Ugly Bike time

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  • Ugly Bike time
  • MY EYES

    Must be an XL or something, but those big gusset things are hideous. And the Skinwalls do it no favours.

    (and Gripshift, ffs)

    pickle
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    Yeah those gussets are a bit gash but change the tyres and it looks no different to a lot of bouncy bouncy frames to me.

    gonzy
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    looks like a marin

    wrecker
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    BLLLLEEEEUUUURRRRRGGGGHHHHHHH BLLLLEEEEUUUURRRRRGGGGHHHHHHH BLLLLEEEEUUUURRRRRGGGGHHHHHHH

    yunki
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    you’ve got a point there Gonzy..

    In the same way that this

    Looks like this

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    The only good looking Turner ever is the fat suspension bike.

    Premier Icon AlexSimon
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    Take the OP bike.
    Sag it a tad, drop the post 3 inches, replace tyres and add some fork stickers.
    It would then look a lot more normal.

    Northwind – Member
    The only good looking Turner ever is the fat suspension bike.

    The King Khan. That was ace, yeah. Did they ever actually sell it?

    Premier Icon davosaurusrex
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    How very dare you Northwind! Anyway, we’ve all seen your Ellsworth so your opinion is null and void.

    The OP is right though, that RFX looks minging. There are some nice ones around.

    And as above, smaller gussets, proper tyres, smaller everything, it’s not a bad looker

    elliott-20
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    As a Turner owner there is a lot of brand loyalty here.

    But…

    I agree, the RFX in anything bigger than medium just looks too blocky and lumpy. Now, if they made a raw aluminium version I’d be all over it like a rash.

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    davosaurusrex – Member

    Anyway, we’ve all seen your Ellsworth so your opinion is null and void.

    Au contraire, that proves my expertise.

    And honourablegeorge’s pic shows the classic Turner aesthetics- cut n shut so the rear end doesn’t line up with the front. Still, they’ve got the chainstays looking better these days

    Alex
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    I normally find myself nodding when reading NW’s posts. Thankfully to save me from any kind of stalker-ism, he’s finally outed himself. Agreed top turner is rank, Medium is okay, old ones were industrial chic 🙂

    [url=https://flic.kr/p/gdj3EA]Burner[/url] by Alex Leigh, on Flickr

    I’ve owned an ellsworth. And I’m not proud of the fact

    [url=https://flic.kr/p/LFG4w]Ellsworth ISIS – April 04 – June 05[/url] by Alex Leigh, on Flickr

    wrecker
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    we’ve all seen your Ellsworth

    I seem to remember him owning something even fuglier…an on-one perhaps? or a titus? Can’t recall exactly what it was now.

    PJM1974
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    There’s a whole world, nay galaxy of wrong in this thread.

    That Marin is truly gopping. Ray Charles and David Blunkett could have done a far better job of painting it.

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    wrecker – Member

    I seem to remember him owning something even fuglier…an on-one perhaps? or a titus? Can’t recall exactly what it was now.

    I don’t know what could be uglier tbh. My hemlock looked like one of those french wooden swing bridges and the C456 had been left too close to a radiator but nothing compares… The miraculous thing is, the Dare rode almost as badly as it looked. Its only redeeming feature was I sold it for more than I paid to some blind german.

    wrecker
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    Hemlock! That was it!!!!
    The thing is, there is something cool about a slightly ugly bike. Those Cube stereos are cool.

    ChunkyMTB
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    I like the Skinwalls…… 😳

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    I love my 5spot but the RFX with skinwalls has taken a serious beating with the ugly stick

    Onzadog
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    The skin wall tyres might not be my first choice but it’s certainly eye catching.

    I really like the RFX. It looks like a classic hardtail frame rather than the modern swoopy, bendy for the sake of u full sus bikes.

    The bike in the op’s pic belongs to someone. I’d guess that it’s been carefully chosen for fit rather than what I bunch of people who aren’t even going to ride it might think. And no, it’s not my bike.

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    I like the marin.

    ChunkyMTB
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    What Onza said basically.

    I’ve owned a couple of Turners and they’ve never been lookers. I just love the way they ride.
    That RFX is pretty gopping but you’re not gonna see it when riding it.

    Plus Turner is an awesome company.

    Premier Icon bikedibley
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    @Onzadog…but it is mine.

    Perhaps it will end up with all-black tyres and it will end up with a slightly longer stem. But after its first weekend of riding, I’m in love! The perfect fit for me, both in size, style and looks.

    ChunkyMTB
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    awkward….

    Premier Icon phiiiiil
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    That Marin is never going to look good as it doesn’t seem to have any valves to line up with the logos.

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    bikedibley – Member

    @Onzadog…but it is mine. It’s amazing how many times this happens on here 🙂
    I have never owned a Turner but always had a soft spot for them. Enjoy!

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    I’m no aesthete, so that Turner must be ugly as I quite like it (tyres aside)

    I admit, it looks like it should have Nicolai written on it but that’s fine by me; I slightly distrust pretty bikes anyway. REALLY short stems still look odd to me too

    … and anyway, Turner seems to be a company that gives a toss about its reputation and its customers (or did – is that still the case ?)

    Onzadog
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    @ Scaredypants,

    Oh yes, very much so. That’s why I’m sticking with them.

    mikey74
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    That Spesh Demo is lovely.

    gonzy
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    [/quote]That Spesh Demo is lovely.

    feast your eyes on this gopper then…

    leftyboy
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    I had an GT STS back in the day and whilst I liked the looks at the time it was christened ‘The Plastic Pig’ by my riding buddies of the time!

    Not my bike but alomost identical to this:

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    As most of you didn’t like my own RFX very much, I built another that I think you’ll agree is much nicer.

    Turner RFX on the Silverfish UK Facebook page

    I like that ^^ but I like Turners

    butterbean
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    If it’s meant to be a Silverfish showcase, that’s an odd looking set of Formula brakes on it. 😉

    It doesn’t ming as much as the other one, but it still mings, those forks would look vile even to Stevie Wonder.

    Speaking of the godfather of soul, have DVO still got him painting their forks? Runs & finishes so bad it could only be because the painter is blind 🙂

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