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    Quote Originally Posted by SpeshulEd View Post
    Did yours come stock with SRAM? What model is yours? Mine's a 2012 2.0, came with ultegra and oval parts - just weird how different they are.

    Nice to see more Fujis around these parts.
    It's the Special Edition Frameset. The SRAM came off my other frame which I then sold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoadMike View Post
    Not. I really don't like white hoods on any bike, the tower of spacers isn't that appealing, saddle nose down. Aero frame with shallow rims is a no no in my book also.
    I think that you have done a nice job with this bike. With time, you will outgrow white hoods; they will not remain white but require regular cleaning. This is not a criticism of your build or component selection, but my first reaction to the Litespeed carbon frames was that they were really in your face with the size of the name, the huge size of the down tube, and a lack of any stylish accents. I still feel this way and although I can not attest to the ride quality, visually I think that they missed the boat. Where as their Ti bikes have always been stunning, the later models also adopted the bill board size name branding. I really wonder who is making these decisions in TN.

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    Quote Originally Posted by webtwo View Post
    Here is another Fuji S.S.T. It is a 2010 1.0 built with SRAM Force.


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    those bars are hideous on that bike! change the bars, black bar tape and black stem and you got much better chances of getting a hot from me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bianchi10 View Post
    those bars are hideous on that bike! change the bars, black bar tape and black stem and you got much better chances of getting a hot from me.


    Have you ever gone back and reread any of your posts in this thread? Because a lot of them make you sound like a giant tw*t.

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    Here's my new build - a Charge Juicer frame/fork with Shimergo setup (Chorus 11 levers shifting 7700 rd and 6500 fd). The brakes are Paul Racer Mediums. I had a shop cable it up and they recommended the up and over routing for the front. It's getting a Barfly, stainless cages of some kind, and fenders soon.



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    Quote Originally Posted by IthaDan View Post


    Have you ever gone back and reread any of your posts in this thread? Because a lot of them make you sound like a giant tw*t.
    What I find aesthetically pleasing is consistent. It may not be what you find appealing and that's your choice. I am picky, so what. I find that a lot of people agree with me, you just may not be one of them. No sweat off my sack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fox Farm View Post
    I think that you have done a nice job with this bike. With time, you will outgrow white hoods; they will not remain white but require regular cleaning. This is not a criticism of your build or component selection, but my first reaction to the Litespeed carbon frames was that they were really in your face with the size of the name, the huge size of the down tube, and a lack of any stylish accents. I still feel this way and although I can not attest to the ride quality, visually I think that they missed the boat. Where as their Ti bikes have always been stunning, the later models also adopted the bill board size name branding. I really wonder who is making these decisions in TN.
    Thanks for the kind words, I agree with the billboard branding. Really not that appealing and the font doesn't really do it for me. The picture doesn't really do it justice but the white pinstripe accents the frame's lines quite nicely. At retail price I definitely would not have jumped, but seeing as I picked the stock bike up for $800, I don't think I did too badly
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    Quote Originally Posted by bianchi10 View Post
    What I find aesthetically pleasing is consistent. It may not be what you find appealing and that's your choice. I am picky, so what. I find that a lot of people agree with me, you just may not be one of them. No sweat off my sack.
    It's got nothing to do with your sense of taste- I tend to agree with you. It's the sense of self-importance in your posting- as if your designation of "hot" carries some kind of weight and yours is somehow the last word.

    Is english your first language?

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    Whut whut whut....self importance on the 41? Why, I never...
    "I tried being reasonable, I didn‘t like it."

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    Quote Originally Posted by IthaDan View Post
    It's got nothing to do with your sense of taste- I tend to agree with you. It's the sense of self-importance in your posting- as if your designation of "hot" carries some kind of weight and yours is somehow the last word.

    Is english your first language?
    English is all I speak and even then its not always best. Sorry if I come across that way. I give my opinion on what it would take for a bike to be hot FOR ME. I don't know how else to give my opinion. I have tried to focus on saying "its a not For me" instead of just saying "not". My OPINION is just that, an opinion. Just like everyone else's "vote."

    Just like texting, most things across the internet are easy to misinterpret the way information is meant to be taken. No sense of tone or body language can leave someone's post or reply open to different contexts. I'm a good guy but sometimes my opinions can come on strong. Sorry if I have offended you with any of my comments or opinions.


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    FWIW, I agree with 99% of Bianchi's opinions...

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    when i finally get a road bike i'm going to post a picture like this:

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    Bianchi's the Simon Cowell of "Hot r Not"-- gives an unvarnished opinion everytime. Nothing wrong with that. The charge juicer lost me at shimergo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fried bake View Post
    Bianchi's the Simon Cowell of "Hot r Not"-- gives an unvarnished opinion everytime. Nothing wrong with that. .
    Exactly!! Keep it up b10!

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    Quote Originally Posted by marqueemoon View Post
    Here's my new build - a Charge Juicer frame/fork with Shimergo setup (Chorus 11 levers shifting 7700 rd and 6500 fd). The brakes are Paul Racer Mediums. I had a shop cable it up and they recommended the up and over routing for the front. It's getting a Barfly, stainless cages of some kind, and fenders soon.


    I really like this bike, the cable routing is a little funky and the shimano bits with the campy shifters is a little odd. Is it a 9-10 or 11 speed? Why use 11 speed shifters with a 10 speed crank?

    EDIT: I see why you went with the routing like you did. Cool brakes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller2 View Post
    It's the Special Edition Frameset. The SRAM came off my other frame which I then sold.
    Ahh, well that makes sense then. Very nice!
    Hey guys, lets go play bikes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpeshulEd View Post
    Ahh, well that makes sense then. Very nice!
    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aramis View Post
    I really like this bike, the cable routing is a little funky and the shimano bits with the campy shifters is a little odd. Is it a 9-10 or 11 speed? Why use 11 speed shifters with a 10 speed crank?

    EDIT: I see why you went with the routing like you did. Cool brakes.
    Thanks. 11 speed Campy levers will shift 9 speed Shimano, so that's what's happening here.

    I'm really digging the brakes. Good modulation, plenty of power, and they won't pinch the fenders I'm planning to install. The look is an acquired taste though. I will probably mess with the routing and see if I can get it cleaner once I wear through the original pads.

    I've gotten a few longer rides in on this bike now and I absolutely love it. The lighter Prestige tubes and 28mm tires eat rough pavement for breakfast.

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    Going to add some vintage flair around here.

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    Hot vintage Dan. I especially like the Bottecchia
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    Love the vintage but Neuvations on a Bottecchia is driving me crazy (not in a good way). Love the bikes though.

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    It seems like all texts and posts come across way harsher than intended. However, if you can view someone speaking the words it helps me somewhat. I like Bianchi's opinions. Don't always agree, but I'd much rather he (and everyone) be bluntly honest. I agree that sometimes he comes across harshly, but as he said, he doesn't mean it. Just can't help himself. I understand that, because I'm often that way myself.

    And some things DO look awful. If you can't stand the heat... ;-)

    Y'know, its interesting, one of the ways to improve in life is to LISTEN to criticism. Praise is far less helpful in most situations. If we can get past our egos and actually hear the criticism, it's often incredibly helpful. On the other hand, praise does almost nothing for you and can hurt you... especially if it's inflating your ego. But I digress.

    We need more hot bikes! I saw a Calfee bamboo bike at last weeks group ride. It was butt ugly and oh so sweet at the same time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by marn View Post
    my np.


    hottt

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    Quote Originally Posted by miller2 View Post
    2012 fuji altamira. I just had the wheels built for me by a local guy. They are hed c2 rims with alchemy elf/orcul hubs. Been raining so much i havent had a chance to ride them yet. They came in at 1450 grams so that knocked about .25lbs off the bike. I didnt weigh it but it should be about 15.7lbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IthaDan View Post
    Going to add some vintage flair around here.

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    Bottecchia = HOTTT
    Stowe... my eyes keep getting drawn to the slack cyclocomputer cable hanging far off the down tube, sorry!

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