View Single Post
Old 12-08-20, 12:43 PM
Senior Member
caloso's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Sacramento, California, USA
Posts: 39,712

Bikes: Ridley Excalibur, Gazelle Champion Mondial, On-One Pompino, Specialized Rock Hopper

Mentioned: 63 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2480 Post(s)
Liked 1,567 Times in 792 Posts
You're not overthinking it if you are worried about a one-of-a-kind bike. The saying is "don't race what you can't afford to replace" and I would consider a unique paint job to qualify. On the other hand, trying to find an unpainted frame might be a bit extreme. There are a number of great options, especially in alloy: Specialized Allez, Cannondale CAAD 12, Trek Emonda ALR. You could build it up with 105, get a decent set of wheels and tires, and you've got a solid race bike that won't break the bank.
caloso is online now  
Likes For caloso: