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Old 12-06-13, 06:42 PM
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OMG, don't post these things please. :/ Mesmerizing... Harmful to eyes.
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Old 12-06-13, 06:56 PM
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Originally Posted by greensmoothie

TREK Madone 6.7 What can I do to improve the looks besides rims?
Not. The white stem and spacers are so out of balance, I dont know why Trek would do this on purpose.
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Originally Posted by bianchi10
Not. The white stem and spacers are so out of balance, I dont know why Trek would do this on purpose.
I actually like the white top end; looks sharp to me.

i'd be tempted to go with white tires, like Schwalbe Ultremos. An all-black crank would look good, too.
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Good gravy! That is so fine, so fine! Wow!
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We didn't race, but I think I would win

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Could you move that contraption, so we can get a better look at the Ferrari?
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Originally Posted by bianchi10
Not. The white stem and spacers are so out of balance, I dont know why Trek would do this on purpose.
Trek and aesthetics... In fact, only Trek could have done this!
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Old 12-06-13, 11:13 PM
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Would be hotter in matte black, just sayin'.
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I can't get over how HOT that feather is...
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Originally Posted by garciawork
I can't get over how HOT that feather is...
Yeah, that Feather is stonkin' hot.
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Originally Posted by ConGrUenCy
Trek and aesthetics... In fact, only Trek could have done this!
nah, cube also went overkill quite a bit on my 2013 litening super hpc race
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Originally Posted by WHOOOSSHHH...
Maybe Hot... If I could see it....
Here you go hot ... need carbon cages

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Both BMCs are HOTTTT!!!!
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Originally Posted by greensmoothie

TREK Madone 6.7 What can I do to improve the looks besides rims?
Get a different set of cages.
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Originally Posted by greensmoothie

TREK Madone 6.7 What can I do to improve the looks besides rims?
Like you said, wheels, black cockpit, black bar tape, white hoods, bottle cages, and remove all the warning stickers. It'll look like a brand new bike.
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Originally Posted by miamijim

Not for me
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Originally Posted by bianchi10
Not for me
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Originally Posted by bianchi10
Not for me
+2, the odd photo angle does not help.
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Originally Posted by Herbie53
+2, the odd photo angle does not help.
+3. I like BMCs, but I never liked the seat tube/top tube/seat stay junction on that bike, and that color scheme is too busy.
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Old 12-09-13, 07:08 PM
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somebody post up a bike, preferably a hot one, so this thread stays on page 1...
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Originally Posted by bianchi10
Not for me
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+2, the odd photo angle does not help.
It's the angle of the picture. I've seen this bike in person and it's freaking hot.
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Originally Posted by shoota
It's the angle of the picture. I've seen this bike in person and it's freaking hot.
All do respect, I'm not judging this based on the photo itself. Its a not a hot for me Because:

-DEEP insertion point of seatpost
-Stack of spacers, though a majority of it is hidden from the drop
-Stack of spacer + a positive flipped....17 degree? hard to tell from the angle
-Dont care for the junction point of the top tube, down tube and seat stays.
-Dont like the shape or aesthetics of what little I can see of the seatpost.

I'm sure its a fine bike and I do realize that sometimes a photo just cant do a bike justice. For me, this is a "Not" that isn't even on the fence. This is a solid not for me. So even though you say its hot, we will just have to agree to disagree on this one. Nothing wrong with that.

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Originally Posted by ilvwhtgrls
Thanks, however, I prefer my King Ti Cages to carbon cages. The cage was better bottle retention, it's easier to reinsert a bottle and they're the same weight as most Arundel or carbon cages. Moreover, the juxtaposition between a carbon race bike and the old school styling is pleasant.
I will back you up on this. I've never had good experiences with carbon (or other "composite) cages. I don't go with Ti, but I do (and have for nearly 20 years) stainless steel cages. The never mark up your bottles, then never break, they weigh maybe a couple of grams more and I've not dropped a bottle with them. And yes...I think they're FAR more sexy.
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Originally Posted by redtires
I will back you up on this. I've never had good experiences with carbon (or other "composite) cages. I don't go with Ti, but I do (and have for nearly 20 years) stainless steel cages. The never mark up your bottles, then never break, they weigh maybe a couple of grams more and I've not dropped a bottle with them. And yes...I think they're FAR more sexy.
that makes two people wrong...any other takers?
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