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Old 02-15-17, 08:03 PM
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Originally Posted by rigidan View Post
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Not, but has potential to be hot. For me, it's the red/black stem on a green/black/white bike, and the crankset looks a little out of place with the rest of the 7800 stuff (polished silver on the 7800 vs black/'greyish' on the 7900). I think all 7900 would look more fitting than all 7800 due to the black of the frame.

That said, I bet it rides great. How do you like those wheels?
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Old 02-16-17, 05:51 AM
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Originally Posted by vdub6541 View Post
Not, but has potential to be hot. For me, it's the red/black stem on a green/black/white bike, and the crankset looks a little out of place with the rest of the 7800 stuff (polished silver on the 7800 vs black/'greyish' on the 7900). I think all 7900 would look more fitting than all 7800 due to the black of the frame.

That said, I bet it rides great. How do you like those wheels?
I completely agree with the red comment. Since this picture I slung on a slightly shorter back stem with the correct tape.

I had actually not noticed the miss match of 8 & 9 as I'd only just purchased this bike from ebay. It's my first dedicated roadbike and I'm loving it!

Rides just, I'm chuffed with it. I personally love the wheels, that have taken some abuse in a previous life but they're the best wheels i've ever had.

What do you think about stealth bike with green decals?
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Old 02-16-17, 06:06 AM
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Originally Posted by rigidan View Post
What do you think about stealth bike with green decals?
Yeah, I like the green decals.

Have you re-wrapped the bars? The gap behind the shifter would personally annoy me. Tape that matched the decals would be sweet, and definitely make it "HOT".
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Old 02-16-17, 06:47 AM
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I'm a big fan of black/green so I like it. As someone else said, I don't much care for the red accents you have on there.. but, that's just nitpicking.
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Old 02-16-17, 10:18 AM
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Originally Posted by lsberrios1 View Post
I changed a few things. New bar tape (supacaz two tone), Stem (110mm Giant SLR), bars (Zipp Service Course SL 88).

Crashed it Monday... You would expect it to be on a race but it was only a patch of oil in a wet parking lot.

I tend to lurk this thread quite a bit due to the eye candy, and I have never commented on anyone else's bike, but this set up does not make my eyes happy. You've posted this bike before, and I resisted the urge to comment on its ugliness (disgusting old man fluorescent yellow/green). However, changing the bar tape to make it more of an eyesore with that atrocious color, and posting again? Most decidedly NOT hot, free bike or not, ewww.
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Old 02-16-17, 10:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Team Chitoge View Post
I tend to lurk this thread quite a bit due to the eye candy, and I have never commented on anyone else's bike, but this set up does not make my eyes happy. You've posted this bike before, and I resisted the urge to comment on its ugliness (disgusting old man fluorescent yellow/green). However, changing the bar tape to make it more of an eyesore with that atrocious color, and posting again? Most decidedly NOT hot, free bike or not, ewww.
Love it! First time getting such a big NOT. Kudos to you sir for your sincerity. The bike is fantastic and I love it. It no longer has that tape on it since we received the new team tape but I liked that one better. To each his own, the bike looks good when I ride it, most people only get to see it from the back and not for long so they don't have to endure the eye sore.
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Old 02-16-17, 11:08 AM
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Originally Posted by lsberrios1 View Post
... most people only get to see it from the back and not for long...
I can personally verify the veracity of this statement.
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Old 02-16-17, 11:11 AM
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Originally Posted by lsberrios1 View Post
The bike is fantastic and I love it.
Really? Wouldn't have guessed it given how often I've seen it posted around here. Unfortunately, that doesn't make it hot, but hey at least you think it looks good while you're on it.
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Old 02-16-17, 12:01 PM
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Originally Posted by rigidan View Post

What do you think about stealth bike with green decals?
I think more green accents would look great. As ridelikeaturtle said, green bar tape would set it off, but as it sits, the balance of white on top (saddle and bar tape) and bottom (Spinergy logos and white spokes) works well. If you went stealth bike, as in black wheels/saddle, then green tape would look awesome.

Huge fan of black and green. It's nice seeing vibrant colors on carbon. The usual all-black-everything bikes can be a bit boring to look at, regardless of how nice the bike or parts on it are.
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Old 02-16-17, 12:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Team Chitoge View Post
I tend to lurk this thread quite a bit due to the eye candy, and I have never commented on anyone else's bike, but this set up does not make my eyes happy. You've posted this bike before, and I resisted the urge to comment on its ugliness (disgusting old man fluorescent yellow/green). However, changing the bar tape to make it more of an eyesore with that atrocious color, and posting again? Most decidedly NOT hot, free bike or not, ewww.
I agree. Sexy machine for sure!
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Old 02-16-17, 02:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Team Chitoge View Post
I tend to lurk this thread quite a bit due to the eye candy, and I have never commented on anyone else's bike, but this set up does not make my eyes happy. You've posted this bike before, and I resisted the urge to comment on its ugliness (disgusting old man fluorescent yellow/green). However, changing the bar tape to make it more of an eyesore with that atrocious color, and posting again? Most decidedly NOT hot, free bike or not, ewww.
This is amazing. Stop lurking and comment more.
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Old 02-16-17, 02:42 PM
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(disgusting old man fluorescent yellow/green)
The current front-runner in my new bike hand-wringing is a TCR with that highlighter yellow/green as the primary color. I'm loving the hate. Good, good - let the hate flow through you!
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Old 02-16-17, 02:58 PM
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The current front-runner in my new bike hand-wringing is a TCR with that highlighter yellow/green as the primary color.
That sucks, I'm really sorry. My condolences to those around you.

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I'm loving the hate. Good, good - let the hate flow through you!
Why do you "love" the hate? Are you attempting to be ironic when you consider the color scheme of your next bike, and spend money on it with the sole purpose and hopes that it will insult somebody's eyes? No need, I don't feel hate for those particular mid-life crisis fluorescent colors, but you bet I'm not lusting one bit over those bikes. I just think they're hideous.
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Old 02-16-17, 03:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Team Chitoge View Post
Why do you "love" the hate? Are you attempting to be ironic when you consider the color scheme of your next bike, and spend money on it with the sole purpose and hopes that it will insult somebody's eyes? No need, I don't feel hate for those particular mid-life crisis fluorescent colors, but you bet I'm not lusting one bit over those bikes. I just think they're hideous.
Speaking of mid-life grumpy old men, I'd hate to be a kid on your lawn.
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Originally Posted by Succhia Ruota View Post
Speaking of mid-life grumpy old men, I'd hate to be a kid on your lawn.
Almost every time I have personally seen someone out on a fluorescent yellowish bike, they're usually older men. Doesn't always apply, sure, but I just think it's bad taste regardless.

I thought this thread was about brutally honest critique, harsh or otherwise. I've looked at several dozen pages of this thread, so unless I'm wrong, if you put your bike on this thread specifically, then you expect to hear from both sides, right?

Also I'm in my mid twenties, so I won't be telling anyone to get off my lawn any time soon.
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Originally Posted by Team Chitoge View Post
That sucks, I'm really sorry. My condolences to those around you.

Why do you "love" the hate? Are you attempting to be ironic when you consider the color scheme of your next bike, and spend money on it with the sole purpose and hopes that it will insult somebody's eyes? No need, I don't feel hate for those particular mid-life crisis fluorescent colors, but you bet I'm not lusting one bit over those bikes. I just think they're hideous.
Heck yeah - I'm going to slap an SRAM-hates-America groupset on there, too.
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Old 02-16-17, 03:25 PM
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Heck yeah - I'm going to slap an SRAM-hates-America groupset on there, too.
That wouldn't upset me one bit actually. Can't speak for others though!
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Old 02-16-17, 03:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Team Chitoge View Post
Almost every time I have personally seen someone out on a fluorescent yellowish bike, they're usually older men. Doesn't always apply, sure, but I just think it's bad taste regardless.

I thought this thread was about brutally honest critique, harsh or otherwise. I've looked at several dozen pages of this thread, so unless I'm wrong, if you put your bike on this thread specifically, then you expect to hear from both sides, right?

Also I'm in my mid twenties, so I won't be telling anyone to get off my lawn any time soon.
Harsh critique is OK. Just maybe try not to sound so angry. Watch the others, see how they throw a little acerbic humor in to sweeten the sour a bit. Nobody in their twenties should be so angry about fluoro colors. That right is reserved exclusively for those of us who were actually around in the 80s.
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Old 02-16-17, 03:34 PM
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Well, if you want it to know what your bike takes to be "hot", you can't really do much to change that with sycophantic comments.
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Old 02-16-17, 03:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Succhia Ruota View Post
Harsh critique is OK. Just maybe try not to sound so angry. Watch the others, see how they throw a little humor in to sweeten the sour a bit. Nobody in their twenties should be so angry about fluoro colors. That right is reserved exclusively for those of us who were actually around in the 80s.
If you were actually around in the 80s though, wouldn't you understand better than me why fluoro absolutely positively sucks? It's right up there with splash bar tape. Why would anyone spend a couple of grand on an otherwise nice bike and screw it up with those colors?

I don't know, I wasn't trying to sound angry, really! In fact, the guy whose bike my original comment was for probably doesn't care as much as anyone else who has posted after.
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If you were actually around in the 80s though, wouldn't you understand better than me why fluoro absolutely positively sucks? It's right up there with splash bar tape. Why would anyone spend a couple of grand on an otherwise nice bike and screw it up with those colors?
Yes, splash bar tape is truly hideous and all traces of it should be erased from history.

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I don't know, I wasn't trying to sound angry, really! In fact, the guy whose bike my original comment was for probably doesn't care as much as anyone else who has posted after.
I can promise that nobody here cares as much as you think they do.

(The same can't be said about the SRAM thread, don't tread there )
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Originally Posted by Succhia Ruota View Post
I can promise that nobody here cares as much as you think they do.
Oh, I don't know about that...

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Yes, splash bar tape is truly hideous and all traces of it should be erased from history.
...but at least we agree on something.
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...but at least we agree on something.
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That wouldn't upset me one bit actually. Can't speak for others though!
Ah well - can't piss off everyone.

Actually, the model that I'm looking at doesn't come in any color other than that fluoro yellow/green. Not a huge fan (though I actually prefer it over black), but that's not enough to make me reconsider the make/model, groupset, etc. I'm a grown man in spandex, for god's sake - I'm not going to worry about offending a 20-something's sensibilities, 'specially when I (along with every other 'old' guy) can look back at our 20's and marvel at how dumb we were for thinking we had it all figured out.
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