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Old 12-06-13, 06:42 PM   #17101
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OMG, don't post these things please. :/ Mesmerizing... Harmful to eyes.
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Old 12-06-13, 06:56 PM   #17102
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TREK Madone 6.7 What can I do to improve the looks besides rims?
Not. The white stem and spacers are so out of balance, I dont know why Trek would do this on purpose.
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Old 12-06-13, 08:10 PM   #17103
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Not. The white stem and spacers are so out of balance, I dont know why Trek would do this on purpose.
I actually like the white top end; looks sharp to me.

i'd be tempted to go with white tires, like Schwalbe Ultremos. An all-black crank would look good, too.
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Old 12-06-13, 08:16 PM   #17104
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Good gravy! That is so fine, so fine! Wow!
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We didn't race, but I think I would win

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Old 12-06-13, 09:03 PM   #17106
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Could you move that contraption, so we can get a better look at the Ferrari?
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Not. The white stem and spacers are so out of balance, I dont know why Trek would do this on purpose.
Trek and aesthetics... In fact, only Trek could have done this!
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Old 12-06-13, 11:13 PM   #17108
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Would be hotter in matte black, just sayin'.
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Old 12-07-13, 01:59 PM   #17109
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I can't get over how HOT that feather is...
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Old 12-07-13, 02:02 PM   #17110
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I can't get over how HOT that feather is...
Yeah, that Feather is stonkin' hot.
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Old 12-07-13, 02:16 PM   #17111
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Trek and aesthetics... In fact, only Trek could have done this!
nah, cube also went overkill quite a bit on my 2013 litening super hpc race
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Maybe Hot... If I could see it....
Here you go hot ... need carbon cages

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Both BMCs are HOTTTT!!!!
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Old 12-07-13, 07:58 PM   #17115
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TREK Madone 6.7 What can I do to improve the looks besides rims?
Get a different set of cages.
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Old 12-07-13, 10:06 PM   #17116
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TREK Madone 6.7 What can I do to improve the looks besides rims?
Like you said, wheels, black cockpit, black bar tape, white hoods, bottle cages, and remove all the warning stickers. It'll look like a brand new bike.
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Old 12-07-13, 10:23 PM   #17117
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+2, the odd photo angle does not help.
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Old 12-08-13, 09:36 AM   #17120
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+2, the odd photo angle does not help.
+3. I like BMCs, but I never liked the seat tube/top tube/seat stay junction on that bike, and that color scheme is too busy.
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Old 12-09-13, 07:08 PM   #17121
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somebody post up a bike, preferably a hot one, so this thread stays on page 1...
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It's the angle of the picture. I've seen this bike in person and it's freaking hot.
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Old 12-10-13, 12:05 AM   #17123
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It's the angle of the picture. I've seen this bike in person and it's freaking hot.
All do respect, I'm not judging this based on the photo itself. Its a not a hot for me Because:

-DEEP insertion point of seatpost
-Stack of spacers, though a majority of it is hidden from the drop
-Stack of spacer + a positive flipped....17 degree? hard to tell from the angle
-Dont care for the junction point of the top tube, down tube and seat stays.
-Dont like the shape or aesthetics of what little I can see of the seatpost.

I'm sure its a fine bike and I do realize that sometimes a photo just cant do a bike justice. For me, this is a "Not" that isn't even on the fence. This is a solid not for me. So even though you say its hot, we will just have to agree to disagree on this one. Nothing wrong with that.

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Old 12-10-13, 12:40 AM   #17124
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Thanks, however, I prefer my King Ti Cages to carbon cages. The cage was better bottle retention, it's easier to reinsert a bottle and they're the same weight as most Arundel or carbon cages. Moreover, the juxtaposition between a carbon race bike and the old school styling is pleasant.
I will back you up on this. I've never had good experiences with carbon (or other "composite) cages. I don't go with Ti, but I do (and have for nearly 20 years) stainless steel cages. The never mark up your bottles, then never break, they weigh maybe a couple of grams more and I've not dropped a bottle with them. And yes...I think they're FAR more sexy.
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I will back you up on this. I've never had good experiences with carbon (or other "composite) cages. I don't go with Ti, but I do (and have for nearly 20 years) stainless steel cages. The never mark up your bottles, then never break, they weigh maybe a couple of grams more and I've not dropped a bottle with them. And yes...I think they're FAR more sexy.
that makes two people wrong...any other takers?
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