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Old 01-02-14, 04:02 PM   #17426
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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.
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Old 01-02-14, 04:10 PM   #17427
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16.4lbs of a solid bike.
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Old 01-02-14, 05:30 PM   #17428
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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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Old 01-02-14, 06:29 PM   #17429
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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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Old 01-05-14, 05:56 PM   #17430
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here you go...it gets raced:

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Old 01-05-14, 06:04 PM   #17431
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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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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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Old 01-05-14, 06:17 PM   #17433
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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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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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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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Old 01-05-14, 06:37 PM   #17436
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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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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.
How do you like the Williams Wheels?
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Old 01-05-14, 08:42 PM   #17438
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HOT. I'd take it if it was equipped with some nice DT shifters, preferably some 1990's campy!!!
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Wish I could get better quality but this is all I got.
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Old 01-05-14, 08:50 PM   #17440
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How do you like the Williams Wheels?
They're the first carbon wheel I've ever ridden, so not a lot to compare them to in that realm. But, I find them to be plenty stiff (more so than my Ksyrium Elites and I'm 6'3" 195-200). They did come in about 75g over advertised weight (totaling ~1750), which was a bit of a downer. Other than the weight and the inability to remove the decals, I like them a lot.
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here you go...it gets raced:

yeah well...is better than a Venge, even if it a little loud...
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I thought it was ugly.

the geometry is just all wrong.
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I thought it was ugly.

the geometry is just all wrong.
Not if you're a hipster, then it's all kinds of right.
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here you go...it gets raced:

Too bad the wheels are so heavy and heavier than you were expecting. I wish you could take those decals off, but I fully understand why you aren't trying to take them off if its under the clear coat.
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They did come in about 75g over advertised weight (totaling ~1750), which was a bit of a downer.
The advertised weight didn't include the decals.
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How do you spell "Williams" again?
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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.
Lets see, Williams and Giant, that's two. Too many eh? I like it, looks great!!
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Wish I could get better quality but this is all I got.
Looks good, but not too keen on the ergo bars. Maybe get some tubes with the same stems. I say Hot.

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Lets see, Williams and Giant, that's two. Too many eh? I like it, looks great!!
Its not the amount of companies, its the amount of decals/logos.
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