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Old 05-08-14, 08:01 AM
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nice clean looking bike there, marito.

hot.

by the way, i think small ring is better for photos. it doesnt pull the rd into extreme shape.
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Old 05-08-14, 09:01 AM
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Originally Posted by marito1507 View Post
My recent build, 54cm Soma Smoothie. Please do not bust my balls about the chain/big ring please

That looks spectacular.
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Old 05-08-14, 09:28 AM
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Old 05-08-14, 10:03 AM
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Beautiful - what wheels are those?

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My recent build, 54cm Soma Smoothie. Please do not bust my balls about the chain/big ring please

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Old 05-08-14, 10:16 AM
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Hot. Beautiful bike. I love the ghost badged wheels. You've done some things wrong here (bottle, bag, steerer not cut, etc) but the bike is simple and beautiful enough that it ranks a hot in my book!
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Old 05-08-14, 10:20 AM
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Originally Posted by kcollier5 View Post
Hot. Beautiful bike. I love the ghost badged wheels. You've done some things wrong here (bottle, bag, steerer not cut, etc) but the bike is simple and beautiful enough that it ranks a hot in my book!
Steerer has since been cut. It's also not technically a bag, it's a tube and CO2 taped together and held on with a Backcountry Research strap. Also, what's wrong with my bottle?
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Originally Posted by ttusomeone View Post
Steerer has since been cut. It's also not technically a bag, it's a tube and CO2 taped together and held on with a Backcountry Research strap. Also, what's wrong with my bottle?
Hmm. I can't … mention the nonexistent 'rules' so how do I describe this? We are voting on bikes, not accessories so I think (my opinion only, of course!) that it's sometimes, occasionally better, y'know if you remove all of the other stuff, including bottles before photographing your ride. Not that there's anything wrong with your bottle, I was just pointing out that when the bike looks good, some of that other stuff doesn't matter. If you are Cindy Crawford, then a mole is not a mole, it's a beauty mark. But if you're Shrek, then a mole might should be removed… hehehe.

p.s. - Also … Crank in the wrong position and Garmin mounted on front…
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Old 05-08-14, 10:40 AM
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Originally Posted by kcollier5 View Post
Hmm. I can't … mention the nonexistent 'rules' so how do I describe this? We are voting on bikes, not accessories so I think (my opinion only, of course!) that it's sometimes, occasionally better, y'know if you remove all of the other stuff, including bottles before photographing your ride. Not that there's anything wrong with your bottle, I was just pointing out that when the bike looks good, some of that other stuff doesn't matter. If you are Cindy Crawford, then a mole is not a mole, it's a beauty mark. But if you're Shrek, then a mole might should be removed… hehehe.

p.s. - Also … Crank in the wrong position and Garmin mounted on front…
All very good points. I'll admit the post in Hot or Not was an after thought and I used a picture I already had. I should have better respected the rules of Hot or Not and took a specific picture for the thread.
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Old 05-08-14, 12:53 PM
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Purpose-built hot. Nice
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Originally Posted by Publicscumbag View Post
Fuji SST

HOTTT... except for the orange wheel decals. White or red would've been aesthetically pleasing, the orange is kinda clashing to me. Are you gonna slap some DA shifters on there eventually? SST is a very appealing frame to me, nice.
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Originally Posted by marito1507 View Post
My recent build, 54cm Soma Smoothie. Please do not bust my balls about the chain/big ring please


Classy hot... Every once in a while I get the itch to get a Smoothie and build it up but there are so many steel frames out there (new, used, and NOS) I never can settle on one... anyhow,
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Old 05-08-14, 01:08 PM
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Nice cave, I'd like a visit. The powder blue Centurion is my favorite. I like to stumble across a vintage high end Centurion for a deal at the bike yard and make a sunny day retro racer out of it. Keep the DT shifters and I've got some old 600EX gum hooded levers.
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Old 05-08-14, 01:20 PM
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Finally got the new wheels on the bike.
2013 SuperiorLite SL Pro w/
2013 Sram Red/2012 Rival
2014 SuperiorLite SL-Pro C38 Carbon Clinchers
Total Weight as shown 16.1 ish lbs
Yes!

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OK here's mine. 1987ish lugged 531 Reynolds Rodriguez. Full Campy. I just mounted Trigger Pro 33mm hardpack tires to test fit for an upcoming gravel Fondo. They fit but barely. The beauty of older frames with "long reach" brakes.

Sorry no turtle but I had to shoo a chicken out of the frame.

I would do black bar tape, but still good.

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My recent build, 54cm Soma Smoothie. Please do not bust my balls about the chain/big ring please

Yes!
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Old 05-08-14, 02:00 PM
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Originally Posted by ttusomeone View Post
All very good points. I'll admit the post in Hot or Not was an after thought and I used a picture I already had. I should have better respected the rules of Hot or Not and took a specific picture for the thread.
There ARE no rules! There IS no right or wrong way to present one's bike! Only opinions, and it's just fine for folks to have a different opinion than someone else.
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Originally Posted by kcollier5 View Post
Hmm. I can't … mention the nonexistent 'rules' so how do I describe this? We are voting on bikes, not accessories so I think (my opinion only, of course!) that it's sometimes, occasionally better, y'know if you remove all of the other stuff, including bottles before photographing your ride. Not that there's anything wrong with your bottle, I was just pointing out that when the bike looks good, some of that other stuff doesn't matter. If you are Cindy Crawford, then a mole is not a mole, it's a beauty mark. But if you're Shrek, then a mole might should be removed… hehehe.

p.s. - Also … Crank in the wrong position and Garmin mounted on front…
Don't take this personal, and don't get all butt hurt like some are want to do. Your post is just a good example.

There IS no wrong position for the crank, and there's nothing wrong with tha garmin. There's only opinions.

Just like you say, when the bike looks good it looks good regardless.
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Old 05-08-14, 03:48 PM
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Don't take this personal, and don't get all butt hurt like some are want to do. Your post is just a good example in my opinion.

There IS no wrong position for the crank in my opinion, and there's nothing wrong with tha garmin in my opinion. There's only opinions.

Just like you say, when the bike looks good it looks good regardless.
I think this has gotten a little ridiculous, then again this country is full of bleeding heart liberals these days.
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Old 05-08-14, 03:51 PM
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Do we all get a trophy and banana splits now?
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Old 05-08-14, 03:59 PM
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First bike (and build).. Trek 1000 58 - new saddle and seatpost to come.


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Old 05-08-14, 04:17 PM
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First bike (and build).. Trek 1000 58 - new saddle and seatpost to come.

Super Hot.,..great colors!
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I had that exact Trek years ago. Was my first and only road bike for awhile...then my rain bike / beater / commuter for several more years. Kind of a tank, but it held up to a lot of abuse...

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Old 05-08-14, 05:08 PM
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I think this has gotten a little ridiculous, then again this country is full of bleeding heart liberals these days.
whaaaa?
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That Trek's colors are popping. I like it
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Originally Posted by X-LinkedRider View Post
Finally got the new wheels on the bike.
2013 SuperiorLite SL Pro w/
2013 Sram Red/2012 Rival
2014 SuperiorLite SL-Pro C38 Carbon Clinchers
Total Weight as shown 16.1 ish lbs
HOT!!

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Fuji SST
Mavic Cosmic / Fulcrum Racing 2 Way Wheels
Scratch pro Prologo Saddle
Time IClic II Pedals
Dura Ace components (except the 105 shifters)
Sworks Carbon Bars



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First bike (and build).. Trek 1000 58 - new saddle and seatpost to come.

With different saddle, luke warm but nice bike never the less
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