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Old 03-03-19, 07:40 AM
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Originally Posted by TimothyH
People are posting bamboo fenders and panniers so I no longer have reservations about posting this.




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I like seeing bikes in their riding trim. This one is in its riding trim on a back country road on a pretty fall day. The bike itself has clean, classic lines. Black and blue work well for me. No decals can be a bit of a risk, but it works fabulously here. This one rates a hot for me.

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Originally Posted by John HP


Got the wheels last week to complete the build. Still tweaking cockpit layout a bit so I haven't finalized the steerer tube height. Love it so far.
This is a near miss for me. I came so close to hitting the "hot" button. There is indeed so much to love about the bike, but the gumwalls don't work for me. The lines are fantastic. The labeling is simple and understated. It doesn't yell "NASCAR wannabe." The Campy components are a wonderful touch. The orange and blue play perfectly together. I'd love to see it with the largest blackwalls you can squeeze into place.
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Originally Posted by Paul Barnard
This is a near miss for me. I came so close to hitting the "hot" button. There is indeed so much to love about the bike, but the gumwalls don't work for me. The lines are fantastic. The labeling is simple and understated. It doesn't yell "NASCAR wannabe." The Campy components are a wonderful touch. The orange and blue play perfectly together. I'd love to see it with the largest blackwalls you can squeeze into place.
LOL thanks! I have a set of black Vittoria Corsa CX IIIs in the mail right now.
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Originally Posted by Paul Barnard
It is rare for me to think a factory bike is hot. Rarer yet that I think a black bike is hot. This one is nicely executed though. The gloss black is very nice and the star bar tape a very nice touch. It almost pains me to say it, but your black Trek is hot.
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Hopefully this doesn’t change your opinion, but the color is actually really dark blue. It’s hard to tell if it’s blue though unless it’s in direct sunlight. Even though it may look stock, the only thing that came from the bike shop was the frame. Wheels, bars, saddle and groupset were installed by myself

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Old 03-03-19, 09:31 AM
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Originally Posted by John HP
LOL thanks! I have a set of black Vittoria Corsa CX IIIs in the mail right now.
Post pics when you get them mounted!
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Originally Posted by BluFalconActual

Thanks!
Hopefully this doesnít change your opinion, but the color is actually really dark blue. Itís hard to tell if itís blue though unless itís in direct sunlight. Even though it may look stock, the only thing that came from the bike shop was the frame. Wheels, bars, saddle and groupset were installed by myself
That explains why it worked for me. It's not stock or black.
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Originally Posted by Paul Barnard
I like seeing bikes in there riding trim. This one is in its riding trim on a back country road on a pretty fall day. The bike itself has clean, classic lines. Black and blue work well for me. No decals can be a bit of a risk, but it works fabulously here. This one rates a hot for me.
Context is everything. It was indeed a beautiful day, early fall in northern Alabama.

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In it's natural habitat in the Italian grape fields...
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Originally Posted by Paul Barnard
I don't know that I would call that hot, but I really like it. It is most assuredly an appealing bike and a conversation starter. Which frame is that?
I think thatís a fair characterization. Itís the Urbano.
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Originally Posted by TimothyH
Context is everything. It was indeed a beautiful day, early fall in northern Alabama.

Originally Posted by yarbrough462
In it's natural habitat in the Italian grape fields...
Both hot
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Originally Posted by 83cannondale
I'm liking it.. Triple..! Is that an "endurance" bike?
Well, all 8 of my bikes have triples. Steep hills, mediocre fitness, and a preference for climbing at a relatively high cadence conspire together to make it the sensible chice for me. I can almost get the range I want with a double, but I'd have to live with big jumps on the cassette, which I don't prefer.

I should repost my bike because I have since put on SS King Cages and black handlebar tape, and I think those are an aesthetic improvement over the previous items.

For long distance, I ride recumbents. I could post one of those here but I'm sure I'd recieve a bunch of "nots", which I'd be ok with, but there wouldn't be much point. Entertainment value for some, perhaps.
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Originally Posted by TimothyH
Context is everything. It was indeed a beautiful day, early fall in northern Alabama.

What road is that? My family roots are up that way from Ft. Payne, to Hammondville, Valley Head, Mentone over to Summerville and up to Chattanooga. I have a cousin who is the mayor of Rossville Ga.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha

I think thatís a fair characterization. Itís the Urbano.

I have a Backroad. I love it, but it is not hot.
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Originally Posted by Paul Barnard
What road is that? My family roots are up that way from Ft. Payne, to Hammondville, Valley Head, Mentone over to Summerville and up to Chattanooga. I have a cousin who is the mayor of Rossville Ga.
That's a beautiful area. It is indeed near Ft. Panye - Little River Canyon Parkway along the western side of the canyon.

The original plan was to ride Cherokee County 275 north from the south entrance but wow, my turbo Subaru had trouble with that road. I wound up starting at DeSoto State Park and doing a loop. Very memorable ride.

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Originally Posted by TimothyH
That's a beautiful area. It is indeed near Ft. Panye - Little River Canyon Parkway along the western side of the canyon.

The original plan was to ride Cherokee County 275 north from the south entrance but wow, my turbo Subaru had trouble with that road. I wound up starting at DeSoto State Park and doing a loop. Very memorable ride.

Some photos... Atlanta Bike Ride Pics: 10.27.16. Click on the photos for full res.


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I am very familiar with all of that. The rock in the middle of the road begs for a pic. There are some great roads up there. Some have almost no traffic. Others, Like 117 and 35, can have a good bit.
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New tire day
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New tire day
Hot.
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Backpacks


You love the seat and rear fender, admit it.


This should be good. Everything here is so tasteful and subdued. I think of my new girl as a six or a seven that got a bunch of tattoos and walks around in a ball cap and backpack. That could mean gaining or losing several points, depending on your tastes.
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That Cervelo S3 is hot
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The handlebar and hoods on that Cervelo look like something Eddie Merckx would have ridden.

Are they from ye good olde days? Or maybe they need to be rotated up and the hoods moved down?

I don't know. It doesn't look right.


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Edit: I just looked at photos of a modern S3 and I'm 100% sure those bars are from 1973.

Edit 2: That stickebombed bike is just as bad only in the opposite way. The ergo bars need to be rotated way down.


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Originally Posted by Dschmale


Tattoos


Backpacks


You love the seat and rear fender, admit it.


This should be good. Everything here is so tasteful and subdued. I think of my new girl as a six or a seven that got a bunch of tattoos and walks around in a ball cap and backpack. That could mean gaining or losing several points, depending on your tastes.
Not hot.. that saddle makes any bike automatically not hot.
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Originally Posted by mzeffex


New tire day
hot, the tires make it
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Originally Posted by TimothyH
The handlebar and hoods on that Cervelo look like something Eddie Merckx would have ridden.

Are they from ye good olde days? Or maybe they need to be rotated up and the hoods moved down?

I don't know. It doesn't look right.


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Edit: I just looked at photos of a modern S3 and I'm 100% sure those bars are from 1973.

Edit 2: That stickebombed bike is just as bad only in the opposite way. The ergo bars need to be rotated way down.


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Haha, they're 3T Rotundo Pro handlebars. Classic bend, always been my preference. Definitely not old bars, just old style.
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mzeffex what tires are those? Bike looks great.
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