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Old 07-02-12, 10:43 AM
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Originally Posted by mazdaspeed
If by funky you mean 'how racing bikes used to be' then I'd say that's accurate.

funky meaning the seat tubes are a little tall for the frame sizes.

example: a 52cm bike has a seat tube (c-t) of 56.5cm.

the smaller amount of seatpost shown can make the bike look a little "tall" for a given rider.

...so its a little funky.
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Old 07-03-12, 08:31 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*
Those bikes have long but (IMO) acceptable exposed post length (not "french fit" a la merckx/Hinault/Herse, etc, mind you) - the neo-retro Masi has at least 75-100mm more post showing. I'm a tall guy, and can understand that the person with the Masi is probably working with the max frame size available for that model. The stack o' spacers is the dead giveaway that the frame is too small, and that the owner is doing his best to get the right fit despite the frame's limitations.
It's tough to find 62-63cm frames these days without going custom.
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Old 07-03-12, 10:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Ghost Ryder
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!
I have to chime in from time to time that if you actually get upset at anything said in this thread you are taking it waaaaay too seriously.
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Old 07-03-12, 10:46 AM
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Originally Posted by jbchybridrider
And into the flames I go

Ha - guess it technically is a road bike set up like this. I kind of dig it!
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Old 07-03-12, 10:53 AM
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Originally Posted by jbchybridrider
And into the flames I go

Looks like a lot of potential for a cyclocross monster to me.
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Originally Posted by jbchybridrider
And into the flames I go

I like it!
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Old 07-03-12, 11:55 AM
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Four hots and no nots, so far i'm winning.
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Old 07-03-12, 12:07 PM
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Originally Posted by jbchybridrider
Four hots and no nots, so far i'm winning.
Not so fast mister. All I see is one “Hot”. The rest are some kind of an approval oriented remarks.
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Add Ritchey WCS seatpost, stem, drop bars, and some knobby cyclocross tires and you'll get a super hot from me.
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Old 07-03-12, 02:25 PM
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Originally Posted by jbchybridrider
And into the flames I go

Looks like a BMX on roids, or a some sort of rigid hardtail to me.
A little confused to be honest, why not just go the CX route?
It doesn't really scream Hybrid to me. It's cool for a hybrid.

Not hot...But cool!
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Old 07-03-12, 02:32 PM
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Originally Posted by jbchybridrider
Four hots and no nots, so far i'm winning.
what is it / how do you ride it? hardtail mtb?
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Originally Posted by valygrl
what is it / how do you ride it? hardtail mtb?
Wanted to ask the same thing.
The seatpost to handlebar drop must make all the 41r's jealous!!!
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Old 07-03-12, 02:37 PM
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Originally Posted by jbchybridrider
And into the flames I go

I dunno if I could call it hot, but red/black/white bikes are never hot to me.

Bonus points for sewups, though!!!!
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Old 07-03-12, 03:58 PM
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Can we please stop quoting that ugly bike.......here is a suggestion....quote him, but delete the photo.
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Old 07-03-12, 04:03 PM
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Originally Posted by jbchybridrider
And into the flames I go

what ugly bike? where?

Curious as to what's up with the saddle btw?
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Originally Posted by VA_Esquire
Can we please stop quoting that ugly bike.......here is a suggestion....quote him, but delete the photo.

x2

I agree that it's a not. Looks like a cluster f@$k.
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Old 07-03-12, 07:16 PM
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Originally Posted by NWS Alpine
x2

I agree that it's a not. Looks like a cluster f@$k.
100% agree. Besides that it's a hybrid, it looks like a fun bike, the excessive branding on generic chinese parts make me kind of sick. An UD finish matte frame and fork would look 100 times better.
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Originally Posted by EdIsMe
Looks like a lot of potential for a cyclocross monster to me.
I don't see it @ all?!?
The geo is way off for a CX, how would you carry this bike in a race if you needed to? I don't see this as a bike I could toss over my shoulder.
I see a BMX cruiser(with gears), or a rigid hardtail(with road gearing, & cranks).
Don't see hybrid either, I use the term Hybrid loosely here, because this bike is a mix of all things cycling to me.
Strange, & oddly cool IMO.
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OK a parts list.
26 inch MTB frame made by Giant, there's a long winded story to that so won't put you to sleep with it.
29er wheels, fits up to 38c tires in the frame but 35c gives ideal clearance.
Cyclocross fork.
FSA Compact road crank rest of the drive train XT- XTR.
I Beam seat and post, very light and more comfy that people think I've done century's no prob's.
XT brakes.
Total weight ready to ride 7.3kg or 16.1 lbs seems pretty good with disc brakes to me.
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Old 07-03-12, 10:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Ghost Ryder
A little confused to be honest, why not just go the CX route?

I thought of that but it wouldn't be different enough.
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Old 07-03-12, 10:40 PM
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Originally Posted by valygrl
what is it / how do you ride it? hardtail mtb?
With a change of tires I'll ride it anywhere.
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Old 07-03-12, 10:41 PM
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
I dunno if I could call it hot, but red/black/white bikes are never hot to me.

Bonus points for sewups, though!!!!
Clincher!
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Originally Posted by VA_Esquire
Can we please stop quoting that ugly bike.......here is a suggestion....quote him, but delete the photo.
I love you
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Old 07-03-12, 10:43 PM
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Originally Posted by slims_s
100% agree. Besides that it's a hybrid, it looks like a fun bike, the excessive branding on generic chinese parts make me kind of sick. An UD finish matte frame and fork would look 100 times better.
No generic chinese parts here.
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Originally Posted by Ghost Ryder
I don't see it @ all?!?
The geo is way off for a CX, how would you carry this bike in a race if you needed to? I don't see this as a bike I could toss over my shoulder.
I see a BMX cruiser(with gears), or a rigid hardtail(with road gearing, & cranks).
Don't see hybrid either, I use the term Hybrid loosely here, because this bike is a mix of all things cycling to me.
Strange, & oddly cool IMO.
I've been told it'd be hard to shoulder before but on some courses it might not be an issue if so then it would rip.
It's hard to put a finger on the exactly what a hybrid is but I call it a performance hybrid. The market is starting to supply this style of bike but not all carbon "yet" There becoming popular in the UK mostly, one of the best is the Boardman hybrid pro which Chris Boardman prefers to ride now days over his road bikes. Ridgeback makes a nice Titanium hybrid but it's still not as light as mine.
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