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$ick3nin.vend3t 04-06-10 10:11 AM

Most sought after Classic & Vintage bike???...
 
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???...

Bianchigirll 04-06-10 10:24 AM

I think everyone would have a difference answer and it might even change day to day. there was a thread during the ice age back in Jan and Feb about "holy grail" bikes.

as for me, a Gios Torino from say '85ish? would have to be a Bianchi Centanario. if there is no time frame a Curly Hetchins is a dream/grail bike for me. although, not that I need it, I may have a line on a jackson trike now that is unique!

rat fink 04-06-10 10:45 AM

I've noticed more than a few people on here want a:

- chrome Paramount
- curly stay Hetchins
- De Rosa SLX
- 50's Bianchi

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.

cudak888 04-06-10 10:52 AM

The arguably scientific answer to that question is "Confente" - considering what people are willing to pay for them - though I don't have any desire to own one myself.

-Kurt

SJX426 04-06-10 11:07 AM

Currently I am hooked on Colnago's. I would like a retro Master X with SHRAM or Campy. Vintage would be an Arabesque or Gilco tubed..... Very attracted to chrome and lugs!
OH maybe an EM! Maybe a fine Cinelli, De Rosa, Bianchi, .... I really don't know! Too many choices for too many reasons and not enough revenue to explore! I would not leave out English, French or other European bike. I would also include a Paramount but ....

auchencrow 04-06-10 11:20 AM

There are so many terrific hand built, rare and exotic bikes (Eg., Confente, Rene Herse), that you will never get a consensus.

However - if you limit the question to just the higher volume manufacturers, (eg. Schwinn, Raleigh, Peugeot, Bianchi, Trek, Fuji) then you MIGHT see a little aggregation around a few specific models. Eg;

Schwinn - Paramount
Raleigh - Professional
Peugeot - PX10
...Etc

(Actually I would be interested to know which model for each of the marques listed above is the popular favorite... If we could get it down to a few such candidates, we could always have a runoff election later.)

NormanF 04-06-10 12:31 PM

Rene Herse. The most beautiful bike in the world with a price tag to match!

cudak888 04-06-10 12:52 PM


Originally Posted by auchencrow (Post 10631333)
Peugeot - PX10

I'd say that the PX is overshadowed by the PY10 or the PRO10.

-Kurt

ilikebikes 04-06-10 01:16 PM


Originally Posted by *****3nin.vend3t (Post 10630925)
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/time of the Gios Torino).

If not...

I was just wandering what you guys regard most sought after Classic & Vintage bike???...


That would be the Huffy "Rolls Kanarly." Rolls down one hill kanarly make it up the next.

nine14six 04-06-10 01:18 PM


Originally Posted by cudak888 (Post 10631857)
I'd say that the PX is overshadowed by the PY10 or the PRO10.

-Kurt

Forget all of the above, the metallic beige Raleigh International is the most sought after of all the vintage bikes.

cudak888 04-06-10 01:24 PM


Originally Posted by nine14six (Post 10631976)
Forget all of the above, the metallic beige Raleigh International is the most sought after of all the vintage bikes.

Says the man with the 753 Merckx :p

-Kurt

rhm 04-06-10 01:24 PM


Originally Posted by nine14six (Post 10631976)
Forget all of the above, the metallic beige Raleigh International is the most sought after of all the vintage bikes.

Right, the one with Capella lugs. Has to have Capella lugs.

Shp4man 04-06-10 01:25 PM

It'd be cool to have the bike in this picture. It's just a Huffy. :thumb:

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/49/19...48a0031fdb.jpg

cudak888 04-06-10 01:26 PM

Ah, nothing like a Hufferota.

-Kurt

phillyrider 04-06-10 01:31 PM

An old Gloria may crack the top ten...

auchencrow 04-06-10 01:43 PM

I would agree that a Peugeot PY10 is superior to a PX10 - but higher in the hierarchy is no substitute for being an icon - burned into the popular conciousness - - And that's why I would list the PX10. . .
Likewise, I think the Raleigh Professional would impress more people - even though personally I would prefer to own an Int'l. - with Capella lugs of course!

Andrew F 04-06-10 02:23 PM


I was just wandering if there happened to be a most sought after classic bike
Is this one of those trick questions from grade school? Ha...I'm smarter now! The most sought after is the "one you want but don't have....yet."

Slam... extra credit...5 minutes extra on the swings:thumb:

KonAaron Snake 04-06-10 02:33 PM

Definitely the one that Elliot rode with ET in his basket. That thing literally flew.

khatfull 04-06-10 02:48 PM

'82 Fuji Professional Super Record...in 58cm please.

http://home.comcast.net/~khatfull/im...iprorecord.jpg

14max 04-06-10 03:07 PM

I've always wanted a 1984 Trek 170 which was built with Reynolds 753 and Campy Super Record. It's the only Trek I've ever lusted after...

beech333 04-06-10 03:13 PM


Originally Posted by khatfull (Post 10632451)
'82 Fuji Professional Super Record...in 58cm please.

http://home.comcast.net/%7Ekhatfull/...iprorecord.jpg

Good taste, but good luck. I know of only one other.

These are nice too, though I still like the regular ruby Pros. I passed on one a while back and regret it now. I didn't have components to build it up at the time and came across an almost complete Superbe group shortly after.

Bianchigirll 04-06-10 03:14 PM


Originally Posted by khatfull (Post 10632451)
'82 Fuji Professional Super Record...in 58cm please.

http://home.comcast.net/~khatfull/im...iprorecord.jpg

your a year too late! I sold a mostly original, sans wheels, '84 last year but a 57. it has since passed on but I hear the new owner is tickled pink or should I say burnt rose (I think that is the right color) with it

khatfull 04-06-10 03:18 PM


Originally Posted by Bianchigirll (Post 10632578)
your a year too late! I sold a mostly original, sans wheels, '84 last year but a 57. it has since passed on but I hear the new owner is tickled pink or should I say burnt rose (I think that is the right color) with it

Story of my life dear....

beech333 04-06-10 03:20 PM


Originally Posted by Bianchigirll (Post 10632578)
your a year too late! I sold a mostly original, sans wheels, '84 last year but a 57. it has since passed on but I hear the new owner is tickled pink

Yes, I heard he is thrilled to death over it.


Originally Posted by Bianchigirll (Post 10632578)
or should I say burnt rose (I think that is the right color) with it

Ruby red...It certainly beats Bianchi seafoam green.

khatfull 04-06-10 03:21 PM


Originally Posted by beech333 (Post 10632607)
Ruby red...It certainly beats Bianchi seafoam green.

Ruh roh Shaggy... :popcorn


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