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Old 11-18-11, 03:04 PM
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Old 11-18-11, 03:07 PM
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man - what's up with the specialized love fest today?
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Old 11-18-11, 03:28 PM
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man - what's up with the specialized love fest today?
It is the full moon. All the weirdos are out.
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Old 11-18-11, 07:39 PM
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Originally Posted by WHOOOSSHHH...
Good call, seeing as the red paint is just covered with black electrical tape and the red bar tape is loosely wrapped over the real tape...smart crowd here!

did you just say you covered your bike with black electric tape????

I think the Boyds look much "Gooder". I also like the red
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Originally Posted by ravenmore
This could be hot, but you're gonna get grilled because of how you photographed it. Take all the attachments off the bike. All bags, lights, ect. and then photograph it against an even background in even shade.
Thanks for the tip but evidently it's a "not". Wish I had the money to put together a "hot". But I am still learning anyway so thanks again. This reminds me of when I got my first guitar. Some ****ty acoustic off of ebay. After a while I found my self with several thousands of dollars of high end music equipment but it took 5 years. Maybe I can start buying quality bike parts and in 5 years I can put together a "hot".
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Old 11-18-11, 07:57 PM
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Originally Posted by NameWasTaken
Thanks for the tip but evidently it's a "not". Wish I had the money to put together a "hot". But I am still learning anyway so thanks again. This reminds me of when I got my first guitar. Some ****ty acoustic off of ebay. After a while I found my self with several thousands of dollars of high end music equipment but it took 5 years. Maybe I can start buying quality bike parts and in 5 years I can put together a "hot".
Look at some of the quotes above - it's not about cost of the bits, it's about style. Hell, there's this Schwinn Caliente that I sometimes see in my neighborhood and everything just works on this particular bike - saddle-to-bar drop, the rotation of the classic curve bars, lever placement - it all comes together in clean, beautiful lines.
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Old 11-18-11, 08:06 PM
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Originally Posted by RB1-luvr
forgive... it's posted elsewhere here on BF:



should it have black tape?
First, it needs to be photographed better. Instead of standing closely and shooting with a wide angle, stand further back and zoom in. Look at the relative size of the front wheel and handlebars vs the rest of the bike - what you have here is the equivalent of putting a wide-angle lens in someone's schnoz and having their face look disproportionate as a result (the huge nose syndrome).
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Old 11-18-11, 10:17 PM
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Originally Posted by ravenmore
man - what's up with the specialized love fest today?
You say that like its a bad thing?

Rob...dude that SWORKS with the Zips is one of the nicest bikes I've seen....
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Old 11-18-11, 10:23 PM
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With S-works dominated page, I'll post my bike with some changes from last time!


Next year, I'll be getting tubulars, new saddle, and slammed stem (I already moved my down after I took this pic). I'll post a new pic once all that other stuff comes in
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Old 11-18-11, 10:30 PM
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Originally Posted by RB1-luvr
should it have black tape?
No. Hot, except for the pedals..
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Look at some of the quotes above - it's not about cost of the bits, it's about style. Hell, there's this Schwinn Caliente that I sometimes see in my neighborhood and everything just works on this particular bike - saddle-to-bar drop, the rotation of the classic curve bars, lever placement - it all comes together in clean, beautiful lines.
Ah. Well if thats the case, I have more to learn about than I ever imagined. I consider myself an artist in many areas, but i never thought of a bike as art. Hmmm, interesting. I think I will start over with a different bike. I'll post to this thread again in a few years.
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Originally Posted by Terry66
You say that like its a bad thing?

Rob...dude that SWORKS with the Zips is one of the nicest bikes I've seen....
Thanks Terry, Much appreciated!!
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Old 11-19-11, 12:49 AM
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Yay or Nay?!
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forgive... it's posted elsewhere here on BF:
how the hell does the Street racer get 105 Black cranks and the Road Racer 2 105 Silver?

ugh.
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Old 11-19-11, 07:20 AM
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Old 11-19-11, 08:48 AM
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Originally Posted by yongkun


Yay or Nay?!
I dont like the 2 different colored tires. Nice bike though for sure
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Old 11-19-11, 09:59 AM
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Originally Posted by RB1-luvr
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should it have black tape?
Either black tape or White saddle. I can't tell but I think it's the saddle more thank anything. Just looks weird. But other than that, very nice!
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My new SL3

HOT. and very, very sexy.
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let's stir this up a bit

too many nice bikes
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Old 11-19-11, 04:56 PM
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Old 11-20-11, 08:57 AM
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Originally Posted by hailandkill


let's stir this up a bit

too many nice bikes
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Originally Posted by hailandkill


let's stir this up a bit

too many nice bikes
Not but some of it is from things that could be overcome. The bottle cage under the seat needs to be removed. The wheels should at least match. The background is cluttered and distracting and makes it hard to make out the lines of the bike. That's why so many people use garage doors like this :



Also the lighting is very soft - photographing on an over cast day or in even shade is best. (I know you guys don't like this bike - just an example of how to photograph a bike)
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Old 11-20-11, 09:49 AM
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Originally Posted by ravenmore
Also the lighting is very soft - photographing on an over cast day or in even shade is best. (I know you guys don't like this bike - just an example of how to photograph a bike)
I like your bike, and I am not sure why. It's a cluster fark stuff I don't like, but I like it for some reason. However it is staged all wrong, bad example of how to photograph a bike. Crank, and wheels are both not staged. This is how it is done x2.

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Old 11-20-11, 10:06 AM
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The cranks are staged in my pic - they are lined up with the seat tube. Wheels - meh, I got lazy. Honestly if people photograph in even lighting against an even background, with the chain on the big chain ring, and no extra crap hanging off the bike I'd call it a win.
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Old 11-20-11, 11:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Soloist Assassin
yeah that will get ya there! HOT and HOT. not usually a fan of the trek postal frame, but the sweet aggressive set up over powers my usual disgust for that frame.
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