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Old 03-18-24, 02:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Eric F
Serious hot potential, but could be better staged. I find the unfinished background a little distracting. Your valve stems are out of alignment, your cranks are not level, and the bar tape doesn't go with anything else on the bike. A final touch would be trimming the steerer to have no more than one 5mm spacer above the stem.
Haha, yeah one day I'll finish this ******g garage.

As for the bar tape, I thought that all black would be boring, which is why I went camo. It has black in the splotches so I thought that would be enough to tie it in.
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Old 03-18-24, 03:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Texas Aggie
Good observation, I did actually use portrait mode. Didn't even notice that when posting on my phone, but now that I'm on a desktop I can definitely see it. I'll have to do better next time!
That camera in that mode cannot separate the spokes from the background, so it thinks they are part of the background. You can see that they are sharp where they cross the bridge supports.
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Old 03-18-24, 03:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Eric F
Serious hot potential, but could be better staged. I find the unfinished background a little distracting. Your valve stems are out of alignment, your cranks are not level, and the bar tape doesn't go with anything else on the bike. A final touch would be trimming the steerer to have no more than one 5mm spacer above the stem.
Don't forget the leaf polluting the foreground. SMH
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Old 03-18-24, 03:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Phatman
Haha, yeah one day I'll finish this ******g garage.

As for the bar tape, I thought that all black would be boring, which is why I went camo. It has black in the splotches so I thought that would be enough to tie it in.
Soon, someone will come along and say that you need pink tape.
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Old 03-18-24, 03:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Soon, someone will come along and say that you need pink tape.
How does Bam feel about copy-cat?
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Old 03-18-24, 03:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Soon, someone will come along and say that you need pink tape.
No ****.

If the bike is black on black, with black accents, why booger it up with some weird stuff that goes with... Nothing on the bike.
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Old 03-18-24, 03:48 PM
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It looks like you bent that thing around a tree and took its picture.
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Old 03-18-24, 04:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Phatman
DUDE YES.

I'm not huge on actually riding old steel bikes, but man I like looking at them and that thing is spot on.

How often do you ride this thing?
I just finished assembly. I have 3 steel bikes of various vintages. They each get around 500 miles a piece.
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Old 03-18-24, 05:12 PM
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I think I am in Love.
Looks like hot-pink bikes are making a comeback. I just got a new Crux and would love to hear if it's hot or not.
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Old 03-18-24, 07:59 PM
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Originally Posted by LAJ
It looks like you bent that thing around a tree and took its picture.
Get new glasses. I checked the top tube with a ruler on a flat panel display and it's perfectly flat.
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Aright guys, time for my flogging. What do you think?
Nice bike

I can tell that you tried to hide the valve / logo misalignment of that rear tyre behind the chainstay.
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Old 03-19-24, 12:21 AM
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Originally Posted by sced
Get new glasses. I checked the top tube with a ruler on a flat panel display and it's perfectly flat.
I think it’s the slight fisheye effect you get towards the edge of a phone lens when close-up. That part is just about flat, but towards the edges the wheels look like they’re not quite parallel to the frame. Maybe it’s accentuated by the front wheel being turned a bit.

p.s. Paintwork is in amazing condition. How old is that frame?

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Originally Posted by Phatman
Aright guys, time for my flogging. What do you think?

Pink bar tape.
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Originally Posted by bOsscO
Looks like hot-pink bikes are making a comeback. I just got a new Crux and would love to hear if it's hot or not.

I can dig it.
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Old 03-19-24, 03:43 AM
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Originally Posted by bOsscO
Looks like hot-pink bikes are making a comeback. I just got a new Crux and would love to hear if it's hot or not.
Possible, background too distracting
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Old 03-19-24, 09:11 PM
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Originally Posted by choddo
I think it’s the slight fisheye effect you get towards the edge of a phone lens when close-up. That part is just about flat, but towards the edges the wheels look like they’re not quite parallel to the frame. Maybe it’s accentuated by the front wheel being turned a bit.

p.s. Paintwork is in amazing condition. How old is that frame?
I bought the frameset on Ebay from a seller in France and think it's early 2000's. It was likely a custom given the name of the original owner painted on the top tube under the clear coat. The frame looked to have been built up but never ridden. I'd similarly bought a like new Cyfac Le Mythique TT frameset that I built as a road bike.
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Early 90's Columbus EL-os Olympia Fusari. An older pic, has had a few changes since. Getting a complete makeover now.
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Old 03-20-24, 09:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Phatman
Aright guys, time for my flogging. What do you think?
How do you ride with no handlebars?
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Is this better phrantic09 ?
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Originally Posted by bOsscO

Is this better phrantic09 ?
Well, now you have the saddle bag and water bottle issue, not to mention the stems are not aligned. Hotness just seems to elude you.
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Old 04-06-24, 02:29 PM
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My new bike, crappy photo edit, as I was having trouble with the contrast of the snow and trees in the horizon:

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Old 04-09-24, 10:44 AM
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Cheers,

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The house seems pretty.

The bike? Vomit
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Looks like a very capable and versatile machine, and probably rides nice, but is pretty lacking in hotness based on the standards of this nonsense thread.
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Old 04-10-24, 06:15 PM
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Originally Posted by bOsscO

Is this better phrantic09 ?
Originally Posted by Mojo31
Well, now you have the saddle bag and water bottle issue, not to mention the stems are not aligned. Hotness just seems to elude you.
For what it’s worth- I dig the bike but Mojo31 is right
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