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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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    Quote Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
    If those are some o' Bob's Novatec hubs, I've got an identical wheelset -
    They are! I have the SL versions and have been very happy with them. Laced mine with Sapim Lasers. Bare set was 1500 grams on the dot.

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    wrong side or not, I think the c-dale is hot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WHOOOSSHHH... View Post
    TREK is HOT...saddle is Ugly
    Agreed. That Domane is nice.
    A guy has one locally (with different saddle and SRM) and it looks great in person.
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    Quote Originally Posted by plpete View Post




    16.4lbs of a solid bike.
    Best built CAAD8 I've ever seen.

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    Again, with the Caad 8, we get another bike that I think is exceptionally well "sorted" and "purposeful" but Not Hot in my view.
    Birth Certificate, Passport, Marriage License Driver's License and Residency Permit all say I'm a Fred. I guess there's no denying it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plpete View Post


    16.4lbs of a solid bike.
    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
    And to think I was just about to post my transparent aluminum frame on here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leinster View Post
    And to think I was just about to post my transparent aluminum frame on here.

    It was a jab at the all too boring all black build. The argument was based on the theory that black is not a color as it is the absence of all light reflection, or color in the scientific world. No, I'm not getting into a pigmentation debate.

    a better joke would have been posting and honest to goodness transparent bike:


    Not hot by the way.

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    here you go...it gets raced:


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    Quote Originally Posted by hack View Post
    here you go...it gets raced:

    I like it... But there's way too many decals/logos.
    Rolling billboard, are you sponsored?

    I'm partial to Giant, & that's a sexy bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost Ryder View Post
    I like it... But there's way too many decals/logos.
    Rolling billboard, are you sponsored?

    I'm partial to Giant, & that's a sexy bike.
    Yeah, its a bit loud. I never noticed until I snapped a pic. Sadly, the only sponsor I've got is myself.

    edit - most of the pics I've seen before have been when I was riding and the spinning wheels don't look nearly as loud.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hack View Post
    Yeah, its a bit loud. I never noticed until I snapped a pic. Sadly, the only sponsor I've got is myself.

    edit - most of the pics I've seen before have been when I was riding and the spinning wheels don't look nearly as loud.
    I would remove the Williams, & just leave the 3 W's.
    My neighbor has the same bike, its the cause of my "bike sickness". Now I have more bikes, than I can handle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost Ryder View Post
    I would remove the Williams, & just leave the 3 W's.
    My neighbor has the same bike, its the cause of my "bike sickness". Now I have more bikes, than I can handle.
    I'd love to, but they're under a clear coat and I haven't worked up the courage to try anything creative. If I did anything, I'd just leave one of the W's over the valve stem. They do sell a "ghost decal" kit which are basically more decals to put over these decals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hack View Post
    I'd love to, but they're under a clear coat and I haven't worked up the courage to try anything creative. They do sell a "ghost decal" kit which are basically more decals to put over these decals.
    I wouldn't mess with them either.
    Just Photoshop them before posting in this thread.
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    i think it's pretty hot, too. but i hate when i can't tell who makes a bike or it's components.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hack View Post
    I'd love to, but they're under a clear coat and I haven't worked up the courage to try anything creative. If I did anything, I'd just leave one of the W's over the valve stem. They do sell a "ghost decal" kit which are basically more decals to put over these decals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thirdgenbird View Post

    HOT. I'd take it if it was equipped with some nice DT shifters, preferably some 1990's campy!!!
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