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    If you could...

    What would be your custom/ultimate/bestest bike build ever.
    I would like a nice clean Raleigh Professional or Super course with some simple 27" wheels and a Sugino crank/chainrings
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    I really like my Jamis Sonik, would love it if the bottom bracket area/frame welds didn't creak. Would change out the wheels for something more obnoxious than what is already on there, cut the steerer tube down, and be done. 2 of the 3 I have control over.

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    I actually attained a bunch of what I wanted. You have to believe and turn that "could" into "can".

    But next on the list would be a NJS 3rensho. Then it would be an eco-pista.
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    NICE! But my quads destroy wheels with less than 32 spokes.

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    It would involve Waterford, Yamaguchi, or other custom builder and insane list of small builder, boutique parts.

    And I would be totally afraid to ride it other than home-home loops for fear of theft and/or inclement weather.

    People come into the bike shop and drop $2-5k on the latest, greatest carbon fiber roadbike -- imagine if they put that money into a FG build...
    I know next to nothing. I am frequently wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mconlonx View Post
    It would involve Waterford, Yamaguchi, or other custom builder and insane list of small builder, boutique parts.

    And I would be totally afraid to ride it other than home-home loops for fear of theft and/or inclement weather.

    People come into the bike shop and drop $2-5k on the latest, greatest carbon fiber roadbike -- imagine if they put that money into a FG build...
    They'd probably still get the ugliest carbon fiber turd they could get.

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    I think I would have a builder like Mark Nobilette, who custom built my steel lugged road racing bike in 1983, make me a custom ti track frame, and I'd build it up the most expensive exotic components I could find. Then, I'd mount it on the wall, and ogle it for hours while eating black caviar.
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    I've already got it:


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    I don't think it would be a fixed gear. I enjoy the pieced together nature of my conversion fixed gears. Maybe a mountain bike but I'm not good enough yet to justify it.
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    7-11 merckx with shiny campy 11spd and enve everything and some expensive ass pair of hubs that are so loud noone would wanna ride with me

    stanridge speed high street fg

    santa cruz bronson with all the crabons so i can bomb down a mountain and break myself in monumental fashion
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leukybear View Post
    But next on the list would be a NJS 3rensho.
    This.

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    stanridge speed high street fg
    And this.

    Or a Cinelli Laser on Shamals with dumb amounts of money put into every component.

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    Scrod, that is beautiful.
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    road daily driver: Custom Ti frame from Holland, local builder. Full Enve components, shimano dura ace mechanical 11sp, dura ace SRM crankset, some carbon wheels

    road racer: same, but with like a Tarmac Sworks frame, or some other sort of fancy CF frame

    Track: dunno, something nice? I'm not that knowledgeale about track components, or really just bike components in general. Def. something better than my Dolan Pre Cursa, maybe a Look? Oh, and with Zip 606 tubulars and some soft expensive tires

    FG/SS road: Custom Ti frame from Holland, local builder. Enve components, some 23mm wide alloy wheels with Dura Ace hubs and Vittoria Open Pave? tires (the 24mm wide ones with the green stripes)

    MTB: Custom Ti frame from Holland, local builder (see a trend here?), hardtail 26" (yeah I said it, NOT 29er), 120mm travel fox fork, 2x10 setup, whatever wheels.

    Dick around/Short ride/Neighborhood bike: 3rensho or Panasonic (because I think it's an unlikely, but recognizable brand), full NJS, cept some slightly swept risers with tarck grips, yeah!

    So basically, I want all my bikes to have Ti frames but the race bike and the dick around bike.
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    Scrod's Raleigh is beautiful.

    On a separate note, I would trade 2/3 of the bike components I already own AND foresake all those dream bike setups if I could get a 5% increase in FTP and lose 10lbs without changing my lifestyle. Those (seemingly) small gains would make me much happier with my middling racing career.

    I'm not into bikes nearly as much as most of you guys, or really most cyclists in general. Riding and racing bikes, very much so, but the machines themselves don't make a whole lot of difference or have much consequence ime, so meh
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    Quote Originally Posted by TMonk View Post
    IOn a separate note, I would trade 2/3 of the bike components I already own AND foresake all those dream bike setups if I could get a 5% increase in FTP and lose 10lbs without changing my lifestyle.
    Yeah, and I'd do the same if I could be 6" taller and 30 years younger.
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    I'd like to think i have as much money as brains.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carcosa View Post
    Or a Cinelli Laser on Shamals with dumb amounts of money put into every component.
    Oooh excellent choice!
    That was on my list. Reasonably priced, non-trashed shamals are still eluding me after all these years.
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    NICE! But my quads destroy wheels with less than 32 spokes.

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    I've already owned most everything I've ever wanted to.
    the only thing I haven't had is a ti frame, so that's on the list.
    I'd like to get a ti frame similar to my straggler geo- something that fits 700x45, threaded bb and horizontal dropouts. oh, and disc brakes.
    i ALMOST ordered a geekhouse last year, but Marty was running about 10mos at the time. I'm not that patient....
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    hamfoh got one, iirc didnt have the greatest experience with them. took long and didnt end up feeling right

    id do firefly if i was getting Ti, they got that **** on lock\

    come to think about it, instead of the merckx id get a Tomii built for me with cross geo, reynolds toobz, clearance for 45s, and a 7-11 merckx paintjob and all the other same expensive crap
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    Quote Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
    Yeah, and I'd do the same if I could be 6" taller and 30 years younger.
    The only difference is that your wishes are impossible . Mine will come true whenever I decide to stop drinking so much beer and cut out the junk miles .
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    so high, my heart cannot bear the strain." -A.C. Jobim, Triste

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    I would want fillet brazed stainless steel (like a Soma Triplecross) with a level top tube. Room for at least 40mm tires so I could do a bit of gravel and the $hite chipseal that predominates here.

    Some Chris King bling and a Brooks of course. Oh and a cut down Jones H Loop in Titanium, just to be baller.

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    An Experience is what I would dig.

    I would sit at a drawing board with Nao Tomii and sketch away until we nailed it. Then I'd get to watch him measure, cut and braze. I'd get to ask questions and learn. And of course he'd let me sand a few final touches so I could say "I helped build it".




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    I think I just had an orgasm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dcv View Post
    I'd like to think i have as much money as brains.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
    I think I just had an orgasm.
    You should go to his site. Hours of drool worthy images. He has some awesome tools too.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SquidPuppet View Post
    An Experience is what I would dig.

    I would sit at a drawing board with Nao Tomii and sketch away until we nailed it. Then I'd get to watch him measure, cut and braze. I'd get to ask questions and learn. And of course he'd let me sand a few final touches so I could say "I helped build it".




    Ok, you win the thread! Also, those fillets look great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rex615 View Post
    Ok, you win the thread! Also, those fillets look great.
    I can see it now.

    "$2,500.00 for frame and fork."

    "Oh, you want to hang out and annoy me with questions too?"

    "That will put it at $4,500.00."


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    Quote Originally Posted by SquidPuppet View Post
    I can see it now.

    "$2,500.00 for frame and fork."

    "Oh, you want to hang out and annoy me with questions too?"

    "That will put it at $4,500.00."

    rosko literally puts that on his pricing page

    Quote Originally Posted by rosko
    Your right to micromanage the project* $1500
    *Not available on most models.
    love that.
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