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bwanabaska
12-20-2014, 02:53 PM
Here you go...

http://www.bbc.com/autos/story/20140821-the-10-most-beautiful-bicycles

Cicli
12-20-2014, 02:56 PM
Here you go...

http://www.bbc.com/autos/story/20140821-the-10-most-beautiful-bicycles

You are kidding right?
The most beautiful bike is the one getting ridden. Anyone being ridden. Those don't look ridden. Heck, they barely look rideable.
Sorry.

weisan
12-20-2014, 03:16 PM
When I think of beautiful bikes, the first thing that came to mind is either Darrell Llewellyn McCulloch of Australia
http://forums.thepaceline.net/showthread.php?t=146450

Or Firefly.
http://forums.thepaceline.net/showthread.php?t=105319

Their work speaks to me in terms of aesthetics....of course, I like Kirk and
Zanconato too..

Kirk
http://forums.thepaceline.net/showthread.php?t=123973

Zanc
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CB4QFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.zanconato.com%2F&ei=-eaVVPOuJZGtyQS_jIKoAw&usg=AFQjCNGutQ_iJrnK_thmxmpnDSPLzySNCw&sig2=UvuznVfRXFqiuY4Z9lv1qw&bvm=bv.82001339,d.aWw

bart998
12-20-2014, 03:29 PM
The only appealing model was the Cherubim. Not practical, but pretty.

oldpotatoe
12-20-2014, 03:47 PM
Here you go...

http://www.bbc.com/autos/story/20140821-the-10-most-beautiful-bicycles

Oh dear. None on my top 10 list. No such thing as a 'most beautiful bike'.

ultraman6970
12-20-2014, 03:50 PM
The cherubim is the only one that stands off that group IMO. A lot of other stuff in the market.

ultraman6970
12-20-2014, 03:51 PM
Concept show bike... same as happens with cars. I would ride a cherubim like that tho :D

The only appealing model was the Cherubim. Not practical, but pretty.

Seramount
12-20-2014, 04:37 PM
Here you go...

http://www.bbc.com/autos/story/20140821-the-10-most-beautiful-bicycles

your first post is duly noted.

as for the 'things' pictured, guess they changed the definition of the word 'beautiful' recently.

JAllen
12-20-2014, 04:41 PM
I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder... :p

Fishbike
12-20-2014, 05:24 PM
Okay -- Just off the cuff here. . .

A Merckx in Moltenti

A Colnago with Gilco tubes, crazy paint and plenty of chrome

Something Weigle-esque with matching Brooks saddle and tape (honey or brown)

A clean, simple ti bike with pretty welds -- Moots will do

An Orbea Orca circa 2008 -- noisiest carbon bike on the planet but sure is pretty to look at

A few of those Pegoretti things

Something heavy, black and Dutch

A Renovo -- the ride is a little, er, wooden, but damn the thing is gorgeous

p nut
12-20-2014, 05:31 PM
Form>Function bikes would never make my top 10. So the only "beautiful" bike I see in that list is the Buffalo.

professerr
12-20-2014, 05:32 PM
For an electric bike, I think the Faraday is tops. The picture in that article is not all that flattering though.

Vonruden
12-20-2014, 07:55 PM
Barf

Bob Ross
12-20-2014, 09:08 PM
When I think of beautiful bikes, the first thing that came to mind is either Darrell Llewellyn McCulloch of Australia
Or Firefly.
Their work speaks to me in terms of aesthetics....of course, I like Kirk and
Zanconato too..


We can hang.



A Merckx in Moltenti
A Colnago with Gilco tubes, crazy paint and plenty of chrome
Something Weigle-esque with matching Brooks saddle and tape (honey or brown)
A clean, simple ti bike with pretty welds -- Moots will do
An Orbea Orca circa 2008 -- noisiest carbon bike on the planet but sure is pretty to look at
A few of those Pegoretti things
Something heavy, black and Dutch
A Renovo -- the ride is a little, er, wooden, but damn the thing is gorgeous

Us too.

MaraudingWalrus
12-20-2014, 09:16 PM
Very few of these look like "bikes" in my mind. Though obviously everybody has a different idea of what that's supposed to be, i suppose.

witcombusa
12-21-2014, 06:21 AM
If these were my only choices, I'd stop riding :eek:

johnniecakes
12-21-2014, 06:34 AM
I would suggest that who ever compiled this does not ride for fear of messing their hair or getting their skin wind chapped

Antonio_B
12-21-2014, 07:18 AM
Very few of these look like "bikes" in my mind. Though obviously everybody has a different idea of what that's supposed to be, i suppose.

couldn't agree more...

cd_davis
12-21-2014, 07:49 AM
The range of bike design is astounding thanks for sharing. How easy or hard would it be to sell any of these on eBay?

fuzzalow
12-21-2014, 08:43 AM
Those bikes are all certainly different. I get the beauty in their diversity.

Those bikes can all still be ridden. I get the beauty in their deliverance of that experience.

Those bikes are all products of imagination. I get the beauty in striving past boundaries.

The misnomer of those bikes as 'most beautiful' is a cheap ploy and there's nothing pretty about pandering.

bargainguy
12-21-2014, 09:46 AM
Ten Boutique Bicycle Builders would be more appropriate. The title is designed to grab you, but it's misleading.

AustinHorse
12-21-2014, 02:53 PM
Aha the culprits:

"By Autos Editors"

rustychisel
12-21-2014, 05:42 PM
that website not accessible from the UK... иии???

Seramount
12-21-2014, 06:16 PM
that website not accessible from the UK... иии???

you're not missing anything.

malcolm
12-22-2014, 10:14 AM
For me the beauty of a bicycle is its simplicity. If you deviate too far from the normal shapes or have too many superfluous curves and swoops it just doesn't work for me. Gentle curves of chain or seat stays can be attractive but a little goes a long way. Even Dave Kirk's terraplane stays took a year or so to grow on me but I now own one and love the aesthetic.

old_fat_and_slow
12-24-2014, 08:07 PM
I nominate anything shown on this website:

http://www.raydobbins.com/

steveandbarb1
12-25-2014, 06:52 AM
Still go with my own FF. It now has FF seatpost matched to the stem and other carbon wheels.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/fireflybicycles/sets/72157636160361504/

SlackMan
12-25-2014, 08:50 AM
Here you go...

http://www.bbc.com/autos/story/20140821-the-10-most-beautiful-bicycles

Welcome to the forum, Bwanabaska! It's a tough crowd here, but don't let that get you down. Jump in and participate in the discussions.

11.4
12-25-2014, 02:06 PM
http://forums.thepaceline.net/showthread.php?t=25352&page=3