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Old 01-30-17, 08:55 AM
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Originally Posted by bianchi10
But what makes this funny is that his panties are wadding up over a bike that isn't even his.
Yes, I know I was stupid to challenge the status quo of this thread as asserted by the 3 or 4 posters who live on it - My mistake!

Move along, nothing more to see here.
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I am pretty happy with my bikes, i think that's what really matters. I intended for the Roubaix to be hiddeous. Just a way to have fun and a conversation piece. I think it looks like **** but super cool to go ride in the snow, mud and rain.

That being said, i have some sexy s works but if I had to race a bike it'd be the giant... which i do. Giants are very underestimated in my opinion.
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Originally Posted by velociraptor
Yes, I know I was stupid to challenge the status quo of this thread as asserted by the 3 or 4 posters who live on it - My mistake!

Move along, nothing more to see here.
You give yourself too much credit in saying that you were challenging the status quo. You stated a position that wasn't rationalized very well and people disagreed with it. Get over it.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
You give yourself too much credit... Get over it.
Oh please.
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"Free bikes are HOT, durrr."

Yup, that's shaking the foundations of HRN.
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Old 01-30-17, 09:13 AM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
"Free bikes are HOT, durrr."
WhyFi FTW.

Let's leave it there guys, shall we?
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Originally Posted by lsberrios1
I am pretty happy with my bikes, i think that's what really matters. I intended for the Roubaix to be hiddeous. Just a way to have fun and a conversation piece. I think it looks like **** but super cool to go ride in the snow, mud and rain.

That being said, i have some sexy s works but if I had to race a bike it'd be the giant... which i do. Giants are very underestimated in my opinion.
Regarding your er, colorful Specialized Commuter:

Ok, you have plenty of hot bikes (those that read this thread know this) so that other than your steerer tube being left uncut, I absolutely love it. It's so incredibly awful that it works really well, but only because I kind of know you on here. Knowing someone and who they are and what their other bikes are makes me love this insanely hideous one, so I'ma vote HOT here.

And btw, thanks for sharing the info on your team, that's really interesting to me as well, even though I will never race and have no desire to race. Now if I could figure out how to borrow a pair of really strong legs to replace my Spongebob legs... hmm...
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I think my new bike is hot.



I demand that all of you agree.
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What pedals are those - some A530 or clones? Do flats work alright on the opposite side? I think that I should get something like those for the gravel bike.
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Old 01-30-17, 10:58 AM
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They are A530s, yes. The flat side is too slippery for normal shoes, might be ok with some grippier shoes. Also, when riding with regular shoes, the saddle feels too high. I put those one because that's all I had available but they will probably go away soon.
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Old 01-30-17, 11:11 AM
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Originally Posted by lsberrios1
I am pretty happy with my bikes, i think that's what really matters. I intended for the Roubaix to be hiddeous. Just a way to have fun and a conversation piece. I think it looks like **** but super cool to go ride in the snow, mud and rain.

That being said, i have some sexy s works but if I had to race a bike it'd be the giant... which i do. Giants are very underestimated in my opinion.
Spot on
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Originally Posted by PepeM
I think my new bike is hot.



I demand that all of you agree.
NOT. Downtube shift levers are not lined up properly. Sorry.
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Old 01-30-17, 11:19 AM
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Originally Posted by PepeM
they will probably go away soon.
You have something in common with your pedals, I guess.


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As far as Giants being underestimated - aren't they the largest bike manufacturer in the world? I dunno - I think they've got a lot of engineering and QC behind them and a Giant is towards (at?) the top of my still-hypothetical list to replace the Xenith. I don't find the current colorways terribly flattering, but I don't at all question how good they are.

Originally Posted by PepeM
They are A530s, yes. The flat side is too slippery for normal shoes, might be ok with some grippier shoes. Also, when riding with regular shoes, the saddle feels too high. I put those one because that's all I had available but they will probably go away soon.
Well if you're not going to use them...

When you say that the flats are slippery with normal shoes, are you talking dress/casual shoes or are you talking athletic shoes?
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Old 01-30-17, 11:42 AM
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NOT. Downtube shift levers are not lined up properly. Sorry.
Shiiii...

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You have something in common with your pedals, I guess.


Shiiii x200

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When you say that the flats are slippery with normal shoes, are you talking dress/casual shoes or are you talking athletic shoes?
I mean dress/casual shoes. Snickers might be fine, can't remember tbh.
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Old 01-30-17, 11:50 AM
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Snickers might be fine, can't remember tbh.
Can confirm, they're still delicious-

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If they're good for Shaw they're good for me.
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Old 01-30-17, 02:39 PM
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Originally Posted by lsberrios1
I am pretty happy with my bikes, i think that's what really matters. I intended for the Roubaix to be hiddeous. Just a way to have fun and a conversation piece. I think it looks like **** but super cool to go ride in the snow, mud and rain.

That being said, i have some sexy s works but if I had to race a bike it'd be the giant... which i do. Giants are very underestimated in my opinion.

Well yes and no. In the grand scheme of things, yes that is all that matters. I know you ride a lot and have many bikes, all of good quality. Your venge vias is one of the nicest ones I've seen. Probably my top 3 vias bikes to be honest. But, the set up of that venge looks nothing like your giants. I'm assuming it's because the geometry is SO different. Two completely different animals. No need to tell you this because you've been around long enough, but as you know this thread is simply abiut aesthetics. Pure judgment of how a bike looks regardless of it works for someone or if they are fully happy with it. Certainly didn't mean any disrespect or mean to offend. The Giants just don't do it for me as all. Venge Vias....totally different story and am a fair bit jealous that it isn't mine.
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Old 01-30-17, 03:01 PM
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Originally Posted by bianchi10
Well yes and no. In the grand scheme of things, yes that is all that matters. I know you ride a lot and have many bikes, all of good quality. Your venge vias is one of the nicest ones I've seen. Probably my top 3 vias bikes to be honest. But, the set up of that venge looks nothing like your giants. I'm assuming it's because the geometry is SO different. Two completely different animals. No need to tell you this because you've been around long enough, but as you know this thread is simply abiut aesthetics. Pure judgment of how a bike looks regardless of it works for someone or if they are fully happy with it. Certainly didn't mean any disrespect or mean to offend. The Giants just don't do it for me as all. Venge Vias....totally different story and am a fair bit jealous that it isn't mine.
Oh no! I didn't take it as an offense at all. I know it's not the hottest thing on the block. Like you said, I have bikes that are hot and others that aren't. I could make them all hot if I wanted to but some of them are just practical or even just a fun kind of project. The roubaix I love, not because it's hot but because it's definitely something different.

To be honest the most beautiful bike I own in my eyes is the Tarmac. I am probably going to sell the Venge somewhere in the Future as it is not a custom build. It's my favorite bike but I plan on building the Sagan one I have and probably buying the new Sagan.
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I'm more into function over style. Sorry. But still pretty stuff. A work in progress.
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Originally Posted by Doge
I'm more into function over style. Sorry. But still pretty stuff. A work in progress.
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Function over style? Sorry, not buying your false modesty. That's bling-tastically hot!
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Originally Posted by velociraptor
Oh silly me, I forgot that another name for the Road Cycling Forum is the Ridiculous Hyperbole Forum.
You also seem to have forotten that this is the Hot or NOT thread.
If you want the "my bike is hot and I dont want to discuss it" thread, this is not it.
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Originally Posted by sumgy
You also seem to have forotten that this is the Hot or NOT thread.
If you want the "my bike is hot and I dont want to discuss it" thread, this is not it.


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Originally Posted by velociraptor


Given that people have been ragging on other people's bikes in this thread for over 950 pages, I think I know who is late to the party.
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Originally Posted by Doge
I'm more into function over style. Sorry. But still pretty stuff. A work in progress.
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uhh, "function" maybe not so. Adjusting the saddle may be a bit difficult unless you remove your junction box?
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