1982 Schwinn Super Sport, 1979 Raleigh Grand Prix, And soon to own Cannondale CAAD10 5 105 , And many others bought and sold over the years
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.
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]
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.