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Old 06-21-18, 02:37 PM
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Well new this past February. I put my alloy wheels back on despite the red hubs will get another set of carbons at some point. Also trying a new Fabric saddle. I decided to get some hand tooled bar tape with slate and citron accents from busyman bicycles which should be here within the next cpl of weeks
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I'll still give it a hot, even though there's a bag and taillight hanging off of it. The Silca gets you a pass, simply because I keep looking at them myself. I like the colors of the bike a lot, but the red hubs need to go.
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I'll still give it a hot, even though there's a bag and taillight hanging off of it. The Silca gets you a pass, simply because I keep looking at them myself. I like the colors of the bike a lot, but the red hubs need to go.
Yep I hear you. I have a bunch of pics without the taillight and bag. Also removed the knobby knob for my headlight since I didn't need any additional adjustability when I ride with the light. These are my favorite wheels from my last bike where the red hubs were a positive accent. I'm on the search for another set of 50mm carbon's with black hubs or something but I just sold the last set. Key is that I like to run tubeless. If I find a reasonably priced set of tubulars I may go down that road. New handlebar tape should be here in a week or two as well.

By the way, the Silca roll is pretty darn awesome. Doesn't hold a ton, but not designed to either.
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Originally Posted by robbyville View Post

Well new this past February. I put my alloy wheels back on despite the red hubs will get another set of carbons at some point. Also trying a new Fabric saddle. I decided to get some hand tooled bar tape with slate and citron accents from busyman bicycles which should be here within the next cpl of weeks
what happened with that other saddle?
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Old 06-21-18, 09:14 PM
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what happened with that other saddle?
I still have it and love it (mostly). But the width really started to bother me and seemed to be giving me almost sciatica style problems perhaps. So back on the search I think. I just got this Fabric Line Shallow Pro which seems to be pretty nice so far. I think the Infinity is absolutely perfect for the ultra marathon types. It's pretty wild to have absolutely no pressure or pain on the sit bones but I think I may have just lost a little too much weight and the width is putting too much pressure on other areas. I also think that it's more suited to sustained regular pedaling with no major changes in power. My "spin up" for lack of a better term power seems better with the Fabric than the Infinity but that's probably just me being goofy.

We shall see...
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Very Outrun of you. I dig it.

Hot.
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Old 06-26-18, 11:12 AM
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Both absolutely lovely and hot!
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Old 06-26-18, 12:38 PM
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Originally Posted by DCwheeler View Post
Hot. Nicely done.
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Old 06-27-18, 04:44 PM
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
Have at it.

Since you said what it is in another thread, I'll forgive the photography skills. Either that, or it's a very black bike. My photography skills suck, so I will be careful there.

I like it. Since you've had some time to ride it, is it anywhere close to what you had, in terms of ride, fit and performance?
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Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
Since you said what it is in another thread, I'll forgive the photography skills. Either that, or it's a very black bike. My photography skills suck, so I will be careful there.

I like it. Since you've had some time to ride it, is it anywhere close to what you had, in terms of ride, fit and performance?
i was posting from my phone(sorry). I’ll try to adjust it.
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Old 06-28-18, 11:36 AM
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. Since you've had some time to ride it, is it anywhere close to what you had, in terms of ride, fit and performance?
It's very close in fit, which is why I selected a Domane. The TT is 1mm shorter, the chainstays are 15mm longer, and the HT angle is 1 degree more slack. It is definitely more stable(hands free riding is very easy), and the seat tube decoupler makes the ride incredibly smooth. The Trek is about the same weight, but my old bike had a PowerTap hub.
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Old 06-28-18, 12:09 PM
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Can a stock bike be hot? Probably not. $2400 bike, paid $1200 brand new. Haven't done the fitting yet, saddle may or may not come up a little, the bike is really comfortable but the 0.883 LeMond method says the saddle is low by 5-7cm depending how bad my self-done pelvic inseam measurement was, but not sure how raising it would affect the reach to the hoods, probably make it longer? Real pedals incoming too.


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Old 06-28-18, 12:22 PM
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Nice, you seem to have got a good deal. Enjoy it. In order to make it fit in this thread (as opposed to the "What Road Bike Do You Have" thread), you'll need to add proper pedals and carbon wheels, and lower the stem then cut the tube (this may need to be done incrementally for fit reasons).
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Old 06-28-18, 02:00 PM
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and carbon wheels
Carbon wheels are in no way necessary.
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Old 06-28-18, 03:38 PM
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Carbon wheels are in no way necessary.
Says who? You are correct that carbon wheels are not necessary for a bike to be "nice," which his is. However, this is "HotRNot," which carries with it certain expectations.

Since "Hot" has never been defined in this thread, it's interpretation is purely subjective. In this thread, bikes deemed "Hot" have overwhelmingly had carbon wheels. Carbon wheels give bikes a more aggressive, race-ready, appearance. Accordingly, I interpret "Hot" to mean "aggressive" or "race-ready." Thus, without carbon wheels, among other things, the bike is not "Hot."
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Says who?
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Thus, without carbon wheels, among other things, the bike is not "Hot."
Maybe for you, but that's never even been close to consensus.
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Maybe for you, but that's never even been close to consensus.
I agree. CF wheels don’t help a bike look hot. Some looke better with full CF wheels, but some bikes look great with period correct wheels.
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Ditto on my end, quite a few bikes look better with a 50mm Carbon but the lighter shallower ones I’m just as happy to see bikes with nice alloys.
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How's my commuter? Just did a summer tune up.

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Tell me how perfect these lines are.
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Old 06-28-18, 10:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Nagrom_ View Post
How's my commuter? Just did a summer tune up.

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Tell me how perfect these lines are.
I used to love that bike when it first came out (although my butt didn’t super harsh if I remember right). Definitely hot, and yes, perfect lines!
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Originally Posted by puma1552 View Post
Can a stock bike be hot? Probably not. $2400 bike, paid $1200 brand new. Haven't done the fitting yet, saddle may or may not come up a little, the bike is really comfortable but the 0.883 LeMond method says the saddle is low by 5-7cm depending how bad my self-done pelvic inseam measurement was, but not sure how raising it would affect the reach to the hoods, probably make it longer? Real pedals incoming too.

Warm. It's a stock bike with flat pedals on it. You did get a good deal on it!
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Originally Posted by Nagrom_ View Post
How's my commuter? Just did a summer tune up.

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Tell me how perfect these lines are.
Not. I've never liked that seatstay thing on those bikes.
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