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ravenmore 12-15-10 05:02 PM

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Originally Posted by molecularman (Post 11938685)
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.

sced 12-15-10 05:03 PM

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Originally Posted by garysol1 (Post 11937718)
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.

WHOOOSSHHH... 12-15-10 05:09 PM

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Originally Posted by sced (Post 11938762)
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?

WHOOOSSHHH... 12-15-10 05:22 PM

http://img115.imageshack.us/img115/6647/img2463ac4.jpg

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

thirdgenbird 12-15-10 06:03 PM

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

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Originally Posted by ravenmore (Post 11938511)
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)

http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/k...m/DSC01109.jpg

dgasmd 12-15-10 06:22 PM

A long long time ago, this thread went from "hot or not" to "post any bike you own"!! There is another thread, a stickie no less, with that name. Not being insulting to anyone, but most bikes in this thread are far from "hot". At least in my opinion. Not to say they are not functional, reliable, good, etc., but that was not the purpose of the thread. So I guess I agree with most of what Garysol said!

ericsday 12-15-10 06:32 PM

http://i53.tinypic.com/28kqbu8.jpg

my 5.2

fa63 12-15-10 06:39 PM

Looks good. But I think it needs the wheels de-stickered and a DA 7800 crankset to be hot.

thirdgenbird 12-15-10 06:56 PM

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Originally Posted by dgasmd (Post 11939201)
A long long time ago, this thread went from "hot or not" to "post any bike you own"!! There is another thread, a stickie no less, with that name. Not being insulting to anyone, but most bikes in this thread are far from "hot". At least in my opinion. Not to say they are not functional, reliable, good, etc., but that was not the purpose of the thread. So I guess I agree with most of what Garysol said!

wouldnt that make them not? thus still qualifying? if you dont like my tommasini tell me why. that is the purpose of the thread.

if you want a thread that is just "hot" title a thread as such...

ravenmore 12-15-10 07:01 PM

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Originally Posted by dgasmd (Post 11939201)
A long long time ago, this thread went from "hot or not" to "post any bike you own"!! There is another thread, a stickie no less, with that name. Not being insulting to anyone, but most bikes in this thread are far from "hot". At least in my opinion. Not to say they are not functional, reliable, good, etc., but that was not the purpose of the thread. So I guess I agree with most of what Garysol said!

Well, this thread is a bit of 'post any bike you own', but with the caveat that we vote 'hot' or 'not'. It seems to me like we should follow your lead and vote all the everyday rides 'not' and reserve the hot for the exceptional.

rat fink 12-15-10 11:47 PM

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Originally Posted by fa63 (Post 11938662)
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.

That's it. WW has some of the hottest bikes I've ever seen. A lot of the users on there have great taste, too. Just take a look at their Colnago thread.

TMonk 12-16-10 12:25 AM

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Originally Posted by fa63 (Post 11939281)
Looks good. But I think it needs the wheels de-stickered and a DA 7800 crankset to be hot.

agreed.

Cleave 12-16-10 12:35 AM

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Originally Posted by WHOOOSSHHH... (Post 11928642)
Few new parts..Reynolds strikes, Ti seatpost, 3T carbon stem, FSA winged handlebars, Elite carbon cage and the all important Red anodized 5mm spacer :D

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k277/883elder/011.jpg

Definitely hot.

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Originally Posted by Crash716 (Post 11933620)
the new whip...Super six on the way too...pics to come.

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a99...6/PC100512.jpg

Hot too.

Quote:

Originally Posted by fa63 (Post 11938662)
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.

Yes, Weight Weenies does have a lot of hot bikes and wouldn't you know it, many of those bikes and owners are based in Europe and Asia. Just an observation.

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Originally Posted by dgasmd (Post 11939201)
A long long time ago, this thread went from "hot or not" to "post any bike you own"!! There is another thread, a stickie no less, with that name. Not being insulting to anyone, but most bikes in this thread are far from "hot". At least in my opinion. Not to say they are not functional, reliable, good, etc., but that was not the purpose of the thread. So I guess I agree with most of what Garysol said!

I generally agree with what garysol1 posted too. I understand that hot may be in the eyes of the beholder and that what any one person thinks is hot today may differ tomorrow. I am also take aback by what some think is hot -- assuming that they are posting into this thread because they think their bike is hot and they are looking for a consensus opinion from the BF denizens.

OK, now I'll really go out on a limb. Most of the bikes in this thread are fairly nice, but by my criteria, few are hot. If a bike is set up with the 'style' of a classic racing bike, it goes a long way towards making it hot. That's why I think ravenmore's last bike in this thread is hot and why I picked the two above.

The Moots, however, is not hot in my book because of the setup. Certain things, including the saddle to handlebar drop just kill it for me with the Moots. Very nice bike, but just not hot in my book.

Just to make it sound like I'm contradicting myself, there are definitely hot bikes that are not race bikes, such as the Renovo wooden bikes. Check out their web site. Most of the bikes pictured there are hot.

In summary, hot is personal and hot has a certain "je ne sais quoi" that I know when I see it.

dundas 12-16-10 10:01 AM

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Originally Posted by ravenmore (Post 11938754)
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.

I love the retro build. I'm debating putting the money into modernizing the drive train of an '86 frame I have. How do you find dt shifters with so many gears? Do you have to run a matching Dura Ace front derailleur? It's a great looking bike - I just can't wrap my head around how you did it for under a thousand.

garysol1 12-17-10 07:32 AM

My wallet bike freshly rebuilt with 7900 D/A. I do think it is pretty hot in an off the shelf kinda way....

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...1/IMG_1631.jpg

midgetmaestro 12-17-10 07:45 AM

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Originally Posted by Cleave (Post 11940844)
I generally agree with what garysol1 posted too. I understand that hot may be in the eyes of the beholder and that what any one person thinks is hot today may differ tomorrow. I am also take aback by what some think is hot -- assuming that they are posting into this thread because they think their bike is hot and they are looking for a consensus opinion from the BF denizens.

I too generally agree with this, but I'd say that some leniency should be given. We all work hard for our money, and we all are (generally) proud of our purchases, hence posting them here. Whether they are truly hot custom high end jobs or not, we should all be a little gentler.

Herbie53 12-17-10 08:44 AM

Elitism and snobbery are just part of the fun.

.....and nothing measures up to Scattante.

Quel 12-17-10 08:53 AM

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Originally Posted by Herbie53 (Post 11946655)
Elitism and snobbery are just part of the fun.

.....and nothing measures up to Scattante.

No one commented on how hot my Scattante is:(. Though no one cringed when they saw it either, or they cringed so bad they couldn't type out a negative response with their cramped fingers. Either way, that's a win for Scattantes everywhere.

fa63 12-17-10 09:13 AM

I present my Scat in its latest iteration for consideration of its hotness:

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m...y/IMG_1728.jpg

I swear one day I will pull those black rings off the frame when I am not feeling so lazy :)

Herbie53 12-17-10 09:16 AM

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Originally Posted by Quel (Post 11946688)
No one commented on how hot my Scattante is:(. Though no one cringed when they saw it either, or they cringed so bad they couldn't type out a negative response with their cramped fingers. Either way, that's a win for Scattantes everywhere.

http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/a...7/DSC00694.jpg

I must of missed it here. It's hot.

alexvpaq 12-17-10 09:16 AM

well I might be a new guy to cycling but I prefer the aesthetic of the new bikes to the older ones, but I won't deny they do have a nice look that the new bikes doesn't have.

ravenmore 12-17-10 09:40 AM

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Originally Posted by fa63 (Post 11946758)
I present my Scat in its latest iteration for consideration of its hotness:

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m...y/IMG_1728.jpg

I swear one day I will pull those black rings off the frame when I am not feeling so lazy :)

Hot. Titanium? Nice saddle to bar drop.

fa63 12-17-10 09:52 AM

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Originally Posted by ravenmore (Post 11946873)
Hot. Titanium? Nice saddle to bar drop.

Thanks. And yes, it is one of those Lynskey made Scattante titanium frames.

Jeepnut22 12-17-10 10:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fa63 (Post 11946758)
I present my Scat in its latest iteration for consideration of its hotness:

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m...y/IMG_1728.jpg

I swear one day I will pull those black rings off the frame when I am not feeling so lazy :)

Yeah, that's hot. Nicely done...


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