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Old 01-02-13, 07:00 AM
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Originally Posted by photogravity View Post
Italian stuff doesn't normally do much for me, but I vote hot on this baby, with the only exception being the bar tape. I'd have probably used a dark blue tape.
You might be on to something. I originally chose the tape because I thought the bike could use some brightening up. But now the silver bottle kind of serves that purpose so a more subdued tape might be in order. Maybe I'll give dark blue a try!
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Old 01-02-13, 07:15 AM
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Originally Posted by IthaDan View Post
One of mine. Think it's a Basso:

Hot!

I'm a fan of Basso's in general, and that is a fine example of their top shelf craftsmanship!
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Originally Posted by photogravity View Post
Italian stuff doesn't normally do much for me, but I vote hot on this baby, with the only exception being the bar tape. I'd have probably used a dark blue tape.
I exactly agree with this statement. I would also move the bottle to the downtube.
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Old 01-02-13, 09:17 AM
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Adding a little Northeast flavor.

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Originally Posted by devinfan View Post
You might be on to something. I originally chose the tape because I thought the bike could use some brightening up. But now the silver bottle kind of serves that purpose so a more subdued tape might be in order. Maybe I'll give dark blue a try!
This bike screams classy and, at least to my eye, the dark blue will serve that purpose. WRT cobrabyte's comment on the water bottle, I tend not to put cages on bikes that don't have bosses, but am pretty agnostic when it comes to bikes that belong to others.
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Old 01-02-13, 09:50 AM
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Originally Posted by ithadan View Post
adding a little northeast flavor.

hot!
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Old 01-02-13, 09:51 AM
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what the...I mean the bike. Not sure how that image appeared in my quote though
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Old 01-02-13, 09:53 AM
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^ lol
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My taste isn't very good
+1 True dat! Unless we're talking about your taste in women, in which case your taste is impeccable!
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Old 01-02-13, 10:06 AM
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She is pretty great...and definitely hot.
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Originally Posted by Velognome View Post
Hot except for the seat, arse porch or what have you ( too big to be classified as a saddle)
My thought exactly. needs something more vintagy, even if it's just a vintage Schwinn mattress saddle (or similar).


My own entry. It is a combination of as-found patina and replacement components as close to the originals as possible: My 1966 Raleigh DL-1 Tourist













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Originally Posted by Giacomo 1 View Post
Hot!

I'm a fan of Basso's in general, and that is a fine example of their top shelf craftsmanship!
Me too (I've owned and raced 4), but the Graftek was made by Aegis in Maine (who also made some of Trek's early carbon frames https://aegisbicycles.com/about.html ).
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Originally Posted by Andycapp View Post
Took the Tommasini out for my "1st ride of the year" this afternoon.
Nice but I think white bar tape would be nice. A little ammonium will clean up those white hoods really well too.

Here is my De Rosa Nuovo Classico built up with (gasp!) Ultegra, hit me with your best shot

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Originally Posted by cobrabyte View Post
what the...I mean the bike. Not sure how that image appeared in my quote though
That's bizarre.

How about a his and hers pair?

His:


Hers:


Can Mountain bikes play too?



Originally Posted by Rocket-Sauce View Post
Me too (I've owned and raced 4), but the Graftek was made by Aegis in Maine (who also made some of Trek's early carbon frames https://aegisbicycles.com/about.html ).
I didn't have the heart to tell him.
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OK, I'll dip a toe in the water here, but I'm also going to put on my asbestos suit!


Bilenky 650B Constructeur Tandem - First Ride - 13 by Sallad Rialb, on Flickr
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The Bilenky is Hot only if you have a taste for those kinda things
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Originally Posted by Velognome View Post
The Bilenky is Hot only if you have a taste for those kinda things
What you talkin' 'bout Willis? You mean big, slow, heavy bikes?
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1961 Bianchi Competizione, repainted and with "period appropriate" component upgrades.

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Originally Posted by photogravity View Post
OK, I'll dip a toe in the water here, but I'm also going to put on my asbestos suit!


Bilenky 650B Constructeur Tandem - First Ride - 13 by Sallad Rialb, on Flickr
Hot...Like Mack truck hot!
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Originally Posted by bikingshearer View Post
1961 Bianchi Competizione, repainted and with "period appropriate" component upgrades.


I like. It's nice to see a Bianchi in a color other than celeste. I'll give that vote for hot.

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Originally Posted by bikingshearer View Post
1961 Bianchi Competizione, repainted and with "period appropriate" component upgrades.

I'm going hot on this one...it's a Bianchi that looks like a Tomassini. I especially like the stem.
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Originally Posted by photogravity View Post
I like. It's nice to see a Bianchi in a color other than celeste. I'll give that vote for hot.
Thanks. Actually, in 1961, it was unusual to see a Bianchi in celeste. My understanding is that only the Team model was available in celeste, and the ones the pros rode were painted celeste. Competiziones and Specialissimas were available in blue, brown, green, and maybe some other colors, but not celeste.

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I'm going hot on this one...it's a Bianchi that looks like a Tomassini. I especially like the stem.
Thanks, Aaron. The stem is an old 3ttt from when the logo just said "ttt." Same for the bars.
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Originally Posted by bikingshearer View Post
1961 Bianchi Competizione, repainted and with "period appropriate" component upgrades.

Hot! (Though I'm also partial to your green Eisentraut.)

The problem with Hot or Not C&V is that most people here in the C&V forum have lots of stunning bikes--versus the 41 where folks are more likely to have one or two ugly bikes. Browsing the other Hot or Not thread, I grow tired of seeing so many variations red/white/black carbon bikes with too many graphics.
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Originally Posted by gaucho777 View Post
Hot! (Though I'm also partial to your green Eisentraut.)

The problem with Hot or Not C&V is that most people here in the C&V forum have lots of stunning bikes--versus the 41 where folks are more likely to have one or two ugly bikes. Browsing the other Hot or Not thread, I grow tired of seeing so many variations red/white/black carbon bikes with too many graphics.
+1 Couldn't have said it better myself! I can only stand to look at so much CF.
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Originally Posted by gaucho777 View Post
Hot! (Though I'm also partial to your green Eisentraut.)

The problem with Hot or Not C&V is that most people here in the C&V forum have lots of stunning bikes--versus the 41 where folks are more likely to have one or two ugly bikes. Browsing the other Hot or Not thread, I grow tired of seeing so many variations red/white/black carbon bikes with too many graphics.
Thank you. And since you mentioned it . . . .

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