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Old 01-21-12, 05:07 PM
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Originally Posted by pgjackson View Post

HOT

I would vote you remove decals from the wheels but otherwise HOT
(I am always a fan of a level stem with no spacers above, spacers below is just a fitting thing)

Originally Posted by yzeater View Post


~$1400 all in.
Ehhhh Close but I call this one a HOT.

(Vote changed from NOT, at second look the bike really meshes well, personal fetishes aside it definitely gets a HOT)

This is just due to the head tube area and the way it looks, lugged carbon just doesnt do it for me.


I will admit I get a hard-on for monocoque carbon frames.

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Old 01-21-12, 05:13 PM
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The bar angle on that look is wack
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Old 01-21-12, 05:31 PM
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Hmm, this is way under budget:
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Does a cyclocross commuter bike count? Below is my Cannondale CAADX Tiagra workhorse.



I use the bike mostly for commuting on the road but I do occasionally ride it on the trails:



A short video of the CAADX in commuter mode: http://www.youtube.com/v/2qe3CeIqSXs?version=3&hl=en_US&rel=0&hd=1

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Old 01-21-12, 05:52 PM
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Originally Posted by stevemtbr View Post
Paid $1280 in 2005 with FSA Crank. Since then up grades include Dura Ace BB, Ultegra rear der, Wheels, tires, cassette, stem, bars and saddle. I do race this bike.

The Columbus Allez framesets are really nice for the $$$ when you can find them. I'll go HOT just for the frame
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Originally Posted by weaver View Post
I just don't get how people think this one is hot, no offense to whoever's bike it is. Way to cluttered looking for my tastes, and just looks way out of proportion and poorly fitted. Nothing classic about it, already looks dated.


I agree.
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Agreement on the Allez getting a HOT, I especially think the way the Stem, handlebar tops and TT are all parrallel gives it a certain "Flow"

eippo's Naked frame there I believe also warrants a HOT if only for the amazing posing in that pic.

cyclocommuter: Neither of those shots give a good view of the bike. The Light set-up definitely appeals to my techy side. I have to give it a NOT though, definitely gets more of a COOL, or RUGGED from me but I don't see the HOT (Would probably require fender and rack removal)
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Originally Posted by dgasmd View Post

No, it isn't. There is a thread for this already that is several pages long.
Crap - and here I thought this thread had some traction with folks after 6 pages. But, I guess the internet spoke - you heard him boys - lock this up.

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Old 01-21-12, 07:05 PM
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Will post better pic when I get my wheels back.
Not really "hot", but I like it! Just need some white bar tape. And bottle holders.
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Originally Posted by fishymamba View Post


Will post better pic when I get my wheels back.
Not really "hot", but I like it! Just need some white bar tape. And bottle holders.
Hot! I dig it.
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The Rossetti is hot as is the Look. I loved following both those threads. fishy, that CAAD will look great with white bartape. I love white bikes (I just don't like cleaning them.)
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I Vote NOT

Triple, needs darker Crankset, stem has too many degrees (Once again I vote for a flat stem and more spacers rather then less spacers and a high degree stem.)
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Originally Posted by pgjackson View Post
Yup, HOT. Diggin' this rig, red pedals and all. Nicely done!
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Originally Posted by weaver View Post
I just don't get how people think this one is hot, no offense to whoever's bike it is. Way to cluttered looking for my tastes, and just looks way out of proportion and poorly fitted. Nothing classic about it, already looks dated.



This one however, best of the thread thus far. Love small diameter carbon tubes

Agreed on both counts. The Rosetti frame looks like a Countach and a Testarossa got drunk and hooked up...uh, and somehow spawned a bike frame. Score one for CAD software!

But, if it rides great it rides great, great. And aesthetics are personal anyways.
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Originally Posted by khatfull View Post
Klein all cabled up, still playing with bar rotation and shifter position before bar tape. Wheels next week.

I got black Fizik but what does everyone think of white, silver, or soft silver?
Well, I went with the Fizik silver. Got my Edge 305 mounted and my BDopCycling light mount on as well (I use it for a 900 lumen SSC flashlight when starting early or coming home late). Need a frontal shot to show that.

So, if you imagine it with a set of silver Ksyirum Elites on it, whatcha think?

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Well, I went with the Fizik silver. Got my Edge 305 mounted and my BDopCycling light mount on as well (I use it for a 900 lumen SSC flashlight when starting early or coming home late). Need a frontal shot to show that.

So, if you imagine it with a set of silver Ksyirum Elites on it, whatcha think?

I like it a lot. Don't like the bar tape, but I can feel you on that.
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I think it will look good with the new wheels and black cages.

I think the black would be too "top heavy" if you had black tape and silver wheels.
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Okay I know it's not a regulation pic, but I was having a bit of a giggle riding in the snow and wanted to get a shot cuz the background seemed so pretty.

This is my commuter.
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[QUOTE=Commodus;13750037]Agreed on both counts. The Rosetti frame looks like a Countach and a Testarossa got drunk and hooked up...uh, and somehow spawned a bike frame. Score one for CAD software!

But, if it rides great it rides great, great. And aesthetics are personal anyways.[/]

Is that a bad thing? Probably exactly what the designers had in mind.
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2007 gt gtr series two full carbon
reynolds carbon fork
sram rival shifters,red front derailuer,force rear derailuer
fsa k force light carbon crankset
bontrager race elite wheels

for a grand total of......550 BUCKS!
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Originally Posted by Commodus View Post
I like it a lot. Don't like the bar tape, but I can feel you on that.
Well, I wrapped it in the old white tape that came off the bike when I bought it...white was just too much. Black was easy to see unwrapped . As thirdgenbird indicated it was a lot of black "up top". I bought the Fizik soft silver and the silver, lightly wrapped one side with each...soft silver is going back...it wasn't different enough from black. A light gray would have worked but this just does something interesting and I think it will work even better with the silver Ksyriums.

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I think it will look good with the new wheels and black cages.

I think the black would be too "top heavy" if you had black tape and silver wheels.
Yeah, I bought Elite Patao cages in white and they aren't working, damnit. Black might work...oh, know what, I have some cheap generic black cages, I'll throw them on and see what it looks like. Thanks!
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Originally Posted by ruskko View Post

2007 gt gtr series two full carbon
reynolds carbon fork
sram rival shifters,red front derailuer,force rear derailuer
fsa k force light carbon crankset
bontrager race elite wheels

for a grand total of......550 BUCKS!
Might want to use a better picture for this thread. With that picture, it's a not. Very well could change with a better photo.
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Originally Posted by ruskko View Post

2007 gt gtr series two full carbon
reynolds carbon fork
sram rival shifters,red front derailuer,force rear derailuer
fsa k force light carbon crankset
bontrager race elite wheels

for a grand total of......550 BUCKS!
Shameful bar angle
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i know! i just got it today everything will be changed tomarrow
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Originally Posted by khatfull View Post
Well, I wrapped it in the old white tape that came off the bike when I bought it...white was just too much. Black was easy to see unwrapped . As thirdgenbird indicated it was a lot of black "up top". I bought the Fizik soft silver and the silver, lightly wrapped one side with each...soft silver is going back...it wasn't different enough from black. A light gray would have worked but this just does something interesting and I think it will work even better with the silver Ksyriums.



Yeah, I bought Elite Patao cages in white and they aren't working, damnit. Black might work...oh, know what, I have some cheap generic black cages, I'll throw them on and see what it looks like. Thanks!
White patao cages are pretty cool. If I had a home for them I would help you out. Are you saying the soft silver is really dark? How would it look on my yokota? Check out the bar/stem pic in m thread. I debated a dark gray tape.
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