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Old 12-27-11, 12:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Cleave
Hi, aren't there enough "arguments" between hot and not?
exactly...people here can't even stick to rating bikes in this thread.
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Old 12-27-11, 12:46 PM
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Originally Posted by miyata man
Direct those comments to the OP but nobody brags about a semi. It either makes your shorts tight or it doesn't. Nobody really complains if something unexpectedly inspires lust, oddly enough.
uhm, I am the OP. meh - it was just a thought.
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Old 12-27-11, 12:56 PM
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come on people! plz! Hot is difficult to achive! Only post photos that follow guidelines! And then it MAY OR NOT be HOT
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Old 12-27-11, 01:18 PM
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Originally Posted by ravenmore
I was thinking it'd be cool if we did an overall rating from 1-10. Anything over 5 = hot. That way we can have varying degrees of 'hotness' or 'notness'.
Agree....and the Soma gets a 4...outside the hot category by a nose...
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Old 12-27-11, 01:30 PM
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Originally Posted by ColorChange
Not quite up to date but here is what it was.

Hot 8.5
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Originally Posted by DRietz
Flipping the stem would just result in upside-down decals - it's zero degree.
Oh. Optical illusion. 0 degree stems aren't hot I'm afraid.
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Old 12-27-11, 04:06 PM
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New Bar Tape

I just replaced the orange tape on my Caad10 with black Fizik tape. Tell me what you think:



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Old 12-27-11, 04:19 PM
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Originally Posted by MajorMantra
0 degree stems aren't hot I'm afraid.
Are -6 stems better?
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Old 12-27-11, 04:29 PM
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Gulf colored cdale = hot
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Old 12-27-11, 04:34 PM
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Originally Posted by DRietz
Can't believe I'm posting in here. But what the hell...

You can't go wrong with a Soma. As far as the stem, I see it as personal preference. = Hot, I like it man!

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Old 12-27-11, 06:17 PM
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Originally Posted by JoeyC68
I just replaced the orange tape on my Caad10 with black Fizik tape. Tell me what you think:



https://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/...g?t=1325023109

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Hot in the 8.9 range...very cool colors...
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Originally Posted by WHOOOSSHHH...
Hot in the 8.9 range...very cool colors...
Agreed...very hot, great color scheme and I like the black tape.
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Ooooo, we are doing a grading scale now! What do I get?
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Old 12-27-11, 07:19 PM
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Originally Posted by VA_Esquire
Ooooo, we are doing a grading scale now! What do I get?
I would give you a solid 8, but due to the speed limit sign, I give you a 6. It can imply the bike can go no faster than 10mph under your legs.
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Old 12-27-11, 07:23 PM
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Originally Posted by VA_Esquire
Ooooo, we are doing a grading scale now! What do I get?
7. Might have gone higher as its a pretty bike but you chopped off the front wheel and photographed it in direct sunlight which, like me at the moment, is harsh.
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Old 12-27-11, 07:43 PM
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Originally Posted by JoeyC68
I would give you a solid 8, but due to the speed limit sign, I give you a 6. It can imply the bike can go no faster than 10mph under your legs.
How about this speed limit pic?

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Are your bars comfortable with the hoods pointed down? Seems like it warrants an uncomfortable amount of pressure.
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Old 12-27-11, 08:08 PM
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Originally Posted by DRietz
Are your bars comfortable with the hoods pointed down? Seems like it warrants an uncomfortable amount of pressure.
They aren't like that anymore. That was the first day I put the bike together after a crash that knocked a lot of crap out of whack. They look like this now, well not really, because I just put new bars on.

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Old 12-27-11, 08:23 PM
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Originally Posted by WHOOOSSHHH...
Hot in the 8.9 range...very cool colors...

The colors are different, but it's just not doing anything for me, almost seems kind of blah. Different, but blah. The bottle cages in that pic conjure up thoughts of some kind of mutant pac-man as well.

I guess I should post a pic of my bike here so I get a good thrashing too...
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Old 12-27-11, 08:24 PM
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Thrash away boys. (old picture with a little PS work to debadge wheels, credit someone else)
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Old 12-27-11, 08:28 PM
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MF wheels look a whole lot better without the decals...
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Old 12-27-11, 08:31 PM
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Originally Posted by DRietz
Are your bars comfortable with the hoods pointed down? Seems like it warrants an uncomfortable amount of pressure.
When I first started riding Sram and went strictly by feel, I did the same thing. Look at the first post in this thread.
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Old 12-27-11, 08:32 PM
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Originally Posted by tomng1989


Thrash away boys. (old picture with a little PS work to debadge wheels, credit someone else)
I hate the S5 but the thickness of the Mad Fiber wheels and spokes kind of complements the chunky geometry of the frame. 7.9 = hot.
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Old 12-27-11, 08:45 PM
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since when is a "5" a "hot?"

Also, what's with the Softcore S&M Cervelo photo? Do whips and chains make a bike hot?

Can I put my bar bike in a vinyl gimp suit?

Brings a new meaning to the term "beater...."
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Old 12-27-11, 08:57 PM
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Originally Posted by tomng1989


Thrash away boys. (old picture with a little PS work to debadge wheels, credit someone else)
sorry, i like the s5, but not yours. just my personal opinion. its a great bike and obviously yours has all top shelf equipment. just doesnt do it for me when I look at it though.

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