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Old 05-13-14, 06:19 AM
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Originally Posted by ethan.g75 View Post
Posted in the old HotrNot, but it seems lots has changed since the last time I was on...
DSC_7014 by greenberg.ethan, on Flickr
I'll give it a hot.
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Originally Posted by Gus90 View Post
I'll give it a hot.
You start a new hot'r'not thread, and then you reply with the exact same thing people do in the original thread? haha, I'm not understanding the point to this.
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Old 05-13-14, 06:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Gus90 View Post
I want to say hot but I'm just not sure about the seat post, crank, and cages. I know you're trying to match the crank but seems a little too much and doesn't quite fit the frame color scheme.
you should have a close look at the brakes too, LOL

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I think its pretty hot but imo i think the hoods are in a funky spot, maybe it is just the camera angle, and i don't like busy bar tape. This is however the only hot litespeed i have seen... ever...
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a shortish persons bike to balance it out, flame away !!!

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Old 05-13-14, 06:42 AM
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Originally Posted by redlude97 View Post
Not enough room between the chainstay?
Yes.

Did you try mounting it upside down instead?
Why would I do that?
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Old 05-13-14, 06:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Homebrew01 View Post
10 point deduction for granny gears.
Ride something like this without them:
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Originally Posted by Nagrom_ View Post


Correct.
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Old 05-13-14, 07:10 AM
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Originally Posted by WHOOOSSHHH... View Post
I think an additional rule should be added stating all NOT votes be accompanied by a picture of your ride...I don't mind a NOT but lets see from whence this vote comes....I'm betting in most cases it will take a lot of the sting out of that NOT vote. All Not votes should be deleted unless accompanied by said picture....
Where's the fun in that?
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Old 05-13-14, 07:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Homebrew01 View Post
Or crank should be at 2:00 position.
5:15
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Old 05-13-14, 07:14 AM
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Originally Posted by RJM View Post




I posted this before, but not in the cool kid thread. I hid the valve stems as they are ugly. Sorry about the crack in the pavement....I should do something about that.
Are those wheels GP-approved?
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Old 05-13-14, 07:27 AM
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I forgot to read the rules.

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Originally Posted by Nagrom_ View Post

Is that not the original fork that came with that bike? Coloring looks off.

Originally Posted by kleng View Post
a shortish persons bike to balance it out, flame away !!!

I'd love to see this with the white striping of the FSA bits removed so the only white is the actual FSA text. The stripes make it a tad distracting

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I posted this before, but not in the cool kid thread. I hid the valve stems as they are ugly. Sorry about the crack in the pavement....I should do something about that.

I just made a mess in my pants. for some reason this is super hot to me... maybe the wheels... maybe the color... maybe the chrome... maybe it's the crack.

who knows
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Old 05-13-14, 07:50 AM
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Are those wheels GP-approved?
I'm pretty sure they are not.

They are great wheels though. I might go with blackwall tires next though.
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Old 05-13-14, 07:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Nagrom_ View Post
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Hot bike, but my god - I don't think that I could cram my hands in to those tight drops.
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Old 05-13-14, 07:53 AM
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Originally Posted by EnsitMike View Post
You start a new hot'r'not thread, and then you reply with the exact same thing people do in the original thread? haha, I'm not understanding the point to this.
Hows that then? I think the bike is hot. The difference with this thread will be people are free to give an honest critique, positive or negative. They're also free to inject some tongue in cheek humor. Personal attacks and being an asshat in general will probably still be moderated but if you still don't get it, I can't help you.
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Old 05-13-14, 07:55 AM
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Hot bike, but my god - I don't think that I could cram my hands in to those tight drops.
I got some bars very cheaply, and didn't realize until I rode it how tight the drop is. It's not my primary bike, but I still need to replace them when I get the energy & time to go through the hassle.
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Originally Posted by RPK79 View Post
I forgot to read the rules.
They're just guidelines. And definitely not hot.
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Old 05-13-14, 07:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Gus90 View Post
They're just guidelines. And definitely not hot.
Reported.
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Old 05-13-14, 07:58 AM
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Can't tell about the bike from that angle, but that spot looks pretty "trouty". I'd get off the bike and nymph the hell out of that.
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I forgot to read the rules.

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Originally Posted by MagicHour View Post
Can't tell about the bike from that angle, but that spot looks pretty "trouty". I'd get off the bike and nymph the hell out of that.
I don't fish. I just thought it was a nice view of the river that most people will never see since it is out in the middle of nowhere on a gravel road. Funny thing is the only times I ever saw anyone out on these roads was when I would stop to take a picture. I stopped three times that day and had three cars go by me (during the gravel sections).
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Nice. One of my favorite places to ride upstate NY in the northern Catskills can be like this if you get an early enough start. More deer than cars.
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I stopped three times that day and had three cars go by me (during the gravel sections).
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Originally Posted by RPK79 View Post
I don't fish. I just thought it was a nice view of the river that most people will never see since it is out in the middle of nowhere on a gravel road. Funny thing is the only times I ever saw anyone out on these roads was when I would stop to take a picture. I stopped three times that day and had three cars go by me (during the gravel sections).
How are those tires on the gravel?
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Originally Posted by Gus90 View Post
How are those tires on the gravel?
Not ideal. The roads I'm hitting are basically straight so I just pick a line and go; as long as you're not turning the tire doesn't seem to matter too much. I know I'm playing the odds on getting a cut tire though since they're Conti Ultra Race tires and not meant for gravel by any stretch. Although, they are not showing any excess wear.

I want to buy some gravel specific tires and I know my bike can handle some 700x28 (meh) and might handle 700x32 (mo' bettah), but since none of the bike shops carry much of anything and don't want to just order stuff for me to try out (understandably) I'm kind of waiting on feeling lucky playing the online order lottery.
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Originally Posted by Gus90 View Post
This forum is for presenting your bike in all it's glory to be critiqued by other members. If you have thin skin, best to post your ride in the original Hot R Not, where criticism is limited to "not".

Some guidelines:
1) For best results, stage your bike properly:
a) against a neutral background
b) drive chain out with chain on large crank and one of the smaller cassette cogs
c) cranks at any angle except 90 or 45 degrees
d) remove seat bags, water bottles, lights, etc. (we really just want to see your bike, not your accessories)
e) valve stems at 6:00 and, if possible, tire logos properly aligned on rim.

2) Be prepared to handle criticism and not take this thread too seriously.
3) If you must criticize try and be constructive and not mean. We all can enjoy a good ribbing now and then and some tongue in cheek humor, but let's not get carried away or make it personal.
4) A "not" should be followed by a pic of your bike. (Unless you've posted it here previously)

(if I left something out, let me know and I'll add it)

I've been through the gauntlet with my bike so I can tell you, it's not that bad. Just have fun, post your ride and let's enjoy.

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See? Meh.
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a shortish persons bike to balance it out, flame away !!!

I keep getting drawn to the bottle cages, then the other white accents. I just don't think the FSA theme goes with that bike. Not quite hot.
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I posted this before, but not in the cool kid thread. I hid the valve stems as they are ugly. Sorry about the crack in the pavement....I should do something about that.
That's a lotta quill stem sticking out. Bars are pretty high. Not as hot, but likely comfortable.

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I forgot to read the rules.

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