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Do you like Lance Armstrong's special Giro paint job?

Poll ended at 16 May 2009 04:48

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Lance's latest paint job

13 May 2009 04:47

Okay, it's time to pass verdict on Lance Armstrong's Giro d'Italia paint scheme. Who loves it and who loathes it?

Personally, I get the idea behind it and like that he's mixing it up a little (as one of the few riders allowed such extreme variations), but this scheme just isn't doing it for me.
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Greg Johnson
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13 May 2009 04:54

Looks like The Beatles Yellow Submarine:)
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13 May 2009 04:55

RDV4ROUBAIX wrote:Looks like The Beatles Yellow Submarine:)


Armstrong lives in a yellow submarine, a yellow submarine, a yellow submarine...

Common, everyone now...

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13 May 2009 07:44

Where is the option for those of us who are so sick of round the clock Armstrong coverage that we do not even want to hear about such a ridiculously stupid thing? What is next? Coverage of his hairstyle?
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13 May 2009 08:22

BroDeal wrote:Where is the option for those of us who are so sick of round the clock Armstrong coverage that we do not even want to hear about such a ridiculously stupid thing? What is next? Coverage of his hairstyle?


+1

As if the Madone wasnt **** ugly enough already......
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13 May 2009 08:45

BroDeal wrote:Where is the option for those of us who are so sick of round the clock Armstrong coverage that we do not even want to hear about such a ridiculously stupid thing? What is next? Coverage of his hairstyle?


BroDeal, I would have thought you'd already started or participated in enough threads along those lines to know where to do to share such thoughts. :p

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13 May 2009 11:24

not to my liking. way to busy
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13 May 2009 13:04

Greg Johnson wrote:Okay, it's time to pass verdict on Lance Armstrong's Giro d'Italia paint scheme. Who loves it and who loathes it?

Personally, I get the idea behind it and like that he's mixing it up a little (as one of the few riders allowed such extreme variations), but this scheme just isn't doing it for me.
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They should have put the $ into the rear derailleur(that broke on that stage).
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13 May 2009 18:25

I think Trek have made better, but its still cool
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Omg!!!

14 May 2009 02:07

Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear...

What were they thinking...
It'll turn a few heads... and no doubt a few stomachs too

I'm sure it's finished beautifully, however thats still no excuse!
Garish, gruesome, repugnant, disgusting, nauseating, repulsive... get my drift?

Please stop...
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No taste machine

14 May 2009 17:32

Could you ever imagine the Cannibal or the Badger turning up on the start line with such a nasty concoction...... I hear from friends viewing Eurosport that Sean Kelly says it makes him want to throw up...... LA go back to the white paint job ASAP.
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19 May 2009 20:05

Not really a paint job, is it? More a decal job.
Stickers over a base color then glossed.
Not really challenging for the painter, is it?
'Real' paint jobs aren't what you'd normally find on a Trek, unless a repaint or a contracted out 'special'.
Looks like even the 'specials' been ditched in favour of stickers.

This, on the other hand, IS paint...

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19 May 2009 23:46

frameforum wrote:Not really a paint job, is it? More a decal job.
Stickers over a base color then glossed.
Not really challenging for the painter, is it?
'Real' paint jobs aren't what you'd normally find on a Trek, unless a repaint or a contracted out 'special'.
Looks like even the 'specials' been ditched in favour of stickers.



I think it looks absolutly disgusting, I hate the look of it, but not sure it isn't hand painted, since http://www.cyclingnews.com/photos/2009/tech/probikes/index.php?id=/photos/2009/tech/probikes/lance_armstrong_trek_livestrong09/IMG_1755 was.
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20 May 2009 10:14

Cant' say I love it it, but while watching the race I haven't really noticed it too much.
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20 May 2009 15:04

Nevermind wrote:I think it looks absolutly disgusting, I hate the look of it, but not sure it isn't hand painted, since http://www.cyclingnews.com/photos/2009/tech/probikes/index.php?id=/photos/2009/tech/probikes/lance_armstrong_trek_livestrong09/IMG_1755 was.


FROM the article....

The incredibly detailed graphics are actually die-cut decals that are precisely positioned and trimmed over a uniform yellow base coat and then clearcoated over.
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13 Jun 2009 13:40

BroDeal wrote:Where is the option for those of us who are so sick of round the clock Armstrong coverage that we do not even want to hear about such a ridiculously stupid thing? What is next? Coverage of his hairstyle?


He does need a haircut. He got a baby afro going towards the end of the Giro.
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13 Jun 2009 14:39

not a fan. please ride a normal team bike/a bike with less crazy colour schemes...
isn't there a UCI rule pertaining to team gear/bikes and the liveries?
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13 Jun 2009 19:27

huge thumbs down on the paint job, i'm sure the bike itself is a real cush ride
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15 Jun 2009 01:07

frameforum wrote:FROM the article....


His Giro paint scheme was decals. His other bikes, 1274 or whatever they are called, were hand-painted.

Either way, I think they are all ugly. Too busy.
I like Contador's paint scheme much better.
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15 Jun 2009 17:30

Could you ever imagine the Cannibal or the Badger turning up on the start line with such a nasty concoction


Nope. They didn't ride in black socks either though, so we are clearly looking at two very different concepts of taste.
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