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    Your dream singlespeed bike

    Hi,
    singlespeed bicycles are arriving to Italy as well.
    Which is the ideal bike for you? Geometry, materials, components?
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    I think I could offer a Colnago Master frame

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    reynolds 953 steel. 74 SA, 73 HA. 53cm square. DT R1.2 rims, competition spokes, phil hubs for street. Lightweight track for.....track. Easton track bar, thomson seatpost and stem, san marco aspide, KeO pedals (or maybe the really nice pair of sakae toeclips with some old school bottom bolt-mount pedals), Dura Ace cranks, BB and headset, EAI supercog, Izumi super toughness.

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    mtb - custom vicious, fox f100x, king headset, magura marta sl's, carbon everywhere, I-9 wheels (or king/stans hoops), slr seat, cb candy's...not sure about the cranks/bb...

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    Quote Originally Posted by shogun17
    reynolds 953 steel. 74 SA, 73 HA. 53cm square. DT R1.2 rims, competition spokes, phil hubs for street. Lightweight track for.....track. Easton track bar, thomson seatpost and stem, san marco aspide, KeO pedals (or maybe the really nice pair of sakae toeclips with some old school bottom bolt-mount pedals), Dura Ace cranks, BB and headset, EAI supercog, Izumi super toughness.
    that's not cheap !!!
    no brakes at all???

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    what about chainring? 46 x 16?

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    HELP !!!


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    My dream bike has geometry, materials, and components.

    Definitely.

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    when you say ideal a lot of people will not imagine actually having to pay for it

    you will want a bike that people can actually buy

    not one they can just dream of

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    yes when we dream, we dream of stuff that is not constrained by our bank accounts. If you want something you can sell come down from dreamland.

    Some excellent examples of nice affordable singlespeed, and fixed gear frames exist on the market already. read through this forum, and you'll find many examples of highly regarded frames in the $250-$500 range, as well as objects of lust that are beyond the means of most of us.

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    Juvi-Kyles Kelly Cross bike.
    But in an Adult size.

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    I'm definately fantisizing about a reasonable grocery bike.
    531 or comparable steel road frame front and rear brakes. Nice cartridge bearing flip-flop hubs to boxy rims, fenders, 28-32c tire clearence, drops w/ non-aero levers, or promenade risers. basket or front rack.
    Geometry maybe on the steeper side of road or mellower side of track. 73.5 or 74 parallel? I don't know much about geometry.

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    74 parallel, perhaps...i'm not an expert on geometry, but i've learned a few guidelines...

    edit...actuall, 74 degree st is maybe a bit extreme.
    have:ea50 flats, black, light, stiff.
    144 bcd 3/32" 49t sugino track chainring, possibly 75.

    want: risers, light, stiff, 1", black if that can be
    144 bcd 46t or 47t chainring any kind or width

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    It has road angles, clearance for 700x28 tires with fenders, lots o' braze-ons, and disc brakes. Similar to this awesome machine but without those pesky gears.


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    This, in a SS, with fender eyelets:



    EDIT: I'd also like it to have a flip flop hub with a White Ind. Dos freewheel on one side and a FG cog on the other.
    Last edited by mcatano; 02-19-07 at 01:27 PM.

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    My tastes are kinda like marqueemoon's, except that I don't care about disc brakes. Basically i like go everywhere, bad weather, long distance, urban gridlock, curb hopping, hill climbing, rip snorting road fg's. This means bikes that can take racks, fenders, water bottle(s) & bigger tires. So the Bianchi San Jose is one of the more exciting-to-mander frames out there.
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    As a satisfied San Jose owner, I give your choice a big thumbs up.

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    I like marqueemoon's dreaming, full on utility but pretty & with road geometry/discbrake compatibility, dont even drill the fork & fancy up the bridge. Also with good CX clearance that can fit ice tires w/out risking the frame. I'd probably switch to risers & tiny levers, & add a rack. The San Jose does all of that doesn't it? Kinda pricey for me though, was looking at them in the catalog at a store the other day

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    I picked up my San Jose complete on eBay for $375US, and I've actually seen them go for even less than that - so that may very well bring it down to within your budget. And yeah, it does pretty much meet all of the criteria you mentioned, aside from disc brakes; it's good to go in terms of racks, clearance, braze-ons, etc.
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    the bianchi san jose is nothing like a colnago master

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    Quote Originally Posted by italiandealer
    that's not cheap !!!
    no brakes at all???
    Sorry. 45x16 gearing and a front brake. OG front brake.

    But to be serious my dream bike is whatever I'm currently riding.

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    I wan this with track ends, a straight-blade Ti fork, Hed 3 wheels, San Marco Magma MGC saddle, and carbon bullhorns.

    Edit: Also, a Danger Boy SR71 DH stem an Hopey steering damper.

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    Independent Fabrication steel Crown Jewel SS road frame
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    a little pricey but still attainable
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    ****it, I am buying a scooter.
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    I guess it's natural that way

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    A certain green Conti.

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