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    Quote Originally Posted by garysol1 View Post
    crappy basement photo but you get the idea. Constructive criticism is appreciated.
    2013 roubaix expert, ultegra di2, 3t ergonova bars, thomson stem, lizard skins tape, hed jet 6, michelin pro 4's

    hot!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bianchi10 View Post
    Because this thread is all about looks/appearance. A saddle bag looks cluttered and distracts from the overall hotness.

    Some say its stupid or just can't understand but, that's the way it is in this thread like it or not
    Picture edited to remove bag and reposition crank

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    Quote Originally Posted by garysol1 View Post
    crappy basement photo but you get the idea. Constructive criticism is appreciated.
    2013 Roubaix Expert, Ultegra Di2, 3T Ergonova bars, Thomson stem, Lizard Skins tape, HED Jet 6, Michelin Pro 4's
    SUPER HOT - personally I'd go with a white seat and bar tap - and loose the decals on the wheels.
    but that is one amazing looking ride. - a dream bike for sure
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    Quote Originally Posted by garysol1 View Post
    crappy basement photo but you get the idea. Constructive criticism is appreciated.
    2013 Roubaix Expert, Ultegra Di2, 3T Ergonova bars, Thomson stem, Lizard Skins tape, HED Jet 6, Michelin Pro 4's

    HOT! Nice wheels, I run Jet 50s on one of my CADDs. Should've leveled the cranks arms.
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    Conan, that's a nice piece of vintage steel, but there's just not enough going on for me to call it Hot, and enough weirdness, like the overwrapped shifter hoods, and bumpiness like toe clips and seat-height bars, to put it squarely in the Not camp.

    I'm sure it's a nice ride, but Hotness is something else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Conan View Post


    Have any pictures that aren't modified so much?
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dralways View Post
    And.why exactly is that?
    This thread does not take into account how "nice" a given bike is. Instead a bike is judged by the presentation and staging of the photo. Among the many rules of the presentation / composition of the picture are crank arm, chain, valve stem and tire label positions and yes, the absence (or presence) of a saddle bag.

    So a well composed picture of an entry level Fuji can very well trounce a poorly presented Land Shark in the hotness scale.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BykOfALesserGod View Post
    This thread does not take into account how "nice" a given bike is. Instead a bike is judged by the presentation and staging of the photo. Among the many rules of the presentation / composition of the picture are crank arm, chain, valve stem and tire label positions and yes, the absence (or presence) of a saddle bag.

    So a well composed picture of an entry level Fuji can very well trounce a poorly presented Land Shark in the hotness scale.
    Actually no. This thread was started way back in 08 and it was started to judge bikes not photos. Sure a good photo can make a crappy bike look good and vice versa but we are here to judge bikes not photographic and staging skills. This is just my opinion of course...

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    The DeRosa is off the hook.




    The Scott would look sick with a pair of 60mm wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garysol1 View Post
    crappy basement photo but you get the idea. Constructive criticism is appreciated.
    2013 Roubaix Expert, Ultegra Di2, 3T Ergonova bars, Thomson stem, Lizard Skins tape, HED Jet 6, Michelin Pro 4's

    Nice to see a Roubaix with the bars below the sadddle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by I <3 Robots View Post
    The Scott would look sick with a pair of 60mm wheels.
    I've been wanting to pickup a set of deep wheels for a while now, probably going to pick up a set of November's "Rail" wheels once its released.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BykOfALesserGod View Post
    This thread does not take into account how "nice" a given bike is. Instead a bike is judged by the presentation and staging of the photo. Among the many rules of the presentation / composition of the picture are crank arm, chain, valve stem and tire label positions and yes, the absence (or presence) of a saddle bag.

    So a well composed picture of an entry level Fuji can very well trounce a poorly presented Land Shark in the hotness scale.
    Could someone post a "Rules and Regulations" list for this thread? Or is there one already out there? It would nice to know so folks could go by it before throwing their bike into the fire.
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    That De Rosa is super duper sexy
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    Am I allowed in here now?


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    She looks nice! I'd give it a 'hot' with a few spacers removed.
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    I will be removing some spacers, just built it up and didn't want to cut too much without being sure.
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    I'll give the All City a hot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cycledogg View Post
    Could someone post a "Rules and Regulations" list for this thread? Or is there one already out there? It would nice to know so folks could go by it before throwing their bike into the fire.
    Seems to get rehashed every 4 or 5 pages. If you are posting in a 480+ page thread I would think you would at least read the last couple pages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddeadserious View Post
    Am I allowed in here now?


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    Once the a few spacers are cut I have no problem with a hot. Its not fancy, but the set up looks good and clean. and its a unique frame which helps. Not such a fan of the actual picture

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    Although that DeRosa looks HAWT, I think it might operate more efficiently with a chain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zatopek View Post
    Although that DeRosa looks HAWT, I think it might operate more efficiently with a chain.
    And a cassette.
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    The DeRosa is hot. Even without the chain and cassette.
    Right!

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    In reference to my Merak, a Chorus 11/KMC X11SL silver chain arrives Wednesday. Sadly, I'm going to miss the gold Recon cassette/KMC X11 gold chain combo. It seems 3T's "universal" freehub doesn't apply to aftermarket cassettes such as Recon.
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    Here is the Altamira Team I just picked up Sat. Will take it out on the first ride tomorrow.



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