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Old 04-10-24, 06:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Eric F
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.
Yeah, I shouldn’t have taken it home for an extended trial period. Once I fell in love with how it rode, I fell in love with how it looked. It took a while. Especially with the pie plate cassette.

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Old 04-10-24, 06:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Samac


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It could be the photo, but it looks like the seatpost is crooked in the seat tube. Lots of shapes & angles on that frame.
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Old 04-10-24, 06:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Eric F
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.
Nonsense thread you say! There are people worldwide that stage their bike in accordance to this thread and its predecessor when taking scenic ride pics.

Nonsense thread indeed.....
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Originally Posted by Eric F
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.

I am offended.
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Originally Posted by LAJ
Nonsense thread you say! There are people worldwide that stage their bike in accordance to this thread and its predecessor when taking scenic ride pics.

Nonsense thread indeed.....

I think EricF must have hit his head on his last single track ride.
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Something bad happened to him, that's for sure.
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Originally Posted by LAJ
Something bad happened to him, that's for sure.

His judgment can no longer be trusted.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
His judgment can no longer be trusted.
A small hiccup, but he bears watching.
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Originally Posted by Samac


Cheers,

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is this a salsa war machine? Reminds of an S&M sabbath or warhog from my bmx days.





Man those were the days. Bikes built like tanks.


I never understood the Salsa bike culture. The bikes just don’t make sense to me for the application they are built for. Unfortunately this is one of those bikes that prolly looks a lot better in person than in a photo. Madone Gen 6 is a perfect example of this.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
is this a salsa war machine? Reminds of an S&M sabbath or warhog from my
It is a Salsa. It’s the Cutthroat. Interesting you mention BMX. Riding the Cutthroat is the most fun I’ve had on a bike since my BMX days with my P.K. Ripper. You might say, ‘It’s Rad.”

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Originally Posted by LAJ
Nonsense thread you say! There are people worldwide that stage their bike in accordance to this thread and its predecessor when taking scenic ride pics.

Nonsense thread indeed.....
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I think EricF must have hit his head on his last single track ride.
Don’t misinterpret my intent. As evidenced by the pics I’ve posted of my own bikes, and my concerted efforts to comply with the standards set forth in this thread, I’m here for the nonsense.

I will neither confirm, nor deny, that I have received an impact to my head.
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Upgraded my 78 Frank Paino with 9s Ti Record

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Originally Posted by jbchybridrider
Upgraded my 78 Frank Paino with 9s Ti Record

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Originally Posted by jbchybridrider
Upgraded my 78 Frank Paino with 9s Ti Record



Love the color. Hot
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Originally Posted by jbchybridrider
Upgraded my 78 Frank Paino with 9s Ti Record

Very hot, but if I recall correctly, the Mavic R-Sys wheels are known for exploding. Get you some polished Velocity Quills laced to Record hubs with 28 DT Revolutions and send it.
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Originally Posted by jbchybridrider
Upgraded my 78 Frank Paino with 9s Ti Record

That's a stunning machine, staged really well. However...

I don't love how busy the rims are. They detract from the simple beauty of the whole package. We usually see tire labels centered on valve stems, but this was obviously intentional - quirky, but acceptable.

Despite those things, it still scores a HOT from me.
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Originally Posted by Eric F
That's a stunning machine, staged really well. However...

I don't love how busy the rims are. They detract from the simple beauty of the whole package. We usually see tire labels centered on valve stems, but this was obviously intentional - quirky, but acceptable.

Despite those things, it still scores a HOT from me.

I looked at that too, and just figured it was "V" for valve stem. I might just do that too, as I have a few sets of Vittoria's sitting around.
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Originally Posted by LAJ
I looked at that too, and just figured it was "V" for valve stem. I might just do that too, as I have a few sets of Vittoria's sitting around.
It fights with my Libra OCD for symmerty/balance, but a bicycle is not a symmetrical vehicle, so I will accept it.
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Very hot, but if I recall correctly, the Mavic R-Sys wheels are known for exploding. Get you some polished Velocity Quills laced to Record hubs with 28 DT Revolutions and send it.
That reputation comes from the first batch of these wheels and one photo, then Mavic updated them. I've ridden these 10 or more years. There great but do regularly inspect the spokes for peace of mind.
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Originally Posted by Eric F
That's a stunning machine, staged really well. However...

I don't love how busy the rims are. They detract from the simple beauty of the whole package. We usually see tire labels centered on valve stems, but this was obviously intentional - quirky, but acceptable.

Despite those things, it still scores a HOT from me.
Thanks. I do have more visually appropriate wheels but these are my only ones with Campy freehub.
I'll remember that, where to place the valve stems
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Not really (exploding RSys). These show the silver bands on the spokes so they should be good. I have a pair that I have not used much in the past 6 years. No problems with them exploding however the rear axle and free hub were evil, requiring a couple of replacements, not typical for my prior experience with Mavic wheels.

Regarding the RSys, they were great climbing wheels (very light) but I can feel the aero drag of those spokes on the faster rolling terrain.
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Finally got around to getting a photo of my BMC with a reasonably neutral background.
Before anyone comments on the saddle being way too far back, this photo made me realize that and I just fixed it. No idea why I had it like that.

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Originally Posted by Pantah
Finally got around to getting a photo of my BMC with a reasonably neutral background.
Before anyone comments on the saddle being way too far back, this photo made me realize that and I just fixed it. No idea why I had it like that.

The positive-rise stem and the ergo bars hold it back from hotness IMO.
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The positive-rise stem and the ergo bars hold it back from hotness IMO.
Fully agree on the riser stem, that was done out of necessity for comfort, I'm not 25 any more.
I, however, am a fan of ergo bars. Didn't use to be, but found them to make riding in the drops more comfortable and the look has grown on me.
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