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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
    Maybe this thread *has* run it's course. (@sced - stop reading my mind). Maybe it's time to go back to the old days where anyone had a bike they wanted to show off just started a solo thread about it. This built-in, ad-hoc, self-appointed fiefdom in this thread presents a lot of problems and is just ripe for abusing newbs. I say those days are over, one way or another.
    People are taking themselves, and their spacer-stacked headsets too seriously, if there's an emotional injury from the posts in here. It is our duty as road cyclists to help everyone "look pro", among a myriad of other duties. People who are genuinely upset about the masses disliking Trek or photographing bicycles with misaligned valve stems are free to start their own thread and request that only positive comments are shared. Personally, I'd rather show-off my perfect bicycle here, with equally spaced cable caps throughout, rather than make a more formal, attention-grabbing thread. This thread is less formal than a specific thread.

    Please, let this thread stay and embrace the elitists. In all seriousness, I thought the ridiculous rules we discuss in here were meant to be broken, just never photographed. Now please, excuse me while I quietly affix the smallest saddle bag available for my Thursday ride, the one I'd never admit to riding with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigfred View Post
    Aligning one's tire label with the valve stem takes seconds during the assembly process. It's goes with good wheel workmanship.
    Not that it matters, but I believe you to be wrong. I was taught back in 1986 that you line up the max inflation pressure with the valve stem. I was a kid working at an LBS, and with all the different bike tires to inflate, the emphasis was placed on safety.

    I have continued that practice to this day, and between my several road bikes, the wife's hybrid, and the kid's MTB, it makes inflating tires of different sizes and makes easy. Aligning the label is simply vanity, not workmanship.

    No tires were harmed in the creation of this post.

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    I love how when someone tongue in cheek mentions a "rule" the whole thread blows up for a page or two. Then someone posts a hot bike or two and everyone pats them on the back for having a hot bike for a few pages. Then someone posts a tiny thumbnail of a decent entry-mid level bike at a weird angle that makes it impossible to critique. People give the bike a deserving not and poke fun with tongue firmly planted in cheek about some silly "rule". Then the thread devolves to arguing about the "rules" for a few pages.

    This is the circle of Hot r Not and it is a thing of nature that cannot be stopped.

    Now someone post a hot bike.

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    Yeah I'm seeing you guys aren't seeing the big picture. Before this thread evolved guys used to start their own, individual thread to show off their bike:
    A) If it was great it got lots of high praise.
    B) If it was nice it got lots of nice comments.
    C) And if it was not so nice most people had enough grace and dignity and respect for their fellow cyclist to either offer constructive criticism or no comment at all.

    In THIS thread it seems people have forgotten how to do C, or they don't think it's cool to do C, and over the years it has evolved into a place for mean-spirited people to gather and abuse others. And all those nitpicking rules have evolved for these individuals to justify their abusive behavior. Just having a single place devoted to judging bikes actually fosters a fiefdom, a pecking order of individuals who, consciously or otherwise, work to enforce their own standards.

    Well the forum has standards too, and I intend to enforce them. You people need to realize I'm having way more tolerance and patience with this **** than most of the other mods would have. They would have shut it down long ago. Now *I'm* running out of patience. Going back to the old way of individual bike threads will solve all the drama and free up a lot of my time.
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    I think we need a time out for this message to sink in.
    Where else but the internet can a bunch of cyclists go and be the tough guy? - - jdon
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    What is this thread about, anyway?

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    Time in?

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    IBTL

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    What was the message again?
    "I tried being reasonable, I didn‘t like it."

    "I understand. I just don't care"

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    Say Hot or Not, then leave at that. Use your pineapple shaped gourds for something besides a hat rack....

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    Quote Originally Posted by RollCNY View Post
    What is this thread about, anyway?
    A nut, a ss, and 660 miles

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    You're welcome.
    "I tried being reasonable, I didn‘t like it."

    "I understand. I just don't care"

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    Quote Originally Posted by WHOOOSSHHH... View Post
    A nut, a ss, and 660 miles
    Who in their right mind would do that?

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    Yay!
    Hey guys, lets go play bikes!

    Strava

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    If it wasn't for a little more description than "hot" or "not" I wouldn't have been able to turn my bike into a freaking awesome thing. As long as it's constructive criticism, it's helpful. I, for one, appreciated it.

    Anyway, here is the final result. That'll be my last post of it.

    Last edited by Gus90; 04-19-14 at 03:31 PM.

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    Hot!
    Hey guys, lets go play bikes!

    Strava

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    Giant now much better
    "I tried being reasonable, I didn‘t like it."

    "I understand. I just don't care"

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    Very nice Giant!!
    2011 Trek 2.3

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    Very Hot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RollCNY View Post
    Who in their right mind would do that?
    No one!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gus90 View Post
    if it wasn't for a little more description than "hot" or "not" i wouldn't have been able to turn my bike into a freaking awesome thing. As long as it's constructive criticism, it's helpful. I, for one, appreciated it.

    Anyway, here is the final result. That'll be my last post of it.

    hot

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    Quote Originally Posted by WHOOOSSHHH... View Post
    A nut, a ss, and 660 miles
    This is driving me crazy, I have to ask. What does it mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gus90 View Post
    This is driving me crazy, I have to ask. What does it mean?
    That a semi-crazy person is doing a 660-mile ride on a single speed over the course of a week.
    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 WhyFi View Post
    That a semi-crazy person is doing a 660-mile ride on a single speed over the course of a week.
    Yowsers! thanks for explaining that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
    That a semi-crazy person is doing a 660-mile ride on a single speed over the course of a week.
    I resemble that.

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