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LAJ 01-10-19 07:30 PM

The Newest and Most Improved Hot or Not
 
This forum is for presenting your bike in all it's glory to be critiqued by other members. If you have thin skin, best to post your ride in here: What road bike do you have?

Some guidelines:
1) For best results, stage your bike properly:
a) against a neutral background
b) drive side out, chain on large ring and one of the smaller cassette cogs
c) cranks at any angle, but try to place them where they don't hide parts of the bike.
d) remove seat bags, water bottles, lights, etc. (we really just want to see your bike, not your accessories)

2) Be prepared to handle criticism and not take this thread too seriously.
a) If you can't handle the criticism, please don't post anymore. Coming back with petty sniping against other members and their bikes, ruins the fun of this thread.


3) If you must criticize, be constructive, and not be mean nor condescending. We all can enjoy a good ribbing now and then and some tongue in cheek humor, but let's not get carried away or make it personal.
a)
If you have a nasty streak and you think this is a good place to be cruel to others, you're in for a bad day.

4) A "not" should be followed by a pic of your bike. (Unless you've posted it here previously)

5) If it turns high maintenance, it will be closed.

a) If it turns high maintenance, it will be closed.
b) If it turns high maintenance, it will be closed.
c) If it turns high maintenance, it will be closed.
d) If it turns high maintenance, it will be closed, forever and ever.


(Much of this is copied from Gus90's "rules" from the New and Improved.)

I'll start..... It's old, but I do have a new one in the works.

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...7a09efc432.jpg

DougRNS 01-10-19 07:57 PM

^^^^^
hot

indyfabz 01-11-19 08:30 AM

+1.

P.S. What's a "drive chain"? :D

robbyville 01-11-19 08:41 AM

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...553aafe35.jpeg
Neil Pryde always hot in my books!
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...8f5d2c76c.jpeg
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...7fdbed00f.jpeg
Neil Pryde is always hot in my books!

Hereís my submission for this time around. Almost a year on this bike now.

LAJ 01-11-19 09:27 AM

Definitely hot, @robbyville. Colors may be polarizing to some, but I like the combination.

LAJ 01-11-19 09:28 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 20742644)
+1.

P.S. What's a "drive chain"? :D

Good question. Maybe Gus was talking Harley's or something. I can fix that. :)

BlondeBikerBoy 01-11-19 09:50 AM

@robbyville that steel bike is a sweet bike. Does it ride as well as it looks?

MoAlpha 01-11-19 10:09 AM

Sorry about the busy background.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...80eef27510.jpg


https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...64b92367b5.jpg

robbyville 01-11-19 10:36 AM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 20742720)
Definitely hot, @robbyville. Colors may be polarizing to some, but I like the combination.

Thank you! Yep it certainly has been. I had a number of combinations in mind when ordering and having built. In the end I wanted something different and vibrant but that would also be classy and stand the test of time. I think this works!


Originally Posted by BlondeBikerBoy (Post 20742760)
@robbyville that steel bike is a sweet bike. Does it ride as well as it looks?

Thank you for the kind words! It does ride beautifully. In fact I'd say that it rides about as smoothly as my previous Domane, albeit racier geometry and more aggressive positioning (which is what I wanted when doing the fitting). The bike is a great example of modern steel tubing, thoughtfully drawn and shaped for desired traits. In my case, I also have a Carbon seat tube, fork, seat post, and bar/stem combo so I'm sure that helps with some of the comfort attributes.

robbyville 01-11-19 10:39 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 20742796)

I'll go with a "classic" hot on the Mooney. Mostly because I love that style of lugged seat tube/seat stay cluster and Mooney always did them well! knowing what the bike is would have me looking and salivating at it in detail but it wouldn't turn my head from a hotness factor if I didn't know what went into it.

Lynskey's are always cool and hot to me.

MoAlpha 01-11-19 10:55 AM


Originally Posted by robbyville (Post 20742859)
I'll go with a "classic" hot on the Mooney. Mostly because I love that style of lugged seat tube/seat stay cluster and Mooney always did them well! knowing what the bike is would have me looking and salivating at it in detail but it wouldn't turn my head from a hotness factor if I didn't know what went into it.

Yeah, fair enough, but then you'll like my wife's bike, which is full custom and has somewhat nicer work. Peter converted it to a flat-bar old lady's bike for her a few years ago.


https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...8650c0741c.jpg

Pre-conversion


https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...e0ad47588d.jpg

Post-conversion


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Seat lug

MoAlpha 01-11-19 11:13 AM


Originally Posted by robbyville (Post 20742666)


Hereís my submission for this time around. Almost a year on this bike now.

That is indeed a great looking bike.

robbyville 01-11-19 11:14 AM

Holy cow, your wife must be tall!

although I couldnít in good conscience call the bike hot, itís cerainly a stunner of a frame (and turned into a great flat bar modern ride). Love that color and detail! Send pics of the dropouts next, I love bike porn photos lol!

badger1 01-11-19 11:33 AM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 20742888)
Yeah, fair enough, but then you'll like my wife's bike, which is full custom and has somewhat nicer work. Peter converted it to a flat-bar old lady's bike for her a few years ago.


https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...8650c0741c.jpg

Pre-conversion


https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...e0ad47588d.jpg

Post-conversion


https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...cf6a33b3e8.jpg

Seat lug

Well, since I'm a 'flat-bar road bike' guy, I claim the right to proclaim: hot. Of course, I am not worthy to pass judgement on drop-bar bikes.:D

MoAlpha 01-11-19 11:54 AM


Originally Posted by robbyville (Post 20742918)
Holy cow, your wife must be tall!

although I couldn’t in good conscience call the bike hot, it’s cerainly a stunner of a frame (and turned into a great flat bar modern ride). Love that color and detail! Send pics of the dropouts next, I love bike porn photos lol!

I'll take some dropout pics, but I think we're boring the modern bike folks. Yes, she's tall, but if you look at the ultra-short top tube, it's all in her legs. She was close to 5' 11" when she had that bike built.

Noctilux.95 01-11-19 01:20 PM

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...446ac9d3c9.jpg
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...ce2b77c673.jpg
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...1151d537bb.jpg
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...6a729fb59f.jpg
My TCR SL, Madone SLR, Bianchi Oltre XR4, and De Rosa SK Pininfarina.

jadocs 01-11-19 01:28 PM

You just killed the thread LOL

maartendc 01-11-19 01:31 PM


Originally Posted by Noctilux.95 (Post 20743171)

My TCR SL, Madone SLR, Bianchi Oltre XR4, and De Rosa SK Pininfarina.

Holy crap, that is like $40 000 worth of bicycles? You must be a rich motherf'er.

On topic: I like the Madone and Giant, not so much the Bianchi and the De Rosa (those modern Bianchi frames have no elegance IMO, look like a bodybuilder bulging out of too tight shirt with all those curvy tubes)

robbyville 01-11-19 01:36 PM

@Noctilux.95, I never know where to start with your bikes. Each and every one of them is the epitomy of hotness. I think the Trek is my favorite though.

MoAlpha 01-11-19 01:39 PM

I have no eye for FRP bikes, but I'd go hot on the De Rosa and the Bianchi is the right color.

burnthesheep 01-11-19 02:08 PM

The $250 time trial bike......

This one, I ding myself on the saddle for now. It was free from my parts bin. Minus this wheelset, this entire 11spd setup was $250. Repaired carbon frameset (myself), painted the older 105 crankset black, custom modified HED basebar. I'll do a black Mistica saddle soon and swap over to a gold chain.

I do like the look of the tri-spoke/disc combo and the freaking nice and big chainring. And yes, I can turn that gear over......I rode it for 90 min in the big ring including hills last weekend. Wheelset was $500 all-in for both.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4832/...e64682f0_z.jpg

LAJ 01-11-19 02:40 PM


Originally Posted by jadocs (Post 20743185)
You just killed the thread LOL


IKR?

Awesome how the Giant is all nicely matched. Who's the brake caliper maker there?

I love the colors on the Trek.

Bianchi is a Bianchi... It's very cool, but it was grouped in with the rest of these....

DeRosa is my favorite. If it were the colors of the Trek, I don't know what I would do, because, like I said, I love the colors on the Trek...

​​​​​​​It's all good.

Noctilux.95 01-11-19 03:47 PM

My 2019 resolution is not to buy any more bikes.

Noctilux.95 01-11-19 03:50 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 20743312)
IKR?

Awesome how the Giant is all nicely matched. Who's the brake caliper maker there?

I love the colors on the Trek.

Bianchi is a Bianchi... It's very cool, but it was grouped in with the rest of these....

DeRosa is my favorite. If it were the colors of the Trek, I don't know what I would do, because, like I said, I love the colors on the Trek...

It's all good.


Those are Cane Creek "El Rosado" EE brake calipers in magenta color. They go well with the Chameleon blue on the bike.

John HP 01-11-19 06:09 PM


Originally Posted by Noctilux.95 (Post 20743391)
My 2019 resolution is not to buy any more bikes.

All of them are hot. For me the hottest is the DeRosa. Well done


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