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Old 10-03-18, 08:20 PM
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Old 10-04-18, 03:21 AM
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This ICAN SN01 belongs to my friend and I hope I can get it in 2018 winter.
I am a real pragmatic person, I won't covet bikes that's never mine.
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Old 10-04-18, 05:36 AM
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Yeah, I didn't mean to deny or deflect, just to say that I was overwhelmed when my materialistic habits came late (in college) and strong and focus on bikes.
Yup. College today will certainly mess you up. You'll have to unlearn the secularism, virtue signaling and one-line-of-thinking intolerance. Take it slow. The real world is a shock to some.
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Old 10-04-18, 07:06 AM
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I went through a Bianchi, a SOMA, and a Surly trying to create a “discount” Rivendell-like bike. When I finally got a Riv Hillborne, I wondered why I wasted all that time and money. I recently lusted for a 27.5 steel hardtail and scratched that itch with a Ritchey Timberwolf. Love it! Of course they came out with a plus tire Ultra a couple of weeks later. Still pleased with my purchase since a comparable Ultra would be $2k or more than I spent (register your email on Ritchey’s site and they knock 10% off first purchases!)

I’m pretty thrilled with my stable now (Hillborne, Timberwolf and a Brompton). If I was playing the dream game, I guess I’ve always been Ti-curious. Maybe a Moots Farwell or Mountaineer?

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Old 10-04-18, 11:16 AM
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My budget tells me that I don't need any more bikes. But since we're talking lust, I lust after a different bike pretty much every week. The Condor Acciaio Stainless always seems to stay on the list though.
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Old 10-04-18, 11:33 AM
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A Motobecane Fat Bike from BikesDirect.
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Old 10-04-18, 03:56 PM
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Don't need it, certainly can't afford it, but man would I love to have it.
Wow. what a sharp looking device.
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Old 10-04-18, 03:56 PM
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Originally Posted by sally552 View Post
This ICAN SN01 belongs to my friend and I hope I can get it in 2018 winter.
I am a real pragmatic person, I won't covet bikes that's never mine.
One's collection is not complete without this.
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Old 10-04-18, 04:52 PM
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getting a new Bike friday forward hinge, (belt compatible) Silk NWT
frame, fork bar & seat masts.

and putting all my parts off my disc Rohloff Pocket Llama on it.. ... and re selling the other frame.. etc.


(Update: Instead I put a stiffer steering mast on it and Kept it)

yea one of those .. Bosch motor, Rohloff hub, integrated, electronic shifting & Belt Drive,,

Painted like a Zucchini ..





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Old 10-04-18, 05:22 PM
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The Bianchi Eroica, a Gunnar Crosshairs or a Spectrum Cycles Custom Steel cantilever brake frame build with silver components...

The first really depends on whether the tire clearance allows running 28X700C, but that is a classically beautiful time machine with chromed forks and stays. I would not want it as my only bike. A friend has a Tom Kellogg frame for years and it remains beautiful.

Until then, I am more than happy with my 2016 Bianchi Volpe.
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Old 01-18-19, 10:18 AM
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@ 71, An Electric Vespa with a cargo box sidecar...
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Old 01-18-19, 12:04 PM
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Circe Morpheus or Hase Pino. Azub Max no more ;-)
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Old 01-19-19, 12:21 AM
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A lust bike? No. A lust frame, yes, Both steel.

No 1. Waterford or Gunnar in gloss black with a bright stainless fork setup for cantilever brakes.
No 2. A Bob Jackson World Tour World Tour | Bob Jackson Cycles Again in gloss black with a red panel on the seat tube and a red head tube with metal badge and chromed dropouts and fork ends

Either would be nice with Newvex lugs on the head tube. Yes I would prefer a 1 1/8 steerer tube, more choices..

No. 3 would be a Spectrum Cycles frame. WHy, because I used to visit the shop when they first opened.

Until that day, I am more than happy with my Bianchi.
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Old 01-20-19, 01:32 AM
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Pretty much anything Rivendell, but since I will not be able to afford one anytime soon (ever?), more realistic would be a Soma Saga frame that could slowly build up as the ultimate commuter/touring frame (I carry everything but the kitchen sink on my commute).
From someone who bought and sold both a Surly and a Soma in order to create a “ discount Riv”, I suggest buying the Riv or finding a used one (They don’t wear out!). I wasted 7 years and about $2000 buying, upgrading and selling those bikes before getting a used Hillborne for $1600. Wish I’d just bought a new one 7 years previously. Not only would I have spent just a little more money, I would have bought about the exact same model and enjoyed my cycling more during those 7 years. If you join the Rivendell Owners Bunch, people often sell Rivs to get different Rivs. Great people with lots of knowledge to share.

Just a suggestion.
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Old 01-21-19, 08:54 AM
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From someone who bought and sold both a Surly and a Soma in order to create a “ discount Riv”, I suggest buying the Riv or finding a used one (They don’t wear out!). I wasted 7 years and about $2000 buying, upgrading and selling those bikes before getting a used Hillborne for $1600. Wish I’d just bought a new one 7 years previously. Not only would I have spent just a little more money, I would have bought about the exact same model and enjoyed my cycling more during those 7 years. If you join the Rivendell Owners Bunch, people often sell Rivs to get different Rivs. Great people with lots of knowledge to share.

Just a suggestion.
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Without trying to criticize too much, I am confused as to why a Rivendell is magical/coveted as a general brand.
If the specific geometry matches your frame and the bike style is what you want- then perfect! It makes total sense.

If the Surly and Soma bikes didnt fit you as well as the Riv, then it makes sense that the Riv is preferred. The 3 bikes have different geometry, correct?
Riv bikes are simply well made with quality moderately heavy tubing(1/.7/1 or 9/6/9 for example based on what i have seen thru years of their frames) and often times long stays.

If the Soma and Surly had geometry for a CX bike, even a relatively comparable Riv will feel obviously different. If the Soma and Surly had geometry for a road bike, even a relatively comparable Riv will feel obviously different.

This is all general commentary as you didnt specify which Soma, Surly, and Riv frames you got or what sizes. But its commentary based on seeing the geometry of 'comparable' frames and knowing they are different in fit. What fits you is the Riv and thats awesome.
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Old 01-21-19, 07:14 PM
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Right here, right now.. .. It's on CL in Denver CO.
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Would love a titanium road bike that takes 34s with long reach calipers. Was actually following a BD Motobecane on eBay that takes 40s...but I didn’t win.
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Old 01-21-19, 08:28 PM
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Surly Cross-Check frame would be nice, or something fun like that. Don't know what parts I'd hang on it.
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Old 01-21-19, 09:31 PM
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I realize this is blasphemous, but I think I'm good for a while.
I'm still in the same boat as this post from 9/28/18. Not lusting after any new bikes. However, to be fair, I am in the process of upgrading a Sirrus Elite, so that's almost like getting a new one.

Can't wait 'till Spring so I can put some miles on it!
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Old 01-21-19, 09:55 PM
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I'm not lusting, I'm carefully planning an acquisition.

EDIT: I have 3 Schwinns, 3 Rollfasts, a 1946 Shelby Traveler and hopefully a custom 1962 Sears J.C. Higgins Flightliner (Murray).

I am almost Tom Bradford.

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