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Old 07-03-16, 11:01 AM
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My most sought after is the one I currently don't have.
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Originally Posted by miamijim View Post
Most sought? After reading thse pages for years its clearly:

Peugeot PX10 or Schwinn Paramount.
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Most sought after is entirely different than most valuable or most unique.

I separate bikes into five groups;

1) Mass market
2) Distinctive (Cyclocross, Mixte, Touring, some Mountain bikes..., etc)
3) Iconic (top of the line from a volume builder)
4) Exotic from a master builder (handmade in smaller production volumes of very high quality)
5) Historically significant

Most sought after bikes are Iconic. Usually these are top of the line models that were sold in volume but were also successful racing machines. The Schwinn Paramount, Peugeot PX 10, and the various top models from Raleigh and Bianchi come to mind. These large volume producers made very good bikes and thousands of examples exist.
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Originally Posted by gmouchawar View Post
Lime green Legnano for me. Have it in blue, but not green.
Those are really cool looking. I have a legnano like paint job on a bike and love it.
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Originally Posted by repechage View Post
You know, I am a bit surprised Masi USA did not do a run.
There are frame components that could play the part pretty well, certainly be more popular than the Modern Steel TIG welded frame they are selling, which is on sale sort of.
I was talking about an actual red Carlsbad Masi with a NR or SR group, --- but now that you mention it, -- I am curious if a modern lugged interpretation with similar components to the Bianchi L'Eroica would sell

That movie is closing in on 40 years old now though,
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A Raleigh Team Professional of Reynolds 753 steel. At least that is the bike I would like to add to my fleet.
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A Raleigh Team Professional of Reynolds 753 steel. At least that is the bike I would like to add to my fleet.
I could have sworn you had one.
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Old 07-03-16, 11:37 PM
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I picked one up for my daughter. If it was 6cm larger I would be riding it instead of her.

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I could have sworn you had one.
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Originally Posted by *****3nin.vend3t View Post
I was just wandering if there happened to be a most sought after classic bike, the "ultimate"?. Is there such a bike? (Within the same realms or time frame of the Gios Torino being introduced).

If not...

I was just wandering what you guys regard most sought after Classic bike???...
I can't speak for anyone else. For me there 3 in no particular order.

1982 Specialized Stumpjumper.
A Chicago built Paramount in touring guise.
A Waterford built Paramount.

I have a nice 1995 Waterford 1200 that was the successor to the Paramount. But it isn't a Paramount. I also have a 1982 Stumpjumper. The Stumpy is way too big but all original. It is sitting in pieces waiting for a smaller frame to show up.
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I've got all the road/gravel/touring/rando bikes I can handle atm.

However, I am keeping my eyes open for a couple of different Ritchey and Yeti mtbs.

Wouldn't mind another XO-1 either.
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Originally Posted by Barrettscv View Post
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I separate bikes into five groups;

1) Mass market
2) Distinctive (Cyclocross, Mixte, Touring, some Mountain bikes..., etc)
3) Iconic (top of the line from a volume builder)
4) Exotic from a master builder (handmade in smaller production volumes of very high quality)
5) Historically significant

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I really like those distinctions/definitions. I will use them. Thanks.
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I've got all the road/gravel/touring/rando bikes I can handle atm.

However, I am keeping my eyes open for a couple of different Ritchey and Yeti mtbs.

Wouldn't mind another XO-1 either.
I don't think it could get much better than an early ritchey. To me...he's one of the few names that will really go down as a Titan.
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'77 Colnago Super. Word up, baby.

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Originally Posted by rjhammett View Post
I picked one up for my daughter. If it was 6cm larger I would be riding it instead of her.
I passed up a team 753 in my size at $2,100. Firm. Only occasionally think about it.
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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake View Post
Definitely the one that Elliot rode with ET in his basket. That thing literally flew.
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I'd say the one flown by ET.

Or one built by the wright brothers.
6 years later, the answer is the same.
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My '6 year ago answer' was back when I was seeing touring bike characteristics on ATBs, and wanting those- not knowing there were 'touring bikes.'

Now... While I wouldn't turn down a Herse or Singer- I'd be afraid of riding them. So... a new "Herse" would be neat, or a fancy custom job light tourer thing... fillet brazed and chrome.

I have a 1985 Trek 720- and that's pretty "grail" to me.

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Originally Posted by The Golden Boy View Post
6 years later, the answer is the same.
Heh...there is something to be said for consistency.

For shere beauty, I don't think it gets much better than the orange team motobecanes. Except maybe the orange Holdsworths.

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Originally Posted by rjhammett View Post
I picked one up for my daughter. If it was 6cm larger I would be riding it instead of her.
I'm sorry, but I couldn't help laughing out loud when I read that second sentence.
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I'm sorry, but I couldn't help laughing out loud when I read that second sentence.
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I have 2 frames by Maitre Jaques' mate B Carré. Another one with the provenance of belonging to Jaques himself would be special. Not that I could ride it, I'm 8" taller than he was.
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My most lusted-after bike would be a custom frame (Reynolds 753?) with polished lugs. It could be a Waterford, or Rivendell, or any of a number of other framebuilders.

As far as vintage bikes go, I'd say my 72 chrome Schwinn P-15 Paramount, or 74 Raleigh International would be in the running, or a similar vintage Peugot PX-10. All with Brooks leather saddles, of course.

If you're into vintage Italian racing bikes, look into Colnago, Bianchi, etc.

I prefer more staid "sport touring" bikes.

My two cents...
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Originally Posted by repechage View Post
You know, I am a bit surprised Masi USA did not do a run.
There are frame components that could play the part pretty well, certainly be more popular than the Modern Steel TIG welded frame they are selling, which is on sale sort of.
Even better, have one of the surviving original Cali builders (or even better, Alberto!) make the frames - a REAL tribute to the heritage.
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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake View Post
I don't think it could get much better than an early ritchey. To me...he's one of the few names that will really go down as a Titan.
I'm not in a hurry.

I've ridden a a current P650 and I didn't think it was any nicer than my El Mariachi I got rid of a few years ago.

My Yeti SB5C is the nicest mtb I've owned, so I have zero upgradeitis atm.

http://www.yeticycles.com/bikes/sb5c

A classic Ritchey mtb is in a separate category for me though and everyone that has one wants a mint for it.

I'll just bide my time and be patient.
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Even better, have one of the surviving original Cali builders (or even better, Alberto!) make the frames - a REAL tribute to the heritage.
Alberto would just subcontract them.
In thinking about the builders of Masi USA's past... Moulton is retired, Tesch and Baylis ( to be technical Brian did not build but assisted a lot) are gone. Mike Howard, Rob Roberson or Kirkbride would be the choices.
Rob would get my vote.
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