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Old 08-25-06, 09:45 PM
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If you could have any bike...

Any stock road bike that is. What bike would it be? Regardless of price. Include pics if you can.

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Old 08-25-06, 09:55 PM
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Huh...I'm the first reply.... Mine's kinda basic. I'd like a Trek Project One Madone SSLX with full Dura Ace and the uber cool carbon wheels. I'm easy to please.
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Black/white Pinarello Dogma FP with full carbon Record and Bora Ultras... But I don't have 10k sitting around...
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some kind of tricked out merckx with lightweight wheels and dura ace. all the most exotic parts that it could have
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Cervelo SLC-SL (Soloist Carbon Superlight) with full 2007 campy record, zero gravity ti brakes (or maybe the 2007 record skeleton brakes), zipp Z6 wheelset along with Campy Bora Ultras, to be switched off depending on my mood, selle italia C64, speedplay zero Ti, zipp stem + zipp B2 bars, nokon cables...i dunno i just rattled that off of the tip of my brain really quick, but it would be along those lines...

wait...stock means what? as a pre-built kit from the factory? hmmm, probably would go for the SLC-SL in whatever specs it ends up coming with...then swap all the parts for the ones listed above
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My LBS has a giant TCR advanced with Zipp 202's, Tune pedals, Stronglight cranks, and just about every other lightweight component you can think of, hanging from a scale in the showroom. Weighs about 11.75 pounds. That's the one I want.


OOPS stock bike, ..never mind.
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Old 08-25-06, 10:35 PM
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I'd like either a Moots Vamoots SL Ti, Scott CR1 Team Issue cabon or a Serrotta Legend Ti. Wait... I think only the Scott can be had in "stock" form with Record? I guess I'll settle for the CR1 Team Issue .

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Old 08-25-06, 10:38 PM
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Originally Posted by dekalbSTEEL
My LBS has a giant TCR advanced with Zipp 202's, Tune pedals, Stronglight cranks, and just about every other lightweight component you can think of, hanging from a scale in the showroom. Weighs about 11.75 pounds. That's the one I want.


OOPS stock bike, ..never mind.
Is this place Mission Bay Multisport?

If so, that bike has been hanging around for a long, long time. 9 months or more, I would guess.
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Originally Posted by goldfish
Cervelo SLC-SL (Soloist Carbon Superlight) with full 2007 campy record, zero gravity ti brakes (or maybe the 2007 record skeleton brakes), zipp Z6 wheelset along with Campy Bora Ultras, to be switched off depending on my mood, selle italia C64, speedplay zero Ti, zipp stem + zipp B2 bars, nokon cables...i dunno i just rattled that off of the tip of my brain really quick, but it would be along those lines...

wait...stock means what? as a pre-built kit from the factory? hmmm, probably would go for the SLC-SL in whatever specs it ends up coming with...then swap all the parts for the ones listed above
I'll take what he's getting. mmm... I would be happy just getting the SLC-SL frame. Maybe with the new SRAM Force, and Look KEO HM Ti Pedals. Yup, that should do.
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Cervelo P3C, Zipp 999, Record.
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Originally Posted by Duke of Kent
Is this place Mission Bay Multisport?

If so, that bike has been hanging around for a long, long time. 9 months or more, I would guess.
Yeah, Bill won't even put a price on it. He likes to have "stuff to hang", like that Team Saeco Caad7 frameset with the SI cranks in the window. I keep asking him how much, he changes the subject.

Looks exactly like this one, except in a 56

https://cgi.ebay.com/2004-Cannondale-...QQcmdZViewItem
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Originally Posted by Stallionforce
Cervelo P3C, Zipp 999, Record.
Yeah that would be my TT bike as well...with Z99 wheelset, full 2007 record, and a carbonfibre vision TT bar setup

Originally Posted by tcoop25
I'll take what he's getting. mmm... I would be happy just getting the SLC-SL frame. Maybe with the new SRAM Force, and Look KEO HM Ti Pedals. Yup, that should do.
Glad you like my choice....maybe in a few years that bike will be mine... in my dreams
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the SLC-SL is only 200 grams lighter. Don't you get the feeling that they just charged an extra $2000 to NOT paint the frame?

I still want one.. just saying...
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An Orbea Orca with full record
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Richard Sachs with Record. In five years it will be worth what I paid today or more. How much will used carbon bikes go for? Plus, it's a real good bike.

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BMC Pro Machine SLC 01, Full SRAM Force, Lightweight Obermayer wheels, Easton EC90 cockpit.

12 pounds, $13,000.
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Waterford R-33. Cane Creek Carbon Wheel-set, Shimano Dura/Ace 10 speed
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Not that pretty but technically nearly perfect.

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Cyfac Gothica with Campy Record.
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It's pretty bad but I haven't even looked at "stock" bikes in so long I don't even know what is out there. If I were to just take a guess it would have to be a Colnago, Pinnerella or to get a little more common it would be the new Cannondale six (or something like that).
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Either:

Parlee ZX1


or:

Parlee Z1sl


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Originally Posted by cycle17
Huh...I'm the first reply.... Mine's kinda basic. I'd like a Trek Project One Madone SSLX with full Dura Ace and the uber cool carbon wheels. I'm easy to please.
Me too, but with Campy Record...

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Mine would be a Colnago Ferrari because it would have the best resale value. I would sell it immediately. Nobody said we had to choose one to ride.
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