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Old 05-14-12, 08:00 PM
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If you could only have one bike but had to swipe it from another forumite,

Which bike would you take?

For me the answer is obvious. The forumite shall remain nameless so he doesn't know I'm casing his bike:



Heheheheheh. Stupid squirell is a goner!



So, who's bike would you lift if it were your one and only?

This should be more interesting than the "If you only had one bike..." type of thread.

Someone, somewhere is offended. Oh well.
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Old 05-14-12, 08:04 PM
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THIS COULD BE INTERESTING.
For me it requires some thought - too many to choose from and gotta find my size.
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Old 05-14-12, 08:07 PM
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At this particular moment...Cuda2k's Kirk Terraplane.
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Old 05-14-12, 08:10 PM
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CdM's Giotto Cinelli

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Old 05-14-12, 08:11 PM
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Well, if I had a re-sizing machine....it might be Aaron's Marnati. Since I don't, it would be Hewhoshallnotbenamed's Faema Merckx (which I think he might have actually sold). Ah crap, he's not a forum member anymore so I guess that doesn't count either...

In that case, it would have to be Aaron's Bauer Merckx which I would literally ride like I stole...
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Old 05-14-12, 08:16 PM
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Have to say the first bike that popped into my head was Southpawbostins' Shogun 650b conversion, I love that bike!

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Old 05-14-12, 08:26 PM
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Sheesh - there are so many I love...Oldfatguy's faema Merckx would rank for me...Chaterham's De Rosa...Citoyen Du Monde's Passoni...Gomango's Kvale (pick one)...that awesome MAX Tommassini...Scooper's 953 Waterford...4ring's Indy Fab...Bull Dogge's Spectrum....there's a certain Sachs in Austin that I love and a gentleman in NY has an Ephgrave with my name all over it! Col's Jack Taylor tandem makes me happy.

If I could only pick one, I think I'd have to take CDM's Passoni. That bike gives me strange sensations.
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Old 05-14-12, 08:26 PM
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Originally Posted by 4Rings6Stars View Post
Well, if I had a re-sizing machine....it might be Aaron's Marnati. Since I don't, it would be Hewhoshallnotbenamed's Faema Merckx (which I think he might have actually sold). Ah crap, he's not a forum member anymore so I guess that doesn't count either...

In that case, it would have to be Aaron's Bauer Merckx which I would literally ride like I stole...
I believe he had a couple Faema's. One he kept: https://forums.thepaceline.net/showthread.php?t=108197

The other was pending, last he spoke about it, supposed to go to a PHX guy. That was the full panto'ed bike.

I believe Aaron's Bauer Merckx has really goofy geometry, making it unrideable for anyone but Bauer.
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Old 05-14-12, 08:27 PM
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It's not THAT Bauer Merckx, though it is a bit funky. 53cm ST, 56cm TT.
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Old 05-14-12, 08:51 PM
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That is a really tough question... might have to go on a road trip to Detroit... or New Zealand.

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CdM's Giotto Cinelli

Good... god...
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Old 05-14-12, 08:55 PM
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But then there is this...

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VintageRide's Sabatini.
It's what I always imagined a bike to look like when I was a kid.

And yes, I know he's offered it up for trade but I got nothin.......
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Old 05-14-12, 09:12 PM
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One of junkfoodjunkie's bikes.

I'd just pick one.

And run.

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I would never steal someone's bike. I'd much prefer to cheat them out of it.........
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For me, it's no contest - Scott Ryder's Austro Daimler Ultima Superleicht. What an awesome bike.
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Old 05-15-12, 06:13 AM
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Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's bike. But, who is it who has that '65 Cinelli ?
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Easy: Stronglight's Bob Jackson



There's too much talk and not enough action in this thread -- I vote that you have to back up posting with photo(s).
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Picchio's yellow Grandis is exceptional.
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Picchio's yellow Grandis is exceptional.
I'd embrace religion for your Bauer Merckx. (no offense to the devout) He was my hero. Bike geeks used to mistake me for him back when I didn't look like the Queen Mary coming into port.

And it's exactly my size, to boot.

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Yessir. That is a beauty.
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Originally Posted by iab View Post
CdM's Giotto Cinelli

YEP. That one qualifies. Some bikes live up to the over-used descriptor, "rare".
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I really like DD's orange fleet, but it would be a shame to split them up, so...

But what I'd probably like even more than that is his riding terrain.
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If I could have only one bike, I would pound the crap out of it within a year or two so there wouldn't be any point in having something nice. And it would have to be... uh... well, it would have to be so much like one I already have, that I might as well just stick with what I have.

Don't get me wrong, several of you guys have bikes I covet. But I'd rather covet all of them than possess any one of them.
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