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Old 07-01-12, 09:54 PM
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Originally Posted by mazdaspeed
That frame couldn't fit me any better if it were custom made and I get ridiculed for it being too big... lol, yeah it's huge considering I have a 120mm stem and a setback post with the saddle most of the way back. It's tall enough that there are no spacers and my back is flat in the drops. It's OK though, I don't really expect much from bike forums these days. Half the bikes posted here are obviously not fit well at all but all anyone here cares about is the name on the downtube and how much drop you have. I honestly don't even know why I bother sometimes.
Don't post it if you can't take it...looks silly to me... *shrug*
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Originally Posted by c0lnago
Don't post it if you can't take it...looks silly to me...nothing clean about it with a spacer tower and untrimmed with a stubby setback post. *shrug*
His non decaled matching bike isn't "clean" because he properly installed his fork and the bike has traditional geometry? If you don't like it you don't like it but your comment is just silly. I wouldn't call the bike hot but it is clean and simple. I think that makes it better than most. Now his other bike, that is hot.

Edit: since when is one spacer a tower?
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Originally Posted by thirdgenbird
His non decaled matching bike isn't "clean" because he properly installed his fork and the bike has traditional geometry? If you don't like it you don't like it but your comment is just silly. I wouldn't call the bike hot but it is clean and simple. I think that makes it better than most. Now his other bike, that is hot.

Edit: since when is one spacer a tower?
I was looking at the other bike with the tower.

Traditional geo or not...the stubby setback post looks silly to me. It's certainly clean & simple. I don't care about logos/etc. Once again...if the rider is happy he/she shouldn't really care...
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Old 07-01-12, 10:13 PM
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Originally Posted by c0lnago
I was looking at the other bike with the tower.

Traditional geo or not...the stubby setback post looks silly to me. It's certainly clean & simple. I don't care about logos/etc. Once again...if the rider is happy he/she shouldn't really care...
I agree it does look odd. It is too bad they put the clamp up so high. If the frame had a traditional clamp just above the stays I think it would better (more exposed post)
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Old 07-01-12, 10:17 PM
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It is "Hot r Not", not justify your poor judgements.
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Old 07-01-12, 10:18 PM
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I'm not even mad, and I don't care if people think it's not hot. It's the utter ignorance about how bikes should look and be set up with the associated asinine comments that annoy me... It's also BS that people seem to think there is a standard for hotness in a thread called "hot r not". Really, is reading that hard? For the most part this has turned into a fredly circle jerk slash epeen measure-off in regards to who has what brand frame or wheels, who has the most drop, etc...
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Old 07-01-12, 10:20 PM
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Originally Posted by UCIMBZ
It is "Hot r Not", not justify your poor judgements.
And you're one of the worst of all of them. Poor judgement? wow...
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Old 07-01-12, 10:21 PM
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Oh by the way I have a colnago too so you can all love me and believe I know what I'm talking about. Carry on.
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Old 07-01-12, 10:25 PM
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Originally Posted by mazdaspeed
And you're one of the worst of all of them. Poor judgement? wow...
I was shooting for the worst. I need to work on that.
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Old 07-01-12, 10:27 PM
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Originally Posted by RJM
Not hot...and I like "classic" bikes.

Frame is too small for you. On a classic styled frame, that much post is just wrong.
Too much rear brake cable. Needs to be shortened about a half a foot.
Lack of quill stem.
No need for gum hoods, black would look better.
I agree with the frame and quill stem comments but not the gum hoods. The tires are also gum walls. Unless he wanted it all black. I prefer the gum color only because it looks more traditional. All personal preference.
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Originally Posted by mazdaspeed
Oh by the way I have a colnago too so you can all love me and believe I know what I'm talking about. Carry on.
We love you no matter what. It is your bike that we despise.
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Originally Posted by nelson4568
weow new bike

DSC03334 by nelson4568, on Flickr
Not feeling it, looks like you can get strangled with the brake cables.
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Originally Posted by Mm31
Wanted to add some color rather just plain black and white, but i am not sure how i feel about it... Im sure you guys will let me know though

Bike is hot, lose the blue tires though and it will be spot on!
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Originally Posted by mazdaspeed
I think the old beast looks fairly decent these days, what do you think?

Nice and clean, what frame is that?
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Old 07-02-12, 01:52 AM
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Originally Posted by mazdaspeed
I try to judge em as if I just passed by and looked over, I would have thought, "Nice bike", clean and simple old school. Do like the backround in your pic, way nicer than the white tin door!
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Originally Posted by c0lnago
yep...doesn't look good with that much post. *shrug*
"much post"... according to WHAT? You´ve seen too many short guys on too large frames, no doubt...


Gösta "fåglum" Petterssons CLASSIC bikes as they were in his hey days. Rated as the worlds best amateur rider in 1968. Winner of Giro d`Italia 1971. He must have been so wrong... *SHRUG*
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And into the flames I go

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Originally Posted by jbchybridrider
And into the flames I go

This bike is on the hybrid bike page, right?

I dig it and think it is hot. Even though it has a lot of logos, they are tasteful and not "trek-like" gaudy. The gumwalls work with that bike.
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Originally Posted by mazdaspeed
That frame couldn't fit me any better if it were custom made and I get ridiculed for it being too big... lol, yeah it's huge considering I have a 120mm stem and a setback post with the saddle most of the way back. It's tall enough that there are no spacers and my back is flat in the drops. It's OK though, I don't really expect much from bike forums these days. Half the bikes posted here are obviously not fit well at all but all anyone here cares about is the name on the downtube and how much drop you have. I honestly don't even know why I bother sometimes.
My understanding is: (I'm a noob to the 41)
If you post in this thread, it's more for "posing" your bike in the sexiest position, with the components, in a certain position to meet the "criteria". This thread is just to show off your bike, & if it doesn't follow the rules, you'll know within a few minutes.
If it's not showing @ least 2' of post, slammed stem,hoods/levers @least 2" away from being in the drops,& @least $6000+ of CF.
It's not hot...


You can't post pics of your bike if it's comfortable for you to ride.
Not in this thread...

I'm comfortable knowing I'll never be part of the 'Hot" clique.
Now I know what the nerds/geeks felt like in high school.


Don't worry what others have to say, spending $10K on a bike won't make you any faster than you are right now.
These bikes are good enough for the Tour de France, but not the motors.


Just roll with the blows bro...
If it works for you, that's all that matters.

I think both your bikes are hot!

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Originally Posted by mazdaspeed
I think the old beast looks fairly decent these days, what do you think?

I like it. Definitely a clean, simple build but nicely done. Personally, I'd throw on black-105 cranks but still a great looking bike overall.
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Old 07-02-12, 07:17 AM
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Originally Posted by javal
"much post"... according to WHAT? You´ve seen too many short guys on too large frames, no doubt...


Gösta "fåglum" Petterssons CLASSIC bikes as they were in his hey days. Rated as the worlds best amateur rider in 1968. Winner of Giro d`Italia 1971. He must have been so wrong... *SHRUG*
According to me, as in my opinion...and those bikes you posted look better (more post) than his. People get so riled up...it's a bicycle...lol.
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There are plenty of bikes posted in this thread that I think are "hot" that cost less than $6K, made out of something other than carbon fiber, and might even have a couple of spacers under the stem. Also, just because one has an aggressive setup doesn't mean the rider will necessarily be uncomfortable.

To me, Mazdaspeed's bike is good looking, but not "hot" because IMO it looks, well, plain. It looks like it fits great (with the slammed 120mm stem and decent amount of saddle setback), but there is just nothing that special about it to make it "hot".

I should also mention there are lots of other bikes in this thread that I feel the same way as I do about Mazdaspeed's bike; good looking but not hot. Of course, opinions will vary as to what constitutes a hot bike to someone, but people just need to get over it and move on if someone doesn't deem their bike worthy.

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Originally Posted by fa63
There are plenty of bikes posted in this thread that I think are "hot" that cost less than $6K, made out of something other than carbon fiber, and might even have a couple of spacers under the stem. Also, just because one has an aggressive setup doesn't mean the rider will necessarily be uncomfortable.

To me, Mazdaspeed's bike is good looking, but not "hot" because IMO it looks, well, plain. It looks like it fits great (with the slammed 120mm stem and decent amount of saddle setback), but there is just nothing that special about it to make it "hot".

I should also mention there are lots of other bikes in this thread that I feel the same way as I do about Mazdaspeed's bike; good looking but not hot. Of course, opinions will vary as to what constitutes a hot bike to someone, but people just need to get over it and move on if someone doesn't deem their bike worthy.
It's a lot more about attention to detail than it is about price. Sure, fancy bikes earn fancy bike bonus points... but a hot budget bike is still a hot budget bike.

That said, I have less than $2k total invested in my bike and it's received the "Hot" wave off on this thread and in person.
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I was being sarcastic...
Hence the many smilies...
My "sense" of hot is different than most.
I pretty much think 90% of the bikes posted in this thread since I've been a member here are hot.
Pretty much just poking fun @ the "perfect bikes".

I got hot comments on my budget build that was partially assembled @ the shop.
Will it get the same here probably not, but I can live with that.
It is after all my 1st build.
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Originally Posted by Rob13
Bike is hot, lose the blue tires though and it will be spot on!
HOT - nuff said!
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