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    Quote Originally Posted by Spacemunky View Post
    I agree with the hood angle comment. Sick bike...but you are going to have some serious wrist problems with that angle
    note the first post in this thread :

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    Obviously this is the HOT setup. 'Rest of you Fredlins out there take note.

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    I have posted four of my bikes in this thread and all of them got "Hot" rating. If you see them in their functional form or as some say the way "it works for me", you'll laugh your ass off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skribb View Post
    Spot on. Truth be told, I only posted the picture in here because the visitors of the Road Cycling section are notoriously, for lack of a better term, whiny and high strung. I figured the reactions would be more fun here than the commuting section and I was thoroughly correct.


    Regardless of my trolling, there is a whole rainbow of color out there people. You should all strive to be as courageous and handsome as me.
    You keep tellling yourself that. Like my neighbour who lowered his SUV so it's more "sportscar-like" and works for him and far more practical blah blah blah than my Porsche.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mpath View Post
    You keep tellling yourself that. Like my neighbour who lowered his SUV so it's more "sportscar-like" and works for him and far more practical blah blah blah than my Porsche.
    Finally you get to mention you got a Porsche.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soloist Assassin View Post

    I'm not sure if I like it better than my SLC, but it doesn't have a crack in the top tube, and it was free. For refference, here is the fallen comrade:
    Quote Originally Posted by Soloist Assassin View Post
    Thanks for the concern, but I've probably ridden 20k miles on my bikes with the hoods setup like that on all of them. It works great for me. Oh yeah thanks for the bike compliment too.
    Hi Soloist Assassin,

    As you know I thought your SLC was hot. Even though the position of your levers on your SLC weren't to my personal liking, they were visually OK. Maybe it's the camera angle, but the levers and bars on the S2 are not set up the same as on the SLC. The levers and bars on the S2 are visually disturbing to me (despite your very low riding position).

    Certainly one of the hottest S2s that I've ever seen but I'm going to have to say, "Not," in its current configuration.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleave View Post
    Hi Soloist Assassin,

    As you know I thought your SLC was hot. Even though the position of your levers on your SLC weren't to my personal liking, they were visually OK. Maybe it's the camera angle, but the levers and bars on the S2 are not set up the same as on the SLC. The levers and bars on the S2 are visually disturbing to me (despite your very low riding position).

    Certainly one of the hottest S2s that I've ever seen but I'm going to have to say, "Not," in its current configuration.
    Actually the pic of the SLC was the day I installed the K Wings on it. 5min in to the first ride, I headed home, and rotated the bars down. I took it directly off the SLC and put it on the S2 at the same angle, but I did cut an inch, and half off of the drops, because they were too long. Sorry you don't like the hood setup, it works for me, and a lot of other racers. For comparison, this was with my old bars on the SLC.


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    New to me 2005 Specialized Allez Comp Double. Previous owner added this stem and lost the original Waiting till I get it fit to replace it.

    I still havent decided how I feel about the color.

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    Quote Originally Posted by byrnemm View Post
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    New to me 2005 Specialized Allez Comp Double. Previous owner added this stem and lost the original Waiting till I get it fit to replace it.

    I still havent decided how I feel about the color.
    Weird - I haven't seen an Allez with the shaped seat tube like the E5. It looks a lot like an E5. Has potential! Here's mine in the same color scheme:

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    Mine, just installed the seatpost today. I didn't have my SLR on me so if you guys are curious/interested I'll take the time to put up some more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NaOH View Post
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    Mine, just installed the seatpost today. I didn't have my SLR on me so if you guys are curious/interested I'll take the time to put up some more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by byrnemm View Post
    2005 Specialized Allez Comp 003.jpg

    New to me 2005 Specialized Allez Comp Double. Previous owner added this stem and lost the original Waiting till I get it fit to replace it.

    I still havent decided how I feel about the color.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soloist Assassin View Post
    Actually the pic of the SLC was the day I installed the K Wings on it. 5min in to the first ride, I headed home, and rotated the bars down. I took it directly off the SLC and put it on the S2 at the same angle, but I did cut an inch, and half off of the drops, because they were too long. Sorry you don't like the hood setup, it works for me, and a lot of other racers. For comparison, this was with my old bars on the SLC.

    Stop deffending your setup. No body cares if it works for you. You post here to see if it is hot or not. The way it looks, it is not. To others it might be. Just post and see what happens. You wanna have a discussion about it, then start a thread just for your bike and have a ball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UCIMBZ View Post
    Stop deffending your setup. No body cares if it works for you. You post here to see if it is hot or not. The way it looks, it is not. To others it might be. Just post and see what happens. You wanna have a discussion about it, then start a thread just for your bike and have a ball.
    I don't really care to be honest, but people keep talking about it. I am not defending anything, simply explaining. I think it is quite silly honestly. I know it works, I win races. It's hot, and others agree, just not morons who focus on friggen' hood position, because they are imbeciles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UCIMBZ View Post
    Not
    Your vote is NOT, most say HOT....Majority rules ..HOT...

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    Quote Originally Posted by WHOOOSSHHH... View Post
    Your vote is NOT, most say HOT....Majority rules ..HOT...
    The bike is indeed hot Solo, but the hood position functional though it may be, looks dumb.

    Watching the tour today, I saw exactly zero bikes with Sram hoods pointing to the pavement like that.
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    Hey Solo... the bike is definitely hot. Do you have any bigger pictures of you on the bike? Just interested in your hand placement on the hoods, and it's hard to tell from the avatar picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herbie53 View Post
    The bike is indeed hot Solo, but the hood position functional though it may be, looks dumb.

    Watching the tour today, I saw exactly zero bikes with Sram hoods pointing to the pavement like that.
    A good bit of local cat1-2 racers use this same setup. Not sure of any pros currently running a setup like mine, never cared really, but one of the best ever used the same setup.



    Quote Originally Posted by tjk23 View Post
    Hey Solo... the bike is definitely hot. Do you have any bigger pictures of you on the bike? Just interested in your hand placement on the hoods, and it's hard to tell from the avatar picture.
    Here is that pic only bigger, and you can see I was in the position as the photo was taken. There were 40mph wind gusts, and this pic was taken one lap before my first victory into the headwind. The position worked great under those conditions. I used it quite a bit just now, with the 30mph gusts we are having today.


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    his hoods are level and his levers are nearly vertical, your's are not.
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    i used to use a negative angle drop setup as well, but changed them to a much level drop with deeper drop bars. better leverage during upslope on the hood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herbie53 View Post
    his hoods are level and his levers are nearly vertical, your's are not.
    The point is having your hoods lower than your bars to rest your wrists on them with your hands on the hoods as seen in my pic. His bars are shaped totally different than mine, but we both accomplish that similar position on the hoods. I am not going to talk about it anymore, for this is the "hot or not" thread not the "critique my hood placement" thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Herbie53 View Post
    his hoods are level and his levers are nearly vertical, your's are not.
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    you guys talked me into the fitzik blue bar tape:



    Last edited by ravenmore; 07-02-11 at 10:46 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ravenmore View Post
    you guys talked me into the fitzik blue bar tape:
    The metallic shimmer of that stuff is stunning is it not?

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    yeah, I dig it so far. Matches the Giant perfectly.
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