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    extra credit, hot AND black...rocketship

    Quote Originally Posted by jtwilson View Post
    WHOOOSSHHH - HOTness. I am diggin the Boyds. We really really needed that. I had the same idea - put the go-fast wheels on for a new pic today:


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    Quote Originally Posted by LowCel View Post
    Thank you. Di2, quarq, wheels, stem, and bars will be going to the Parlee. Haven't decided if I will use red or black brakes on the new bike yet. I have the Planet X's in both colors. Also haven't decided if I will be keeping my Colnago as a backup bike or my Fuji SL1.
    Well...if you insist on sullying Parlee ghost matte stealth by keeping the stem with the funky red stripe, you might as well use red brakes...and hubs...no half-stepping.
    Last edited by gc3; 03-20-13 at 08:16 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thirdgenbird View Post
    At the risk of going off course, a commuter can look good, some actually look very hot.

    keep it clean, the parts nicely matched, and carry the lock on your seat rails, belt, or in a bag.

    mine isn't "hot" but it is presentable (or so I think)
    Yup, I like it!

    My stable needs something like this, for more casual riding or hopping from place to place. My old 'cross commuter is in a state of total disrepair.

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    super hot...trotting out the big guns...nice blending of white and black, even the cranks look good, but then I admit my bias towards Parlee?
    Last edited by gc3; 03-20-13 at 08:59 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoSoxYacht View Post
    Oh Hellll yeah.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dralways View Post
    The bar tape is brand new and I admit I kinda messed up on the color.. one of those things you learn by doing.

    What, am I supposed to leave my bike worth 400 used outside of Walmart or the library (they have signs posted warning of high volume of bike theft there) completely unchained? No way.
    Nothing wrong with locking it up at all. However, for the purposes of this thread, there are certain aesthetic guidelines.

    Remove anything extraneous from the bike. Bidons, blinkies, saddle bags, etc.
    Clean your steed. Dirt and rust etc isn't hot.
    Take a clear photo in front of a neutral background. White garage door, grey cinder block wall... something like that.
    Chain in the big ring up front, small cog in the back. Seat level, crank set extending from the chainstay if possible, valve stems at 6 o'clock.

    The picture should be all about the bike with nothing to distract from it.

    As far as what to change on your bike? Maybe blue or white bar tape to match the accents on your seat right off the top of my head.

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    Yeah. That just happened.
    Telemachus has, indeed, sneezed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by halfspeed View Post


    Yeah. That just happened.
    I'm not a fan of disc brakes on road bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoSoxYacht View Post
    I'm not a fan of disc brakes on road bikes.

    But snow!!!!


    The hpx makes it hot!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
    But snow!!!!
    I'm not a fan of snow either.

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    I'm guessing there's no hot-r-not threads in the 23?

    Quote Originally Posted by halfspeed View Post


    Yeah. That just happened.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pirkaus View Post
    If that bike passes you, you better be fixing a flat
    Pirk
    Priceless!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WHOOOSSHHH... View Post
    Another rule braker hanging on the wall....shameful presentation!! NOT NOT NOT!
    Great looking bike, horrible picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WHOOOSSHHH... View Post
    A little better...
    Hot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gc3 View Post
    Well...if you insist on sullying Parlee ghost matte stealth by keeping the stem with the funky red stripe, you might as well use red brakes...and hubs...no half-stepping.
    I'm not sure how to take that from a guy with blue headset spacers.

    The stem with the red stripe will be temporary. It is a 110 but I believe I am going to need a 120 on this bike. Hubs will be red and carbon, not much I can do about that right now.
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

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    Semper fi

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    Again with a Sram Red groupset. Not your bike (again)

    Quote Originally Posted by BoSoxYacht View Post

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoSoxYacht View Post
    I'm not a fan of disc brakes on road bikes.
    I'm not a fan of frozen rim brakes riding on slushy gravel. OTOH, this thread is all about cosmetics after all.
    Telemachus has, indeed, sneezed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gc3 View Post
    I'm guessing there's no hot-r-not threads in the 23?
    It's a road bike. A gravel road bike that also sees some pavement duty.
    Telemachus has, indeed, sneezed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grambo View Post
    Again with a Sram Red groupset. Not your bike (again)
    No, it was a loaner I was using to determin size. This is Bob Parlee's personal bike.

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    I guess his lack of industry knowledge and experience must have led him to the dreadful mistake of selecting a Sram group set.

    Quote Originally Posted by BoSoxYacht View Post
    No, it was a loaner I was using to determin size. This is Bob Parlee's personal bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grambo View Post
    I guess his lack of industry knowledge and experience must have led him to the dreadful mistake of selecting a Sram group set.
    Some people try the new stuff when it comes out(simply because they can). I did this, and quickly realized that SRAM is junk.

    FWIW, I've worked in the industry a lot longer than than he has. You may also notice that Parlee doesn't manufacture component groups. His expertise is frame design/manufacturing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WHOOOSSHHH... View Post
    A little sparkle but still breaking format...
    This is my personal favorite and the HOTTEST amongst your collection. Can't go wrong with that finish.
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    My attempt at trying to save this thread.

    My training/backup bike - Giant TCR Alloy.

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