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    Quote Originally Posted by Gus90 View Post
    I just don't have the desire to spend thousands on a new bike right now, seems like a few hundred to spruce it up a bit is worth it for the next couple of years. I'd not waste money upgrading my group either, not for this bike at least.
    o by the way. If you go with the new shifters you should really replace brakes as the cable pull is different with the new levers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cannondale125 View Post
    o by the way. If you go with the new shifters you should really replace brakes as the cable pull is different with the new levers.
    Interesting, i didn't realize that, this may make the cost not worth it. I'll check it out, thx.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gus90 View Post
    Interesting, i didn't realize that, this may make the cost not worth it. I'll check it out, thx.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gus90 View Post
    Interesting, i didn't realize that, this may make the cost not worth it. I'll check it out, thx.

    So, how much has it cost you to participate in this thread?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cannondale125 View Post
    o by the way. If you go with the new shifters you should really replace brakes as the cable pull is different with the new levers.

    I switched out 5600 levers for 5700 - even knowing that there was a difference in pull, I couldn't tell.
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    I would wager that not riding in Minnesota is just as fatiguing as not riding in New York.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
    I switched out 5600 levers for 5700 - even knowing that there was a difference in pull, I couldn't tell.
    Yeah, I'm not sure ill need to change the brakes, referring to brake pull, is it supposedly a shorter pull on the lever than the 5600? I'm not sure i really understand what exactly is meant by pull. I'm home now so I can google it, lol

    I googled it, i think it boils down to the strength of the spring in the brake calipers to pull the cable back. In my case, since my cables will be routing into and through the zipp vuka sprint bar rather than between the bar and the tape, I don't think it will be an issue for me as there shouldnt be any increased tension or friction from being squeezed under tape. At least thats my theory.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slackerprince View Post
    So, how much has it cost you to participate in this thread?

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    well, if I don't need to swap the brakes to work with the 5700 shifters than about $210 for shifters black tape and a white cage. Or, a a month or two supply of beer. :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gus90 View Post
    Yeah, I'm not sure ill need to change the brakes, referring to brake pull, is it supposedly a shorter pull on the lever than the 5600? I'm not sure i really understand what exactly is meant by pull. I'm home now so I can google it, lol
    It's a slight difference in leverage - supposedly it takes a harder squeeze on the brake lever to give equal stopping power; hasn't been a problem for me.
    Quote Originally Posted by RollCNY View Post
    I would wager that not riding in Minnesota is just as fatiguing as not riding in New York.

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    Is this the "Hot or Not" photo thread? Or, the Shimano Lever/brake compatability thread?

    And, yes, the hidden cable levers pull more cable than the previous exposed shifter cable versions. So, braking will old calipers and newer style levers will be firmer and less powerful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigfred View Post
    Is this the "Hot or Not" photo thread? Or, the Shimano Lever/brake compatability thread?

    And, yes, the hidden cable levers pull more cable than the previous exposed shifter cable versions. So, braking will old calipers and newer style levers will be firmer and less powerful.
    Ok, ok, play time is over, back to posting your bikes, thanks guys you've been great, sincerely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gus90 View Post
    well, if I don't need to swap the brakes to work with the 5700 shifters than about $210 for shifters black tape and a white cage. Or, a a month or two supply of beer. :/
    Then, you got off easy.
    Scorchin' HOT will cost you another grand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slackerprince View Post
    Then, you got off easy.
    Scorchin' HOT will cost you another grand.
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    It'd be amusing to see the median price of bikes that get majority hot votes from this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bahula03 View Post
    It'd be amusing to see the median price of bikes that get majority hot votes from this thread.
    Probably a bit lower than some imagine.

    Might be equally amusing to see the median price of those that recieve not votes. And, to compare the two values.
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    More pictures, less chit chat.

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    If I were buying a new bike now, it'd be this but with black tape, saddle, and cages.. Couldn't find a pic of one properly staged but Hot or not?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gus90 View Post
    If I were buying a new bike now, it'd be this but with black tape, saddle, and cages.. Couldn't find a pic of one properly staged but Hot or not?
    So, you posted a pic of a bike you'd like, but couldn't find the one you like, so posted this one, mis-staged and all, in the Hot or Not thread? Even I know better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Square Wheels View Post
    So, you posted a pic of a bike you'd like, but couldn't find the one you like, so posted this one, mis-staged and all, in the Hot or Not thread? Even I know better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gus90 View Post
    2010 giant defy advanced 2 with a few upgrades
    It's a not on many levels. Strikes me as a poseur bike and money spent is not the issue... the lack of drop/stem/spacers/upturned bar and the compact crank paired with aero wheels are common on most tour de' freds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silvercivic27 View Post
    More pictures, less chit chat.
    Donno if "budget" hot or not ... so, I posted in both.
    I can post a better pic, once the power gets turned back on, from yesterdays wind gusts -or- this current rain storm moves through...


    Last edited by martinus; 04-02-14 at 10:09 AM.

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    I like, although I don't know that I've ever seen a Bianchi that looks like a Bianchi than this.
    Quote Originally Posted by RollCNY View Post
    I would wager that not riding in Minnesota is just as fatiguing as not riding in New York.

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    Quote Originally Posted by martinus View Post
    Donno if "budget" hot or not ... so, I posted in both.
    I can post a better pic, once the power gets turned back on, from yesterdays wind gusts -or- this current rain storm moves through...


    Hot.. Well done!

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    Hot Bianchi.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Herbie53 View Post
    It's a not on many levels. Strikes me as a poseur bike and money spent is not the issue... the lack of drop/stem/spacers/upturned bar and the compact crank paired with aero wheels are common on most tour de' freds.
    I get it, haven't spent too much money on it it was one of the least expensive carbon bikes they had at the time. I'm resolving some of the glaring problems as we speak. I'll post a revised shot at some point. Hope I'm not perceived as a poseur, that would suck. Just fairly new to road cycling and trying to properly enjoy the hobby. The lbs fit me on the bike like that last year but I've since flipped the stem and am working down on the spacers as I continue to get used to it this season. Probably won't get slammed but certainly better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gus90 View Post
    I get it, haven't spent too much money on it it was one of the least expensive carbon bikes they had at the time. I'm resolving some of the glaring problems as we speak. I'll post a revised shot at some point. Hope I'm not perceived as a poseur, that would suck. Just fairly new to road cycling and trying to properly enjoy the hobby. The lbs fit me on the bike like that last year but I've since flipped the stem and am working down on the spacers as I continue to get used to it this season. Probably won't get slammed but certainly better.
    Poseur might have been a bit much. My first carbon bike looked similar in set up, but as I got more fit and flexible and figured out what was fast the fit evolved. You have to ride what works for you. IMO a professional fit is money well spent.
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    Bianchi is hot.
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