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Old 06-25-18, 11:12 AM
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Kudos for keeping it all Italian!
Not hot for:
bottles & cages
Lights
suitcase under the saddle
leaning tower of Pisa spacer stack
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Originally Posted by cycledogg
No, no, no and no. Oh, and NOT.
+1. I don't know where to begin.
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Old 06-25-18, 11:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Capo72
Kudos for keeping it all Italian!
Not hot for:
bottles & cages
Lights
suitcase under the saddle
leaning tower of Pisa spacer stack

What can I say, I ride it and I want to be safe, visible, and comfortable! Next time, I can strip all of that equipment off, and show off the black beauty! I actually lowered my spacer stack this year (see the spacers on top of the stem), I am old, but getting more flexible!
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Originally Posted by mgopack42

my Pinarello FP Quatro in Big Sur.
So much potential, but too many issues to list.
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Old 06-25-18, 01:35 PM
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Originally Posted by mgopack42
I can strip all of that equipment off, and show off the black beauty!
Now your talking! This is Hot r Not after all......

Originally Posted by mgopack42
What can I say, I ride it and I want to be safe, visible, and comfortable!
This would be an amazing bike in the Safe, Visible, n Comfortable thread!
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Old 06-26-18, 05:21 PM
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have at it
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Originally Posted by noodle soup


have at it
What is it?
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That is one tall bike
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Originally Posted by robbyville
That is one tall bike
either that or he put road slicks on 26Ē MTB wheels.
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Originally Posted by noodle soup


have at it
Kinda shady lookin'
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Well it hits all the marks for a Hot, no doubt, but even the cables look super stretched out on that monster! Aesthetically it just looks like a behemoth mounted to a set of 20" wheels. How tall are you?
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Originally Posted by robbyville
Well it hits all the marks for a Hot, no doubt, but even the cables look super stretched out on that monster! Aesthetically it just looks like a behemoth mounted to a set of 20" wheels. How tall are you?
There are no cables on that bike.

I'm a very long-legged, 6' 2.5"
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Originally Posted by noodle soup
There are no cables on that bike.

I'm a very long-legged, 6' 2.5"
Touche!
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Originally Posted by noodle soup
There are no cables on that bike.

i am guessing the brakes are not electronic controlled...
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Originally Posted by f4rrest
Kinda shady lookin'
I see what you did there.
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Originally Posted by harrisonk
What is it?
60cm 2015 Trek Domane 6.9
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Originally Posted by jitteringjr



i am guessing the brakes are not electronic controlled...
Correct. They are hydraulic.
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Originally Posted by mgopack42
What can I say, I ride it and I want to be safe, visible, and comfortable! Next time, I can strip all of that equipment off, and show off the black beauty! I actually lowered my spacer stack this year (see the spacers on top of the stem), I am old, but getting more flexible!
It's a tough jury in Hot or Not. Overhere it is all about aesthetics: no spacers, no lights, no bags, chain on the right cogs, bars and levers at the right angle, etc., etc., etc. Post your bike in the "what roadbike do you have" topic and you'll find a more lenient crowd.
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Originally Posted by noodle soup
60cm 2015 Trek Domane 6.9
It must be the angle in the photo. I ride the same size Supersix with saddle in the sky and a stack of spacers, but it looks more proportioned to the wheels.

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Originally Posted by f4rrest
It must be the angle in the photo. I ride the same size Supersix with saddle in the sky and a stack of spacers, but it looks more proportioned to the wheels.

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head tube is 220mm, and the headset top is another 20mm, so it makes the frame look huge.

Being completely honest, I think the bike looks odd.

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Originally Posted by noodle soup

have at it
Honestly, due to the sloping / curved top tube it looks squat in the back, like a hyena.
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Originally Posted by nycphotography
Honestly, due to the sloping / curved top tube it looks squat in the back, like a hyena.
please give a little explanation.

I agree the bike looks strange, but I donít see the hyena.
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It's not half as bad as the Specialized squatting dogs.

I think that it's about as hot as a tall bike is gonna get.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
I think that it's about as hot as a tall bike is gonna get.
Thanks. Thatís very nice of you to say.

I love the bike because it actually fits exactly the way I need it to.

Itís a little strange looking to some, but big bikes usually look odd to anyone that isnít tall.
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Originally Posted by harrisonk
What is it?
It's some kind of diagram or sketch of a modern bike for a tall person.
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