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    If you could have any stock frame...

    If money were no object what would your ideal stock frame be?
    I personally love a couple of bikes but one really stands out. I love my Colnago CLX but the frame that I really wanted was the Wilier GTR in the black and green color. I live in the USA and could not get my hands on one though. I know that the GTS is essentially the same bike but there is just something about the color on the GTR that I love.
    I am curious what stirs others.WilierGTR.jpg

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    If money were no object, I wouldn't buy a stock frame. I would go custom and have it look just the way I wanted it to. In fact, I think I am going to place an oder for an Engin in a week or so. The builder was telling me about a colored ceramic coating you can have baked onto the frame in lieu of paint. You can even bake it onto the fork. The lime green is supposed to look great.

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    Cannondale SuperSix EVO in the light blue colorway. Nothing I can put my finger on, but that shade of blue just fits my eye for some reason. Component wise, maybe I'd switch a few things up, but I don't know if I could go wrong, as long as I stuck to black/white choices.
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    Well, since we aren't talking custom that leaves steel out, I already have the one alu frame want so I would have to go with the Cipollini Bond.

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    Look 795 Aerolite. One piece crank. All internal cable routing.



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    Giant TCR Advanced SL with the ISP. You did say stock right? For custom I would go to Baum for his lightest steel... I dunno, maybe titanium. But Baum for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jrossbeck View Post
    Cannondale SuperSix EVO in the light blue colorway. Nothing I can put my finger on, but that shade of blue just fits my eye for some reason. Component wise, maybe I'd switch a few things up, but I don't know if I could go wrong, as long as I stuck to black/white choices.
    While I had this option on my EVO 3, I couldn't get myself to do it. It just a little too "female" written on it. HOWEVER.....I totally understand how some would because there's another C'dale I've loved that I can never get over. It's not a "money's no object" bike cuz I could easily afford one, but I just have to admire it from afar. (a riding buddy has one)......



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    Quote Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
    If money were no object, I wouldn't buy a stock frame.
    Yeah, ^^^this. But for the sake of OP's hypothetical question, I'll play:

    Once I'd acquired all the custom handbuilt frames i could dream of and my bike-lust/hoarding instinct remained unquenched, I'd grab a stock Parlee Z5Sli (...presuming there is such a thing).

    Or a Ridley Noah XII Fast.

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    I've owned many different frames over the decades but never a Bianchi...I'd like one

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    The two I already have...

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    easy, either Time VXRS or Look 695. Handmade French art either way

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    As mentioned, if money were no object, I'd probably go custom, and I probably will get a custom frame next time I buy a bike. Like gc3, I already have the stock frame I want; in my case, it's a Time RXRS.





    Renovo bikes is going to start offering stock frames, so I suppose there's a chance I'd do one of those as a stock option...


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    This for our together rides.
    Da Vinci Designs Symphony Road Tandem


    It may not be fancy but it gets me were I need to go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AchiLLe..s View Post
    easy, either Time VXRS or Look 695. Handmade French art either way
    How does art feel on the road?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doge View Post
    Look 795 Aerolite. One piece crank. All internal cable routing.


    One piece crsnk? It uses a Ashtebula crank?
    Originally posted by Whyfi "Who needs thumbs when you can lick yourself?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by ls01 View Post
    One piece crsnk? It uses a Ashtebula crank?
    From their website:
    • ZED 2 ONE-PIECE CARBON CRANKSET

    The ZED 2 carbon crankset included with the 795 Aerolight is a highly innovative model :
    It is moulded in a single piece of carbon (2 pedal cranks + axle + spider = ONE-PIECE THROUGHOUT).
    It achieves a previously impossible rigidity / weight ratio. The crankset alone (less bearings and chainrings but including the two cranks and the spindle) weighs just 320 grams!
    Its special Z shape enables it to be fitted to the frame that has a special oversize bottom bracket shell (bearing diameter 65 mm). The technology in the three-lobe insert at the end of the cranks enables crank length to be varied between 170, 172.5 and 175 mm without replacing the crankset while maintaining compatibility with all pedals in the market.

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    +1 but with a USA flag color

    Quote Originally Posted by Doge View Post
    Look 795 Aerolite. One piece crank. All internal cable routing.

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    My choice is easily the Independent Fabrication Ti Crown Jewel:



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    Quote Originally Posted by ARPRINCE View Post
    +1 but with a USA flag color



    That is not the current model I posted - but its beautiful. The brakes are standard brakes and the stem is not integrated.
    To go with the KASK American flag helmet.

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    Titanium Not sure who the manufacturer would be, but it would have natural titanium finish with clearcoat.

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    I have mine.

    Although I would love a Colnago Master too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doge View Post
    That is not the current model I posted - but its beautiful. The brakes are standard brakes and the stem is not integrated.
    To go with the KASK American flag helmet.
    Yeah it's a 695. Just to give an idea how awesome 795 would look like if it had that color scheme.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doge View Post
    That is not the current model I posted - but its beautiful. The brakes are standard brakes and the stem is not integrated.
    To go with the KASK American flag helmet.
    I do like the Look bikes but that one is a little subdued for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shuffleman View Post
    If money were no object what would your ideal stock frame be?
    I personally love a couple of bikes but one really stands out. I love my Colnago CLX but the frame that I really wanted was the Wilier GTR in the black and green color. I live in the USA and could not get my hands on one though. I know that the GTS is essentially the same bike but there is just something about the color on the GTR that I love.
    I am curious what stirs others.WilierGTR.jpg
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