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    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!
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    Looks good. But I think it needs the wheels de-stickered and a DA 7800 crankset to be hot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dgasmd View Post
    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...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dgasmd View Post
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fa63 View Post
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fa63 View Post
    Looks good. But I think it needs the wheels de-stickered and a DA 7800 crankset to be hot.
    agreed.

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

    Definitely hot.

    Quote Originally Posted by Crash716 View Post
    the new whip...Super six on the way too...pics to come.

    Hot too.

    Quote Originally Posted by fa63 View Post
    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.

    Quote Originally Posted by dgasmd View Post
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ravenmore View Post
    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.

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


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleave View Post
    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.

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    Elitism and snobbery are just part of the fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herbie53 View Post
    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.

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



    I swear one day I will pull those black rings off the frame when I am not feeling so lazy
    Last edited by fa63; 12-17-10 at 08:25 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quel View Post
    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.


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

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    Quote Originally Posted by fa63 View Post
    I present my Scat in its latest iteration for consideration of its hotness:



    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ravenmore View Post
    Hot. Titanium? Nice saddle to bar drop.
    Thanks. And yes, it is one of those Lynskey made Scattante titanium frames.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fa63 View Post
    I present my Scat in its latest iteration for consideration of its hotness:



    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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    Quote Originally Posted by dundas View Post
    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.
    It was under a grand because I had a lot of the parts laying around, and someone donated the fork to me because they couldn't use it (1" steerer). The Zipps were 2004 model year with a crack in the rear that I got for $300. I then spent $400 getting the rim replaced. You could probably buy most of these parts used and still come out very cheaply though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ravenmore View Post
    It was under a grand because I had a lot of the parts laying around, and someone donated the fork to me because they couldn't use it (1" steerer). The Zipps were 2004 model year with a crack in the rear that I got for $300. I then spent $400 getting the rim replaced. You could probably buy most of these parts used and still come out very cheaply though.
    I only wish I had stuff like that lying around. I love the look of the dt shifters and I assume they're pretty smooth since they are Dura Ace. Do you find that your hands are off the bars a lot though?
    Again, great looking build.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dundas View Post
    I only wish I had stuff like that lying around. I love the look of the dt shifters and I assume they're pretty smooth since they are Dura Ace. Do you find that your hands are off the bars a lot though?
    Again, great looking build.
    I had never used DT shifters before. The left is indexed but the right (fd) is friction. I was surprised how smooth the shifts from it are - and dead quiet if you do it right. Even though I did this with some left over parts, I bet you could do it on the cheap if you scour ebay and craigslist for used parts. I bet you could do it for under $1k easy (minus the zipps).
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    Quote Originally Posted by midgetmaestro View Post
    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.
    I agree with you 100%. Well said...
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    We should change the name of this thread to "Fishing for Compliments"


    Personally, I think all of your bikes are "hot" as long as your happy with them and you get to ride them as often as possible
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    Quote Originally Posted by midgetmaestro View Post
    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.
    but that really wasn't the intent of this thread. If people are worried about getting their feelings hurt if their ride is 'not hot' then they should avoid the thread.
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