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Wishful thinking - dream bikes?
Last Post 05/28/2014 05:53 PM by ed custer. 12 Replies.
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6ix

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05/27/2014 02:35 PM
This should be fun. Was asked this weekend what bike I'd buy if money were no object. My options are typically limited to nothing or whatever I can get an industry deal on. Honestly, I was completely stumped. So far this is what I have: 1. Swift Carbon UltraVox Ti 2. Trek Madone (yeah, yeah, yeah, laugh all you want but it's a darn good bike) Nothing much out there blows my mind.
Keith Richards

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05/27/2014 02:46 PM
I am like you, I am kind of jaded at this point. They don't have motors on 'em and I ain't racing so it don't have to be the lightest or anything.

But...ok. Money is no object.


I would build this up with an assortment of Campy Record/10sp parts and DT shifters and some NOS Mavic GL280s. The ultimate Retro Grouch ride.
----- It is his word versus ours. We like our word. We like where we stand and we like our credibility."--Lance Armstrong.
Dale

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05/27/2014 02:48 PM
Carl Strong Ti cross bike with S&S couplers, couple different sets of wheels, Campagnolo Super Record w/ electronic shifting.

I'd be set for life... or until the next coolest thing comes along
Cosmic Kid

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05/27/2014 02:52 PM
For a road bike, I'd go with a Specialized Venge w/ Ultegra Di2 and Zipp wheels.

For a tri bike, I'd go with a Specialized Shiv TT (nosecone version), DA components and Zipp 808 up front and a Zipp 404 w/ wheel cover in the back.

Hey....wait a minute. Those sound kinda familiar......

In all seriousness, I would go with a Cinelli SuperCourse w/ Campag Super Record components, Chris King hubs and NOS Mavic Gel 280 / 330 rims.
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
Keith Richards

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05/27/2014 03:01 PM
Money really no object....Calfee Tandem with all the trimmings!
----- It is his word versus ours. We like our word. We like where we stand and we like our credibility."--Lance Armstrong.
Orange Crush

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05/27/2014 03:29 PM
The Venge w/ Ultegra as well; I am a no nonsense guy who likes stuff that works.

I'm investing my money in bike trips though, with significant investments likely to occur 2015/2016, so for hardware wishful thinking is going to be a few years out. That's cool. Experiences, not toys.
THE SKINNY

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05/27/2014 04:33 PM
i'd probably go with a custom steel frame with reliable bits. maybe even a gravel type bike so i can get places. probably even disk brakes. maybe couplers so i could travel.
How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.
longslowdistance

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05/27/2014 05:06 PM
Add to the skinny's:
Cannondale style headshock with 60-70mm travel, air sprung for adjustability, and lockout.
Master50

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05/27/2014 07:57 PM
Posted By Keith Jackson on 05/27/2014 03:01 PM
Money really no object....Calfee Tandem with all the trimmings!


Kieth that is my ambition for our next bike. We had a KHS tandem many years ago and that did nothing to sell us on a road tandem. Calfee makes a super stiff bike that weighs as little as 23 pounds. Local riders that have one rave including 1 couple that has owned several tandems. As for a single? might like a C-60 disk but in fact I have 2 dream bikes already.
Oldfart

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05/28/2014 12:53 AM
Santacruz Bronson, enve wheels, BOS suspension, xx1 bits, XTR brakes.

Cervelo RC5 Dura Ace di2. Enve wheels. Maybe Lightweights.
Keith Richards

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05/28/2014 10:17 AM
Posted By Mike Shea on 05/27/2014 07:57 PM
Posted By Keith Jackson on 05/27/2014 03:01 PM
Money really no object....Calfee Tandem with all the trimmings!


Keith that is my ambition for our next bike. We had a KHS tandem many years ago and that did nothing to sell us on a road tandem. Calfee makes a super stiff bike that weighs as little as 23 pounds. Local riders that have one rave including 1 couple that has owned several tandems. As for a single? might like a C-60 disk but in fact I have 2 dream bikes already.


Yeah, there are not many bikes that make me think that large outlays of money are necessary...but that Calfee Tandem is something special.
----- It is his word versus ours. We like our word. We like where we stand and we like our credibility."--Lance Armstrong.
Dale

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05/28/2014 10:45 AM
I just looked in the garage and my Santana tandem is sulking… I think it knows I'm reconsidering my "If-money-were-no-object" selection. The thought of a Calfee is quite appealing.

Now if I could only get Ms. Wonderful to trade places on the bike I'd have the best of both worlds-- a bike ride with an amazing view
zootracer

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05/28/2014 05:53 PM
Not "new", I'd like to slap a Campy Super Record group and some nice carbon wheels on my old seldom ridden Colnago Master X-Light. It's heavy, but it fits me like a glove. A new bike for me would be like putting lipstick on a pig...
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