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Old 03-28-14, 10:22 AM   #18601
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In the frequent event that parts from Brand A and B are functional equivalents, it's not surprising (or bull****) that aesthetics would tip the scale one way or the other... I think it's pretty expected, actually.
I agree with you here. I would definitely go with the aesthetic I prefer all else being equivalent.

I'm in the process of stripping down and rebuilding my bike. I would have liked to had gone all Zipp with the cockpit, but that won't be the case because the stem geometry just won't work out as well as the Thomson I bought in lieu of the Zipp. The Zipp stem(s), no matter which, would not place my bars where they belong for me, close maybe, but not right. In that case it would have been silly to let brand matching take precedence over function.
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Old 03-28-14, 11:21 AM   #18602
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Huh?

Intent? The primary thought that ought to take place in regards to designing a machine to perform is not whether brand matches but, whether components come together in a form that serves the purpose best.

Anything else is poser bull****.
Agree 100%.

We have enough petty rules to this thread and to bike posting in general to add more.

You look at the bike and you can tell at a glance whether it's hot or not, whether it appeals to you or not. It's simple. It's a gut reaction.

You guys are starting to treat this crap like it's a dog show or something. Not only is it silly, but it's mean-spirited. I'm not having it . . . enough with the silly rules!

Maybe you guys lost sight of the fact - or maybe never realized it - but the original rules like the white garage door and such were in fact a joke. The fact that a plain white background has considerable merit eventually lent credibility to the custom. It just makes the bike stand out better, aiding viewing. But all the rest of the so-called rules are crap, and we sure don't need new ones.

Don't take this to mean you can't make comments about a bike. It's not my intention to stifle the worthwhile merits of this thread. Constructive criticism is valuable and encouraged. But you don't need to get nasty about your comments. You don't need to get mean-spirited. Maybe it would help to use this simple exercise - Ask yourself if you would make the comment to that person's face. If not, then maybe you should keep it to yourself.

And please don't hand me the BS excuses about somebody has "thin skin" or they need to "grow a pair", this isn't junior high school. I won't tolerate thinly veiled bullying or thuggery in here! You can take that meanness to some other forum!
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Old 03-28-14, 11:29 AM   #18603
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Huh?

Intent? The primary thought that ought to take place in regards to designing a machine to perform is not whether brand matches but, whether components come together in a form that serves the purpose best.

Anything else is poser bull****.
90% of this thread is poser BS... LOL
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Old 03-28-14, 11:54 AM   #18604
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Agree 100%.

We have enough petty rules to this thread and to bike posting in general to add more.

You look at the bike and you can tell at a glance whether it's hot or not, whether it appeals to you or not. It's simple. It's a gut reaction.

You guys are starting to treat this crap like it's a dog show or something. Not only is it silly, but it's mean-spirited. I'm not having it . . . enough with the silly rules!

Maybe you guys lost sight of the fact - or maybe never realized it - but the original rules like the white garage door and such were in fact a joke. The fact that a plain white background has considerable merit eventually lent credibility to the custom. It just makes the bike stand out better, aiding viewing. But all the rest of the so-called rules are crap, and we sure don't need new ones.

Don't take this to mean you can't make comments about a bike. It's not my intention to stifle the worthwhile merits of this thread. Constructive criticism is valuable and encouraged. But you don't need to get nasty about your comments. You don't need to get mean-spirited. Maybe it would help to use this simple exercise - Ask yourself if you would make the comment to that person's face. If not, then maybe you should keep it to yourself.

And please don't hand me the BS excuses about somebody has "thin skin" or they need to "grow a pair", this isn't junior high school. I won't tolerate thinly veiled bullying or thuggery in here! You can take that meanness to some other forum!
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Old 03-28-14, 02:48 PM   #18605
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I'm not a big fan of white bikes, but this looks good.
Yep! ^ What he said. As far as white bikes go, that CAAD10 is probably the best looking one to grace this thread. And I STILL wonder if it would look better without the white saddle and bartape? The stem and seat post look great in black!
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Old 03-28-14, 02:55 PM   #18606
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90% of this thread is poser bs... Lol
haha
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Old 03-28-14, 03:06 PM   #18607
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Agree 100%.

We have enough petty rules to this thread and to bike posting in general to add more.

You look at the bike and you can tell at a glance whether it's hot or not, whether it appeals to you or not. It's simple. It's a gut reaction.

You guys are starting to treat this crap like it's a dog show or something. Not only is it silly, but it's mean-spirited. I'm not having it . . . enough with the silly rules!

Maybe you guys lost sight of the fact - or maybe never realized it - but the original rules like the white garage door and such were in fact a joke. The fact that a plain white background has considerable merit eventually lent credibility to the custom. It just makes the bike stand out better, aiding viewing. But all the rest of the so-called rules are crap, and we sure don't need new ones.

Don't take this to mean you can't make comments about a bike. It's not my intention to stifle the worthwhile merits of this thread. Constructive criticism is valuable and encouraged. But you don't need to get nasty about your comments. You don't need to get mean-spirited. Maybe it would help to use this simple exercise - Ask yourself if you would make the comment to that person's face. If not, then maybe you should keep it to yourself.

And please don't hand me the BS excuses about somebody has "thin skin" or they need to "grow a pair", this isn't junior high school. I won't tolerate thinly veiled bullying or thuggery in here! You can take that meanness to some other forum!
Dammit, there are rules!

Velominati ? The Rules

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Old 03-28-14, 03:56 PM   #18608
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yo! someone needs to post a hot bike!
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Old 03-28-14, 04:46 PM   #18609
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As requested, some more photos from today:











Specs:
frame: 56cm S-Works Venge Cavendish Edition
shifters: Sram Force 22
R derailleur: Sram Force 22
F derailleur: Sram Force 22
crankset: S-Works cranks, alum spider
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stem: 3T ARX Team Stealth
handlebar: 3T Ergonova Team Stealth
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wheels: Zipp 303 FC clinchers
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Smoking hot!
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Old 03-28-14, 05:51 PM   #18610
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My resubmission...

Hot
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Old 03-28-14, 05:53 PM   #18611
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Hot doesn't seem to cover it. Absolutely stunning.
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Old 03-28-14, 10:40 PM   #18612
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I agree with you here. I would definitely go with the aesthetic I prefer all else being equivalent.

I'm in the process of stripping down and rebuilding my bike. I would have liked to had gone all Zipp with the cockpit, but that won't be the case because the stem geometry just won't work out as well as the Thomson I bought in lieu of the Zipp. The Zipp stem(s), no matter which, would not place my bars where they belong for me, close maybe, but not right. In that case it would have been silly to let brand matching take precedence over function.
^should've went with all ENVE then bro! That would be HAWT.
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Old 03-28-14, 10:45 PM   #18613
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Your bike took my breath away.

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Old 03-28-14, 10:47 PM   #18614
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I guess I don't see it!! Maybe green is just not my thing.
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Old 03-28-14, 10:57 PM   #18615
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^should've went with all ENVE then bro! That would be HAWT.
I'm skerred duh crabon whud asplode!
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I like to randomly go through old posts and be surprised by bikes that don't actually follow rules (like people who don't like cervelos, super large frame sizes, and seat bags.

but damn look at this baby... S1 frame (all aluminum heavy but AERO), large sized (actually makes it look better), and frame bag (because it was actually being ridden).

Hot r Not

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Here's my new 61cm Cervelo S1. Not the caliber of bike that has been previously posted in this thread, but the best I've ever had. I'm really loving it. On to the pictures.












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Old 03-29-14, 12:02 AM   #18617
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Specs:
frame: 56cm S-Works Venge Cavendish Edition
shifters: Sram Force 22
R derailleur: Sram Force 22
F derailleur: Sram Force 22
crankset: S-Works cranks, alum spider
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wheels: Zipp 303 FC clinchers
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Old 03-29-14, 08:45 AM   #18618
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spring refresh... new tape, brake cables, and old man saddle. Also added a crazy 11/28 cassette for an upcoming trip.

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Argon 18 = very bueno, even with the extra large downtube logo
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spring refresh... new tape, brake cables, and old man saddle. Also added a crazy 11/28 cassette for an upcoming trip.

nice !
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Old 03-29-14, 11:22 AM   #18621
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spring refresh... new tape, brake cables, and old man saddle. Also added a crazy 11/28 cassette for an upcoming trip.

I like it. Looks like the cable could have been shorter coming from the junction box into the down tube? I dig the Zipp combo.
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Old 03-29-14, 11:39 AM   #18622
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Beautiful. The flecks of paint embedded in its surface give it a sheen that nicely complements the trim color.
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spring refresh... new tape, brake cables, and old man saddle. Also added a crazy 11/28 cassette for an upcoming trip.

VERY nice! It's one of the few times white bar tape actually looks good.
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I kind of expected to get beaten up over the saddle rails and pedals.

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I like it. Looks like the cable could have been shorter coming from the junction box into the down tube? I dig the Zipp combo.
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i can stuff it back in the tube, but it gets pulled back out whenever the bars are turned 90 degrees to the left.
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