My 1999 Trek 5500
1999 Trek 5500 oclv w/ Campagnolo Record 10 group
1987 Trek 400 Elance
2009 Giant Yukon hardtail
Huh, I just noticed I have seen little to no Bianchis in this thread (after looking through the first 36 pages). Is no Bianchi worthy of the grand epithet of "hot"?
Keep looking. There are plenty of Bianchis... They are just not all celeste..
12' SuperiorLite SL Pro w/ Sram Rival | 10' SuperiorLite SL Club w/ Sram Force | 06' Giant FCR (Dropbar) w/ Shimano 5700 | 10' GT Avalanche 3.0 Disc
@Squirrelli: Stickers be gone. New saddle on.
I went with the Fizik Arione per recommendation here and LBS.
The number of spacers on the stem was set by Scott. Are you saying that in this instance, Scott put more spacers on than they had engineered the stem to handle? Other than increased drag and apparently being uncool, is there a reason to remove the spacers provided it's safe to use them? I ask because the bike is primarily going to be a commuting bike and I'd like to maintain the more upright riding position if I can help it.
Last edited by Skribb; 06-29-11 at 08:13 PM. Reason: Just figured out what was being said in #4
Replacement frame is built up. I shall take some pics today for this thread. IDK if it was as hot as it's predecessor, but it's not cracked, and it was free. I think it is kinda hot though.
The spacer thing could be a safety issue though. Manufacturers send bikes out with uncut forks so the owner can have it cut appropriately when they are fitted on the bike. To be clear, we are talking about the spacers under the stem, not anything on the stem itself. You might want to check with Scott, but most manufacturers say not to have more than 1.5 inches of spacers stacked underneath the stem for safety's sake.
Btw - here is a Speedster I owned a while back. I didn't really try to make it a 'hot' build. It was a crit and training bike.
edit: btw this was right after I built the bike (note no pedals yet). I ended up removing all the spacers and cutting the fork. Made for an uber stiff front end.