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Old 10-22-13, 05:20 PM
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Old 10-22-13, 05:45 PM
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This one belongs to member wynklah. https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...1#post13780010



I made a copy for my computer's desktop image. I guess that would qualify as a Holy Grail bike. Perhaps he has found some dust caps for that crank by now.

Can Holy Grail bikes be one we merely covet?

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Old 10-22-13, 06:03 PM
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Isn't there some commandments Charlton Heston made famous, "You shall not covet thy neighbor's house, wife, or bicycle."
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I have the bikes I want - sure, there are more valuable and desired ones out there, but not really by me.

Stuff I'd still find room for:

Mooney, JP Weigle, Ephgrave, Jack Taylor, MXL.

The first three on the forum that jump to mind are GMG's Kvale, Scooper's 953 Waterford and cdm's Passoni.
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....the thrill is in the hunt, I think. And picking one or two of so many very
fine bicycles that have been produced over the years tends to limit the prey.
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Isn't there some commandments Charlton Heston made famous, "You shall not covet thy neighbor's house, wife, or bicycle."
I thought it was "They'll get my bicycle when they pry it from my cold dead fingers"?
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Old 10-22-13, 07:27 PM
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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake View Post
I have the bikes I want - sure, there are more valuable and desired ones out there, but not really by me.

Stuff I'd still find room for:

Mooney, JP Weigle, Ephgrave, Jack Taylor, MXL.

The first three on the forum that jump to mind are GMG's Kvale, Scooper's 953 Waterford and cdm's Passoni.
Thanks!

It has spoiled me rotten.

I still have a bunch of other brands I would love to try though.

Curt Goodrich, Dave Anderson, Firefly, Zancanato and most definitely MAP.

The list goes on....

Let's not forget a little larger version of Aaron's Vanilla or Marnati just for good measure.

Choose any three I guess.

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Old 10-22-13, 07:33 PM
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I'd like a cambio corsa Cinelli.
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Old 10-22-13, 07:38 PM
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What do you mean, 'grail bicycle' and 'limit three.' Jesus Christ had only one Last Supper, and he sipped (very fine) wine from only one Grail at said Supper. There is Only One Grail. Sorry, that's all there is to it.

Yeh. Okey. That said, the bike I sought, and never 'spected to encounter, was a Norman Rapide. But I found one, as 'splained in 'nother thread, and it was lovely... but too small for me. And as much as I loved it, I moved it on to another forum memeber, from whom I was able to squeeze satisfactory recompense. and I'll let him post a photo if he wishes.

Then I thought, well, it would be super cool to find a real pre-bike-boom road bike in my size by a custom frame builder in my area.

Oddly, this too fell into my hands... and after some sanding and painting and hunting for appropriate parts, I ended up with a 1954 Alvin Drysdale sports touring bike. Every time I ride it, I marvel how well it fits me. But... well, you know, it's still kinda a grail bike. I'd rather ride something dispensable, which, oddly, makes this one... well, yeah, I'm thinking it's dispensable.

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Michael Angelo,

What year is that Paramount? It just so happens that I am finishing a red 1973 Paramount that is very similar to yours, 25 inch and completely original. What rims did you use? Mine came original with Weinmann brakes but I want to put Campy NR on to complete the gruppo at a nice spec. I've never been a Schwinn fan but this one just fell in my lap and I am liking it!
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Old 10-22-13, 08:01 PM
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I am hoping it will be this ;

That said, I am pretty happy with this, Bianchi nailed the GEO .

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I don't know enough yet to HAVE a Grail bike in mind, let alone 3.....My BEST C&V at the moment is an 87 Bridgestone 550, rides pretty well, but I KNOW there are better out there, lots better....I've just never ridden one to know....probably better that way! ;-)
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I have 3 some would consider Grail material
Singer

Bruce Gordon

An MXL autographed by Merckx



I would certainly like some others someday. R.O. Harrison comes to mind, and definitely something new custom made to measure but right now I am pretty content with what I have
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Below are my three Gail bikes:

1973 Speedwell Titalite with Campagnolo NR/SR components


NOS 1983 MASI Gran Criterium with Campagnolo NR/SR components


1992 Vitus 979 MK2 with MAVIC Mektronic shift system and balance of components MAVIC SSC


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My 1986 Alan Carbonio "Grail bike"
Frankly, I did not know too much about Alan bikes before the C&V bug bit me hard about three/four years ago, but when I first saw a Carbonio in the internet, I knew it's a bike I really had to have, so it went on my Grail list....
All the planets seemed to line up for me with this bike as luckily, forum member schnibop made my dream come true when he sold me his Alan Carbonio frameset about two years ago, and I happen to have enough component stash to build it up quickly. The perfect wheels for it also popped up in the forum classifieds within a few days of purchasing the frameset, plus I was rewarded by what is the best riding bike in my stable!....
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Great, another chance to flash these two...

Concorde Aquila SLX


Greg LeMond SL
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The Alan is supernice Chombi
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The Alan is supernice Chombi
Thanks EBH!
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Schwann.

One of my top grail bikes of ll time. 1974. Schwinn. Speedster.

I refund home from Boot Camp that year, hear Nixon resign, "I'm not a crook" and my brother had one of these. I've been looking for one for a while now. Its American as f#@$^^^...
1974 Schwinn Speedster 24"
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So you get that Confente Pro Strada, do you ride the hell out of it?

I’m happy with the current small herd.
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73 Masi GC, JP Weigle, Trek 170



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For a long time I'd wanted an all chrome classic and voila - one finally appeared!


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Schwann.

One of my top grail bikes of ll time. 1974. Schwinn. Speedster.

I refund home from Boot Camp that year, hear Nixon resign, "I'm not a crook" and my brother had one of these. I've been looking for one for a while now. Its American as f#@$^^^...
1974 Schwinn Speedster 24"

Y'know, I really want to make a fixed gear with lauterwasser bars (or flipped north roads) on a schwinn speedster frame. They've got the english club racer geometry down and just look fun as hell to take down some dirt paths.

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