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which bike is your A1? the one above all others

Old 04-10-13, 06:28 PM
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which bike is your A1? the one above all others

If you could only keep 1 bike what would it be?
Tough choice...
Mine
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Old 04-10-13, 06:40 PM
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My favorite isn't C&V. I have a DeRosa Neo Primato that I have had for almost 10 years. Kids are gone, so are ex wives.......the DeRosa is always with me. Haha My other two bikes are '87 Waterford Paramount and a '84 Trek 660.
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Old 04-10-13, 08:39 PM
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The one I just bought?
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Old 04-10-13, 08:51 PM
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No brainer. For tons of reasons. Not the highest end group, wheelset, saddle, or even frame. Just does it all.



However, did a shakedown ride today on an Eddy, and boy, they are gonna fight it out.
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Old 04-10-13, 11:51 PM
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my moto gr is the most comfortable. i don't really know why. the top tube is the longest of my bikes, all with the same sized seat tubes. the wheels are not the lightest with their 36h straight gauge spokes in each. (my falcon is much lighter.) i think this gives the bike an edge in touring stability and overall feel. i replaced the original suntour cyclone for campy record, and it shifts flawlessly. modern calipers and levers are comfortable and smooth. it's kind of too nice for me really.

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What is this "one" you speak of ?
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Right now I'd have to pick my 71 Super Sport with a tripple and Suntour 6 speed freewheel. That could change in the next few days when I finish up the 83 Trek 600. Haven't put miles on the 600 yet, but I think I'll like it. I'm glad I don't have to choose, what would I do with my 85 Trek 660. or my other 71 Super Sport, or my 2013 mountain bike or my Coda Comp, or....
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If I could only have one it would be this one:



Can't call a ten year old frame with new components classic, but it does everything I need a bike to do. Fortunately I can have more than one.
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If I were to have only one bike I'd get a Zank, Strong, or Bedford gravel bike built.
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Raleigh 3 speed, probably my 1971 Superbe.

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Originally Posted by GordoTrek View Post
If you could only keep 1 bike ......?
Ohhhhh Ohhhh....if you could only have one beer.....no, no one potato chip....ahhhhh your funny
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Old 04-11-13, 06:20 AM
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That was easy:


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If you could only keep 1 bike what would it be?
The mountain bike, hands down.

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Old 04-11-13, 06:29 AM
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Colnago Superissimo. Least practical, most enjoyable to ride.
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My '74 high-ten Moto Grand Touring.

Not the best looking, fastest, lightest, most valuable, rarest, best fitting, most original, smoothest riding or most nimble, but it does everything well enough that it has endeared itself to me.


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The ahaa momemnt when I found out some one makes a bike larger than 65cm with a top tube longer than 60cm led me to the Bridgestone 400. A bike that finally fit me was heaven. This is my third version of the same bike.

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If I could answer that question, I could sell a lot of bikes.
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73 Super Mistral Fastback, a Christmas present from mom and dad when I was 16.



Touring Europe with college buddy Bob (right) in 1977. It started life blue.

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Simple response for me -- my Waterford RST-22. It's a custom frame that I bought used for a bargain price, but the best-fitting and riding bike I have ever owned. It is also very practical, with mounts for fenders and racks and clearance for larger tires. Since about 3/4 of my riding these days is bike commuting, the Waterford gets a lot of use.
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hate to admit it but right now my 2012 pinarello fp team, getting ready for a few races this summer
2nd is my mountain bike, same reason as above, and my trek 420 is my commuter bike for now.
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I guess I'd keep this one...if one is all I could have.
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I wouldn't keep my A1. The most precious is my 1981 Marinoni Pista Special. It is a work of art, made in Canada and has Maple leaf cut outs and crown embossing. I never ride this bike because I don't live near a velodrome anymore. If I had only one bike it would be a touring bike of some kind and not the one I have exactly, but some type of monstercross like the frame I just built.

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