again... Dominates it, kills the rest of the bike. Is that what bikes are all about? The front end?
Sure, one can change the forks, and the frame itself is rather nice, but is designed to look insignificant compared to the front.

I prefer the Litespeed.


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 Post subject: Re: Ugly modern bikes
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It's the front end again... Dominates it, kills the rest of the bike. Is that what bikes are all about? The front end?
Sure, one can change the forks, and the frame itself is rather nice, but is designed to look insignificant compared to the front.

I prefer the Litespeed.
Well I suppose you could substitute in an oversized hydroformed frame, and then your eye wouldn't be drawn to the forks :wink:. Taking it as a given that suspension forks are a good thing, I think that particular Cotic would benefit from a matt black fork which would be more subtle. The Litespeed is a larger frame size, which helps with the relative proportions.

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 Post subject: Re: Ugly modern bikes
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The Cotic is a nice bike, no doubt! :) The frame that is. In fact, as modern bikes go it's lovely!!


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 Post subject: Re: Ugly modern bikes
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The Cotic is a nice bike, no doubt! :) The frame that is. In fact, as modern bikes go it's lovely!!
Yeah, I'd love one. There have been a few nice examples on this forum - here are a couple, the second of which has quite a retro look about it.

viewtopic.php?f=21&t=96716
viewtopic.php?f=21&t=210846

One of those in orange would be a great home for these forks which I recently purchased in a cheeky deal outside eBay. I accept that these won't be to everyone's taste :wink: :

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Magura-Durin- ... true&rt=nc

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 Post subject: Re: Ugly modern bikes
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The Cotic is a nice bike, no doubt! :) The frame that is. In fact, as modern bikes go it's lovely!!
Yeah, I'd love one. There have been a few nice examples on this forum - here are a couple, the second of which has quite a retro look about it.

viewtopic.php?f=21&t=96716
viewtopic.php?f=21&t=210846

One of those in orange would be a great home for these forks which I recently purchased in a cheeky deal outside eBay. I accept that these won't be to everyone's taste :wink: :

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Magura-Durin- ... true&rt=nc

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Lovely bikes, especially the black one! The frame is kind of, well, classic in shape.

I suppose on the original pic above the wheel graphics, huge forks and discs and loud graphics all over over power an elegant and lovely frame.

I do like the Orange tango forks! I wonder how this bike would look with a set of plain rigid forks? and plainer wheel set and rim brakes?


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