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bianchi10 06-19-13 02:57 PM


Originally Posted by Fiery (Post 15759768)
Let's give it a shot with new frameset and wheels but same old triple mismatched group:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4.../DSC_0013_.jpg

to me, This is a prime example of how a bike that doesn't cost $10,000 can look hot.

*Crankset-Not a great crankset, but positioned correctly and color flows well with the bike. Dont love that its a triple.
*Wheels-staged and tires placed right on thewheels properly.
*Stem-flipped and good degree (matches seatpost)
*seatpost-matches stem
*good saddle to bar trop
*Bars are aesthetically pleasing and in proper position. I like the drops on those bars. will clear your forearms well.
*Hoods in good position
*saddle-good position, level and matches bartape
*bartape-good color choice for bike and matches saddle.
*stack height is low
*proper background (good example of how you can use something other than a garage door)
*good lighting

I'd give this a hot even though it isn't blazing hot.

http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u...gsxr/image.jpg

THIS is prime example of how to post a NOT

*zero saddle to bar drop
*bars tilted up
*hoods are high on bars
*huge stack height
*handle bar shape is aesthetically displeasing. Deep ergo bars are never attractive
*crank arm in wrong position
*wheels aren't staged
*saddle bag needs to be taken off for a picture in this thread
*picture is cropped and doesn't even have the entire bike in photo
*toe clips pedals on this style of bike isn't hot.

bianchi10 06-19-13 03:01 PM


Originally Posted by medaele (Post 15760082)
All those bikes are nice, especially compared to this .....thing.

http://pic40.picturetrail.com/VOL383.../407003543.jpg

sorry for the crap quality, it's from my phone and on a short ride.


Originally Posted by cvall91 (Post 15760331)
hot!!!!

:eek: Everyone is entitled to their opinion of course, but really? not only do you think it is hot but you feel it deserves a bolded hot and 4 exclamation points??

Dan333SP 06-19-13 03:21 PM


Originally Posted by bianchi10 (Post 15760852)
:eek: Everyone is entitled to their opinion of course, but really? not only do you think it is hot but you feel it deserves a bolded hot and 4 exclamation points??

I dare you to find one person on here that doesn't think a GMC Denali is a hot bike, other than yourself. Just look at those twist shifters on the bars... Perfection.

bianchi10 06-19-13 03:26 PM


Originally Posted by Dan333SP (Post 15760925)
I dare you to find one person on here that doesn't think a GMC Denali is a hot bike, other than yourself. Just look at those twist shifters on the bars... Perfection.

Damn, I didn't even see the twist shifters!!!! :bang:

I retract my statement ;)

LesterOfPuppets 06-19-13 03:26 PM

That Denali is pretty hot, although I like the blue ones better.

Zoku620 06-19-13 07:15 PM


Originally Posted by gc3 (Post 15759385)
doesn't get much prettier than the Landshark - HOT!

...I may have found my next overpriced frame that I don't deserve!

Thanks, mine was an eBay B.I.N., all in I'm about $700 - I made a couple bucks back on the Trek parts donor - but what kinda new bike do you get for that? Anyway, it rides great, just a little heavy @22 lbs. Makes you stronger, right?

jtwilson 06-19-13 07:30 PM


Originally Posted by Dan333SP (Post 15760925)
I dare you to find one person on here that doesn't think a GMC Denali is a hot bike, other than yourself. Just look at those twist shifters on the bars... Perfection.

I heard GMC actually had their bikes pulled from the PRO peloton due to hand-wringing over the unfair advantage offered compared to other manufacturers.. UCI is currently evaluating the twist shifters for legality in road racing.

LesterOfPuppets 06-19-13 07:42 PM

Were ye olde road Gripshifts hated on by the UCI?

http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Vintage-Softr...-WQ~~60_12.JPG

http://30thcentury.files.wordpress.c...4/stp85315.jpg

echotraveler 06-19-13 08:03 PM

wow!

MSignore 06-19-13 08:52 PM

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Here's my starter bike I got last summer for less than $500 new to see if I like cycling, a Diamondback Podium 1. Have done some upgrades and now that I have fallen in love with the black ISM saddle, I will switch back to black bar tape in the near future.

Let me know your thoughts on keeping or removing the wheel decals. I'm not sure.

Bathwater 06-19-13 09:13 PM

^
http://lh6.ggpht.com/-TFee3479TtA/UG...-YOUR-ANUS.jpg

jtwilson 06-19-13 09:35 PM


Originally Posted by MSignore (Post 15762134)
Here's my starter bike I got last summer for less than $500 new to see if I like cycling, a Diamondback Podium 1. Have done some upgrades and now that I have fallen in love with the black ISM saddle, I will switch back to black bar tape in the near future.

Let me know your thoughts on keeping or removing the wheel decals. I'm not sure.

The only thing I would change on that bike is bar tape, cables and brake pads while you save up for a bike to post in this thread. You had it right with your post in "What road bike do you have?"

spectastic 06-19-13 11:45 PM

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to the best of your ability, ignore my crappy apartment. Going to replace the saddle with a white romin evo as soon as I get my shoes.

http://i1343.photobucket.com/albums/...psd6d7cab6.jpg


oh, and I forgot to take off the red stickers. oops.

sosojeffcc 06-20-13 07:00 AM


Originally Posted by MSignore (Post 15762134)
Here's my starter bike I got last summer for less than $500 new to see if I like cycling, a Diamondback Podium 1. Have done some upgrades and now that I have fallen in love with the black ISM saddle, I will switch back to black bar tape in the near future.

Let me know your thoughts on keeping or removing the wheel decals. I'm not sure.

i dunno man, this could be a pretty hot looking bike if it were a better pic! Set it up against a neutral wall and take a picture from about handlebar level.

marqueemoon 06-20-13 07:00 AM


Originally Posted by spectastic (Post 15762533)
to the best of your ability, ignore my crappy apartment. Going to replace the saddle with a white romin evo as soon as I get my shoes.

http://i1343.photobucket.com/albums/...psd6d7cab6.jpg


oh, and I forgot to take off the red stickers. oops.

Not hot yet. Solid black or white bar tape would look way better. I guess go white if you're getting a white saddle and already have white hoods.

I'm not a fan of anything but black or skinwall tires generally. The white tires honestly don't look terrible here though. Just wear them out then replace with something black.

bianchi10 06-20-13 09:05 AM

I agree about the tires. Black tires and I would also go black romin and black tape.

milkbaby 06-20-13 09:12 AM


Originally Posted by Zoku620 (Post 15759309)
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=324308http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=324309http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=324310http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=324311 Sorry for the Cheap components, I spent (over) my budget just for the frame and fork! Still super happy, and saving for a new group and wheels.

HOTTT... Incredible paint job on this Landshark frame!!! :thumb:

milkbaby 06-20-13 09:13 AM


Originally Posted by Youngin (Post 15757984)
http://i.imgur.com/8tGyJGo.jpg

New to me. Not too many of these around here.

HOTTT.... Very classy! Nice job on the build. :thumb:

YOJiMBO20 06-20-13 09:59 AM


Originally Posted by spectastic (Post 15762533)
to the best of your ability, ignore my crappy apartment. Going to replace the saddle with a white romin evo as soon as I get my shoes.

http://i1343.photobucket.com/albums/...psd6d7cab6.jpg


oh, and I forgot to take off the red stickers. oops.

http://home.honolulu.hawaii.edu/~pin...qts/okapi1.jpg
Front end looks like back end.

Dan333SP 06-20-13 10:43 AM


Originally Posted by jtwilson (Post 15761779)
I heard GMC actually had their bikes pulled from the PRO peloton due to hand-wringing over the unfair advantage offered compared to other manufacturers.. UCI is currently evaluating the twist shifters for legality in road racing.

I would love to see some guy with a sense of humor and money/time on his hands to build up a Denali with Red and Lightweight wheels... May be worthy of a photoshop job.

illdthedj 06-20-13 11:36 AM

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3700/9...db865d94_c.jpg

( ͡ ͜ʖ ͡)

Leinster 06-20-13 11:38 AM


Originally Posted by Zoku620 (Post 15759309)
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=324308http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=324309http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=324310http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=324311 Sorry for the Cheap components, I spent (over) my budget just for the frame and fork! Still super happy, and saving for a new group and wheels.

No need to apologise, I wouldn't call 105 components "cheap." And anyway, that paint job would still look hot with Sora on it.

Standalone 06-20-13 11:47 AM


Originally Posted by chil2makefun (Post 15755905)
There's a difference between not and just not ready because of a lack of effort to make it hot :D

Which is worse? ;)

That's what I think of as the definition of most of the "nots" in this thread.

When I post my Fuji Team Issue, though, it will be due to lack of funds for anything but a beat up old 105 5500 drivetrain with yellow and blue stickers to ruin the good looks of the carbon weave. And I will well deserve my "nots." :)

There's a budget hot or not thread, though...

gc3 06-20-13 11:56 AM


Originally Posted by illdthedj (Post 15764115)

beautiful...except for the yellow accents...either white or yellow, but not both, is my personal taste...somebody will ding you on the chainrings, but that don't make no nevermind to me...and the yellow valve stem caps are just too cutesy...

fried bake 06-20-13 03:00 PM


Originally Posted by Fiery (Post 15759768)
Let's give it a shot with new frameset and wheels but same old triple mismatched group:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4.../DSC_0013_.jpg

i'm in love. especially 'cause it's a triple. nice job!


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