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

Budget Hot or Not....

Old 01-19-12, 07:10 PM
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Originally Posted by WHOOOSSHHH... View Post
Put together with left over parts..the budget rain bike..doon to be 10 speed again...
2007 BMC road racer..with part of the top tube and whole down tube, rattle canned black to change the stock look...

Nice looking bike but I'm not a fan of the red hoods on it.
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ok. fuji sl very hot!! i need to take some style cues. colnago is excellent as well. i love klein but im not feeling that seat. not hot yet.
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Old 01-19-12, 07:20 PM
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id like to see a macked out bmc streetracer. 105 versions are going for 900 bucks at competitive cyclist but they have some corny stock parts.
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Funny that there have been three white Nashbar's posted.. the flat bar BIKE started with that same alum frame, and I swapped out for the carbon rear triangle, great frame for $60 to $100, and I love the carbon rear triangle version for the $120 I paid. I actually bought the same BMC SL02 model posted by Yaniel, but sent it back in preference of the flats and the SRAM X9 on it over the 105 on the BMC.

Now I have a Cinelli frame on order, so I am finally headed to drops and joining the herd.
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Originally Posted by mazdaspeed View Post
Let's see if anyone can top this for the <$400 I have into it



I traded a bike I paid $200 for (granted it was a good deal and worth more than $200) for this colnago that originally had campy SR. Ebayed the campy SR parts for more than I paid for the new veloce group from ribble. Had to pay to ship the other bike for the trade, buy tires, a cassette, and bar tape and that's pretty much it. The wheels were a freebie but they're temporary and will be replaced with ones that will probably double the cost of the bike... lol...
<---- jealous (and I am a modern bike kinda guy!)
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My stock '12 CAAD8, probably going to change wheels first to get less spokes. Other than that, I'm reading good things on the design is almost identical as the CAAD10's and the weight is right there also. Also heard they upgraded the Tiagra's for '12 so their higher quality than in the past. I figured I'll keep it a while and if I find deals in the future on upgrades I'll slowly replace with cool stuff.

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what grey tape is that? I'm thinking grey on mine.
Deda. Really light, comfy too.
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Originally Posted by dmcdam View Post
Both Nashbars are hot in a clean simple way.
Yep - And since I'm an older dood, I'm still impressed with bikes in the 19-20 lb. range.
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Deda. Really light, comfy too.
perfect timing. i was debating ordering this but wanted to see it first.
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YOU KNOW YOU LOVE IT!!!
Yes, yes I do. God help me.

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Mostly left over stuff on a BD frameset I got on ebay for $125:

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Originally Posted by LowCel View Post
Nice looking bike but I'm not a fan of the red hoods on it.
Me neither...
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Nice Mercier,I like the frameset.
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What if you paid under the 2K mark but the original retail $ was over?
Does that count?

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Old 01-20-12, 09:02 AM
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What if you paid under the 2K mark but the original retail $ was over?
Does that count?
how could it not?? I mean, who pays retail. a lot of bikes on previous pages are over $2,000 msrp.
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Old 01-20-12, 09:44 AM
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The original Hot or Not thread was started with a sub $2k bike.
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Originally Posted by ravenmore View Post
The original Hot or Not thread was started with a sub $2k bike.
Haha this has just turned into a post your cheap bike thread
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Old 01-20-12, 09:58 AM
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Originally Posted by mazdaspeed View Post
Haha this has just turned into a post your cheap bike thread
There are some hot bikes but yeah there are more just cheap 'NOT' bikes
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Originally Posted by mazdaspeed View Post
Haha this has just turned into a post your cheap bike thread
I concur
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Originally Posted by Yaniel View Post
Put together for around $2000


P1020420 by YCantelar, on Flickr
Yaniel, This is Hot! Hot! Hot! this is budget HOT! too!!

...i <3 the little saddle flag!
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my clyde ride
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Originally Posted by Doohickie View Post
Yes, yes I do. God help me.

not
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Originally Posted by ColinL View Post
pgjackson's new bike is totally gonna win this.
yeap. the guy's a huge post-*****. we need to see his bike every 2 days. I was looking forward to seeing his neck on his neck pain thread...and guess what we got? a pic of his bike again.
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Originally Posted by Biscayne05 View Post
yeap. the guy's a huge post-*****. we need to see his bike every 2 days. I was looking forward to seeing his neck on his neck pain thread...and guess what we got? a pic of his bike again.
Sorry. Seriously, rest your sphincter. Didn't know I was pissing people off. I will refrain from posting more pictures or asking questions. Please feel free to not open any thread I may or may not start in the future.

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