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Old 04-22-13, 11:35 AM
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Since I work for Pierce...both not hot.
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we just ordered a new pierce last week, and i just cancelled the order after that post.
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Old 04-22-13, 03:26 PM
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Pinarello makes some gorgeous bikes, in my opinion. I love their very metallic paints on the Dogma's. And I like the squiggle in the fork and rear. Not crazy about white bikes, though, for some reason. It's almost a hot, imo. And looks like a fireman's bike!
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Old 04-22-13, 03:40 PM
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I fell in love with the dogmas but could never afford one. I was shopping for a new bike and found this one. I got it for a very low price, and in my opinion makes it hot for me. It wasn't my top choice but I couldn't pass up the good deal.
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I used to like Pinarello's when I first started riding. Now opinions have changed and I just think they are Fugly. Thats just my personal opinion on the aesthetics though, please dont mistake that I think they are bad bikes. Could be worse, it could be a Trek lol
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Old 04-22-13, 04:41 PM
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no hard feelings here. the look isnt for everyone. like i said it wasnt my first choice, but the ride is very nice.
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Originally Posted by kcollier5
Understand the feeling. My recommendation is to get clipless pedals and if you stop often, that just means you'll learn quickly. The only other option is to never go clipless, which isn't an option, imo. You'll fall once or twice, everyone does, and it will hurt your ego more than your body and you'll learn and be an old experienced fogey in no time.
What are some clipless pedals and shoes to go with it that you guys recommend? Nothing too expensive
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Old 04-22-13, 06:36 PM
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Sorry but it's a not.
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Just based on the actual bike and ignoring that huge stem rise and presentation, I would say not. That top tube is rather ugly.
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I'm sure it's just the angle, but those bars look monstrous.
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Old 04-22-13, 07:26 PM
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If it makes you happy, that's great, but as it's set up, it's pretty much defeating the aerodynamic advantage of a road bike. If I'm correct in assuming that you're new to road cycling, keep at it and, as your core strength and flexibility increases, experiment with lower bar positions. The bike has potential, but at this point it's a 'not.'
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
If it makes you happy, that's great, but as it's set up, it's pretty much defeating the aerodynamic advantage of a road bike. If I'm correct in assuming that you're new to road cycling, keep at it and, as your core strength and flexibility increases, experiment with lower bar positions. The bike has potential, but at this point it's a 'not.'
Dang, didn't know how bad it was LOL...I am new to road biking, should I just take this to a shop so they can adjust it properly? So basically just lower the front bar? Sorry, EXTREME newbie here.
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Dang, didn't know how bad it was LOL...I am new to road biking, should I just take this to a shop so they can adjust it properly? So basically just lower the front bar? Sorry, EXTREME newbie here.
You could go to a shop and have them fit you (which is going to cost some money, as much as $300+) or you can try to work through it on your own. I wouldn't do anything arbitrarily, though. IMO, the bars are the last thing that you adjust - you power the bike through the pedals, so let your feet and legs dictate where your hips and ass need to be (saddle position) to work efficiently, and then let your saddle position/flexibility/core strength dictate where your bars need to be.

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raise the seat up,take out all the spacers, flip the stem and cut the steerer tube down. The white garage door is good. No bottles in cages. put the chain on the large chainring in the front and the small cog in the back. properly position the crank and wheels. Move speed sensor to non-drive side. black bartape. and take the picture from a much lower angle. Then they can start to truly critique your hotness or lack thereof.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
If it makes you happy, that's great, but as it's set up, it's pretty much defeating the aerodynamic advantage of a road bike. If I'm correct in assuming that you're new to road cycling, keep at it and, as your core strength and flexibility increases, experiment with lower bar positions. The bike has potential, but at this point it's a 'not.'
It could just be that it's too big for him and even with the bars that high, he's pretty stretched out. But there's no way to tell based on a picture of a bike, especially with a n00b.
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i'm at work and couldnt resist the photo op.

I think the paintjob and red bits make this bike look pretty awesome... Thumbs up HOT!

I think white hoods would looks great on this bike...
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Old 04-22-13, 08:56 PM
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my first hot, and a thumbs up. thanks milkbaby.
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• Campy Super Record 11 gruppo
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HOTTT... The Busyman customized saddle and bartape are awesome too!
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Originally Posted by halfspeed
It could just be that it's too big for him and even with the bars that high, he's pretty stretched out. But there's no way to tell based on a picture of a bike, especially with a n00b.
Actually, I picked this bike up used locally and never adjusted a thing. Have been riding it with no issues, but after this thread I will look into making some adjustments...Thanks for the info
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Dont take this thread personally, but take some of the info seriously. If you are new to cycling, it may feel ok to you now, but you dont really know what you're looking for. Taking it to a bike shop for a fitting can be a great way to get you in the generally correct position. From there you can make small adjustments to make it fit better for you. This thread is specifically about how the bike looks, not how it fits for you.

that being said, as of now, its a not for me. I know the bike is being photographed at a weird angle, but those bars are hideous. bars being higher than saddle automatically gives this a not no matter what.
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Old 04-22-13, 10:28 PM
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Originally Posted by slowride454
raise the seat up,take out all the spacers, flip the stem and cut the steerer tube down. The white garage door is good. No bottles in cages. put the chain on the large chainring in the front and the small cog in the back. properly position the crank and wheels. Move speed sensor to non-drive side. black bartape. and take the picture from a much lower angle. Then they can start to truly critique your hotness or lack thereof.
I have never, not once, seen a speed sensor on a front fork on the NDS.
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Old 04-22-13, 10:31 PM
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I raised an eyebrow on that too.
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Originally Posted by sloar
i'm at work and couldnt resist the photo op.

Your garage doors are silly.
Bike? To much red (saddle and tape). Otherwise hot.
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Old 04-23-13, 12:59 AM
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De Rosa is sweet. Felt not so much.
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