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Old 11-09-15, 10:27 PM   #1
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What's your dream bike and/or build?

Your holy grail, your king of kings, your white whale, etc. Geared or fixed or whatever. Money is no object. Please include pictures if possible, I'm interested in y'all's choices. Of course everyone's opinions change over time but I'm sure you have favorites.

I'd really like a Klein Quantum with OG STI Dura Ace or some mint 600 on it. I used to have a similar bike, a Trek 1200 in flouro green w/ black splatter paint. It had first gen STI Dura Ace, was a blast to ride, and I kick myself everyday for selling it. I figure a Quantum Race would be like that, but nicer.



I also think these two are great and I'd like to own them:


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How you liking the ride of that RTS-3?

I'm pretty close to my attainable dream stable. If I could add a long travel 650b mtb to it, it would be perfect. I also want a 1 1/8 headtube for my dean so I don't have to deal with adapters and can use a fork that doesn't weigh a pound and a half.
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Old 11-10-15, 03:30 AM   #5
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I've always had a big one for Yamaguchi track bikes. The spacer stack on this one kinda kills it, but along these lines:

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I'll never buy a grail bike, but I recently found this 1977 Centurion Semi-Pro that's awfully nice to ride. It's probably as close to a grail bike as I'll ever get.

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Old 11-10-15, 06:33 AM   #7
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Oooh, can I play?

I would love to have a Schindelhauer Ludwig XIV outfitted with fenders and a front rack with lowriders.


Though their Thinbike is probably more achievable.

Other dreams would be the Woodrup Chimera Rohloff B.D.
photo by capnahabnick, on Flickr

Final one would be a Vannicholas Yukon Rohloff.
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It exists somewhere...


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I'd get a CF frame for my race bike, like a Tarmac or something. It's currently a Caad9. Also, upgrade to mechanical Dura Ace 11sp

Same for my track bike - maybe a Look

My MTB is mostly where I want it to be

Same with my daily driver/training road bike, although it would also be nice to get Dura Ace 11
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Geared? Speedvagen (steel) or Appleman. (carbon)

Fixed? Bishop, or something else custom. (more pedestrian alternatives include No. 22 Little Wing, or Zullo, or Pelizzoli, you get the idea)
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I guess everybody has their own favorite. For the road mine would be a Seven 622-SLX, Full Dura-Ace , Mavic Ksyrium wheels.


For my single speed, mangoatfarm already has it except I'd add a rear brake and make it ss as opposed to fixie. Maybe Wabi wheels.
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Basically this, but single-speed. Yep.

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Old 11-10-15, 10:55 AM   #13
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Actually. Dream stable :
Either custom ti or supersix evo hi mod with Campag and 38mm carbon wheels

Steamroller because its so much fun and I dont have to baby it

The bike I'm building now

Santa Cruz Bronson or Specialized enduro
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I don't have a dream bike but would be more than happy with a Colnago Master of any vintage outfitted with Campy.

A Merlin Extralight wouldn't make me sad either.
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Dream bike? **** crabon, Ti FTW.

Broken Arrow Titanium Cyclocross Bike | No. 22 Bicycle Company
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This would be for my SSFG road bike minus rubber as I am not sure if I would go tubeless on this set up or maybe I might change up the rims and go tubular and run FMBs or Dugasts. I have others cooking up as well which maybe I might post later.

Frame:

handbuilt Stainless Steel (filet brazed if possible)


Fork:
Carbon with lightweight steel steerer tube


Crankset:
Sugino Super 75
Super Zen Chainring


Bottom Bracket:
Phil Wood or SKF


Cog/Freewheel:
EAI Gold Medal Cog
White Industries Freewheel


Chain:
Izumi Super Toughness or DID Racing Pro


Headset:
Cane Creek 110
or Chris King Ti


Brakes:
ee Cycleworks


Brake Levers:
Sram 900 TT levers


Stem:
Handbuilt filet brazed steel to match the bike


Handlebar:
3T Vola Basebar


Handlebar Tape:
Lizards Skins DSP 3.2 MM


Saddle:
Brooks Cambium C17 Carved


Seatpost:
Thomson Elite 27.2mm 250mm




Wheels:
Hubs:
Curtis Odom Sweetheart hubs with all the expensive extras (32h)


Rims (700c):
Velocity A23 or WTB ChrisCross


Spokes:
Sapim CX-Ray
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bridgestone xo-1
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1x11 Cyclocross with lots of Ti bits cause I normally wouldn't go for something this fancy so go big or go home!

Frame:

handbuilt Titanium Cyclocross
though a Richard Sachs is also on the list and probably would have a similar build!


Fork:
Carbon with ti steerer tube


Crankset:
Sugino Alpina 3
SRAM X-Sync Chainring 42T
Bottom Bracket:
Phil Wood Ti/Magnium


Cassette:
SRAM Red 1190 11-32


Chain:
Sram Red 11 speed


Headset:
Chris King Ti


Brakes:
TRP Hylex
XTR Ice Tech Rotors


Brake Levers:
Genvalle TRP Hylex Rotors


Shifters:
SL 11-90 R2C shifters mounted on Genvalle mounts


Stem:
Moots RSL Stem


Handlebar:
3T Ergonova Pro


Handlebar Tape:
Lizards Skins DSP 3.2 MM


Saddle:
Brooks Cambium C17 Carved


Seatpost:
Moots Cinch Ti


Wheels:
Hubs:
White Industries CLD hubs (32h)


Rims (700c):
Major Tom Tubular


Spokes:
Sapim CX-Ray


Tires:
Dugast Rhino
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Okay, so really a SSCX frame spaced at 120mm, and it would look closer to this.
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that thing is nice.
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that thing is nice.
It get that funny feeling in my stomach when I see it.
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