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  • Junkyard
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    I just down graded my wheelset to make yours look better πŸ˜‰

    As I am a vegan do you really think my lunch looked better?

    Premier Icon njee20
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    Nope, I love my bikes, and my own lunch.

    tazzymtb
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    no, mine are flippin ace

    bikebouy
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    You need more beer..

    Premier Icon Harry_the_Spider
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    I can assure that my bike looks like a bag of shit.

    I sort of know what you mean. I love my bike but it’s scuffed, dented, scratched and generally tatty although mechanically pretty spot on.

    It certainly looks much older than it is but I see other folks bikes which are as old or older that look almost pristine.

    TiRed
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    Thought you’ve just bought a Defy. Get some bling wheels and a decent colour coordination. Mine looks 8) by any standards.

    Premier Icon Kryton57
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    Junkyard – lazarus
    I just down graded my wheelset to make yours look better

    Lol!

    I sort of know what you mean. I love my bike but it’s scuffed, dented, scratched and generally tatty although mechanically pretty spot on.

    It’s not that, mine are in good nick too, but all these Cotics, turners, salsa’s being posted etc all look sooooo good!

    Premier Icon Kryton57
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    TiRed – Member
    Thought you’ve just bought a Defy. Get some bling wheels and a decent colour coordination. Mine looks by any standards.

    Only a 3, and as a winter / trainer so I don’t want to bling it up but anyway it rides so surprisingly well why would I?

    Premier Icon hairyscary
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    I ride a Marin…..yours has to look better.

    Edit….I no longer ride it as I cracked the frame last week πŸ™

    Listen, I ride an Orange 5 so how do you think I feel??

    Looks however, are immaterial in my case.

    I_Ache
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    My BFe looks pretty nice even up close and my Enduro looks alright from a distance but the paint looks knackered up close. I have had a few comments about the Enduro looking like a great bike so I am unsure if I am being overly critical of it.

    TiRed
    Member

    as a winter / trainer

    It’s a slippery slope. You’ll have an advanced SL before you know it πŸ˜‰

    Premier Icon Kryton57
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    Lol, maybe if the Sempre breaks…..

    Premier Icon Kryton57
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    …look better than mine? :-/

    It’s like everyone else’s lunch at work is better than mine also, what kind of psychology is this? Tell me you’re affected too…

    Premier Icon 456mocha
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    My bike could be described as “covered in super glue and thrown through CRC”… and it’s brown! (I still love it though)

    Mine are the best looking. Apart from Daves.

    Premier Icon takisawa2
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    Try having metallic brown hair & the magic ability to look camp, even in a back to front balaclava.

    Trust me. My bikes look as camp as I do.
    And lunch is for wimps.

    I only have one bike…. Which I *really* look after.

    I also have one gnome.

    samuri
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    All my bikes look the same. Like they’ve been ridden properly.
    All a bit tatty, rubs in the right paces, some dints, some bangs.

    I want my bikes to look like me. When I die and I’m on the slab, I want someone with a knife in their hand to look at my cooling block of meat and say,
    “Well, he certainly pushed that to it’s limits.”

    If I can say that about my bikes then I’m happy.

    andrewh
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    I think peeps take pictures of their bikes when new and shiney.
    so any ‘show us your…’ threads on here feature mostly new shiney bikes, regardless of what they look like now.Therefore they all look better than yours does in the real world.

    olly2097
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    My enduro is in perfect running order. Well maintained but looks like a bag of sh1t. Its used.

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    One of my main bikes is both ugly and hammered, the other is just plain boring to look at even though it’s actually kinda awesome. Bikes can only remain shiny and purty if you don’t use them right, it’s like worrying because your hammer doesn’t look as nice as the one in the shop window.

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    My bikes look glorious. The only issue is new bikes are shinier whizzier have bigger wheels have more gears lighter nicer.

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    my old heckler when it was on the workstand in the shop used to get – thats seem a bit of life etc.

    It’s well known that I look after my bikes – my 16yr old Kona is in better nick than some 5yr old bikes and my 5yr old Enduro is in better nick than some that are a year old.

    They get thrown down the same trails as my mates and ridden just as hard – I just look after them, don’t throw them on the floor and don’t just chuck ’em in the back of a van without a second thought etc.

    They have scuffs and have never seen an inch of heli-tape, just any mark that is there is for a reason and not through carelessness.

    Candodavid
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    My names Dave, and my bikes look AWESOME.
    The knack is very simple, look after them, clean them, have so many that not one takes all the wear and tear

    Premier Icon stevied
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    Bike’s are meant to have battle scars. Mine looked Awe-wait for it-some when it was freshly painted but looks so much better now it looks used (not abused)

    Premier Icon senor j
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    All my bikes look the same. Like they’ve been ridden properly.
    All a bit tatty, rubs in the right paces, some dints, some bangs.

    +1.

    Premier Icon Kryton57
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    Just got the Yeti out, noted the scratches, the worn chain, “scrubbed” looking tyres… But I know it’ll be fun in half hour or so πŸ˜€

    dingabell
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    It’s the ‘grass is greener’ syndrome. Kinda like looking at upgrading to a new exciting wife then realising that actually yours is pretty damn cool (just in case she reads this).

    no_eyed_deer
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    All of my 9.5 bikes make me do a sex wee from time to time.

    brakes
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    I go for quantity rather than quality. 5 hammered bikes rather than a couple of pristine pretty ones.
    2 ham sarnies rather than 1 foie gras and quail parfait wrap.

    Premier Icon binners
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    I don’t know what my bikes look like underneath all the mud. At least i can’t see the scuffs scratches and dings. But then I live in the north west of England, not California! And they get ridden. A lot!

    A clean bike is the sign of a diseased mind πŸ˜€

    scaled
    Member

    They have scuffs and have never seen an inch of heli-tape, just any mark that is there is for a reason and not through carelessness.

    Depends what you mean by careless? πŸ˜€

    My Mega has a load of scratches on it from trail furniture and a couple of dents here and there from big crashes, I generally come off worse than the bike though so it gets a good few weeks/months to recover from the damage

    Premier Icon binners
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    This thread has provoked me to clean my bikes. Which has thrown up a previously unknown substance. Dust! From dry trails! In Lancashire! 😯

    So obviously when my bikes are both gleaming, it will then piss down for a month, turning the trails into a quagmire. So apologies in advance.

    dibboid
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    I usually have to clean mine after every muddy ride, but with the current dust levels not cleaned it in at least a month. Not a obsessive is just that o have to put it inside the car so easier with a clean bike.

    I like to look at other bikes but like the one I got abs the look of it. Obviously I want to change some of the cheap oem components and am slowly but the frame I like. And my green wide bars.

    toxicsoks
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    My bikes look pretty good………….it’s the rider and his skill level that look crap when compared to others……. 😐

    Premier Icon Kryton57
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    toxicsoks – Member
    My bikes look pretty good………….it’s the rider and his skill level that look crap when compared to others…….

    I’d have to agree… πŸ˜‰

    mightymule
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    Feel better now Kryton? πŸ˜€

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