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Old 11-02-19, 08:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Sojodave View Post
Yeah, the red tires are over kill.
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Old 11-03-19, 09:25 AM
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Originally Posted by cycledogg View Post
Yeah, the red tires are over kill.
You can never have enough red.. 😉

Actually I'm converting to tubeless with Continental 5000 tires. No more red walls
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Old 11-03-19, 09:59 AM
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Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
Just say no to red tires.
Yes.
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Old 11-03-19, 11:15 AM
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Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
Mostly hot. Just say no to red tires.
And the red computer. And the red tipped bottle cages. Trying too hard at that point.
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Old 11-03-19, 11:20 AM
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I think it's hot, but then, I put blue laces on my shoes to match my blue bike....
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Old 11-03-19, 02:40 PM
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Looks like the front brake cable might be a tad short
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Old 11-03-19, 03:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Sojodave View Post
Just noticed the bar plugs. The only thing that might pull all of the red together is if you rode with a Fez on instead of a bike helmet.

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Old 11-03-19, 03:37 PM
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Originally Posted by seypat View Post
might pull all of red together
Not to mention the brand name...
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Old 11-03-19, 03:38 PM
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BTW, anyone played Fez? That game is a masterpiece.
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Old 11-04-19, 10:53 AM
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She's traveled the country, won more races than I can count, and is responsible for at least 200 "Uh Oh" emails. The only original equipment is the frame/fork (seatpost was warrantied twice), shifters, and front derailleur. Potato-quality pic.

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Old 11-04-19, 12:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Sojodave View Post
Hot, and I love how red tires look on a red bike!
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Old 11-04-19, 12:24 PM
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Originally Posted by aidanpringle View Post


Front wheel hub needs to be readable from the saddle, but really this frame is beautiful and deserves at least 105 components, but should have Ultegra to match the wheels. I give it 3/4 hot.
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Old 11-06-19, 02:09 PM
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Old 11-06-19, 02:44 PM
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Originally Posted by 7daysaweek View Post
HOT. I want the Madone in that color scheme.
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Old 11-06-19, 09:28 PM
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Originally Posted by 7daysaweek View Post
Humm, maybe it's the angle of the photo, but the hoods look too high and I myself like to set mine on the high side. Perhaps a less aggressive stem and reset the hoods would make it look better. Skanky bottle! Warm with potential.
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Old 11-07-19, 08:36 AM
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Who I think of when I see this shape of seatpost and coincidentally, also my reaction...
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Old 11-07-19, 08:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Succhia Ruota View Post
I cannot unsee that fork.
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Old 11-07-19, 10:17 AM
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
Who I think of when I see this shape of seatpost and coincidentally, also my reaction...
Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
I cannot unsee that fork.
Also coincidentally, the fork matches the shirt.
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Old 11-07-19, 10:48 AM
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I think it could easily be hot. Black tape and cables, black Williams decals or no wheel decals, no gumwalls, two normal cages, no camera thingy.

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Old 11-07-19, 10:51 AM
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Maybe keep the Williams decals because of the crazy fork. Sweet bike. Looks fast.
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Old 11-07-19, 11:08 AM
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Originally Posted by 7daysaweek View Post
Please, if you are going to show off some paint that you are proud of, at least give us a picture in some bright light/sun. That way, the paint can really pop like this.


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Old 11-07-19, 02:02 PM
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Please, if you are going to show off some paint that you are proud of, at least give us a picture some bright light/sun. That way, the paint can really pop like this.

Spark plugs!?
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Old 11-07-19, 02:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Succhia Ruota View Post
Also coincidentally, the fork matches the shirt.
ha, nice eye.
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Old 11-07-19, 05:23 PM
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Originally Posted by cycledogg View Post
Spark plugs!?
At the time I was building that frame, I put some pics up in so so light. People couldn't tell if it was blue or purple. Listed in the brochure as Iris. So I took it outside with the spark plug and tube boxes for color reference. Still can't tell. It's blue-purple or purple-blue. When the Trek I quoted gets out in the sun, that paint will sparkle.
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Old 11-08-19, 08:57 AM
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Here's a idea. Has anyone given thought to a hot bike battle thread? Similar to a rap battle with 2 bikes going head to head. Maybe even a bracket/tourney mode during the NCAA BB tourney season. I would check it each day and vote for the winner.
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