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Old 05-12-14, 02:26 PM   #19676
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Holy **** this thread is whiney.

Boo ****ing hoo.
Don't stir the pot. Do you have a hot bike ? Let's see it!
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Old 05-12-14, 02:27 PM   #19677
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My poverty CAAD10. I switched wheels to Zipp 101s that I scored dirt cheap and added a 53/39 instead of the 50/34. I think I should be able to attain "hot" status now, but probably need white Zipp stickers to get there.

I live in Dallas and Austin has the most severe climbing I see aside from vacation to New Mexico, so I decided it was time to man up and get the 53/39. I'm still slow and weak though.
Hot with or without whatever color wheel decals. I personally wouldn't bother getting white ones and probably be too lazy to remove the red ones.
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I think a bit of explanation is in order. This thread started out as a fun place to post photos of your bike. If you read the first pages of the thread, the comments are positive or constructive; nothing mean or snarky.

Then over time the unwritten Rules began to show up and the self-appointed Rule Enforcers started chiming in to make sure that your bike photo followed the Rules or else! We started getting more and more complaints and much drama ensued.

Since Ravenmore didn't post any Rules when he started the thread and he didn't nominate anyone to be Rule Enforcers, we decided to bring the thread back to its original intention of giving people a place to post photos of their bikes without getting ripped apart because they happened to have a water bottle in the cage. BillyD was given the fun job of trying to bring the thread back on track. He's been trying but we're still getting a bit of resistance and some of the Rule Enforcers are having trouble letting go.

It's time to let the thread move forward and put an end to the drama. No one is forcing anyone to post in the thread, but if you do, you need to follow the original intent of the thread and play nice. Trollheim is available if you want to start a "Post photos of your bike my way or I'll rip it apart" thread.

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Old 05-12-14, 02:31 PM   #19680
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Could go in budget HrN but what the hell

Hot... even with that melted looking downtube!
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Old 05-12-14, 02:41 PM   #19681
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So this thread is a second "What road bike do you have?" thread?
Except this one isn't stickied?

Am I getting that right?

Just make a second one of those and let this be.
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Old 05-12-14, 02:44 PM   #19682
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So this thread is a second "What road bike do you have?" thread?
Except this one isn't stickied?

Am I getting that right?

Just make a second one of those and let this be.
I think the mods want this thread to be pictures of bikes, followed by the word "hot" or the word "not" with zero explanation.
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Old 05-12-14, 02:45 PM   #19683
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Because we wouldn't want to discuss anything on this forum, now would we?
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Old 05-12-14, 03:02 PM   #19684
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CbadRider (and BillyD) are speaking English, it's weird people can't get what they are saying. What they are requesting isn't all that hard to follow.

If you don't like the way someone's bike looks, you can say so, but saying a bike is ugly because it has a water bottle or a saddle bag is lame. Stop being lame.
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Old 05-12-14, 03:09 PM   #19686
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CbadRider (and BillyD) are speaking English, it's weird people can't get what they are saying. What they are requesting isn't all that hard to follow.

If you don't like the way someone's bike looks, you can say so, but saying a bike is ugly because it has a water bottle or a saddle bag is lame. Stop being lame.
i agree with you, is about HOT or NOT HOT bike, not about you have a water bottle or a saddle bag.
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Old 05-12-14, 03:09 PM   #19687
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CbadRider (and BillyD) are speaking English, it's weird people can't get what they are saying.
They are, but they're also trying to change what could arguably be the defining thread of the 41 simply because some folks got upset by the manner in which their bikes were critiqued. Almost as if they forgot that the internet is a snarky sarcastic cesspool.
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Oh, the horror if this is the defining thread of the 41. I think it is the "we're going to yell at you" thread.
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Old 05-12-14, 03:15 PM   #19689
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running out of popcorn over here...
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Old 05-12-14, 03:34 PM   #19690
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Here's some more. How someone can take these comments personally is beyond my understanding.
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Old 05-12-14, 03:47 PM   #19691
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Oh, the horror if this is the defining thread of the 41. I think it is the "we're going to yell at you" thread.
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It is debatable which is more lame... applying the staging "rules" harshly or getting so upset when you get a not for what ever reason that it warrants notifying a mod.
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My poverty CAAD10. I switched wheels to Zipp 101s that I scored dirt cheap and added a 53/39 instead of the 50/34. I think I should be able to attain "hot" status now, but probably need white Zipp stickers to get there.

I live in Dallas and Austin has the most severe climbing I see aside from vacation to New Mexico, so I decided it was time to man up and get the 53/39. I'm still slow and weak though.
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Old 05-12-14, 04:13 PM   #19695
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It is debatable which is more lame... applying the staging "rules" harshly or getting so upset when you get a not for what ever reason that it warrants notifying a mod.
I think HERBERT is spot on...
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It is debatable which is more lame... applying the staging "rules" harshly or getting so upset when you get a not for what ever reason that it warrants notifying a mod.


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Old 05-12-14, 04:18 PM   #19697
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Agree...outstanding presentation. HOT
Upon further review the crank....what's the use
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I'm surprised so many people are pleased with my embarrassingly cheap bicycle. It looks great for what it is, rides even better. I'd have a hard time convincing myself to spend more money on a respectable frame.

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Upon further review the crank....what's the use
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Upon further review the crank....what's the use


What's the use of the crank? It's for transferring power to the rear wheel. Noob.
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My poverty CAAD10. I switched wheels to Zipp 101s that I scored dirt cheap and added a 53/39 instead of the 50/34. I think I should be able to attain "hot" status now, but probably need white Zipp stickers to get there.
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