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Old 10-26-13, 10:10 AM   #16501
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Dude, I know you need to think you're the Mayor, but give it rest. Better yet, why don't you go start your own "Most Awesome Bicycle Pics" thread where you can be a weenie all you want about 'staging' and other silliness. This thread was started before you were even a member, and it's utterly ridiculous for you to be prancing around telling people what it's "all about," especially when you're wrong about it.
cool it. as far as I can tell, bianchi10 is doing exactly what you're supposed to do in this thread: give your opinion on photos of other peoples bikes.

simma down now. just sayin'

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1) im not a photographer. photo suggestions welcome.
2) component (aesthetic) suggestions welcome, although the build isn't likely to change
3) yes, those are monodisperse silica nanoparticles that I made at work on the poster. in case you were dying to know.
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Old 10-26-13, 10:53 AM   #16503
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Ive never been fond of the setback thomson seat post. I usually prefer bar tape and saddle to match. BUT, I dig it.
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Old 10-26-13, 10:56 AM   #16504
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That is one helluva fast looking ugly bike! Altho I'm sure many find it hot.
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Old 10-26-13, 01:03 PM   #16505
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That is one helluva fast looking ugly bike! Altho I'm sure many find it hot.
Yeah, he should call it The Hyena! They're ugly, but bad-assed!
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Old 10-26-13, 01:56 PM   #16506
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I think its a nice color choice. Unique and really stands out.

There are two things that bug me about the bike.

1) SRM Power Meter is just plain ugly. If you could get a black version it would help, but it may be just too bulky and beyond help.

2) Cables. Sloping top tubes just don't look right with external cables. There's this weird gap that looks unfinished.
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Old 10-26-13, 02:47 PM   #16507
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This thread is all about staging.
No, it's not ALL ABOUT staging. You obviously don't mean that, because if it was then an unattractive bike would automatically qualify as Hot just because it was staged perfectly. And we wouldn't want that.

What you mean is that by popular convention we have come to understand that staging can sometimes be an important factor. On many occasions it deservedly is, but in many other cases I've seen it used to discredit an otherwise Hot bike. We don't want this either, I'm sure.

Originally, way before the birth of this thread, the white garage door thing and pedal placement thing was just a joke, just another way to have some fun around here. This thread takes it too seriously. Everybody needs to simmer down and lighten up with the staging crap, and have some fun like it was originally intended.
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Old 10-26-13, 02:49 PM   #16508
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Damn it - I hate it when I wholeheartedly agree with the sheriff.




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Old 10-26-13, 03:11 PM   #16509
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Old 10-26-13, 03:16 PM   #16510
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That's the spam I love to see miamijim!
Where did you find a wife who appreciates the beauty of bikes.
My wife isn't much of a rider but luckily she doesn't care what I spend on bikes and how many I have at any one time. My collections constantly rotating...as long as they don't infringe upon the living spaces I'm good to go.


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Jim, all those bikes are HOT. Of course, the Merlin Cyrene (gush), Vitus, Paramount mixte, Basso (hot enough to overcome the splatter tape), Paramount track bike, and Litespeed Classic are all exceedingly hot. I don't remember seeing the Paramount track bike before. Very nice.
Thx. The track didn't make the rounds very often and eventually found a very happy owner in the D.C. area.
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Old 10-26-13, 03:27 PM   #16511
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No, it's not all about staging. You obviously don't mean that, because if it was then an unattractive bike would automatically qualify as Hot just because it was staged perfectly. And we wouldn't want that.

What you mean is that by popular convention we have come to understand that staging can sometimes be an important factor. On many occasions it deservedly is, but in many other cases I've seen it used to discredit an otherwise Hot bike. We don't want this either, I'm sure.

Originally, way before the birth of this thread, the white garage door thing and pedal placement thing was just a joke, just another way to have some fun around here. This thread takes it too seriously. Everybody needs to simmer down and lighten up with the staging crap, and have some fun like it was originally intended.

good call.
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Old 10-26-13, 03:39 PM   #16512
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1) im not a photographer. photo suggestions welcome.
2) component (aesthetic) suggestions welcome, although the build isn't likely to change
3) yes, those are monodisperse silica nanoparticles that I made at work on the poster. in case you were dying to know.
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Old 10-26-13, 03:39 PM   #16513
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There must be something you can pick apart in that post!
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Old 10-26-13, 04:11 PM   #16514
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Ater a 35mph crit crash...I had some choices to make ... think the ones did came out pretty..


Nice work. That head tube looks bigger than the rest of the frame, is that a standard geometry S-Works?
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Old 10-26-13, 04:58 PM   #16515
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Nice work. That head tube looks bigger than the rest of the frame, is that a standard geometry S-Works?
Thats a standard head tube for a 61 S-Works .... 6-4" = big head tube!! hahaha
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I think its a nice color choice. Unique and really stands out.

There are two things that bug me about the bike.

1) SRM Power Meter is just plain ugly. If you could get a black version it would help, but it may be just too bulky and beyond help.

2) Cables. Sloping top tubes just don't look right with external cables. There's this weird gap that looks unfinished.
Just so everyone lightens up about the crank and pink power meter ....That crank and power meter is from my coach and is pink because it was his late daughters favorite color. I could change both of them but they are staying as is to honor his daughter. As long as I race bikes...both of them will be on my bikes !!!!
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Old 10-26-13, 05:10 PM   #16517
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Thats a standard head tube for a 61 S-Works .... 6-4" = big head tube!! hahaha
Just a heads-up for you as a newbie: around here, people's legs are a lot faster than their synaptic transmissions. Presumably.
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Just a heads-up for you as a newbie: around here, people's legs are a lot faster than their synaptic transmissions. Presumably.
Give Specialized a call and tell them that..hahaha ...I would love a smaller head tube but I cant get the 17 year old Chinese kids making these bikes to cooperate ;-)
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Old 10-26-13, 05:32 PM   #16519
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Thats a standard head tube for a 61 S-Works .... 6-4" = big head tube!! hahaha
I am 6'4" as well (not that that has all that much to do with it). Here's my fit on two bikes. Both are fairly normal head tubes (58ish size bikes), the November head tube is 19 mm and works very nicely with minimal spacers.

Given the stem you're using, it looks like you could use a bit shorter head tube.



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Thanks but Specialized doesn't offer a smaller head tube in a 61 ...that's what I keep saying ;-) it is what it is and works out fine
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Just a heads-up for you as a newbie: around here, people's legs are a lot faster than their synaptic transmissions. Presumably.
wut? It looks like a lot of head tube to me, even for a 61 cm frame and I asked a question.

What is your beef?
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@Herbie53, what bars are pictured in the guru?
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Old 10-26-13, 08:12 PM   #16525
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1) im not a photographer. photo suggestions welcome.
2) component (aesthetic) suggestions welcome, although the build isn't likely to change
3) yes, those are monodisperse silica nanoparticles that I made at work on the poster. in case you were dying to know.
Never been a fan of the "Hell Bent" post, would rather see a post with off set if that helps solve a fit issue. The bike speaks SRAM but I see a Shimano crank. Would look much nicer with a SRAM crank. Straight forks also bug me and the bars look too "old skool". My guess is the front end is a bit sketchy in corners? All this from a die-hard C'dale owner too.
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