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    hottest bike on BF, and its mine


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    Quote Originally Posted by kahoon View Post
    hottest bike on BF
    Um, no its not......

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    Quote Originally Posted by kahoon View Post
    hottest bike on BF, and its mine


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    There is nothing wrong with it, but what makes it stand out?

    To me it gets lost in BF just like a stock Corvette would at a car show.

    Just because a girl has blonde hair, blue eyes, and a nice figure doesn't make her the prettiest girl in the room. Where is the passion? Where is the allure?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kahoon View Post
    I think it's pretty fine!

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    Quote Originally Posted by brianbeech View Post
    I think it's pretty fine!
    Its fine, but not worth a second look. It is just like "everything" else.

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    I started this thread and have seen every bike posted - so far my vote probably still goes to the Moots posted fairly early on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ravenmore View Post
    I started this thread and have seen every bike posted - so far my vote probably still goes to the Moots posted fairly early on.
    Post that one again so I can copy off of it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kahoon View Post
    hottest bike on BF, and its mine

    Very nice but far from the nicest bike on bf. Sorry.
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

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    Agreed


    Quote Originally Posted by ravenmore View Post
    I started this thread and have seen every bike posted - so far my vote probably still goes to the Moots posted fairly early on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kahoon View Post
    hottest bike on BF, and its mine ]
    Here is the problem with your bike and it is the same problem that my bike has and the majority of the bikes on this thread have. They are what I consider a wallet bike. They are a mixture of the best that your wallet can afford but bottom line is they lack class and again MY bike falls into this same category. Look at that Moots above. It is understated yet in your face at the same time. That beautiful Ti frame is not something that we see everyday in our LBS and the wheels are almost unobtainable. The graphics are subdued and the wheels do not have that rolling billboard look. It is a quality build that does not scream NASCAR. Classy Classy Classy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adrianinkc View Post
    This is by far my favorite PAINT job on any bike I have seen in person. The matte black and the blue are gorgeous together. Only wish Trek would add this combo, or at least the matte black, as an option for paint colors/schemes on Project Ones.

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    i dont think i've seen any of the higher end custom joints on here...

    not a single pegoretti, crumpton, RS, vanilla/sv, i'm surprised...

    in any case there have been some beautiful bikes posted so far.

    edit: there actually is a pegoretti on the first page. slipped right by me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by garysol1 View Post
    Here is the problem with your bike and it is the same problem that my bike has and the majority of the bikes on this thread have. They are what I consider a wallet bike. They are a mixture of the best that your wallet can afford but bottom line is they lack class and again MY bike falls into this same category. Look at that Moots above. It is understated yet in your face at the same time. That beautiful Ti frame is not something that we see everyday in our LBS and the wheels are almost unobtainable. The graphics are subdued and the wheels do not have that rolling billboard look. It is a quality build that does not scream NASCAR. Classy Classy Classy
    Gary, I tend to agree with you (to some degree anyway). I think my 1989 Bottecchia is hot but my 2001 Litespeed is not. Both are great bikes, but the Bot is sexy and the Litespeed is not (although she is beginning to look pretty nice with the new red Selle Italia saddle and the red handlebar tape).

    Eventually, however, beauty is a highly subjective principle--alas, beauty is in the beholder.

    One rider's plain Jane bike is another's Mona Lisa.

    Pesonally, I think that most, if not all, bikes are beautiful in one fashion or the other. What is there not to like about a bike?

    I have really enjoyed looking through all of these pictures and I thank the OP for starting this thread.

    Grazie amico!
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    Quote Originally Posted by garysol1 View Post
    Here is the problem with your bike and it is the same problem that my bike has and the majority of the bikes on this thread have. They are what I consider a wallet bike. They are a mixture of the best that your wallet can afford but bottom line is they lack class and again MY bike falls into this same category. Look at that Moots above. It is understated yet in your face at the same time. That beautiful Ti frame is not something that we see everyday in our LBS and the wheels are almost unobtainable. The graphics are subdued and the wheels do not have that rolling billboard look. It is a quality build that does not scream NASCAR. Classy Classy Classy
    I agree with Gary totally. My Giant that I started the thread with is a good example of a 'wallet bike'. It's a very nice bike, but some builds can obtain a 'work of art' status for me. The Moots really does it for me - for the reasons Gary mentions but also look at the titanium Moots seatpost and stem. Hot. You don't have to necessarily break the bank though. I had an idea for a build where I would blend retro and modern components. I think it came out kind of on a similar level to the Moots. I had well under $1k in the build:

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    Quote Originally Posted by ravenmore View Post
    I agree with Gary totally. My Giant that I started the thread with is a good example of a 'wallet bike'. It's a very nice bike, but some builds can obtain a 'work of art' status for me. The Moots really does it for me - for the reasons Gary mentions but also look at the titanium Moots seatpost and stem. Hot. You don't have to necessarily break the bank though. I had an idea for a build where I would blend retro and modern components. I think it came out kind of on a similar level to the Moots. I had well under $1k in the build:
    Not sure I would go that far

    But still, I agree with your (and garysol1's) general sentiments about what makes a bike "hot".
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    I also wonder if that Moots build would look quite so hot if it were a larger frame. Smaller framed bikes almost always look sleeker to my eye.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garysol1 View Post
    I also wonder if that Moots build would look quite so hot if it were a larger frame. Smaller framed bikes almost always look sleeker to my eye.
    I was actually thinking this afternoon that Moots would look better if it was a size or two bigger, and if it had a little more seatpost exposed. I think 54 to 56cm bikes generally look the best; not too big, not too small. It is still hot, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fa63 View Post
    Not sure I would go that far

    But still, I agree with your (and garysol1's) general sentiments about what makes a bike "hot".
    Hey, I didn't say it was as nice of a bike. I'd take the Moots hands down in a nano second. My point is just that the build is on another level than just an off the rack bike, which is the majority of what's here (myself included).
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    Quote Originally Posted by a_phat_beat View Post
    i dont think i've seen any of the higher end custom joints on here...

    not a single pegoretti, crumpton, RS, vanilla/sv, i'm surprised...

    in any case there have been some beautiful bikes posted so far.

    edit: there actually is a pegoretti on the first page. slipped right by me.
    BF users are too poor (or too uninformed) for those Plenty of those at the Weight Weenies website though, if you want to check some out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ravenmore View Post
    I had well under $1k in the build:

    What are the details on this build? I'm diggin' it, man!

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    Quote Originally Posted by molecularman View Post
    What are the details on this build? I'm diggin' it, man!
    Thanks! Yeah, I have to admit I was kind of happy with that build. I found a 86 Centurion in a junk bike heap at a LBS. It was in decent shape and had all the original components. I bought it for $75 and sold all the parts off of the frame for about $150. I then had the frame blasted and powder coated (was pretty cheap to do). A friend gave me the fork because it was a 1" steerer and wouldn't fit any of his bikes. I had a lot of the components laying around. I though dt shifters would be fun and sure enough Shimano still makes 10 spd downtube shifters (Dura Ace no less), so I got those and the derailers. The frame is made for a slightly narrower real wheel but with a steel frame you can just force it in there and it works fine (it's only a millimeter or so deflection). The bike is Tange 1 steel which is actually pretty light - the bike ended up being a little under 18 pounds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by garysol1 View Post
    Look at that Moots above. It is understated yet in your face at the same time. That beautiful Ti frame is not something that we see everyday in our LBS and the wheels are almost unobtainable. The graphics are subdued and the wheels do not have that rolling billboard look. It is a quality build that does not scream NASCAR. Classy Classy Classy
    Your not getting past the price tags of the parts. It's all gray and black, like for a funeral. Ti bikes are either all dull and gray, or a bit shiny....that's it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sced View Post
    Your not getting past the price tags of the parts. It's all gray and black, like for a funeral. Ti bikes are either all dull and gray, or a bit shiny....that's it.
    That's Ti. Does it come in another color?

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    This one from page #7..SUPER HOT!!!

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    wow, that moots is hot. that is basically a few sizes and an slr away from my dream build.

    Quote Originally Posted by ravenmore View Post
    I had an idea for a build where I would blend retro and modern components. I think it came out kind of on a similar level to the Moots. I had well under $1k in the build
    i had a similar idea ravenmore but took it a step further.

    i wanted a "retro" bike that completely hid its modern drivetrain. at face value it looks like a typical early 90s italian steel but under the skin you are looking at a "modern" 10spd bike. the record titanium brifters were gutted and turned to 10spd, the c-record crank is wrapped in 10spd chainrings, the monoplanar brakes house modern cartridge brake pads, and soon it will have a "lightweight" set of 28 spoke tubular wheels.

    it may not be on the level of the moots, but there is passion in the build. the frameset is a family heirloom, i personally converted the levers, mixed and matched the alloy components to look period correct, and polished the stem (it was anodized grey)


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