Frame aesthetic questions

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
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vdrey
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by vdrey

I have a few quick questions about the aesthetics of different frame sizes.

We can all agree that large traditional frames--horizontal toptube--look weird, and the optimal size is a 52-56, right?

My main question is that does everyone agree that small sloping frames look terrible, while large sloping frames look better than their traditional frame brethren?

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eric
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by eric

Chances are very low that everyone will agree on any aesthetic issue.

Get what you want.

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Calnago
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by Calnago

Eric is right. But just to answer the two questions initially asked, in no particular order... No, and No.


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by mjduct

I'm gonna get my popcorn ready...


I ride a 53, so all other frames look weird to me!


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latman
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by latman

the only things that look weird to me are 650 wheels on 57+ cm framed bikes , and 700c wheels on smaller than 52cm frames...

vdrey
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by vdrey

eric wrote:Chances are very low that everyone will agree on any aesthetic issue.

Get what you want.


I'm not asking because I am buying a bike now, I was asking simply b/c it is something that I have observed.

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btompkins0112
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by btompkins0112

No, no

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bikerjulio
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by bikerjulio

I'm on 57-58cm frames. Like a horizontal or near horizontal top tube. Totally disagree with OP on the compact frame in my size. Thought it looked pretty weird.

Here's my examples

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There's sometimes a buggy.
How many drivers does a buggy have?

One.

So let's just say I'm drivin' this buggy...
and if you fix your attitude you can ride along with me.

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