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Old 08-11-11, 07:12 AM
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Whats your " Holy Grail"?

Just curious, what would you consider to be your Holy Grail? Your Holiest of Holy'?

Mine? Either an old De Rosa or an early Schwinn Paramount.
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well... it was a Hetchins but I seem to have scratched that from the list and along the way I picked up a nice Funny bike, and a SP frame so I don't think I really need a SLX frame.

OMG maybe I don't have a grail bike left!!!!

I would like something realy funky and useless a nice Tandem 700c of course or an old school recumbent.. I believe Vanguard is the brand with the super long wheelbase and under seat steering. however since I live on the second floor both of these are very impractical.
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I've already got one, eets very nice!

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A Schwinn Paramount,ideally in chrome is my Grail.

More attainable would be a Raleigh International/Competition/Gran Sport.

I don't know why I am not finding myself lusting for something Italian.
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Old 08-11-11, 08:18 AM
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I just got one of mine the other day,

A Gios Torino super record in my size would be kool to have.

I've always wanted a really nice tommasini, like thAt purple one that was posted a while ago on the other holy grail topic
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Old 08-11-11, 08:22 AM
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Old 08-11-11, 08:25 AM
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C&V grail was an MX Leader. Now that I have one I'm lusting after a Primato...

Modern grail is probably a lugged carbon Colnago or Serotta...
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Believe it or not, something like this old Masi would completely satisfy my search for the quintessential vintage ride, probably a fairly decent rider coupled with the mystique of Old World, so to speak, European craftsmanship......

https://www.flickr.com/photos/1394981...09085560/show/

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Old 08-11-11, 08:58 AM
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a nice Tommasini made from SLX with lots of chrome and Campagnolo parts.
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Originally Posted by ftwelder View Post
a nice Tommasini made from SLX with lots of chrome and Campagnolo parts.
Some of you are mentioning Tommasinis.

A 1994 Tommasini Sintesi could be arranged.

I have one built with 10 speed Chorus that will be available after the first of the year.

About a 57cm.

Don't like modern Chorus?

I'll sell the frameset as well.
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Mine would have to be a Pogliaghi road bike that matches my track bike.
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Old 08-11-11, 09:10 AM
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Mine would be not having to go to work every day. It's got nothing to do with bikes.
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Originally Posted by jimmuller View Post
Mine would be not having to go to work every day. It's got nothing to do with bikes.
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59cm Red Masi Gran Criterium with full Campy 50th

This bike was actually on ebay a year ago in pristine condition. It was also within driving distance. I hesitated to bid on it because I literally just bough another vintage bike a week prior for a lot of money........The bid price never met reserve and the seller was moving out of country, I wonder whatever happened to it??
If it were still available today I would have definitely gave it my best effort to get it.
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Ok, if y'all have your Holy Grail. let's see it!
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I'm content...no grails out there for me. I also like my job a lot.


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I'm over the grail thing, which isn't to say there aren't bikes I still would love to have, but there are no particular things I want above all others. I'd like to try a Cinelli SC, I'd love to get my hands on a lugged Waterford 953, I'm very interested in trying DI2, and Campy's electronic system and a Hetchins would definitely head my list of stuff I'd dig. Passoni titanium has been in the back of my mind since seeing Citoyen's.

It's not a grail, but the bike I'm most interested in right now is a Pugsley...I think it would be different, fun and distinct from anything else I have. Being realistic, is a 70's SC likely to ride as well for me as the bikes I have? No. Do I really need ANOTHER road bike, regardless of how cool? Not really. I don't think bikes get too much better than a TK Merlin, a Marnati or Sachs.

If I could build another dream bike with unlimited funds:

titanium sports tourer/all day bike with fender/rack eyelets, titanium racks, SS couplers, Campy's upcoming electronic system (assuming it works well), Campy 10sp silver record hubs, 10sp silver calipers, record ti seatpost, ti rail B-17, and no decals. Totally naked.

Frankly, between the Koga and the Marnati...I have all of my bases pretty much covered.

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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake View Post
I'm over the grail thing, which isn't to say there aren't bikes I still would love to have, but there are no particular things I want above all others.
That absolutely sums it up for me!
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I've said this before. I found it, and I married her.
Bikes? hmmm...well, if I had to chose ...maybe a '65-67 Cinelli SC I guess.
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I've said this before. I found it, and I married her.
Yeah, but do you still ride her, or is she a garage queen?
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When I were a kid I wanted a Miyata Elevation 12,000. I do have the Miyata now. So grail bike sorted.
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well here is the Hetchins, still unfinished. I really need to tie up the brakes and put a few miles on her this summer.



there is a SR FD waiting to be installed. and yes the seat is just temp.





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Originally Posted by cpsqlrwn View Post
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+2. I don't mind working, and I like my location (downtown Detroit near the Detroit River) but I would like working my job from home, which is entirely possible (I'm in IT).

Grail bike would be that chrome Paramount others have mentioned. Also a coppertone Schwinn Deluxe Twinn.
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Nice Bianchigirll
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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake View Post
....It's not a grail, but the bike I'm most interested in right now is a Pugsley.....
When you have some spare time, peruse this website.

the guy took a Pugsley arcoss 1200 miles of the Australian Outback. Took him 40 days, and is a fascinating read.
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