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    Quote Originally Posted by slowride454 View Post
    I threw this together over the weekend, so I can sell some of my inventory. I forgot how nice that frame looks built up. Pearl white Nashbar frame.

    Slam the stem and it's hot.

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    Does my Altamira, fondly known as "Raven", qualify as hot? She's seen a lot of mods, and there's few stock components.
    Raven Fixed Up 4-10-12.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by IcySmooth52 View Post
    Does my Altamira, fondly known as "Raven", qualify as hot? She's seen a lot of mods, and there's few stock components.
    Raven Fixed Up 4-10-12.jpg
    That's my first road bike! I have a fondness for Fuji's, it looks good and all, but I would say not quite hot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IcySmooth52 View Post
    few stock components.
    Still an Oval crankset though? Probably works fine...but looks out of place now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IcySmooth52 View Post
    Does my Altamira, fondly known as "Raven", qualify as hot? She's seen a lot of mods, and there's few stock components.
    Raven Fixed Up 4-10-12.jpg
    I like it, but you need a better picture of it.
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    A black and white bike named Raven? Wouldn't it be more like Magpie?

    Either way. Dirty white bar tape, saddle bag, not a great picture. Not so hot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dtrain View Post
    Still an Oval crankset though? Probably works fine...but looks out of place now.
    Quote Originally Posted by RJM View Post
    I like it, but you need a better picture of it.
    Yeah, that picture is actually two years old from a smartphone. But the crankset and the headset are the only stock components!
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    And before last weeks crit:

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    Hot.

    Edited: Though, that white line on the top tube makes it look like it has a hard bend when really it isn't. Wish that line wasn't there, but I still dig it.
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    The Merckx is nicely dolled up, but it's a frame I personally find ugly....
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    Early pregnancy head tube.

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    I dunno if it's an optical illusion, but that Merckx looks like it has an extremely slack headtube angle.

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    In the racers forum as well - but I can't help it. Daddy's new race rig...

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    I think that Merckx might look better with a -10 or -17 stem. It would blend with the line of the bent top tube more perhaps... that said, to keep the same drop it would need some spacers.

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    Great bike I'm sure and I dont mean to take any wind out of your sail, but aesthetically I just dont find it to be pleasing. Dont like the geometry nor the paint scheme. The bartape doesn't really compliment or flow with the bike. Dislike the tower of spacers below/on top of the stem (Though with it being new, I would guess you may take care of that?)

    Hope you enjoy it though!
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    The picture doesn't quite do the bar tape justice... its Lizard Skin and color in person almost seems to match the gray frame and its super comfortable. Geometry wise, I get your comment. Running a -17 degree stem would make it look odd I think. I just got comfortable with the bar height...just making sure before we trim it down. Seems like a lot of people don't like the looks of them - but the ride is pretty sweet...... ohhhhhhh and fast, if you're into that sort of thing.

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    is it the lizardskin 1.8 dark grey/light grey tape? If so, i can see where it would match. I personally dont care for the look of -17 deg stems, so that wouldn't have helped IMPO. As long as you love it, thats all that matters

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    Quote Originally Posted by clones2 View Post
    In the racers forum as well - but I can't help it. Daddy's new race rig...

    2013 Cervelo S5 VWD - Bontrager Aeolus D3 5's - SRAM Quarq Elsa - SRAM Red
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    are those wheels 50s?
    5/20

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    Quote Originally Posted by NathanC View Post

    HOTTT... a very nice modern looking bike, love the unique frame shaping...

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    Quote Originally Posted by NathanC View Post


    And before last weeks crit:
    Ugly, but VERY HOT!
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    Ugly. ....but hot???

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    Quote Originally Posted by bianchi10 View Post
    Ugly. ....but hot???
    Yeah that confused me too. I vote Hot, that's a nice looking ride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NathanC View Post


    And before last weeks crit:
    are those wheels 50s?
    5/20

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    Merckx is hot, though I really don't like the "hunchback" look of that top tube.
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    The Merckx is hot. I like the Tron stripe.

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