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Old 06-06-18, 06:50 PM
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A friend's new ride

No, the bars aren't angled up.


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Old 06-07-18, 03:38 AM
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That handlebar is totally angled up.
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Originally Posted by Fiery
That handlebar is totally angled up.
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Old 06-07-18, 09:44 AM
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Originally Posted by noodle soup



A friend's new ride

No, the bars aren't angled up.

I'm not sure if I dig that seatpost, and the cacti makes me think 'ouch!" Otherwise, nice ride.
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Originally Posted by cycledogg
I'm not sure if I dig that seatpost,
It's a Speedvagen thing. The seat tube/seatmast, and topper are made Enve.
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Originally Posted by noodle soup
It's a Speedvagen thing. The seat tube/seatmast, and topper are made Enve.
That's a Speedvagen? That's walking the I-didn't-buy-it-to-impress-anyone walk, right there.
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Old 06-07-18, 10:47 AM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
That's a Speedvagen? That's walking the I-didn't-buy-it-to-impress-anyone walk, right there.
it's the WWJCD edition.

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Originally Posted by kato12
Just picked it up today,what upgrades could I do to it.
This is the "Hot r Not" thread, not the "Pimp My Bike" thread. Yours is a very nice bike, but it's not hot, and I'm afraid there aren't any upgrades that will ever make it so. You might play around with the colors a bit (celeste sidewall tires and high-profile rim logos?) and that might make it hotter, but for the most part those won't be upgrades.
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Old 06-07-18, 07:21 PM
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Originally Posted by noodle soup



A friend's new ride

No, the bars aren't angled up.

Why are you posting your friend's bikes? They aren't all that hot. A little unusual, and not bad, but nothing to write home about, as they say. I thought we were only supposed to post our own bikes. Was I mistaken? I've seen some amazingly hot bikes that I would have snapped and shared here if I'd known.
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Old 06-07-18, 08:18 PM
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Originally Posted by kbarch
Why are you posting your friend's bikes? I thought we were only supposed to post our own bikes. Was I mistaken?
I haven't seen that rule being followed here.
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Old 06-07-18, 08:28 PM
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Originally Posted by kbarch
This is the "Hot r Not" thread, not the "Pimp My Bike" thread. Yours is a very nice bike, but it's not hot, and I'm afraid there aren't any upgrades that will ever make it so. You might play around with the colors a bit (celeste sidewall tires and high-profile rim logos?) and that might make it hotter, but for the most part those won't be upgrades.
What crawled up your ass today? 2 posts in a row, complaining about people following the "rules" of the thread. Get over it.
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Originally Posted by noodle soup
What crawled up your ass today? 2 posts in a row, complaining about people following the "rules" of the thread. Get over it.
Should I? Whatever it was, it must be going around, because I was wondering what had gotten into some other folks to make them so cranky today...!
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Originally Posted by kbarch
Should I? Whatever it was, it must be going around, because I was wondering what had gotten into some other folks to make them so cranky today...!
No big deal.I'm sure it'll pass soon.
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Originally Posted by noodle soup
...complaining about people following the "rules" of the thread. Get over it.
Eh? I thought this thread was where folks got handed their arses on a regular basis.

This is butthurt central, innit?
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Old 06-13-18, 03:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Wspsux
If I recall correctly you got roasted because of bizarre seat and bar angles that help you go super fast or something...And then didnt handle it in what would be considered a graceful manner lol. Maybe that was someone else, I cant remember. Its cool man, we all make mistakes. For instance I posted a gravel bike here and got destroyed, but I will be back!

That Giant on the other hand is set up perfectly.
Just found this.
Dont know what you are talking about though.
Stupid Google links though and stupid forum email notifications also seem to start and stop randomly.
At least they have fixed the ability to upload pics direct to the forum.

And maybe you need a sense of humour injection. I was teasing the Giant dude (because that is what this whole thread is about).


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Except for the wavy woo saddle, that Concorde is well hot
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I tried to remember all the rules - don't roast me too bad if I forgot one (maybe the seat bag still on is a no no)?

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Originally Posted by ttusomeone
I tried to remember all the rules - don't roast me too bad if I forgot one (maybe the seat bag still on is a no no)?

Not hot - for that very reason: Follows too many rules about what ought to be hot.
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Originally Posted by ttusomeone
I tried to remember all the rules - don't roast me too bad if I forgot one (maybe the seat bag still on is a no no)?

Hot bike but that saddle setup looks funky pushed all the way back and with the stubby nose.

How do you like that Silca roll? How long have you had it?
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Hot bike but that saddle setup looks funky pushed all the way back and with the stubby nose.

How do you like that Silca roll? How long have you had it?
Yesh it does, but the Power saddle is the only one Iíve found that doesnít cause me issues and due to my body type, that frames geometry, and desire to run 170 cranks, thatís the saddle setback Iíve got to run.

I really like that silica roll. I was hesitant to get one, but to the point above - my thighs where hitting my standard seat bag so I had to go with it. Iím hindsight I wish I had made the change sooner. Itís definetly easier to take on and off for races and much easier to get back on in the same spot as before. Plus it holds everything I need.
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Originally Posted by ttusomeone
I really like that silica roll. I was hesitant to get one, but to the point above - my thighs where hitting my standard seat bag so I had to go with it. Iím hindsight I wish I had made the change sooner. Itís definetly easier to take on and off for races and much easier to get back on in the same spot as before. Plus it holds everything I need.
Cool. I get some thigh rub with bags that wrap around the post, hence my interest. No concerns about it staying on securely? I've seen a couple reports of random drops, but it's hard to say who's guilty of good old user error (and I can't say that I've had any problems with Boas on my shoes).
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Cool. I get some thigh rub with bags that wrap around the post, hence my interest. No concerns about it staying on securely? I've seen a couple reports of random drops, but it's hard to say who's guilty of good old user error (and I can't say that I've had any problems with Boas on my shoes).
No problems so far. I donít really know how it could drop completely off because thereís a button snap that provides an extra layer of security. Unless it comes lose, thereís no way the strap could come off even if the Boa system loosened.
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That BMC is hot, but minus 100 points for allowing your shadow in the picture, ugh!
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Old 06-18-18, 07:39 AM
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Originally Posted by noodle soup



A friend's new ride

No, the bars aren't angled up.

any Speedvagen is hot by me, even a blacked out one. Bars sure are angled though!
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Cool. I get some thigh rub with bags that wrap around the post, hence my interest. No concerns about it staying on securely? I've seen a couple reports of random drops, but it's hard to say who's guilty of good old user error (and I can't say that I've had any problems with Boas on my shoes).
i Ride about 4 days per week and have been using the Same roll for the last few months, no drops yet and I had the same concerns from other reports. It stays on very nicely. Only downside is you have to remove it from the bike to get access to tools and such. No big deal for me since I Ride tubeless and never get flats! But, when helping fellow riders removal is necessary albeit not difficult in the least.
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