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    Quote Originally Posted by VA_Esquire View Post


    It needs new wheels badly....thinking either ZIPP 303s or Enve 3.4 clinchers
    i'm gonna say hot

    typically i would just give this bike a meh (but not a 'not hot')...another gray/black bike...like very other gray/black bike...but the hamburger saddle bag is so hideous that its awesome. also that thing is $26 on amazon. that is a commitment to amazingness

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    Quote Originally Posted by gc3 View Post
    Anybody want to see my re/custom-painted Parlee Z5 SLi again? Haven't posted in H-r-N since the repaint and stuff. But I do recall that the Tall head tube option as Parlee designed it doesn't appeal to everyone. Guess I'm going to have to buy a new bike soon to satisfy the rest of y'all, instead of finishing paying for my daughter's college. Most important - I removed the chromatic aberration from the previous pics....also notice that the DC Department of Sanitation leaves stuff strewn all over the place after picking up the garbage...

    Ghost pepper hot

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    I didn't NEED this bike, but dammit it was a good deal. '13 Venge Expert (ultegra), right off the floor for 30% off... Going to make it the crit/flatlander bike.


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    Hot.

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    Too hot for me to say hot because I'm too jealous. Not hot
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    Quote Originally Posted by itrsteve View Post
    I didn't NEED this bike, but dammit it was a good deal. '13 Venge Expert (ultegra), right off the floor for 30% off... Going to make it the crit/flatlander bike.

    Hot!

    Wow Venge getting love in this thread... What is this world coming to.
    Has 2014 made everyone in the 41 "turn a new leaf"?
    What next, are we going to seesome Trek luving?

    I was always one who thought the Venge was a hot bike btw.
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    This here Venge is screaming "bite me" to the rest of the world...so props are in order...even if it is a Spesh....
    "I tried being reasonable, I didn‘t like it."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost Ryder View Post
    Hot!

    Wow Venge getting love in this thread... What is this world coming to.
    Has 2014 made everyone in the 41 "turn a new leaf"?
    What next, are we going to seesome Trek luving?

    I was always one who thought the Venge was a hot bike btw.
    That whole Cafe Roubaix thing must of blew over. Phew.

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    Quote Originally Posted by save10 View Post
    but the hamburger saddle bag is so hideous that its awesome. also that thing is $26 on amazon. that is a commitment to amazingness
    The burger bag needs to get linked over on velominati....

    If you take it on a group ride....Preload with an actual burger to eat at the first rest stop....

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    I'm even surprised nobody picked on the crank. The usual divas are being nice. What is it tonight girls?

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    I was going to say, no, we still hate specialized. It's a good looking bike, though, except for the mismatching pimp medallion chainring. I guess that gives it "character", though, which is hard to do since specialized bikes have no soul. It's riding on Zipps and Speedplays too, so it's a good example of a "ruthless corporate America" bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KantoBoy View Post
    I'm even surprised nobody picked on the crank. The usual divas are being nice. What is it tonight girls?
    When a bike is obviously Hot, a crank arm out of position isn't enough to bring it down. Though I would like to see this bike with black chain rings and the black zipp logo's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bianchi10 View Post
    When a bike is obviously Hot, a crank arm out of position isn't enough to bring it down. Though I would like to see this bike with black chain rings and the black zipp logo's.
    When I decide I want to set $50 on fire I'm going to get the beyond black stickers... That FSA crank will go bye bye in trade for a stages ultegra crank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by itrsteve View Post
    I didn't NEED this bike, but dammit it was a good deal. '13 Venge Expert (ultegra), right off the floor for 30% off... Going to make it the crit/flatlander bike.

    so hot it burns....maybe that hamburger saddle bag would cool things a bit...
    I'm so slow I met myself yesterday...

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    Love the Parlee. Hot hot hot

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    Hot or not? Picked it up today. Few pieces missing, saddle is not the final one. Just need to see if I want to do toupe, romin or selle italia.

    The bike as it is weighs 15.88 pounds. Soon I will probably switch saddle to toupe pro and pedals to stainless steel instead of chome mo. This will save me an astounding 40g!!! For the price of only an extra testicle.

    Cat 6 going on PRO....

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    The Rabobank decal is a bit much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lsberrios1 View Post
    Hot or not? Picked it up today. Few pieces missing, saddle is not the final one. Just need to see if I want to do toupe, romin or selle italia.

    The bike as it is weighs 15.88 pounds. Soon I will probably switch saddle to toupe pro and pedals to stainless steel instead of chome mo. This will save me an astounding 40g!!! For the price of only an extra testicle.

    The paint is "warm", the frame is awesome and DA9k makes anything a touch warmer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lsberrios1 View Post
    Hot or not? Picked it up today. Few pieces missing, saddle is not the final one. Just need to see if I want to do toupe, romin or selle italia.

    The bike as it is weighs 15.88 pounds. Soon I will probably switch saddle to toupe pro and pedals to stainless steel instead of chome mo. This will save me an astounding 40g!!! For the price of only an extra testicle.

    here's something to consider:white saddle, white tape and white decals on the wheels. i feel like that would emphasize the white frameset, and make it pop.

    thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SirHustlerEsq View Post
    The paint is "warm", the frame is awesome and DA9k makes anything a touch warmer.
    Quote Originally Posted by sbxx1985 View Post
    The Rabobank decal is a bit much.
    While I agree that the rabobank scheme may be a bit much or not everybody's cup of tea, I'll give myself an A for uniqueness . I have to say at first I was not 100% in love. But it really grew up on me and there aren't that many around. Appreciate your feedback.

    Quote Originally Posted by fried bake View Post
    here's something to consider:white saddle, white tape and white decals on the wheels. i feel like that would emphasize the white frameset, and make it pop.

    thoughts?
    I thought the same thing but then this came up to my head "dirty dirty dirty". The only time the bike would have looked good was the first day. Believe I did think about it many times.

    I have to say I am thankful for being able to have such an amazing array of bicycles!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lsberrios1 View Post
    Hot or not? Picked it up today. Few pieces missing, saddle is not the final one. Just need to see if I want to do toupe, romin or selle italia.

    The bike as it is weighs 15.88 pounds. Soon I will probably switch saddle to toupe pro and pedals to stainless steel instead of chome mo. This will save me an astounding 40g!!! For the price of only an extra testicle.

    How can we judge "hot or not" without knowing if it can shift between front rings? Well, does it?
    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 lsberrios1 View Post
    Hot or not? Picked it up today. Few pieces missing, saddle is not the final one. Just need to see if I want to do toupe, romin or selle italia.

    The bike as it is weighs 15.88 pounds. Soon I will probably switch saddle to toupe pro and pedals to stainless steel instead of chome mo. This will save me an astounding 40g!!! For the price of only an extra testicle.


    I give it a "HOT". Makes me want to hurry up and finish my TCR build (I only have the wheelset left to order).

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    Quote Originally Posted by itrsteve View Post
    I didn't NEED this bike, but dammit it was a good deal. '13 Venge Expert (ultegra), right off the floor for 30% off... Going to make it the crit/flatlander bike.

    Hot

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    Quote Originally Posted by lsberrios1 View Post
    Hot or not? Picked it up today. Few pieces missing, saddle is not the final one. Just need to see if I want to do toupe, romin or selle italia.

    The bike as it is weighs 15.88 pounds. Soon I will probably switch saddle to toupe pro and pedals to stainless steel instead of chome mo. This will save me an astounding 40g!!! For the price of only an extra testicle.

    Hot

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