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Old 10-02-13, 04:57 PM   #16001
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Open an account just to troll bianchi10. Hilarious.

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Old 10-02-13, 05:06 PM   #16002
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Old 10-02-13, 07:26 PM   #16003
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I have heard great things about the SMP saddles. Those that try them and find then right model seem to stick with them.
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Old 10-02-13, 07:51 PM   #16004
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Let not forget the roots of this thread...
Its all about looks, we don't care if it makes you comfortable.
If is not up to "Hot or Not" standards, its always a not.
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Old 10-02-13, 07:58 PM   #16005
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^^^ zackly! We wanna see the nastiest looking asshatchet saddles imaginable...
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Old 10-02-13, 08:36 PM   #16006
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^^^ zackly! We wanna see the nastiest looking asshatchet saddles imaginable...
As long as they're sexy, they'll get all the lovin they deserve in this thread!!!

Let the ass hatchets bless this thread!
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good looking bike, still better than bianchi10's generic cannondale.

I'll bite. I'm curious as to why you find satisfaction in focusing on me or my bike. If my bike is so generic, why do you keep bringing it up just to put it down?
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I think he's man crushin on you B10!


I have a stalker too, what is this world coming too...???
My guy is a WebMD, does that pay good wages?
I only go for females...
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Old 10-02-13, 09:48 PM   #16009
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My race rig. Now we have some logos.
Are those Q rings? Rollers, not Rotors.

Frame, wheels, hot.
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Old 10-02-13, 10:00 PM   #16010
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Are those Q rings? Rollers, not Rotors.

Frame, wheels, hot.
Rotor Q rings with Rotor 3D cranks.
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Let's see the De Rosa.
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Much obliged!
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Why the move to SRAM?
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Much obliged!
Again, frame, hot. Hotter than hell. Wheels, hot.

Rotor Q-rings. not hot. :fpalm
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Old 10-02-13, 11:09 PM   #16015
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alright...i'll play. i couldn't wait until the sun set to take a picture, so please excuse the crappy lighting....i'll try again in a few hours. until then:

Ugh!
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Yummy!!!
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Much obliged!
From a fellow De Rosa owner to another, very nice build as you don't see too many De Rosas to begin with. I'd prefer a 3T or Deda stem/seatpost, but still HOT ​the way it is.
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Alright Rustle, you have a pile of hot bikes. Time for a family photo.
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Are those Q rings? Rollers, not Rotors.

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Rotor Q rings with Rotor 3D cranks.
can someone explain what this means. i don't speak uber bike. but i'm slowly learning.
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can someone explain what this means. i don't speak uber bike. but i'm slowly learning.
http://www.rotorbikeusa.com/products.html
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It wasn't intended to be uber speak. But it was intended to take a little p!ss out of him.

Rotor oblong chainrings are designed to take advantage of the 'stomp' down of your pedal stroke.

Instead of trying to pedal round and have a silky smooth, well-trained stroke round stroke, they do away with all that and give into the stomp, stomp, stomp nature of your strong quads vs. relatively weak hamstrings.

Riding rollers is the best way to get that nice smooth stroke on the pedals, because if you just stomp down you'll be all over those things, and riding off the side of your rollers is no fun. Not to mention the mark it leaves on the floor. No amount of hoovering will remove it. They've had oblong chainrings since the 80's IIRC. They usually fade away, but this mechanical shortcut from Rotor have caught on with a couple of pros. So who knows?

Everyone who spends a lot of time on rollers rides off the side once or twice. Usually when watching something and not paying attention. You can slowly drift to the side and before you know it, bam. But ****ey, square stroked stompers find rollers very difficult. And it does take effort and focus. The backs of your knees will never feel worse than riding rollers for 45 minutes after laying off them for a season.

There you have it: rollers. not Rotors.

Here's a video of the greatest cyclist of all time riding his rollers.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BcHekNAfOo

and here, if you skip to 12:20. But watch the entire thing, it's brilliant.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nt5KX__G778

Otherwise that De Rosa (you just might see one in the above video if you're careful)
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Instead of trying to pedal round and have a silky smooth, well-trained stroke round stroke, they do away with all that and give into the stomp, stomp, stomp nature of your strong quads vs. relatively weak hamstrings.
This guy must be a very untrained stomper. He needs to ride rollers more.

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This guy must be a very untrained stomper. He needs to ride rollers more.


Already covered that here:

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They've had oblong chainrings since the 80's IIRC. They usually fade away, but this mechanical shortcut from Rotor have caught on with a couple of pros. So who knows?

PS, I'll see you your Sky photo and raise you:



They have been around 100 years or so, since the chain drive began. Come back around about every 15 years. People have short memories.

Show me a photo of Joop Zoetemelk on oblong rings.

Anyway, enough claptrap, back to HOT R NOT?

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