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Suppose You C&V Geeks Were To Do A Full Custom Build

Old 01-26-17, 08:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Flog00
That Tomii just kills!
If someone tells you that you have enough bicycles and you don't need any more, stop talking to them. You don't need that kind of negativity in your life.
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Old 01-26-17, 08:21 PM
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Originally Posted by gugie
That Tomii just kills!
That cassette doubles as an emergency shelter.

Good thing I'm planning on living to be 119. Eventually, I should be able to be secure enough to get exactly what I want without feeling guilt - and still have 20-30 years to enjoy it.
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Originally Posted by Andy_K
One of the reasons I haven't seriously considered a custom build is that I'm almost certain I'd screw it up in the planning phase. A good builder could probably nudge me in the right directions where some of the things I thought I wanted were just wrong and suggesting things that I hadn't thought about, but I still think there would be a very high probability that there would be things I wished were different after a few years.

Essentially I think I want a bike that looks and handles like an Italian race bike but has the fit and utility of a touring bike. Is that too much to ask?
I chose my builder because I knew he wouldn't let me mess it up. And, I don't think you are asking for too much.
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I have a bunch of ideas for builds, some of which are a little weird.

I want a frame that's a replica of a cross-frame Raleigh roadster from the 1930s or so, but set up with modernized versions of some of the components. Would likely do it with rod-actuated drum brakes.

I think it'd also be fun to have a bike along the lines of the Pashley Guv'nor, with the geometry of a roadster, but set up as more of a go-fast bike. I'd do it with more typical road bike drop bars for a "hoods" position, though.

As something actually practical for a more all-around type of bike, though, I'd want a steel frame road bike. Would most likely have a very relaxed seat tube angle to accomodate my long femurs and preference for leather saddles, without requiring a weird-looking seatpost. Plenty of clearance for wide tires and fenders, likely set up with 9-speed Ultegra components. Something capable of carrying a bag or two, comfortable enough for long rides, capable of light off-road duty, but still relatively fast. Actually, the new Soma Pescadero frameset is appealing except for the seat tube angle issue...
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Originally Posted by USAZorro
That cassette doubles as an emergency shelter.
Plenty of water for it as well.......
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