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    Quote Originally Posted by ThermionicScott View Post
    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.
    Nope. I'm betting big panniers, big feet and a short chainstay bike. The old Randonee's were touring bikes in name only. They have chainstays around 17.3".
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    My cross check set up in with bullhorn bars

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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
    The crankset is a bit ugly, otherwise this bike is hot-ish.

    There's a lot going on around the handlebars. With a good picture of what's there it might add to the bike's hotness. As just a vague jumble it kind of detracts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rms13 View Post
    My cross check set up in with bullhorn bars

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    Needs a better background -- too hard to see the bar setup. Probably hot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyccommute View Post
    Nope. I'm betting big panniers, big feet and a short chainstay bike. The old Randonee's were touring bikes in name only. They have chainstays around 17.3".
    Ahh, those do look short.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fizzaly View Post
    Well...?

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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.
    I disagree! I like the fenders, and as far as the triple goes, I'd say extra points there, as this is the commuting forum after all!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy_K View Post
    Needs a better background -- too hard to see the bar setup. Probably hot.
    Probably not for everyone but it has been working for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by treadtread View Post
    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.
    I used scissors
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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
    A lot of people seem to look down on "hybrids" but I think there are some pretty hot looking ones like this
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    So, how, where and when do we want to start the "Official Commuter version" of the Hot or Not set of rules?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDavid View Post

    Fix the fender line, and this could be hot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rms13 View Post
    My cross check set up in with bullhorn bars

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    Quote Originally Posted by treadtread View Post
    Fix the fender line, and this could be hot.
    Is that a sewer treatment plant? The composition of the shot hurts to look at.
    This is why motorists hate us, and why I've given up riding on the road...You should be ashamed yourself, and you should be reviled by cyclists everywhere.

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    OK, this is a gratuitous attempt to revive the Hot or Not thread and continue spamming pics of my new bike in the process.

    Right now it's in CX racing configuration, but I chose this frame specifically because I'll be able to conscript it into commuting duty once race season is over.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy_K View Post
    OK, this is a gratuitous attempt to revive the Hot or Not thread and continue spamming pics of my new bike in the process.

    Right now it's in CX racing configuration, but I chose this frame specifically because I'll be able to conscript it into commuting duty once race season is over.

    Flip it.

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    If anyone could possibly find this bike hot, it's you folks...featuring a true hodge podge of parts...mostly Deore DX, but with some weird touches throughout. No idea what the fork is (beyond being steel). Specialized stem, Gary bars, cheap-o aluminum post, tektros - V-brakes.









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    Quote Originally Posted by groovestew View Post
    Flip it.
    So I've been unsuccessful in my attempts to get high bars accepted as the aesthetic ideal on the commuter forum?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake View Post
    If anyone could possibly find this bike hot, it's you folks...featuring a true hodge podge of parts...mostly Deore DX, but with some weird touches throughout. No idea what the fork is (beyond being steel). Specialized stem, Gary bars, cheap-o aluminum post, tektros - V-brakes.
    I can overlook everything but the fork, and maybe even that in light of the Alfred E. Newman headbadge, which is definitely hot.

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    Thanks - I was very pleased with how that came out. The headbadge is very appropriate given the decals and build.

    I'd love to put some fork with a fancy, over wrought, crown on it...like a Rivendell...if I could get it at the right price, and if I knew the rake matched. I'd still add huffy transfers.

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    It really needs a carbon fork. A carbon huffy fork would be hot.

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    Don't think I didn't consider it, but this bike really is a beater and does take abuse (like salty roads in winter). As funny as a CF fork would be, I don't think it would work.

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    Aaron, it's hot because it's so perfectly functional for you.
    You don't read my signature anyway, do you?

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    It really is a terrific bike...not much it can't do with aplomb. It's a weird-o, but it suits my needs very well. The shifting can be a little wonky - in a perfect world I'd change over to a Suntour 7 spd rear hub/freewheel and derailleur - but the replacement costs would go up a lot as well. It's usually not TOO bad and can be tolerated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy_K View Post
    OK, this is a gratuitous attempt to revive the Hot or Not thread and continue spamming pics of my new bike in the process.

    Right now it's in CX racing configuration, but I chose this frame specifically because I'll be able to conscript it into commuting duty once race season is over.

    Looks good to me, but it's look better with more gears.

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