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Andy_K 08-19-13 12:30 AM

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Originally Posted by tjspiel (Post 15975196)
I must say that attractive colors are rather out of character for Surly and makes me wonder if this is some sort of impostor.

Actually, it started life Beef Gravy Brown. I had it powder coated and also added the non-diaper-pin rear brake hanger. The first time I cringed at the idea of taking it off road it became clear to me why an ugly color is preferable for some intended uses.

Simpletommy 08-19-13 04:21 AM

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This is my submission to the thread. She rides like she's on fire.
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=335611

bigbenaugust 08-19-13 07:46 AM

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Originally Posted by skidder (Post 15973226)

Hot... and also, what long legs you have.

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Originally Posted by Andy_K (Post 15973628)

Also hot.

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Originally Posted by webtwo (Post 15975370)

Super-hot.

groovestew 08-19-13 09:51 AM

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Originally Posted by webtwo (Post 15975370)
This is my commuter. It has Hope Pro II hubs and 7 close-ratio cogs in the back. I just replaced the Shimano R505 brakes with TRP Spyre brakes.


http://wilderness.smugmug.com/Bikes/...0-23_01r-L.jpg


This "Commuter" crowd is a lot tougher than the "Road Biker" crowd.

Hawt.

groovestew 08-19-13 09:53 AM

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Originally Posted by Andy_K (Post 15975593)
...Beef Gravy Brown...

Was that Surly's official name for the colour?

groovestew 08-19-13 10:04 AM

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Originally Posted by Simpletommy (Post 15975748)
This is my submission to the thread. She rides like she's on fire.
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=335611

Is it hot? Don't know. Can't tell. Take a better picture without pointing your cell phone camera into the sun and we'll rate it for you.

Andy_K 08-19-13 11:03 AM

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Originally Posted by groovestew (Post 15976717)
Was that Surly's official name for the colour?

Yeah. I was going to call mine Recycling Can Blue to stay consistent with Surly's color naming conventions but it came out looking too good so I went with Interstate Blue.

Andy_K 08-19-13 11:05 AM

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Originally Posted by Simpletommy (Post 15975748)
This is my submission to the thread. She rides like she's on fire.
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=335611

Probably hot, but what's with the bag?

Andy_K 08-19-13 11:07 AM

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Originally Posted by webtwo (Post 15975370)

I don't love this as much as everyone else seems to. Something about the angles of the stem and the handlebars just doesn't look right.

fietsbob 08-19-13 11:25 AM

I dont want bend over that far anymore.. you young bucks may want the Race posture , Suit yourself..

Simpletommy 08-19-13 03:19 PM

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Originally Posted by groovestew (Post 15976765)
Is it hot? Don't know. Can't tell. Take a better picture without pointing your cell phone camera into the sun and we'll rate it for you.

And here I was going for an "artistic" shot...guess its time for a career change....

Simpletommy 08-19-13 03:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Andy_K (Post 15977023)
Probably hot, but what's with the bag?

It is very reflective. What can I say, I don't like the idea of getting hit while going to/from work.

Simpletommy 08-19-13 03:31 PM

It's a Cross Check, where's the fat tires? If you wanted a road bike, why not buy a road bike? I know that everyone's hands are different, and not everyone has my good taste, but those bars, the kink in the drop especially has always made me want to punch a puppy.

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Originally Posted by Andy_K (Post 15971448)
Let's see if we can't get this thread back on track....

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6032/5...1560c55e_b.jpg

I hope you do see that I am screwing around. (new to the forum, and people don't get my humor)

tjspiel 08-19-13 03:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Simpletommy (Post 15978017)
And here I was going for an "artistic" shot...guess its time for a career change....

I like the artistic shots but there's a problem. I sort of imagine myself riding in the environment that's presented and I'm not sure I want to be hanging precariously from a balcony.

acidfast7 08-19-13 03:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Andy_K (Post 15977035)
I don't love this as much as everyone else seems to. Something about the angles of the stem and the handlebars just doesn't look right.

gotta agree. looks like standard bike with nothing distinguishing it (not even the tires in this case).

i think BF is wacky most times.

acidfast7 08-19-13 04:02 PM

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Originally Posted by tjspiel (Post 15978078)
I like the artistic shots but there's a problem. I sort of imagine myself riding in the environment that's presented and I'm not sure I want to be hanging precariously from a balcony.

Actually, I quite like the Yokohoman suburbs in the background. It's a nice change out pace from most photos posted here.

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=335695

tjspiel 08-19-13 04:29 PM

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Originally Posted by acidfast7 (Post 15978144)
Actually, I quite like the Yokohoman suburbs in the background. It's a nice change out pace from most photos posted here.

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=335695

I suppose if you're going to be hanging precariously from something it might as well be some place with a decent view.

Germany_chris 08-19-13 04:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Andy_K (Post 15973628)
What?!? Those tires were great.

Anyway, the best feature of this bike was the color, but for some reason I could never get the color to properly show up in a picture of the whole bike. It looked like this (at least when I bothered to wash it):

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2580/4...52b5a037b6.jpg

You can mostly see it here:

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2629/4...1a0e3c11_z.jpg

Gah..look at those fenders..spacers and leather drops c'mon.

Medic Zero 08-19-13 05:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Simpletommy (Post 15975748)
This is my submission to the thread. She rides like she's on fire.
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=335611

Big points for creative framing/bike placement and more points for having some solid reflective elements!

Not my style of bike, but I'll definitely give you a "hot"! :thumb:

Needs fenders and some way to carry a load for full hotness points for the Commuting sub-forum.

Medic Zero 08-19-13 05:13 PM

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Originally Posted by acidfast7 (Post 15978144)
Actually, I quite like the Yokohoman suburbs in the background. It's a nice change out pace from most photos posted here.

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=335695


Is this a submission? Points for location shot, but something about the kiddie playground at that location strikes me as bizarre. No points for that bike.

Simpletommy 08-19-13 05:14 PM

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Originally Posted by tjspiel (Post 15978078)
I like the artistic shots but there's a problem. I sort of imagine myself riding in the environment that's presented and I'm not sure I want to be hanging precariously from a balcony.

Chicken.

Andy_K 08-19-13 05:20 PM

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Originally Posted by acidfast7 (Post 15978144)

This looks kind of like a scene from A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, except for the graffiti.

Andy_K 08-19-13 05:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Germany_chris (Post 15978307)
Gah..look at those fenders..spacers and leather drops c'mon.

Again with the fenders! I don't even have an excuse this time.

acidfast7 08-19-13 05:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Medic Zero (Post 15978358)
Is this a submission? Points for location shot, but something about the kiddie playground at that location strikes me as bizarre. No points for that bike.

No Points :mad: ... I ride it year round ... we'll see how well it adapts to English weather ... quite well I assume. I'm using a house from a new colleague who rides a TREK of all things ... seems that he could use some education in bikes.

FWIW, the one of the oldest churches in Germany (from 830AD) and was on one of commuting routes to work along the Main.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_J...rt-H%C3%B6chst

Medic Zero 08-19-13 05:30 PM

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Originally Posted by acidfast7 (Post 15978420)
No Points ... I ride it year round ... we'll see how well it adapts to English weather.

FWIW, the one of the oldest churches in Germany (from 830AD) and was on one of commuting routes to work along the Main.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Justin's_Church,_Frankfurt-H%C3%B6chst

You ride it for commuting, year round, on knobby tires, and with no fenders? I guess you wear a backpack too, because I don't see any way to carry cargo on that bike.


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