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Old 07-29-18, 07:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Kimmo
The pink/orange Serotta is hot, ignore the haters.

Terrible photochop is terrible.
Correct, and correct.
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Old 07-29-18, 08:10 AM
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Whilst I can appreciate a good classic shaped frame Iím not a fan of the older frames so sadly the Spectrum doesnít do it for me so itís a Not and the Serotta is borderline as I prefer a more aggressive, straight bladed fork, so still not hot hot. Quite like the spesh- although Iím not sure Iíd have the balls to carry that off.

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Old 07-29-18, 11:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Godihatehills
Whilst I can appreciate a good classic shaped frame Iím not a fan of the older frames so sadly the Spectrum doesnít do it for me so itís a Not and the Serotta is borderline as I prefer a more aggressive, straight bladed fork, so still not hot hot. Quite like the spesh- although Iím not sure Iíd have the balls to carry that off.

Maybe Iím wrong, but I donít think we should judge classic bikes as ďHot or NotĒ based on modern standards. The Serotta is a hot classic style bike(although some might question the colors). A straight fork would look strange on that bike.

JMO.
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Old 07-29-18, 07:58 PM
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Originally Posted by GeneO
How did you levitate it. LOL. Why the photoshoping? It looks weird missing shadows.
it was set on a repair stand. I just didnt want to have the stand detract from the bike.
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Old 07-29-18, 08:14 PM
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Originally Posted by lsberrios1


it was set on a repair stand. I just didnt want to have the stand detract from the bike.

Had the opposite effect than intended. Now I understand why it looks like it is floating above the ground.
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Old 07-30-18, 06:23 AM
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Originally Posted by noodle soup
Maybe Iím wrong, but I donít think we should judge classic bikes as ďHot or NotĒ based on modern standards. The Serotta is a hot classic style bike(although some might question the colors). A straight fork would look strange on that bike.

JMO.
Pink on a dude's bike is enough for a not hot alone for me.
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Old 07-30-18, 07:30 AM
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Originally Posted by noodle soup
Maybe Iím wrong, but I donít think we should judge classic bikes as ďHot or NotĒ based on modern standards. The Serotta is a hot classic style bike(although some might question the colors). A straight fork would look strange on that bike.

JMO.
well that hasnít stopped numerous modem manufacturers specking straight bladed forks on classical geometry frames- any number of them look hot
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Old 07-30-18, 08:31 AM
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Originally Posted by jitteringjr
Pink on a dude's bike is enough for a not hot alone for me.
So is pink only acceptable on women's bikes?
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Old 07-30-18, 11:53 AM
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Originally Posted by noodle soup
So is pink only acceptable on women's bikes?
Just like buns are only acceptable on women's heads...
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Old 07-30-18, 01:39 PM
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Originally Posted by jitteringjr
Pink on a dude's bike is enough for a not hot alone for me.
Not even if you just won the giro d'italia?
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Old 07-30-18, 01:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Capo72
Not even if you just won the giro d'italia?
in his world, pink is just a girl color.
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Old 07-30-18, 01:59 PM
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Originally Posted by noodle soup
in his world, pink is just a girl color.
In my world, yep.
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Old 07-30-18, 02:09 PM
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Originally Posted by jitteringjr
In my world, yep.
So in your world, women shouldn’t ride blue bikes.
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Old 07-30-18, 02:11 PM
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Originally Posted by jitteringjr
In my world, yep.
Probably wouldnít approve of one of my other bikes of mine seeing as how itís purple...



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Old 07-30-18, 02:14 PM
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Originally Posted by toavii


Probably wouldnít approve of one of my other bikes of mine seeing as how itís purple...



A purple bike??? Do you have pancreatic cancer?
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Old 07-30-18, 03:33 PM
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Originally Posted by toavii
Probably wouldnít approve of one of my other bikes of mine seeing as how itís purple...



Nice Kvale!
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Old 07-30-18, 08:32 PM
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Originally Posted by toavii


Probably wouldnít approve of one of my other bikes of mine seeing as how itís purple...



Nope, thatís a hot bike. Well I think the frame pump by the rules disqualifies it as hot. But still hot Ďin my worldí.
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Old 07-30-18, 08:55 PM
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That Kvale is hot.

I'm not a vintage guy but even the setting and photography are perfect.

Level saddle, top tube and stem are very calming yet aggressive. No bottle cages to complicate the photo is a super nice touch.

The moisture on the trail after a rain... I want to ride down the trail to see what's over the rise in the distance.

Well done. Very well done.
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Old 07-31-18, 02:06 AM
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Old 07-31-18, 08:14 AM
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Originally Posted by toavii


Probably wouldnít approve of one of my other bikes of mine seeing as how itís purple...



Ubber Hot. Well done!
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Old 07-31-18, 01:34 PM
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Originally Posted by toavii

Love this color combo!! Bold statement but I'd definitely ride it!
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Old 08-01-18, 08:04 PM
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My De Rosa SK Pininfarina is finally complete.




Frame: 50cm
Drivetrain: Dura Ace 9150
Wheels: Campagnolo Bora Ultra 50 bright clinchers
Cockpit: Enve aero
Saddle: Bontrager XXX saddle
Pedals: Speedplay Zero titanium
Bottle Cages: Tune

Total weight with bottle cages, pedals, is 15.04-lbs
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Old 08-01-18, 08:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Noctilux.95
My De Rosa SK Pininfarina is finally complete.

Total weight with bottle cages, pedals, is 15.04-lbs
Smoking hot....maybe beyond smoke
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Old 08-02-18, 06:42 AM
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For as great as the spec list is, the De Rosa just doesn't appeal to me. I'm not a fan of the webbing between the ST and seat stays and, maybe it's a function of the frame size, but the front end doesn't look aggressive - HT angle, rake, I dunno what it is, but something. Loud wheelset graphics don't do it for me, either.
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Old 08-02-18, 08:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Noctilux.95
My De Rosa SK Pininfarina is finally complete.

Frame: 50cm
Drivetrain: Dura Ace 9150
Wheels: Campagnolo Bora Ultra 50 bright clinchers
Cockpit: Enve aero
Saddle: Bontrager XXX saddle
Pedals: Speedplay Zero titanium
Bottle Cages: Tune

Total weight with bottle cages, pedals, is 15.04-lbs
What is the reason you didn't go with a Campy eps group to match the wheels?
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