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Old 02-05-17, 11:48 AM
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Not for me either. It has potential, but as is, no. White stem imho looks pretty good on there. Seat tube is messed up. I think that white housing would look better and black tape.
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Old 02-05-17, 12:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Oracle7775 View Post
Finally got to ten posts. It appears this thread loves Trek frames, colored cable housing and compact geometry, so here's my new build for all to love and admire.

Got the frame for low $ from a cousin who works at Trek, and built it with my own stuff. The specialized saddle is a torture device (for me and my narrow sit bones), so it's going to be swapped for an Arione soon. Not sure if I like the white stem, but it was the only 100mm I had, so that's what I'm running. My old bike was certified slammed, but I'm getting old, so I'm begrudgingly experimenting with a spacer under the stem. That combined with going from a 56 to a 54 has made trainer rides more comfortable so far. We'll see the full results once the weather breaks and I can get on the road.
Given the drop on your 54 looks like about 2cm, I'm not surprised you had to slam the stem on a 56.

Would be hot with black tape/saddle and maybe that seatmast thing too.
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Old 02-05-17, 02:03 PM
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Originally Posted by bianchi10 View Post
Not for me

Nice bike and all, but I dont like colored cable housing or Trek frames. I dont like the exteme sloping top tube/Geo of most of the Treks. Also, have never cared for the seat tube sliding over the frame.
It's like you quoted the first paragraph of my post! The only thing I missed was the part about the seat post.
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Old 02-05-17, 02:11 PM
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Originally Posted by mercator View Post
Given the drop on your 54 looks like about 2cm, I'm not surprised you had to slam the stem on a 56.

Would be hot with black tape/saddle and maybe that seatmast thing too.
It's actually closer to 5cm, but doesn't look it in the picture. I think it's partly due to the wavy saddle.

And, white tape is for champions.
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Old 02-05-17, 02:30 PM
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Old 02-05-17, 02:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Nagrom_ View Post
love it.

Hot.

I've never liked setback Thomson posts, and that cassette looks huge, but that frame is one I've always wanted.
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Old 02-05-17, 03:22 PM
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That GT is beautiful. It would take a contortionist to ride it, but it is still beautiful.

(No I do not like the bent seatpost ... oh well.)
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Old 02-05-17, 03:45 PM
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The GT is HOT!
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Old 02-05-17, 04:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Nagrom_ View Post
Not for me. The build is very nice, but GT frames with that extra triangle are always a no for me. I couldn't stand their mountain bikes, and I don't like the look of their road bikes.
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Old 02-05-17, 04:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Nagrom_ View Post
Hot. It looks fast standing still.
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Old 02-05-17, 05:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Nagrom_ View Post
Bike itself is hot. Seatpost looks odd on there but it could work. Tires are what ruins this. Needs black wall man, sorry. Swap tires out, and repost. Thanks.
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Old 02-05-17, 05:19 PM
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Originally Posted by TenSpeedV2 View Post
Bike itself is hot. Seatpost looks odd on there but it could work. Tires are what ruins this. Needs black wall man, sorry. Swap tires out, and repost. Thanks.
Seat's too high.
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Old 02-05-17, 06:51 PM
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Despite the adams-apple looking seatpost, I'm gonna say hot.

I have to agree on the tires, though... Although, if the blue logo/numbers stuff were not there, it might work.

Also, put some electrical tape over the AXIS on the fork.
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Old 02-05-17, 08:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Nagrom_ View Post
Hot. So hot.
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Old 02-05-17, 11:34 PM
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There, I fixed it.

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Old 02-06-17, 12:48 AM
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Originally Posted by goenrdoug View Post
There, I fixed it.

You mean you photoshopped it.
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Old 02-06-17, 12:49 AM
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Originally Posted by m3ta1head View Post
just built this up, haven't taken any good photos yet...still need to change up the final bits of trim to match!
Nice paint job, so it's a hot from me.
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Old 02-06-17, 02:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Sy Reene View Post
?? The saddle referred to appears to be pushed as far forward as possible. A straight post would appear could clamp in the middle of the saddle's rails.
Yes, the saddle appears to be at the limit line, but the middle of the saddle rails is still at least 10 mm behind the center line of the post.
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Old 02-06-17, 05:21 AM
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QUOTE=velociraptor;19345616 Oh dear, I think I may have upset the natives...

It's OK, I promise QUOTE=velociraptor;19345616

Hot, especially with the bath duck.
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Old 02-06-17, 08:45 AM
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Originally Posted by velociraptor View Post
Oh dear, I think I may have upset the natives...

It's OK, I promise

Hot, especially with the bath duck.
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Old 02-06-17, 09:52 AM
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Originally Posted by goenrdoug View Post
There, I fixed it.

Can you lower my seat for me?
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Old 02-06-17, 10:12 AM
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Can you lower my seat for me?


Comfier?
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Old 02-06-17, 10:33 AM
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It looks like the seat and post were just put on for the photo. If the original height is what the OP really uses, then either the frame is too small or the seat is too high...
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Old 02-06-17, 10:39 AM
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Originally Posted by ptempel View Post
If the original height is what the OP really uses, then either the frame is too small or the seat is too high...
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Old 02-06-17, 11:22 AM
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Yikes, that same bike photo's been re-posted 10x (-ish) already!

My 2 cents: Nice bike, but not "hot". Seems a "hot" bike needs to be carbon, slammed, murdered out (or have anodized purple or gold, or both), ridiculous wheels, a groupset that Darth Vader would be proud of, and some kind of "bling" factor.
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