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    Budget Hot or Not....

    How about a budget build, hot or not thread for the proletariat? Bikes under 2k for normal folks. Ill take a chance and start. IMG_1365.jpg

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    Yay, I'll post something here when I get a better picture.
    // yummygooey

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    pgjackson's new bike is totally gonna win this.

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    Cool idea - but if I get blasted in here I don't know what I'm going to do...

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    Its setup for long distance, 50-85 mile rides.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dmcdam View Post
    Cool idea - but if I get blasted in here I don't know what I'm going to do...
    Thanks for posting this. I had been thinking about going with a white stem on my Colnago. After seeing this I realize that a white stem and black seatpost just doesn't work.
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

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    A bike doesn't have to be expensive to look good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mazdaspeed View Post
    A bike doesn't have to be expensive to look good.
    I agree completely. At the same time, expensive bikes don't always look good.
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mazdaspeed View Post
    A bike doesn't have to be expensive to look good.
    Not in the other Hot or Not thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pdxtex View Post
    How about a budget build, hot or not thread for the proletariat? Bikes under 2k for normal folks. Ill take a chance and start. IMG_1365.jpg
    son, you need some black cable housings, lose the confetti bar tape, and put that stem on the top cap where it belongs.
    then it'll be hot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LOGICK ONE View Post
    Not in the other Hot or Not thread.
    There are some budget bikes in there that are hot. CAAD 9's and 10's can be hot for example.
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LowCel View Post
    Thanks for posting this. I had been thinking about going with a white stem on my Colnago. After seeing this I realize that a white stem and black seatpost just doesn't work.
    Good call on that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mazdaspeed View Post
    A bike doesn't have to be expensive to look good.
    $1 of common sense= $500 pocket money

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    A lot of the problem too is that many inexpensive bikes are mostly stock, fairly generic looking ones you see all the time. A well planned out frame up build can be inexpensive and hot but most people don't go through the trouble...

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    Quote Originally Posted by LowCel View Post
    There are some budget bikes in there that are hot. CAAD 9's and 10's can be hot for example.
    I agree with you, but, in the other thread a only a CAAD9/10 that's set up with RED, DA, or Campy is deemed hot, otherwise it gets the, "what's hot about stock?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by mazdaspeed View Post
    A lot of the problem too is that many inexpensive bikes are mostly stock, fairly generic looking ones you see all the time. A well planned out frame up build can be inexpensive and hot but most people don't go through the trouble...
    She may not be voted hot... but she is to me..

    She started out as an entry level sora bike.

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    I know it woulda been cheaper & easier just to buy a better bike... but it wouldn't have been as fun or enlightening.
    "It's the 41. If you don't have cool stuff, you suck. If you have cool stuff, you still suck" - Velo Gator

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    Quote Originally Posted by mymojo View Post
    She may not be voted hot... but she is to me..

    She started out as an entry level sora bike.

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    105 components (except for the R600 crank)
    Fizik Arione Saddle
    carbon FSA K-wing handlebars
    full carbon forks/steerer from a Tarmac
    H + Son SL42 deep aluminum wheels (I'm a clyde).



    I know it woulda been cheaper & easier just to buy a better bike... but it wouldn't have been as fun or enlightening.
    The ultimate hotness is how good you can hang out in a pace line. Once you bit the crap out of everyone else, no one would care about how your bike looks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmcdam View Post
    Cool idea - but if I get blasted in here I don't know what I'm going to do...
    Looks sweet to me, I like the white stem. A white seat might look pretty good on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UCIMBZ View Post
    The ultimate hotness is how good you can hang out in a pace line. Once you bit the crap out of everyone else, no one would care about how your bike looks.
    That sounds an awful lot like "She's got a great personality."
    "It's the 41. If you don't have cool stuff, you suck. If you have cool stuff, you still suck" - Velo Gator

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    My flat bar road bike.. I think its hot but I'm partial. I definitely get lots of comments on it.



    This next photo makes the bars look like a monstrosity.. haven't figured out why.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dmcdam View Post
    Cool idea - but if I get blasted in here I don't know what I'm going to do...
    I like it but I think it would be hotter blacked out. debadge the wheels and get a black stem with black fizik micro bar tape

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    Quote Originally Posted by mazdaspeed View Post
    A bike doesn't have to be expensive to look good.
    +1. Most miss this entirely.

    Quote Originally Posted by pdxtex View Post
    How about a budget build, hot or not thread for the proletariat? Bikes under 2k for normal folks. Ill take a chance and start. IMG_1365.jpg
    So anything above $2k is abnormal?

    Quote Originally Posted by dmcdam View Post
    Cool idea - but if I get blasted in here I don't know what I'm going to do...
    No, it isn't. There is a thread for this already that is several pages long.

    Quote Originally Posted by mazdaspeed View Post
    A lot of the problem too is that many inexpensive bikes are mostly stock, fairly generic looking ones you see all the time. A well planned out frame up build can be inexpensive and hot but most people don't go through the trouble...
    +1. Give this man a prize. Again, most miss this altogether. There are tons of bikes in the hot or not thread that are extremely hot to many and are well under $1K.
    Arguing with ignorant people is an exercise in futility. They will bring you down to their level and once there they will beat you with their overwhelming experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Inertianinja View Post
    son, you need some black cable housings, lose the confetti bar tape, and put that stem on the top cap where it belongs.
    then it'll be hot.
    yeah, i dont like the housing. it was stock. will change out. im partial to the tape but what do i know. contrary to popular thought, im being advised to raise my stem, interesting. would it be different if i cut the fork and left it where it was? i thought the low stem was all the rage....

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    I only paid $300 for my LeMond, and people were mostly nice to it in the other thread. It's a ridiculous thread anyway -- as it should be. If you're taking a hot 'r not thread seriously, white bar tape is the least of your problems.

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