Originally Posted by fa63
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.
Originally Posted by dgasmd
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.