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Old 05-13-14, 04:13 PM
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Originally Posted by RPK79 View Post
The blue and the purple don't make any sense and the chain is in the little ring, but I can't help but like this.... Hot.
Thanks for the critique. I will be replacing the crankset with a black version and the bar tape with black tape this week. I do really like everything to match.
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Originally Posted by link0 View Post
Thanks for the critique. I will be replacing the crankset with a black version and the bar tape with black tape this week. I do really like everything to match.
You'd be replacing the wrong pieces. No to the 80's/Miami Vice blue. It's a bike not a Trapper Keeper!

(Is that the kind of talk that's allowed here, but not in the original HrN?)
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Originally Posted by halfspeed View Post
I love this bike. Most hotrnot bikes are so flashy it kinda puts me off. This is simple beauty...like the girl who is hot without makeup.
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Originally Posted by dtrain View Post
You'd be replacing the wrong pieces. No to the 80's/Miami Vice blue. It's a bike not a Trapper Keeper!

(Is that the kind of talk that's allowed here, but not in the original HrN?)
Yes, lately anyway

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Originally Posted by link0 View Post


Panasonic built 1988 Schwinn Prologue updated with a mostly 6700 ultegra group.
The wheels go surprisingly well with the frame but the blue bits are utter facepalm.
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Originally Posted by 3alarmer View Post
...is frumpy a euphemism for comfortable ? In the old days, we called them saddles. I have so much to learn about this stuff.
Like an XXXL muumuu.
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My '08 Spesh Roubaix in MS-150 trim (clip-on aeros for Carpal Tunnel relief)
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Originally Posted by halfspeed View Post
Like an XXXL muumuu.

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Originally Posted by wrpeterson View Post
My '08 Spesh Roubaix in MS-150 trim (clip-on aeros for Carpal Tunnel relief)
Hot wheels
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Staging isn't great, but it is what it is. It's a cross bike, but I do all of my road riding on it too.
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Originally Posted by halfspeed View Post
The wheels go surprisingly well with the frame but the blue bits are utter facepalm.
haha facepalm. +1
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Staging isn't great, but it is what it is.
Exactly....an improperly staged bike. You read the rules and ignored them. There's a thread for this type of staging. This is not the place for receiving a participation award. Report back after proper staging ...
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Originally Posted by wrpeterson View Post

My '08 Spesh Roubaix in MS-150 trim (clip-on aeros for Carpal Tunnel relief)
Unless you have a doctor's note for your carpal tunnel, I have to say the clip on aeros make it a not for me.
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Originally Posted by Young Version View Post


Staging isn't great, but it is what it is. It's a cross bike, but I do all of my road riding on it too.
It's a CX bike... it belongs in the grass next to a tree and maybe a pint of something good.

Hot.
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Originally Posted by wrpeterson View Post

My '08 Spesh Roubaix in MS-150 trim (clip-on aeros for Carpal Tunnel relief)

Clip on or not, that bike is a hard Not for me.

Reasons I feel this way (since this secondary HRN is to include helpful ideas):

Aero clip ons (for purpose or not, they don't belong on a bike being submitted for aesthetic judgement)
SMP saddles are generally hideous to look at, regardless how comfortable they may be.
Very tall stack height
Very tall stack height PLUS a high degree stem
Dislike that the head tube is that high above the top tube
Dont like the red saddle or red bar tape. Even though there is red on the frame, I dont feel the colored parts compliment the frame. I think the color is over powering
Hoods are very high on your bars (though it sounds like it is for a reason, which I understand)
Dont like the red Cages
Not a fan of the shape of those bars

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

I really want to like it, but as mentioned earlier, I find the FSA graphics to not flow well with the rest of the bike. Also not a fan of that bar tape

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 like it, Hot
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Originally Posted by link0 View Post


Panasonic built 1988 Schwinn Prologue updated with a mostly 6700 ultegra group.
I never thought I'd vote a Schwinn w down tube shifters Hot, but that one is. As long as you do something about those blue bits, as they aren't nearly as classy as the rest. The bike looks great, and I realize you want some color but that blue is pretty garish. But it's still Hot even with that. I'd have to agree with the Facepalm comment.
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Panasonic built 1988 Schwinn Prologue updated with a mostly 6700 ultegra group.
It's very close to hot. Keep the current crankset and chainring, get a seatpost that matches the stem, and a set of ti cages. I almost think the bar tape could be kept. Depends on what it all looks like after you do as I say. Then it would be smokin. When you're done, stage it properly, and come on back.
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Originally Posted by wrpeterson View Post

My '08 Spesh Roubaix in MS-150 trim (clip-on aeros for Carpal Tunnel relief)
Not as hot. Follow bianchi10's advice.
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Originally Posted by Young Version View Post


Staging isn't great, but it is what it is. It's a cross bike, but I do all of my road riding on it too.
I agree with WHOOOSSHHH and Herbie.
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Panasonic built 1988 Schwinn Prologue updated with a mostly 6700 ultegra group.
I like it too, but have to be the +4 or whatever we're up to on the ano blue parts being facepalm. For that to work the stem and other bits would have to match, but then it would be matching ugly. She's a classic, regular alloy will do. To keep it shiny I'd get a Dura-ace crank of the same era - 7700 - that would look great with the FD, shifters, stem and proper alloy seatpost. Oh and if you do repost, put the chain on the big dog, line up the tire labels with the valve stems and put those stems at 6 o'clock. But really it's a nice bike and I like the rims with that frame.
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Originally Posted by Herbie53 View Post
It's a CX bike... it belongs in the grass next to a tree and maybe a pint of something good.

Hot.
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Originally Posted by dudemanppl View Post
Up Davey, up. (you've seen American Flyers right?) Dude this is sweet! Classic race bike of yore. So before I proceed, I'm giving you a full hotness. Nice period 7400 Dura-ace drivetrain. Nice rims and tubs. I like the black seat post and stem, they work with the fork.

Ok some niggles: The brakes. They're red, but not matching red, anodized. Me no like. Anodized colored alu rarely works IMO for this reason. Note the derision the blue seatpost and cages are receiving on the Schwinn prologue of the same era as your steed. I think they would look better in the silver alloy it came with. If you went black, I could go with that, matching the seatpost, stem and fork. The cages. I'm trying to put down my retrogrouch biases and be ok with these. I see where you're going with the black, but me no like plastic cages. But that's a quick fix, slap on some silver (or black) alloy cages!

She looks in great shape and well loved. She looks fast, do you get her out for a hot lap now and then? Tall gearing, you have no choice but to speed!
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