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Old 03-25-14, 07:49 AM   #18501
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Oh stop, whyffie! When is asking a simple question a sign of intolerance? I kept looking for his intolerance . . . couldn't find any. Does everyone here get a preemptive advisory on tolerance?
Oh well, your poor comprehension isn't my problem.

Are we done or would you like to continue and, per usual, tell me that I just like to argue when, per usual, you're stirring and perpetuating?
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Old 03-25-14, 07:51 AM   #18502
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Yeah dude what's with the snide comment? All he did was ask a simple question.
It is impossible to tell from the interweb if Whyfi was being snide. Not getting fussed over what others think of how your bike looks is actually good advice to some degree.... I draw the line at massive spacer stacks and erect stems .
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Old 03-25-14, 07:55 AM   #18503
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Hot Jamis, Hot Caad 8, and gorgeous/hot Basso<<---almost said Chinacarbon, sorry. Keep those awesome bikes coming!!
I echo this statement.
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Old 03-25-14, 07:55 AM   #18504
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Tandem setup for the State Time Trial Championship:

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This sport doles out whoopings quite liberally. All reasonable people are quickly turned away. Those with unreasonable amounts of perseverance stick around, get faster, and learn to be the doler of whoopings rather than the dolee.
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Old 03-25-14, 07:57 AM   #18505
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For some reason, I like the Easton decals on that bike. It certainly mimics the theme of the bike.
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Old 03-25-14, 08:04 AM   #18506
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Nice job on the Caad 8. Hot.

Same with the Basso.
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Old 03-25-14, 08:08 AM   #18507
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Oh well, your poor comprehension isn't my problem.

Are we done or would you like to continue and, per usual, tell me that I just like to argue when, per usual, you're stirring and perpetuating?
You remind me of one of those little spoiled kids that are never wrong.
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Old 03-25-14, 08:08 AM   #18508
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Third race season on this thing with a couple new upgrades this year. Still shines up alright.

'Tis a not from me. Just too much going on.
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Old 03-25-14, 08:09 AM   #18509
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You remind me of one of those little spoiled kids that are never wrong.
Guilty as hell but it's always somebody else, not him.
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Old 03-25-14, 08:09 AM   #18510
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Made the leap to carbon and to tubulars.

Hot.

Just a stack of spacers away from being smokin'.
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Old 03-25-14, 08:46 AM   #18511
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Third race season on this thing with a couple new upgrades this year. Still shines up alright.

Black bar tape and black praxis rings which would quiet down down the wheel decals, which actually look great!!
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Old 03-25-14, 08:48 AM   #18512
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For some reason, I like the Easton decals on that bike. It certainly mimics the theme of the bike.
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Old 03-25-14, 08:52 AM   #18513
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Dat CoMotion.

Uhh. Double up. Uhh Uhh.
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Old 03-25-14, 08:55 AM   #18514
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So telling someone not to sweat the bike ridicule of anonymous internet denizens is now a bad thing? Um, okay, Billy.

The componentry of his bike is just fine and any criticism would be directed at fit-related issues and/or brand bias. For someone that often disparages the silliness of this thread, I find it funny that you'd pick out a comment that advised him to take the criticism with a huge grain of salt. Then again, you've got a hard-on for me so I guess that it shouldn't be too surprising.
I don't know either one of you but I had the same thought when I read your comment. WHAT?! All he did was ask how he could improve his bike. I thought it was a genuine question. There are a lot of us on here that don't know what we should do to improve our bikes and it was a sincere question. He didn't sound defensive and certainly didn't warrant that comment. Now if you said it in jest, and it was lost in translation, then my dear sir, you get a pass. Besides, your bikes are hot enough that you should warrant a pass. But as an outside observer, it was you in the wrong this time - not Mr Super Moderator…
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Old 03-25-14, 10:08 AM   #18515
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Made the leap to carbon and to tubulars.

Hot.

Just a stack of spacers away from being smokin'.
Needed to leave my fitter some room to adjust things since the bike's pretty much brand new.

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Old 03-25-14, 10:25 AM   #18516
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Old 03-25-14, 10:29 AM   #18517
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Good photo setup.

The bike is acceptably hot, but that's just me.
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Old 03-25-14, 10:30 AM   #18518
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^Hot. I love the green accents.
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Old 03-25-14, 11:46 AM   #18519
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I just want to say that as a whole, I hate Red chainrings. Other than that, this bike is excellent. I think this is one of the few Specialized bikes that I would love to own.
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Old 03-25-14, 11:47 AM   #18520
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Needed to leave my fitter some room to adjust things since the bike's pretty much brand new.
I assumed there'd be a sensible reason behind it but that doesn't mean that it doesn't detract from the look of the bike (for me) and this is after all the Hot or Not thread.
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Old 03-25-14, 11:49 AM   #18521
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Remove that goofy blue thing in the background on the right and it will be hot.
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Old 03-25-14, 12:56 PM   #18522
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Are those Zipp 404s with the decals removed?
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Old 03-25-14, 01:12 PM   #18523
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Basso, CAAD 8, Co-Mo tandem...+++
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would look better with a black seat and black 105
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