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Old 09-09-13, 11:54 AM   #576
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My cross check set up in with bullhorn bars

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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
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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My cross check set up in with bullhorn bars

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

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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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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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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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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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Fix the fender line, and this could be hot.
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My cross check set up in with bullhorn bars

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Fix the fender line, and this could be hot.
Is that a sewer treatment plant? The composition of the shot hurts to look at.
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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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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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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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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.
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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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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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Looks good to me, but it's look better with more gears.
This.
Still fairly hot. Dig the color.

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