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Old 08-27-13, 12:38 PM   #526
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Now with Trekking bars.
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Is there a drought where you live?
Was kind of wondering the same thing but I think the greenness is just a few weeks away in the first pick.

Given my fondness for Partridge Family bus style primary colors I found it really hard to judge both this bike and Wisaunder's due to their almost complete lack of them. Not saying they can't be Hot, just feeling like I should probably recuse myself.
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I'm know going minimalist is a trend these days, but I think no pedals and no brake cables is a bit extreme.

Seriously though, the new paint is a huge improvement. I'll assume for the moment that your winter use justifies the knobby tires. Even so, I think I'd need to see it in the snow to call it hot.
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Old 08-27-13, 01:12 PM   #528
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Here's my 2012 Carve Expert. I stopped riding my road bike to work so that I could get more miles in the saddle on this bike in preparation for bikepacking trips. Bottles are on the fork, since they will need to be there when the full frame bag is on for bikepacking and I want to get used to reaching for them there. Tires are WTB Nanos so I can take the dirt roads on the Trinity River levees back on days that I have more time.

It's kind of a shame to see a bike that is actually capable of doing mountain bikey things relegated to commuter/adventure touring duty. Normally I'm against suspension forks on commuters, but this frame screams "I used to have a suspension fork!"

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I'm know going minimalist is a trend these days, but I think no pedals and no brake cables is a bit extreme.

Seriously though, the new paint is a huge improvement. I'll assume for the moment that your winter use justifies the knobby tires. Even so, I think I'd need to see it in the snow to call it hot.
Dude, if you decide to go sans pedals having brake cables makes no sense at all.
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You could put somebody's eye out with those things.

I'm not a fan of sailboats, so I've got to rate these "meh."
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I like it better without the trekking bars, but this pic gives the illusion that the rear wheel is bigger than the front. (It isn't, right?)

The frame/stem bag, the bulky down tube, the chain guard and the platform pedals all conspire to make it a "not" but it has potential.
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You could put somebody's eye out with those things.
I appreciate the way you don't mince words and cut right to the chase, - when you're talking about other people's pics.
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You could put somebody's eye out with those things.

I'm not a fan of sailboats, so I've got to rate these "meh."
Oooohh, those are sailboats! I thought TJ was a member of the "4444" club.
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Old 08-27-13, 01:41 PM   #534
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Here's my 2012 Carve Expert. I stopped riding my road bike to work so that I could get more miles in the saddle on this bike in preparation for bikepacking trips. Bottles are on the fork, since they will need to be there when the full frame bag is on for bikepacking and I want to get used to reaching for them there. Tires are WTB Nanos so I can take the dirt roads on the Trinity River levees back on days that I have more time.

Not for me. I dislike compact frames with the sloping top tube. The wedge bag is blah for me. But I see the utility of the setup.

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Now with Trekking bars.
Not. Trekking bars are ugly IMO. I dont understand them at all. Top tube bag got to go. Again with the sloping top tube and it makes the second bottle barely fit and look cramped. Points for the color scheme and the color coordinating fenders though.
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Is there a drought where you live?
I'm in Chicago.
Pics where taken last winter. First pic taken on a sunny day, second pic taken when it was about to snow.

Function over form all the way for me.
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if I see another Surly/Salsa/Kona, I'll vomit.

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Bonus points for making Acidfast vomit!

Nice looking bike! Are those Jones H-bars? How do you like them?

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Nicely done! Definitely hot! Are you commuting on knobbies?
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Okay! Not mine, and I have no idea if it is commuted on. I stumbled across it in another thread, and just had to share!

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more like, Horrid.
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Old 08-28-13, 09:26 AM   #540
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Okay! Not mine, and I have no idea if it is commuted on. I stumbled across it in another thread, and just had to share!

Hot?
I like it, if nothing else it's pretty original.
I'd strap a tent to the top tube and ride it to the next camping site, pretending to be on a trip.
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Old 08-28-13, 10:05 PM   #542
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Well...?



Or the beginning of this drop bar MTB?

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I do like me some drop-bar MTBs. Those red fenders are classic.
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Well...?

Not. The red fenders make it look like a kid's toy, and a triple crank is never hot on a road style bike. Also, the bars are rotated too far down.

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Or the beginning of this drop bar MTB?

I see definite hot potential here. A nice bar taping and some sort of clever sticker job (Hummer logo?) would do it for me.
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[QUOTE=Mr. Hairy Legs;16009688]Not. The red fenders make it look like a kid's toy, and a triple crank is never hot on a road style bike. Also, the bars are rotated too far down.



Not the first time somebody has mentioned the bars, I've tried so many times riding with rotated up and just isn't comfy for me, I haven't been too fond of the fenders since I painted them I wanna get some stainless ones. Thanks for critique
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I dig it!

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This would be so much better if the stem were much, much shorter.

I like the locations!
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Let's try this again. Same bike, different location than last time...and better light...not much better, but better...
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I like it! Fizzaly's a guy who puts a lot of passion into his bikes, and it shows. But what is that thing connecting the fork and the downtube?
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Gotta love the Canadian National Park's dysentery green and yellow colour scheme. Nice photo.
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