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    Quote Originally Posted by Erick L View Post

    Gotta love the Canadian National Park's dysentery green and yellow colour scheme. Nice photo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simpletommy View Post
    This would be so much better if the stem were much, much shorter.

    I like the locations!
    Damn, I thought nobody would notice with the angle. That bike has a long top tube and I couldn't find a super short (length wise) stem other than than the Nitto. Problem is it's way too high. Love the silver color. It always matches with bike parts and it reflects the surrounding colors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by groovestew View Post
    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?
    It's a steering stabilizer I got it from velo orange, I'm not sure howmwellmit works stabilizing but it holds my bars straight when i have it on the kickstand which is why I bought it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Hairy Legs View Post
    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.
    ummm no, the ends of the drops are parallel with the ground which is how they should be.

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    Adaptation of Old long ramp bars and Brifters, compact bars bend allows the continuation of a short ramp to extend to the brifter hood ,

    If the set up is conscious of the design concepts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatrickGSR94 View Post
    ummm no, the ends of the drops are parallel with the ground which is how they should be.

    Rule #46 http://www.velominati.com/the-rules/
    Those rules seem more suited to the 41. We need a new set of rules here!

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    After dissing other's bikes, I figure it is my turn to be on the receiving end. Also, this thread is slipping off the front page. So without further ado, I present, in the most appropriate place for a commuter, my Sirrus:


    For extra bonus points, I left indicators of the last time my son spent the day in my office
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    take off the dork disc and it's hot. this is one of the exceptions of me hating sloping top tubes. the top tube bag is pretty tiny, so i'll let it slide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the sci guy View Post
    take off the dork disc and it's hot. this is one of the exceptions of me hating sloping top tubes. the top tube bag is pretty tiny, so i'll let it slide.
    If you mean the bash guard on the chain rings, I agree. I'm not sure how easy it is to remove though, or if I have the tools for it.
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    Dork disk??? If you need it, it's there. Otherwise, unless it hurts your feelings...........don't worry. The sun will still come up tomorrow.

    Frame looks great, people that don't like sloping top tubes probably have legs long enough to ride the "right" sized bike. Not that it really matters.

    If my feet are on the pedals, my butt on the saddle, my hands on the bars and.........it feels good. It's good. It doesn't matter how far away the pavement is.

    Your Sirrus is a great looking bike and it seems that your son got the answer on your board.

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    Should have said........when you need it, it's there.

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    Am I the only person who doesn't notice dork disks? They don't bother me at all unless they're really grimy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Hairy Legs View Post
    Am I the only person who doesn't notice dork disks? They don't bother me at all unless they're really grimy.
    Mostly don't mind, but I don't see the utility. If I'm wearing jeans I roll them up on the drive side anyway. I suspect I'm better off with the disk though .. the entry level crank isn't very good looking.
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    The dork disk is the plastic thing between the cassette and spokes. Completely unnecessary if your bike is set up properly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Hairy Legs View Post
    Those rules seem more suited to the 41. We need a new set of rules here!
    +1 !

    I heartily concur, I think it should be a fun and tongue-in-cheek mix of real aesthetics and points for fenders, bells, horns, racks, and functional Fredly-ness.


    Okay, this one isn't mine, and I actually feel kind of bad sharing it, but it's too rich not to. Spotted in the rack at work:






    The funny thing is, they just added the rack in the last week or so. I was actually checking out this bike a few weeks ago, trying to figure out what vintage it was, as I liked the looks of the frame, basically because of the triangular shaped down tube. I've only seen that on some Marins before and coveted those as well. And then they had to mount that rack like that!

    I'm tempted to leave a note on it, explaining how they could rectify or mitigate the mounting!
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    Quote Originally Posted by treadtread View Post
    After dissing other's bikes, I figure it is my turn to be on the receiving end. Also, this thread is slipping off the front page. So without further ado, I present, in the most appropriate place for a commuter, my Sirrus:


    For extra bonus points, I left indicators of the last time my son spent the day in my office
    Hot! It'd be hotter with fenders, but I'll give you the benefit of the doubt and assume they are dismounted for summer.
    Good rack (like the attachment points for bungees, overlooked on a lot of racks), good trunk, like the bar ends. I'm not a fun of computers myself, but to my mind, it speaks to being serious about cycling. Not that one can't be without it, mind you! Just that it is an indicator that the rider probably is.

    I too, usually don't aesthetically like sloping top tube bikes, but something about the design and size of this one is okay. I'll actually give you points for the shot as well, it's not a scenic picture, but it is at work, framed interestingly, and your kids contribution is a nice touch.

    What's the little pouch just behind the stem? Battery box for front light?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Hairy Legs View Post
    Am I the only person who doesn't notice dork disks? They don't bother me at all unless they're really grimy.
    +1 !

    I wish they'd make a comeback in the shiny metal version. It's only when they've turned yellow or are chipped that they look bad to me.

    For the commuting forum hot or not thread, dork discs should be good for points, not demerits!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Medic Zero View Post
    Hot! It'd be hotter with fenders, but I'll give you the benefit of the doubt and assume they are dismounted for summer.
    Good rack (like the attachment points for bungees, overlooked on a lot of racks), good trunk, like the bar ends. I'm not a fun of computers myself, but to my mind, it speaks to being serious about cycling. Not that one can't be without it, mind you! Just that it is an indicator that the rider probably is.

    I too, usually don't aesthetically like sloping top tube bikes, but something about the design and size of this one is okay. I'll actually give you points for the shot as well, it's not a scenic picture, but it is at work, framed interestingly, and your kids contribution is a nice touch.

    What's the little pouch just behind the stem? Battery box for front light?
    Yep, battery for front light. Agree about the dork disk .. if it is the one between the cassette and the wheel, I'm keeping it. I try to do my own maintenance and am not good enough to confidently remove it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by treadtread View Post
    After dissing other's bikes, I figure it is my turn to be on the receiving end. Also, this thread is slipping off the front page. So without further ado, I present, in the most appropriate place for a commuter, my Sirrus:


    For extra bonus points, I left indicators of the last time my son spent the day in my office
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    Quote Originally Posted by Medic Zero View Post
    Okay, this one isn't mine, and I actually feel kind of bad sharing it, but it's too rich not to. Spotted in the rack at work:


    The slant of the rack is to prevent snow from building up in the winter! Very functional!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Hairy Legs View Post
    The slant of the rack is to prevent snow from building up in the winter! Very functional!


    I can't imagine putting a loaded pannier on that rack, I expect it'd handle pretty funkily.

    I'm going to feel bad if someone posts and says it's their bike and we hurt their feelings laughing at them here!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Medic Zero View Post
    I heartily concur, I think it should be a fun and tongue-in-cheek mix of real aesthetics and points for fenders, bells, horns, racks, and functional Fredly-ness.

    Okay, this one isn't mine, and I actually feel kind of bad sharing it, but it's too rich not to. Spotted in the rack at work:






    The funny thing is, they just added the rack in the last week or so. I was actually checking out this bike a few weeks ago, trying to figure out what vintage it was, as I liked the looks of the frame, basically because of the triangular shaped down tube. I've only seen that on some Marins before and coveted those as well. And then they had to mount that rack like that!

    I'm tempted to leave a note on it, explaining how they could rectify or mitigate the mounting!
    I'll give 'em some Fred points for the triple, single front fender and using up that old front tire. Personal points for the old-school fit.

    I'm betting the guy didn't tighten the bolts on the rack enough before putting a load on it, then it slid back as far as it could.
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    Is that a wheelie-bar?

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