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Can a bike be too pretty to actually ride?

Old 02-22-21, 01:14 PM
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Originally Posted by seypat View Post
Patience. I have a black frame as well. It will be murdered out for the people who are into that look.
My comment was addressed to the OP, sorry if I was unclear.

Of course, thats all a matter of personal taste, but that turquoise/celeste/whatever you want to call that pastel blue/green tone is probably the color I despise most of all.
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Old 02-22-21, 01:25 PM
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Originally Posted by TravelBiker View Post
This is a funny but relevant question... my bike was pretty, one of my female friends called it sexy,
That saddle alone disqualifies it from ever being sexy.
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Old 02-22-21, 01:33 PM
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Originally Posted by thehammerdog View Post
​​​​it looks great to me.
Even the mother of the ugliest baby thinks he/she looks beautiful.
So...Because you obviously care what SOME people (the ones who agree with you) think (or you would not have started this thread) I dare you post a photo in the latest hot or not thread in the Road forum. I double dawg dare you.
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Old 02-22-21, 09:05 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
That saddle alone disqualifies it from ever being sexy.
Thats a seat cushion. To each his or her own, i personally do not find the OPs bike attractive because i dont like the color and to me the build isnt to my liking, but thats just me. I prefer triple black, grey, silver, or green or blue.
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Old 02-22-21, 09:16 PM
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Originally Posted by TravelBiker View Post
Thats a seat cushion.
I know what it is. I have an injured thumb so I try to keep typing to a minimum when appropriate. Still can never be sexy.
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Old 02-22-21, 09:36 PM
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@thehammerdog - if it rides as well as you think it looks - you will appreciate it more with honest patina.
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Old 02-22-21, 10:44 PM
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Since I ride mine on the road and on muddy dirt tracks, I usually ask; Is the bike too dirty to ride? (2021 Bianchi Infinito)

OP don’t let me borrow your nice bike.
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Old 02-23-21, 12:34 PM
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Originally Posted by rsbob View Post
Since I ride mine on the road and on muddy dirt tracks, I usually ask; Is the bike too dirty to ride? (2021 Bianchi Infinito)

OP don’t let me borrow your nice bike.
funny thing is....its my gravel bike the wheelset has my ritcheys go as big as 35's.... it flies down the trails.
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Old 02-23-21, 01:03 PM
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Too pretty to ride? Really.

All grown up and nowhere to go.

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Old 02-23-21, 01:04 PM
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Originally Posted by thehammerdog View Post
I fear that my newly painted and updated bike is in fact to pretty to ride.

good looking

I say yes, but honestly, not that one!

Newly painted, seems to have pits in the paint on the top tube just in front of the seat tube.
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Old 02-23-21, 01:09 PM
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Originally Posted by UCantTouchThis View Post
I say yes, but honestly, not that one!

Newly painted, seems to have pits in the paint on the top tube just in front of the seat tube.
yes.
it fell. im pissed.
​​​​​​cheapo paint job..

good eye.
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Old 02-23-21, 01:26 PM
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When I finally got my big fat titanium hard tail fat bike with a lot of silver black and red done I thought it was to pretty to ride.. My Harley riding neighbor straightened me out though. He said "Wow, that bike is totally bad ass but you will get more respect if its totally caked with in mud on the back of your pickup truck. Git yur ass out there and ride it!" Four years later its still sharp but I don't like what mud does to it and at my age, there is no one telling me to stay out of the mud so there is little incentive to go play in it.
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Old 02-23-21, 01:54 PM
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Originally Posted by thehammerdog View Post
yes.
it fell. im pissed.
​​​​​​cheapo paint job..

good eye.

Don't get me wrong, nice bike but I'd ride the heck out of it. Love Bianchi but I have an 84 lugged steel Bianchi so yours looks rather new than classic so I'd ride the heck out of it even though it is pretty, but not too pretty.
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Old 02-24-21, 12:41 AM
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Too nice to ride. Almost.


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Old 02-24-21, 02:00 AM
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its not to pretty , its more mental , just get it out there and worry about the rides and the road !
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Old 02-25-21, 11:27 PM
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My wife's custom built touring bike frame. She thinks it beautiful,




but not too beautiful to ride. That is her bike packed behind the maroon bike with the yellow pannier. As we watched the deck hands load the bikes on the ferry, she said, "it is just a tool. Her computer showed 25,000 miles on it last summer.


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Old 03-01-21, 12:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Iride01 View Post
Only if it is going to a museum.

I'm usually relieved when anything new gets it's first scratch or ding. Then I can stop worrying.
I had a co-worker who was a surfer, and he would bang a new surfboard against the corner of the house just so he wouldn't have to worry about the first ding.
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Old 03-01-21, 12:29 PM
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I can tell you that if I ever came into possession of a Columbine, I would be too frightened of laying it down to ride it. But in general, bikes are for riding.
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Old 03-01-21, 12:45 PM
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I just began riding my brand new bike in between snow storms up here in Massachusetts, and it initially WAS hard to ride it in the streets where I knew mud and road salt would be splashing everywhere.

My efforts to install fenders turned into a 3-weekend task, that caused me much frustration, but all of that angst melted away in the bliss of riding my Quick 4 :-)
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Old 03-01-21, 12:51 PM
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Originally Posted by thehammerdog View Post
I fear that my newly painted and updated bike is in fact to pretty to ride.

good looking
Very nice build, but why build if you are not going to ride it!
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No such thing!
If you own it you have to ride it.😁
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Old 03-03-21, 07:09 PM
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Trailer Queens

At car shows, its either a driver or a trailer queen.
Did you buy it to ride or hang on the wall?
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Nothing with black components it too pretty to ride.

The bike does look great, but not precious.
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Old 03-04-21, 07:28 AM
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The flip-side to this thread are the people who collect Leica cameras. A beat-up old Leica with lots of scratches, paint wearing off and peeling leatherette on the body gets them weak in the knees, smitten by the camera's beauty!

I don't think it matters if the camera actually works or not; these are collectors, not users.
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Old 03-04-21, 07:43 AM
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It's pretty, but... the brakes ruin it for me. Also:

- what frame is that? (I suspect "not a Bianchi", from the seatstays and top tube cable guides...)
- the cable guides on the downtube are on upside-down.


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I fear that my newly painted and updated bike is in fact to pretty to ride.

good looking
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