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Old 06-21-21, 07:10 PM
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Originally Posted by mackgoo
Hot.......and extra shiny!
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Originally Posted by mackgoo
So shiny! Imagine if you could get the stem and brake calipers that shiny too..
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That Guerciotti is surely some serious vintage sweetness!
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Originally Posted by seypat
+1. The red tape on it looks orangish. Needs to be darker like the frame.
I think Deda actually did a good job of calling it “brick red” (here’s a pic of a leftover piece on an actual brick). The frame, however, is more of a burgundy.

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I’m wish’n I didn’t do the post.
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Originally Posted by urbanknight
I didn't take a pic before rewrapping them, but here's a stock image.

I'm torn. Black looks nice, but the red breaks up the monotony of the front.
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Originally Posted by mschwett
dirty, mostly stock, just here for the hate

Take a pick with your front wheel the same height as your rear. As it is, your front end is 3" higher than the rear and it makes the entire setup look really upright.

In general, Specialized and Gatorskin Hardshell arent what I would ever pick for this Mean Girls thread, but I think it could certainly give the bike a fighting chance.
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Old 06-22-21, 06:00 PM
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr
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In general, Specialized and Gatorskin Hardshell arent what I would ever pick for this Mean Girls thread, but I think it could certainly give the bike a fighting chance.
it's all good, i find it interesting to learn what the various hot (or not) buttons are of different clicques. reminds me of my import car days where the main determinant of whether a car was hot or not was how ridiculously far it was slammed! love some of the bikes on this thread!

there's not much level ground around here, but at least in this one the advantage is *slightly* in my favor.

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Originally Posted by mschwett
yeah, that definitely eliminates the front end looking like it's high.
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Originally Posted by mschwett
it's all good, i find it interesting to learn what the various hot (or not) buttons are of different clicques. reminds me of my import car days where the main determinant of whether a car was hot or not was how ridiculously far it was slammed! love some of the bikes on this thread!

there's not much level ground around here, but at least in this one the advantage is *slightly* in my favor.

I take it that's an e-bike?
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
I take it that's an e-bike?
yeah, it's a turbo creo. like a cross between a roubaix and a diverge but with 10lb of motor and battery added in the BB and downtube. rides like a slightly heavy road bike with it turned off, gives you up to 250w in various modes turned on. i use it for climbs to keep my heart rate <120, due to medical issues.
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Originally Posted by mschwett
it's all good, i find it interesting to learn what the various hot (or not) buttons are of different clicques. reminds me of my import car days where the main determinant of whether a car was hot or not was how ridiculously far it was slammed! love some of the bikes on this thread!

there's not much level ground around here, but at least in this one the advantage is *slightly* in my favor.

Medium bike. Hot framing.
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Originally Posted by mackgoo
Retro hot!
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The Guerciotti needs tanwalls so bad.

And old skool hardox (or at least hardox-coloured) rims
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Originally Posted by mschwett
dirty, mostly stock, just here for the hate

Meh. Lukewarm.
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Originally Posted by seypat
Meh. Lukewarm.
Yeah, maybe a pic of it doing a burnout would cut it
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Originally Posted by Kimmo
Yeah, maybe a pic of it doing a burnout would cut it
https://youtu.be/uEOshj0g8T4
It's just another dark bike with no color, chrome or shiny on it. What's hot about that? There's some shine in the DT decal, but that's about it. Compared to the vintage gold, shiny Italian, it's downright blah.

Edit: I think I misinterpreted the intent of your post. My bad.

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Here you go. I picked this up yesterday evening. Haven't even cleaned it up yet. Same basic color as the Specialized. Even with the ratty, old tires/bar tape and wired Cateye computer, it's still hotter than the Specialized.

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Going over a box of stuff my parents gave me when they moved and came across this pic of the race bike I built in 1995.

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Originally Posted by mschwett
yeah, it's a turbo creo. like a cross between a roubaix and a diverge but with 10lb of motor and battery added in the BB and downtube. rides like a slightly heavy road bike with it turned off, gives you up to 250w in various modes turned on. i use it for climbs to keep my heart rate <120, due to medical issues.
IMO, e-bikes are decidedly un-hot. However, if using an e-bike allows you to keep riding within your physical limitations, that's totally cool.
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Originally Posted by seypat
Here you go. I picked this up yesterday evening. Haven't even cleaned it up yet. Same basic color as the Specialized. Even with the ratty, old tires/bar tape and wired Cateye computer, it's still hotter than the Specialized.

Hot.

ride it like you picked it up yesterday evening.
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Originally Posted by urbanknight
Going over a box of stuff my parents gave me when they moved and came across this pic of the race bike I built in 1995.

Smokin' hot!!...in 1995. Still pretty warm in 2021.
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Originally Posted by Eric F
Smokin' hot!!...in 1995. Still pretty warm in 2021.
Yep
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Originally Posted by seypat
Here you go. I picked this up yesterday evening.
Nice! Curious what you paid for it.
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