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    Custom road Bicycles

    Why is it that Trek is the only big name brand co. that has a custom program for their road bikes AKA PROJECT ONE. I know there are quite a few small companies out their that build custom bikes, they are not what I am talking about. It is the big name brands like Giant, Cannondale, Bianchi or any other big name. It would make sense to me that any of them would offer such a program. So what are your thoughts and ideas on this share your opinions.

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    The big companies mass produce bicycles. Why would they bother going custom. If you want custom, go to one of many companies that specialise in producing custom bicycles.

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    My custom Zona single.
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    Our custom Zona tandem.
    While not mass produced it fits us properly and currently has 34,000+ miles on it.
    Details of custom carbon fiber lug work,
    Let see if Trek will build you that!

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    Why do you need/want a big-name company to make your bike?
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    Koga Miyata has a signature program , out of their NL facility.
    It's like a short order cook,
    the menu of frame type and size is combined with a set of options of fork and components,
    then they put your name on it and send it out to their local dealership .

    none in the US, but fly to AMS airport and a short bus trip to a shop,nearby, will work, then..

    bring the touring gear panniers with you, and go see the Tulip Bulbfields..
    while in the neighborhood .. [if it's a tour/trekking bike]

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    Trek Project One is a custom paint/componentry build of their stock frames, much like the Koga Miyata scheme. The Trek Madones are made in moulds that cost $$ tens of thousands. They don't build one mould for one customer. Their stock frames are build to be safe with the heaviest riders so if you are a lightweight, your frame will be way overbuilt.

    This is not a big money-spinner for Trek Ltd, it is more of a marketing excercise. The small quantity of custom business is better served by small-scale custom builders who can make the exact bike that you want.

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    Felt now offers custom paint at a price, it can only be had on the top of the line F1 frame.

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