Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 12-29-14, 06:52 PM
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Originally Posted by kbarch View Post
Try this: Go to the curb and place both wheels against it, in the direction of traffic (drive side out). Turn the crank arms so that the one against the curb is just slightly behind the 6:00 position, so that when you set it down with the wheels tight against the curb, the pedal will set firmly on top of it without spinning. Making the bike as vertical as possible and snug against the curb like that, it should stay up just fine.
You might also just try propping it up against the other side of the mailbox, and taking the picture from a kneeling or squatting position, so that you're looking at it straight instead of down on it. Also, either crop the picture or get closer so it fills the frame.
Thank you sir, I will definitely repost with another following what you said if the sun shines tomorrow!
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Old 12-29-14, 07:05 PM
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The real question is......which one did he piss on.....

http://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycli...le-riding.html
Damn....
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Old 12-30-14, 03:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Tempist305 View Post
Thank you sir, I will definitely repost with another following what you said if the sun shines tomorrow!
Overcast can actually be better, without all the sharp shadows. Not that it would necessarily look bad in sunshine, but overcast provides much more even lighting (as long as it's not super gray and dark).
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Old 12-30-14, 11:42 AM
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Originally Posted by robncircus View Post
Haven't posted the Spooky in a while. Newer wheels and tires since last time.

Cheers!

I am going to have to give this one a not. Sorry. However if this was a budget build that came with a ridiculously low final cost, then that may change it to the middle ground.

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My budget / main stallion. It's a 2014 Trek Madone 2.1. She rides smooth and picks up nicely, although, I have yet to test anything lighter than her.

Tell me how I can make her hot / hotter.

I am sure it's a nice bike. Hot worthy? We will never know because you can't make anything out in the pictures
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Old 12-30-14, 12:03 PM
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I am going to have to give this one a not. Sorry. However if this was a budget build that came with a ridiculously low final cost, then that may change it to the middle ground.
What does budget have to do with the appearance of the bike though? Whether it is a $500 or $12,000 budget, that has nothing to do with the overall appeal. I have seen plenty of cheap budget bikes looks smoking hot and just as many very expensive builds look horrible based on set up.
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Old 12-30-14, 12:08 PM
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Originally Posted by bianchi10 View Post
What does budget have to do with the appearance of the bike though? Whether it is a $500 or $12,000 budget, that has nothing to do with the overall appeal. I have seen plenty of cheap budget bikes looks smoking hot and just as many very expensive builds look horrible based on set up.
Very very true. I take it back

I have been busy and have forgotten the rules of this thread.....thanks for whipping me back in shape!
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Old 12-30-14, 12:15 PM
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The Spooky isn't getting much love. I'm not sure I can help that...but I'll say that it does have a few nice parts on it.
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Originally Posted by Team Sarcasm View Post
Very very true. I take it back

I have been busy and have forgotten the rules of this thread.....thanks for whipping me back in shape!
Lol no problem. I've pulled my opinions waaaaay back over the last 6 months, but I can't let ya slip like that ;-)
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Old 12-30-14, 07:13 PM
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Originally Posted by robncircus View Post
Haven't posted the Spooky in a while. Newer wheels and tires since last time.

Cheers!

Originally Posted by bianchi10 View Post
What does budget have to do with the appearance of the bike though? Whether it is a $500 or $12,000 budget, that has nothing to do with the overall appeal. I have seen plenty of cheap budget bikes looks smoking hot and just as many very expensive builds look horrible based on set up.
Yes!

As for the Spooky, aside from the crankset and stem, I rather like it: hot-ish. It's certainly distinctive.
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Old 12-30-14, 07:56 PM
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snapped a pic during a ride the other day. one of these days ill get some decent ones with better staging.

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Old 12-30-14, 08:25 PM
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Originally Posted by robncircus View Post
Haven't posted the Spooky in a while. Newer wheels and tires since last time.

Cheers!

Gold--- green--- anodized red--- brushed grey---- polished silver---- flat black--- gloss black--- Gloss grey

it definitely has that "high end parts bin" style nailed. Quality throughout, without the pretentious matchy-matchy flair.
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Old 12-30-14, 08:39 PM
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I like the Spooky...the gold post and green tires throw it off for me though.
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Old 12-30-14, 09:25 PM
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Originally Posted by bianchi10 View Post
What does budget have to do with the appearance of the bike though? Whether it is a $500 or $12,000 budget, that has nothing to do with the overall appeal. I have seen plenty of cheap budget bikes looks smoking hot and just as many very expensive builds look horrible based on set up.
Yeah I get what you're saying, but I guess it's kind of like when a girl still looks good after rolling out of bed or something. Sure, plenty of made up chicks in fancy clothes might look better, but if a girl can still look good without all the effort it kind of bumps her up a few notches. Naw mean?
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Yeah I get what you're saying, but I guess it's kind of like when a girl still looks good after rolling out of bed or something. Sure, plenty of made up chicks in fancy clothes might look better, but if a girl can still look good without all the effort it kind of bumps her up a few notches. Naw mean?
lol, sure I know what you mean, but we aren't discussing if a girl just got out of bed and looks ok. We are sending an invitation to all women of shapes and sizes to dress their best and stand in judgement as if the king of Nottingham himself was coming to pick his bride. The girls who get out of bed with bed hair, eye liner uneven and pillow creases on their face get a Not, just like a bike that has mismatched parts, staged with laziness and bad lighting.
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Old 12-30-14, 11:03 PM
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The building is hot. Oh wait..this is a bicycle hor ot not? nevermind...
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Old 12-30-14, 11:08 PM
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Originally Posted by bianchi10 View Post
lol, sure I know what you mean, but we aren't discussing if a girl just got out of bed and looks ok. We are sending an invitation to all women of shapes and sizes to dress their best and stand in judgement as if the king of Nottingham himself was coming to pick his bride. The girls who get out of bed with bed hair, eye liner uneven and pillow creases on their face get a Not, just like a bike that has mismatched parts, staged with laziness and bad lighting.
True, true, you've got a point. But I've got low standards in women, man. I'll ogle anything in a skirt. haha
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The building is hot. Oh wait..this is a bicycle hor ot not? nevermind...
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ill throw my hat into the ring.

Budged build, mix of 105 & random parts. 90's trek aluminum frame, media-blasted.

Judge away!
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Old 12-31-14, 10:39 AM
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My latest build...

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Man I love this thread. I need to come back here more often. I think I'd get more hots with a slammed stem and black tires. I've done well in the past with that bike when I had deep wheels and white walls. Oh well! Some great looking bikes in here!
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Originally Posted by Edonis13 View Post
snapped a pic during a ride the other day. one of these days ill get some decent ones with better staging.

I dig it....I like the bar tape. It's nice to see something other than black or white.
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Old 12-31-14, 12:17 PM
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My latest build...

Classy and hot! I would put some white or gray hoods on there, but it's perfect otherwise.
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^ Nicely done!
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