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    Here's my entry. I just finished building it and rode it today for the second time. Fantastic ride!







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    Uh oh, Trek with a periscope, Duracchi pedals, SRAM Red and an smp saddle. . . Prepare your angus. . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silvercivic27 View Post
    Uh oh, Trek with a periscope, Duracchi pedals, SRAM Red and an smp saddle. . . Prepare your angus. . .
    The funny thing about that, it is a pretty nice look it bike. That's also the opinion of someone that doesn't usually like sram or trek from an aesthetic standpoint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by curtism View Post
    Here's my entry. I just finished building it and rode it today for the second time. Fantastic ride!
    Hot....nice bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by curtism View Post
    Here's my entry. I just finished building it and rode it today for the second time. Fantastic ride!
    make it anything but a Trek, and be sure to get a frame that is all flat black, then put praxis rings on it and take the logos off the wheels. Cut the steerer tube, get a different saddle. Then maybe it has a chance at being hot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slowride454 View Post
    make it anything but a Trek, and be sure to get a frame that is all flat black, then put praxis rings on it and take the logos off the wheels. Cut the steerer tube, get a different saddle. Then maybe it has a chance at being hot.
    It seems like that is the only formula around here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slowride454 View Post
    make it anything but a Trek, and be sure to get a frame that is all flat black, then put praxis rings on it and take the logos off the wheels. Cut the steerer tube, get a different saddle. Then maybe it has a chance at being hot.
    Or just cover up any decals revealing it to be a Trek.
    When people ask what bike it is, just call it a Lemmond.
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    I'd give the trek a hot with the exception of the saddle which detracts

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    I also don't like the shiny bar tape, is that wrong? Otherwise though I dig it

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    Quote Originally Posted by slowride454 View Post
    make it anything but a Trek, and be sure to get a frame that is all flat black, then put praxis rings on it and take the logos off the wheels. Cut the steerer tube, get a different saddle. Then maybe it has a chance at being hot.
    Right, let's do it right in 2014!

    Stealth bikes are dumb. Colnago and Pinarello are fugly. Mass market commonplace is the only way to go!
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    It's a pretty nice bike, but it's too compact for me, and I don't find that aesthetically pleasing - I guess that I like more delineation between the TT and the seat stays; probably why I'm not typically a fan of the smaller sized bikes, WSDs, and some Specialized/Giant/Trek bikes.
    Quote Originally Posted by RollCNY View Post
    I would wager that not riding in Minnesota is just as fatiguing as not riding in New York.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gc3 View Post
    Right, let's do it right in 2014!

    Stealth bikes are dumb. Colnago and Pinarello are fugly. Mass market commonplace is the only way to go!
    My New Year's resolution is to only consider bikes hot if they meet all of these critea:
    lugs (any material)
    tan sideall tires
    at least one color

    Exceptions will be made for bikes with two of the three:
    tubulars
    downtube shifters
    campagnolo

    automatic disqualification is given to a bike with any of the below:
    splash bar tape
    disc brakes
    Hydraulic rim brakes (road)

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    The Trek is Hot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thirdgenbird View Post
    My New Year's resolution is to only consider bikes hot if they meet all of these critea:
    lugs (any material)
    tan sideall tires
    at least one color

    Exceptions will be made for bikes with two of the three:
    tubulars
    downtube shifters
    campagnolo

    automatic disqualification is given to a bike with any of the below:
    splash bar tape
    disc brakes
    Hydraulic rim brakes (road)
    Those rules would fly in the V&C.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost Ryder View Post
    Those rules would fly in the V&C.
    But it works with modern bikes too:

    Green c59 with tan veloflex tires = hot
    propel dressed in super record and lightweight tubulars = hot
    tig welded 853 frame with 7900 downtube group and nemesis rims = hot

    disc brakes? Functional, but not attractive
    Hydraulic rim? The sram levers are huge, the shimanos shaped funny, and the edco (while cool) are also ugly
    splash bar tape? Do I need to explain?


    bgoodwin's all city?
    First it has no disqualifications.

    It scores one point for frame color, a second for tires, but it misses because it isn't lugged.

    it doesn't have any of the three special provisions.

    not hot (it is very nice though) I want to give him bonus points for brake choice, but a resolution is a resolution.

    oh, and welcome! Don't feel bad. One of my three bikes isn't hot by my own formula and I'm ok with that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bgoodwin View Post
    Not a fan of ergo bars, but otherwise I love it.

    I'm running the center mount Racer Mediums on a similar setup. Really dig em.

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    TREK is HOT...saddle is Ugly

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    16.4lbs of a solid bike.

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    ^^^ Someone didn't lace those wheels up so that the label reads properly from the drive side - tisk, tisk, tisk.
    Quote Originally Posted by RollCNY View Post
    I would wager that not riding in Minnesota is just as fatiguing as not riding in New York.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
    ^^^ Someone didn't lace those wheels up so that the label reads properly from the drive side - tisk, tisk, tisk.
    haha guilty as charged! It was the first wheelset I ever built. At least they are BOTH on the wrong side

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    Quote Originally Posted by plpete View Post
    haha guilty as charged! It was the first wheelset I ever built. At least they are BOTH on the wrong side
    If those are some o' Bob's Novatec hubs, I've got an identical wheelset -

    Quote Originally Posted by RollCNY View Post
    I would wager that not riding in Minnesota is just as fatiguing as not riding in New York.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bgoodwin View Post
    wish i could have afforded an all-city. they are so nice.
    hot.
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