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Old 04-06-10, 03:28 PM
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There was just a frame set on the Ebays of one of the bikes that I would have totally loved- it was my size- it was kind of "used" but the guy just wanted way too much for it-

The bike I would totally love to have is a red Paramountain in 17"
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I'm part of the "Curly Hetchins" and "Chrome Paramount" element. Although I'd go for an Orange or Yellow Paramount just as easily as a Chrome one.
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I'm not terribly interested in those. I really just wanted my Colnago Super, so I'm good now. Wouldn't turn my nose up at a Trek 660, though.
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I think the Schwinn Cycletruck ought to rank right up there. The ones you normally see aren't that expensive, but they are either old and beat-up, or old and beat up and have been restored. I'd be curious to see what a really pristine original example would go for, though.
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It's just me, but I'd like to find a 1983 Nishiki Cervino with all the Campy still intact.
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A titanium Panasonic and/or an Alex Singer. I prefer the style and history of Singers over Herse's.
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I've been wanting a Miyata 1000 for a while myself, and last week I got one! In my size yet!
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Old 04-06-10, 08:58 PM
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I really can't even think of a bike I would want to have, since I have every bike I ever wanted. That is not to say that tomorrow I might not wake up with a urge to have X bike.
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I just want to have my old bike back! I had a down tube replaced (but not repainted) over two decades ago and I have finally been inspired to restore the bike. It will once again be a LOOK Equipe 753 Reynolds.

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All NOS:
Panasonic Team USA or Team Europe frame.
Pinarello Montello, late 80's to '92 with 2x8 Syncro Athena.
Late 80's Mondonico pinned SLX frame.
norskagent's Paramount in my size.

These Centurions:
Lemans RS '83
Comp TA
Turbo in red
Prestige '85 or '89
'85 Ironman in grey
'87 Ironman Expert in lavender/marigold
'87 Ironman Master in seafoam/white
'88 Master in purple smoked fade
'88 Expert in straight red fade or straight yellow fade
'89 Expert in blue smoked fade
'89 Carbon (not the Ironman Carbon)
Pro Tour or Semi Pro or Elite GT
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Originally Posted by Amani576 View Post
A titanium Panasonic and/or an Alex Singer. I prefer the style and history of Singers over Herse's.
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The next (Spring) issue of Bicycle Quarterly will have an article on Ernest Csuka, builder of Singer bicycles, in it. Preview here.
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I could dig up a couple of bikes in my memory that left such an impression that I would be ery happy if I could ever get one.

1) Technobull show(?) race bike featured in a bicycle magazine in the 80's (Bicycling??) I remember being so impressed with the then super high tech features it had. All I rmember now is I think it had CF radisl spoked wheels, maybe an Edco gruppo and metallic gery/blue paint.

2) Columbine bike, again featured in a magazine in the 80's. I just remember the glorious lugwork on it and the nice IIRC, red and white paint job.

3) Masi Volumetrica, with the oversized, thin guaged Colombus(?) tubing. A dream bike I encountered as a frameset hanging from a bike shop wall in West Milwaukee ("Patio Bike Shop"} in my 80's college days. I ended up literally carressing and drooling over the then super innovative steel oversized tubed frame in front of the salesperson. Nice "new think" for the age old material...I thought. Still would like to eventually have one of those white painted beauties. The latest component "stash" purchase that should be delivered this week might finally be the trigger that I had been waiting for to get one together. Just have to find a good frame this year. Hopefully in close to mint condition, cause nothing else will suffice.

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Old 04-07-10, 12:23 PM
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The next (Spring) issue of Bicycle Quarterly will have an article on Ernest Csuka, builder of Singer bicycles, in it. Preview here.
It's such a shame that he died. But he lived a long life, and there's something awesome to me about him continuing on that business for so long by himself. Truly a great man in my opinion, even if he was just a lowly framebuilder.
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Old 04-07-10, 05:33 PM
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If we're considering earlier time periods (like 30's onward), would need to consider adding Caminargent, Galmozzi, Barra and Alex Singer to the list.

If we're limiting to that 1980's time period suggested by the OP; Confente, DeRosa, Masi and Colnago Master seem to come with some of the largest price tags. Notice a trend here?

For you Hetchins lusters... since I've had one, I seem not to get so excited about acquiring "new" bikes. The itch hasn't gone away completely, but I've definitely had a reduction in the urge to "pull the trigger". May, or may not be a causal relationship, but worth considering.
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If we're talking late 80s and early 90s...the most desired bike among riders I knew was a Merlin Titanium. I can't think of anyone I rode with who wouldn't have traded in their De Rosa for a Merlin Ti without thinking twice.
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For me, I think the Motobecane Team Champion.

I'm starting to worry about my recent French fetish. I thought you were supposed to start loathing French bikes after working on them. I'm starting to love them!

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Holy grail? Most sought after?

For me, 23" World Voyageur in Opaque Blue.

Second? Any Columbus-tubed Rossin.
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For me, I think the Motobecane Team Champion.

I'm starting to worry about my recent French fetish. I thought you were supposed to start loathing French bikes after working on them. I'm starting to love them!

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Originally Posted by Collin2424 View Post
For me, I think the Motobecane Team Champion.

I'm starting to worry about my recent French fetish. I thought you were supposed to start loathing French bikes after working on them. I'm starting to love them!

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You're discovering the two great secrets of the biking universe:

1. French bikes, dollar for dollar, beat anything out there ever made. Especially on the low end of the line.

2. Once you come to grips with the dreaded "French threading", you discover it's no more difficult than English or Italian. Just slightly different.
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Rene Herse. The most beautiful bike in the world with a price tag to match!
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Most sought? After reading thse pages for years its clearly:

Peugeot PX10 or Schwinn Paramount.
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A white 3 Rensho for me. If not, it will have to be a Rossin. Make that red please. Super record with Ambrosio, Nisi, or Fir rims will do. Early to mid 80s?

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Most sought? After reading thse pages for years its clearly:

Peugeot PX10 or Schwinn Paramount.
What Year & Models please, of both bikes, if possible???...

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A read bottecchia with a lot of chrome! Almost got one once but the seller sold it to someone else just when I was going to pay! My (bike-)life's biggest dissapointment.
[IMG]http://www.cykelhobby.com/bilder/bottecchia2.jpg[IMG/]

A pursuit-frame wouldn't be wrong either... I do have one Concorde with a mish-mash of campaglnolo and shimano-parts, a campa front wheel but a ordinare rear but it's way too big and just a flipper. :/
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