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    Quote Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake View Post
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    Guys, please. We're trying to determine who's bike is hot or not. Take your arguing to a helmet or light thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake View Post
    LMAO!!!


    Brings back so many memories!
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    Quote Originally Posted by megalowmatt View Post
    Guys, please. We're trying to determine who's bike is hot or not. Take your arguing to a helmet or light thread.
    Better yet the "Street or sidewalk" thread...
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    Grant Peterson?

    I posted a bike - no one has stepped up to an opinion





    Excuse the fingers:



    Last edited by KonAaron Snake; 11-14-13 at 12:21 PM.

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    FYI, a standard stem is easily sanded down to fit a French headset. Okay, it may take up to an hour of sanding and testing and sanding some more, but in the big picture, not a hard thing to do.
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    Aaron, I said I like your Koga Miyata! Sorry I didn't provide enough of an argument for you. Jeesh.
    Please email me rather than sending me a private message. My address is noglider@pobox.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by noglider View Post
    Aaron, I said I like your Koga Miyata! Sorry I didn't provide enough of an argument for you. Jeesh.


    Do I have to say something nice about Cannondales now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake View Post
    Grant Peterson?

    I posted a bike - no one has stepped up to an opinion

    hot. i like everything about it - even the elderly spring saddle. color scheme is awesome. i usually hate fenders, but the silver really snaps with the rest of the bike. don't care for the front rack but it goes nicely with the older style stem/bars
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    Tanks sci guy (and Tom)...it's a fun bike to ride and can do pretty much anything.

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    FYI -- Someone is selling a Koga Miyata at my LBS in Raleigh, NC. It is quite the bargain at only $400 for a complete bike. Unfortunately it's too large for me.

    http://raleigh.craigslist.org/bik/4187989844.html

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    Heck of a good deal - it's a little lower end than mine, but still a great price for a sports tourer.

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    Here we go :-)
    My frankenstein commuting bike. Fuji Newest 2004 frame with 8 speed XTR combo shifters.

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    It's not to my taste, but if you like it, it's hot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake View Post
    It's not to my taste, but if you like it, it's hot.
    Hehe... to be honest, not my taste too :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake View Post
    Grant Peterson?

    I posted a bike - no one has stepped up to an opinion
    Retro nipponesque-dutch paint job is attractive. Love the bars -- is that a weird thing to say? Some points are deducted because the dual bottles and front rack are commuter inappropriate. The honjo/vo fenders and brass bell also seem like a bit of a mismatch with the paint job.

    Very close to hot, for me.
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    Curious why you'd define a front rack and dual bottles as commuter inappropriate...keeping in mind that one of the few things I'd change is adding a third set of bosses under the down tube. I drink and sweat a lot

    I actually like the front rack more than the rear - the balance feels great and when I have a project at work and need LOTS of space, that front rack came in handy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake View Post
    Curious why you'd define a front rack and dual bottles as commuter inappropriate...keeping in mind that one of the few things I'd change is adding a third set of bosses under the down tube. I drink and sweat a lot
    My comments were more about "looks" than functionality. And to me it looks more like a long-distance tourer than a commuter. (IMO, a coffee mug would have given it more commuter pathos than two bottles).
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    Gotcha! You're right - it's sort of a do it all bike rather than a true commuter.

    I'm actually a fan of tourers as commuters...you might not usually need the extras, but it's nice to have when you do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spare_wheel View Post
    My comments were more about "looks" than functionality. And to me it looks more like a long-distance tourer than a commuter. (IMO, a coffee mug would have given it more commuter pathos than two bottles).
    I don't drink coffee so it would be completely useless for me.
    I thought about get Tri seat post mounts for 2 extra bottle, but I like my saddle bag, & rear light more.
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    I'd be satisfied with a "lukewarm", but it's up to you!



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    That's a really nice ride, but IMHO, the paint job doesn't do the bike justice.


    Quote Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake View Post
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    I posted a bike - no one has stepped up to an opinion





    Excuse the fingers:




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    I know I'm a snoot, I just don't like flat bars, tig welding, or straight blade unicrown forks. I have to go stone cold. Also negative points for the non-drive side photo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake View Post
    I know I'm a snoot, I just don't like flat bars, tig welding, or straight blade unicrown forks. I have to go stone cold. Also negative points for the non-drive side photo.
    "The force is strong in this one"
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