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Old 08-29-18, 06:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Boerd
Just got my Vamoots RSL / ETap / Belgium Plus - White Industries:

hot but needs gold chain to be very hot

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Old 08-29-18, 06:46 AM
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Originally Posted by MyTi


use my recent pic...much better. .


The power efficiency, lateral stiffness and vertical compliance of 6/4 Ti has made me see the light. With carbon rims to cushion the ride my setup is perfected. Iím not sure I will go back to carbon frameset after this experience with high end 6/4 Ti. I think the toilet bowl is not what litespeed had in mind when you think of the name vortex. i think maybe you had some bad chili before posting on the forum? As for the tall stem comment this is more of a gran fondo type of set up with 11-34 cassette, wider 25mm tires and longer headset spacer to mimic the large head tubes on endurance bikes.


Peel that flushing toilet sticker off of there and you'll rate a "totally hot."
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Originally Posted by MyTi


use my recent pic...much better. .


The power efficiency, lateral stiffness and vertical compliance of 6/4 Ti has made me see the light. With carbon rims to cushion the ride my setup is perfected. Iím not sure I will go back to carbon frameset after this experience with high end 6/4 Ti. I think the toilet bowl is not what litespeed had in mind when you think of the name vortex. i think maybe you had some bad chili before posting on the forum? As for the tall stem comment this is more of a gran fondo type of set up with 11-34 cassette, wider 25mm tires and longer headset spacer to mimic the large head tubes on endurance bikes.

Egg beater pedals are an eyesore, that's possibly the ugliest crank in history, you're in the granny gear, the brakeset color doesn't match the crank color, the shift wires exiting the side are an eyesore, and regadless of why, the pile of spacers is hard to look at.

This thread is about good looking bikes. IMO yours is anything but. Nice bike, but hard to look at.
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Old 08-29-18, 07:09 AM
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Originally Posted by dumdeedumdumdum



My SL5 tarmac, set up as a crit machine
Other than the extra three feet of RD cable... hot.
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Old 08-29-18, 07:40 AM
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Originally Posted by MyTi


use my recent pic...much better. .


The power efficiency, lateral stiffness and vertical compliance of 6/4 Ti has made me see the light. With carbon rims to cushion the ride my setup is perfected. Iím not sure I will go back to carbon frameset after this experience with high end 6/4 Ti. I think the toilet bowl is not what litespeed had in mind when you think of the name vortex. i think maybe you had some bad chili before posting on the forum? As for the tall stem comment this is more of a gran fondo type of set up with 11-34 cassette, wider 25mm tires and longer headset spacer to mimic the large head tubes on endurance bikes.

Frame is hot. Change out everything else and you're good.
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Old 08-29-18, 08:32 AM
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Originally Posted by 69chevy
Egg beater pedals are an eyesore, that's possibly the ugliest crank in history, you're in the granny gear, the brakeset color doesn't match the crank color, the shift wires exiting the side are an eyesore, and regadless of why, the pile of spacers is hard to look at.

This thread is about good looking bikes. IMO yours is anything but. Nice bike, but hard to look at.
This is the part where I am going to pretend to be overly sensitive and care about your critique..,,

Eggbeater pedals are elegant and classy and the silver finish matches my Ti frame McFly. Itís only one 40mm spacer brah! Chill! Tired of these ugly slammed junk carbon racers in this thread! All this slammed carbon junk here makes me puke. My crank is beautiful! Most beautiful crank in the world! These cookie cutter black cranks in this thread make me laugh!!!! Hahahahahahahahahah!!!!!!!! You wish you owned it! My vortex is the best looking bike in this thread and you can stick your worthless incorrect opinion in this gutter of a thread where it belongs!!!!

On a serious note the cranks and brakes are ultegra 6800 so they match. Not sure why you think they donít match perhaps itís the lighting or you need to get your eyes checked....because your clearly wrong about my beautiful 6/4 Ti Vortex!(added more fake drama here not serious).
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Old 08-29-18, 08:37 AM
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Originally Posted by MyTi
On a serious note the cranks and brakes are ultegra 6800 so they match.
Incorrect.

Those are 6700 cranks and brakes
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Old 08-29-18, 08:49 AM
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Originally Posted by MyTi


This is the part where I am going to pretend to be overly sensitive and care about your critique..,,

Eggbeater pedals are elegant and classy and the silver finish matches my Ti frame McFly. Itís only one 40mm spacer brah! Chill! Tired of these ugly slammed junk carbon racers in this thread! All this slammed carbon junk here makes me puke. My crank is beautiful! Most beautiful crank in the world! These cookie cutter black cranks in this thread make me laugh!!!! Hahahahahahahahahah!!!!!!!! You wish you owned it! My vortex is the best looking bike in this thread and you can stick your worthless incorrect opinion in this gutter of a thread where it belongs!!!!

On a serious note the cranks and brakes are ultegra 6800 so they match. Not sure why you think they donít match perhaps itís the lighting or you need to get your eyes checked....because your clearly wrong about my beautiful 6/4 Ti Vortex!(added more fake drama here not serious).
I forgot the mountain bike RD to support your crank sized cassette. -10 more points.
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Old 08-29-18, 09:28 AM
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Originally Posted by 69chevy
other than the extra three feet of rd cable... Hot.
+1.
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Old 08-29-18, 09:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Bradleykd
I thought I would catch hell for the yellow pedals in this thread.
I think they are a very nice touch.
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Old 08-29-18, 09:33 AM
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Originally Posted by MyTi


use my recent pic...much better. .
The power efficiency, lateral stiffness and vertical compliance of 6/4 Ti has made me see the light. With carbon rims to cushion the ride my setup is perfected. Iím not sure I will go back to carbon frameset after this experience with high end 6/4 Ti. I think the toilet bowl is not what litespeed had in mind when you think of the name vortex. i think maybe you had some bad chili before posting on the forum? As for the tall stem comment this is more of a gran fondo type of set up with 11-34 cassette, wider 25mm tires and longer headset spacer to mimic the large head tubes on endurance bikes.

Spends thousands on aero wheels... Wastes $10 on huge stack of spacers to negate any aero benefits. Definitely not hot.
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Old 08-29-18, 10:21 AM
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Originally Posted by dumdeedumdumdum



My SL5 tarmac, set up as a crit machine
Looks like a crit machine. Out of curiosity, why didn't you slam it instead of running the -17?
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Old 08-29-18, 01:26 PM
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Surprises me that people are drawing issues with spacers and rise etc on the Litespeed and yet Iím not sure anyone has mentioned an mtb rear mech- with that on board think Iíll let the beaters slide.
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Old 08-29-18, 01:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Godihatehills
Iím not sure anyone has mentioned an mtb rear mech.
It has been mentioned, but I think many are giving it a pass because they don't want to pile on.
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Old 08-29-18, 03:29 PM
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The spacers and Garmin on top isn't good. The frame is awesome. People that have an issue with the name Vortex haven't been riding long enough.
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Old 08-29-18, 03:53 PM
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Originally Posted by sbxx1985
The spacers and Garmin on top isn't good. The frame is awesome. People that have an issue with the name Vortex haven't been riding long enough.
The frame and wheelset is fine, but the rest of it isn't hot. It may ride great, and work perfectly for the owner, but in no way is this bike HOT.

that Moots is a nice bike, but it's not even close to being hot.
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Old 08-29-18, 04:14 PM
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Originally Posted by noodle soup
The frame and wheelset is fine, but the rest of it isn't hot. It may ride great, and work perfectly for the owner, but in no way is this bike HOT.

that Moots is a nice bike, but it's not even close to being hot.
I think the Vortex could be hot in a classic Litespeed way. I agree with the Moots. It's the compact geometry for me. Nice bike though.
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Old 08-29-18, 04:46 PM
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The Ridley is sharp (Hot) as is.
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Old 08-29-18, 05:28 PM
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Originally Posted by sbxx1985
Looks like a crit machine. Out of curiosity, why didn't you slam it instead of running the -17?
definitely HOT!
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Old 08-29-18, 05:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Boerd
Just got my Vamoots RSL / ETap / Belgium Plus - White Industries:


Very hot! Especially love the Belgium/4000s combo!
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Old 08-29-18, 06:05 PM
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Bianchiís get a free pass with the gumwalls in my book. Not super hot, but itís straight up Bianchi, Ďnuff said...
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Old 08-29-18, 06:52 PM
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Originally Posted by harrisonk
Giving this thread a try now that I'm closer to where I want to be:
Not much to improve on here... hot!
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Old 08-29-18, 07:13 PM
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Aesthetically just falls a little short for me. Put a back brace on and slam that stem!
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Old 08-29-18, 07:29 PM
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Originally Posted by 69chevy
Other than the extra three feet of RD cable... hot.
All the cables are long, now that you mention it.


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Old 08-30-18, 07:04 AM
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Originally Posted by 69chevy
Egg beater pedals are an eyesore, that's possibly the ugliest crank in history, you're in the granny gear, the brakeset color doesn't match the crank color, the shift wires exiting the side are an eyesore, and regadless of why, the pile of spacers is hard to look at.

This thread is about good looking bikes. IMO yours is anything but. Nice bike, but hard to look at.
I agree with the criticisms of the individual features, and could go on about the things I don't like, but I have to say, overall it seems like a fun bike. Not hot - homely and a bit confused - but it has a nice personality.
Sometimes idealized, catalog-ready bike builds where there is nothing specific to criticize are just boring. This is kind of the opposite.
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