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    Default Irrational Aesthetic Convulsions: What's "The Look" That Gags You?

    I'm just not that into you:

    White (color) MTB components/forks - should have died with the 90s RS Indy then, to my amazement, came back on a multi-year run

    Jones Spaceframe - it's like having huge house with so many rooms you can't furnish or keep up with cleaning.

    Multi-colored spatter/camo bar tape - it has the opposite effect of what camo should be trying to achieve.

    Paired-spoke lacing - I have a pair and am embarrassed every time I ride them.

    Paunchy FS design where the DT curves out then up from the BB. Looks out of shape.

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    Default Re: Irrational Aesthetic Convulsions: What's "The Look" That Gags You?

    Given the wide range of ugly:

    Ugly-strange-weird-bikes Photo Album - Pinkbike

    I have a hard time choosing just one.

    But, if I must, it's the style of time trial machine with airfoil everything. It looks to me like a Picasso of itself.
     

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    HT above the TT...
    headtube.jpg
     

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    I know it is winter, but do we need to go through this? Prasising what we like is painless. Not sure about the opposite.
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    Enve logos
     

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    I'm a campy lover, but Jesus wept these are ugly.

    image.jpg
     

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    Default Re: Irrational Aesthetic Convulsions: What's "The Look" That Gags You?

    Srampagmano builds.

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    Default Re: Irrational Aesthetic Convulsions: What's "The Look" That Gags You?

    Quote Originally Posted by RichTheRoadie View Post
    Srampagmano builds.
    That hurts rich. BB30 wasn't an option on a campy crank.

    image.jpg
     

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    Dogmas and Look 795. Jesus wept then as well.
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    "Anatomic" bars on a wonder bike

     

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    Default Re: Irrational Aesthetic Convulsions: What's "The Look" That Gags You?

    Quote Originally Posted by airedale View Post
    That hurts rich. BB30 wasn't an option on a campy crank.
    Amazing zetti!

    Get the Praxis BB 30 to Ultratorque conversion BB. No creaks. American quality

    https://www.praxiscycles.com/product...bb-campagnolo/
     

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    I think modern stems are generally ugly, especially in the faceplate and steerer attachment (yeah the middle is fine). Some of the Ritcheys and Zipps are OK but there are a lot of clunky stems out there. One part that's seen a lot from the cockpit.

    And beer can head tubes, especially the top and transition to the stem. Please revise and resubmit.

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    Sorry Nierman...camo bar tape is awesome. Other than that, I'm with you.
     

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    These days more stuff is ugly than not, but Wound Up forks and those hideous Thomson bent seat posts are unpardonable.....
     

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    Default Re: Irrational Aesthetic Convulsions: What's "The Look" That Gags You?

    Sleeveless jerseys with arm warmers
     

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    Default Re: Irrational Aesthetic Convulsions: What's "The Look" That Gags You?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunderworks View Post
    Sleeveless jerseys with arm warmers
    Hey Thunderworks, I generate almost all my heat in my shoulders. What's a guy to do?
     

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    top tubes on road bikes with ~15 degrees of slope or more.
     

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    Default Re: Irrational Aesthetic Convulsions: What's "The Look" That Gags You?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nierman View Post
    I'm just not that into you:

    White (color) MTB components/forks - should have died with the 90s RS Indy then, to my amazement, came back on a multi-year run

    Jones Spaceframe - it's like having huge house with so many rooms you can't furnish or keep up with cleaning.

    Multi-colored spatter/camo bar tape - it has the opposite effect of what camo should be trying to achieve.

    Paired-spoke lacing - I have a pair and am embarrassed every time I ride them.

    Paunchy FS design where the DT curves out then up from the BB. Looks out of shape.
    Ha! I have two of those on my bikes.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Chaba View Post
    those hideous Thomson bent seat posts are unpardonable.....
    I wish other seat post manufacturers would use fore and aft bolt infinite saddle adjustment design. Thomson did not invent it but implement it so well. Every other approach I've tried is either too clunky or finicky.
     

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