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Spec out the dream bike you're saving for!

Old 11-03-10, 10:04 PM
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Spec out the dream bike you're saving for!

Can't get that next bike out of your head?

Spend some time showing us what it's going to be like!

I'll go first:
I am going to buy the frameset and transfer my current components, buying the rest as I go(not cheap!).

Specialized Roubaix SL3 2011:

Neuvation 50mm Carbon Wheelset:

Sram RED Gruppo:

FSA K-Force Carbon Saddle:

FSA K-Force Carbon Stem:

FSA K-Wing Compact Carbon Handlebars:



Your turn.
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Old 11-03-10, 10:48 PM
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My dream race bike?

-Fully custom Kent Eriksen race frame
-Campagnolo Super Record 11 full group
-I don't actually know about the wheelset...Zipp 404 tubulars probably.
-Eriksen seatpost, MOOTS stem
-Cinelli bars
-Selle Italia SLR XP saddle
-Vittoria tubulars
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Even if I were saving for a dream road bike, it will take a lot of years and I don't think the wife will ever agree for something so much where it can be utilize elsewhere. However, if I ever win the lotto, then it's a different story. The only problem now is what is the ideal frame for me. Bianchi Infinito C2C or Oltre, Pinarello Kobh or Paris, Time RXR S Ulteam, Trek 6.9 SSL, or Pinarello EPS. I'd probably stick with a triple so the only thing I can think of is an Ultegra gruppo. I like both FSA stem and bars the OP posted. Maybe a Fulcrum XLR or a Bontrager XXX, or the ZIPP 404's or Reynolds or an Easton wheelset. Maybe go with either a Fizik or Bontrager saddle. Then some Speedplay pedals - maybe them Zeros. For tires, I'm looking for a bit of comfort so maybe a 700x25. Then I take myself back to reality and the only thing I can stretch out for is a $3k bike. Infinito C2C, Synapse, or a Madone 5.2.
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Old 11-03-10, 11:30 PM
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It's no fun if you're just gonna list a bike you'll never ride in your life. Post something you see yourself riding in the near future.
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2011 Lynsky Helix Competition Road Frame
Easton EC90 SL Fork
Full SRAM Red
Mavic Ksyrium SR Wheelset
Fizik Arione Saddle
Ritchey WCS Carbon Seatpost
Ritchey Pro stem
Ritchey Biomax Bars
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Pedal Force CG1 w/ ISP
3T Team Fork

SRAM Red shifters
SRAM red RD
SRAM red cassette (12-25)
SRAM red BB/crankset (50/34)
KMC X-10 SL chain
Planet X CNC brakes w/ Kool Stops

some 38mm carbon clinchers weighing under 1250g

3T Team ARX stem
3T Team Ergosum bars

Look Keo 2 Max Carbon pedals
Fizik Airone K:1 saddle
Fizik Microtex bar tape

Nokon cables
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Old 11-03-10, 11:45 PM
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Originally Posted by kabex View Post
It's no fun if you're just gonna list a bike you'll never ride in your life. Post something you see yourself riding in the near future.
Actually, I did mention what I see myself riding in the near future. I really wanna get back to road biking after over 20 years so those are the candidates towards the bottom of my first post. Whichever of the 3 I end up getting come 2nd quarter of next year, I will be upgrading at least the bars and wheelset to whatever I listed on my dream list. Although I only have the Cannondale and Trek as options for a triple.
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Old 11-03-10, 11:51 PM
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Frame Colnago Master-X Light

Fork Colnago Precisa

Brake Set Campagnolo Record-D 11 Skeleton

Brake Shift Campagnolo Record 11 QS Ergopower

Crank Campagnolo Record 11 Carbon

Front Derailleur Campagnolo Record 11

Cassette Campagnolo Record 11

Rear Derailleur Campagnolo Record 11

Wheelset Mavic Ksyrium Elite Aluminum Rim Silver

Tire Set Continental Grand Prix 4000

Headset Chris King NoThread Set

Stem Ritchey WCS Carbon Matrix Stem

Handlebar Ritchey WCS Carbon Stem

Handlebar Tape Deda Elementi Soft Touch

Seatpost Colnago Carbon 240mm Setback

Saddle Fizik Arione CX Carbon Braided

Bike Weight: 15.99lbs

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Old 11-03-10, 11:53 PM
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Originally Posted by gundom66 View Post
Actually, I did mention what I see myself riding in the near future. I really wanna get back to road biking after over 20 years so those are the candidates towards the bottom of my first post. Whichever of the 3 I end up getting come 2nd quarter of next year, I will be upgrading at least the bars and wheelset to whatever I listed on my dream list. Although I only have the Cannondale and Trek as options for a triple.
Why a triple? Why not 50-34/11-32 Apex? Cheaper than ultegra and lighter than their triple.
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Old 11-04-10, 12:02 AM
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Originally Posted by kabex View Post
Why a triple? Why not 50-34/11-32 Apex? Cheaper than ultegra and lighter than their triple.
You know, I never really did think about that one. That only leaves me Cannondale. Unless if by the time I get the bike next year, the 5 Series Madone comes up with an Apex gruppo. However, the LBS I was looking into buying the Bianchi is willing to swap out the 12-25 to 11-32. And the Infinito only comes in a Compact.
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Old 11-04-10, 01:46 AM
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- Cannondale Super Six Hi-mod frame in 54cm
- Di2 group
- Hollowgram SL crank with Quark Cinco
- 3T finishing kit with Dorico post, Ergosum bar, etc. All Team models
- Selle Italia SLR Kit Carbonio, or Fizik Arione K:1 Whichever feels best
- Lightweight Obermeyer clinchers and Edge 65s laced to Dura Ace hubs
- Shimano 7810 pedals
- Garmin 705

OR

- The same with a Scott addict R1 frame

OR

- The same with a Colnago C59 frame

OR

- The same with a Specialized Tarmac SL3 frame

OR

- The same with a Fuji SST 2.0 frame

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Old 11-04-10, 04:06 AM
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If you actually want Neuvation wheels on your dream bike you need therapy. Sadly for you, Dr. Pcad is not accepting new patients at this time.
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Old 11-04-10, 04:17 AM
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Cervelo S3, full SRAM Red groupset except for Quard Cinqo chainrings, HED or Mad Fiber 50mm wheels.

I buy it Feb 2013, when I turn 40.

Holy crap, I am turning 40 in a little more than 2 years.... maybe I should buy it now, before I am that old and over the hill!

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Originally Posted by vkalia View Post

Holy crap, I am turning 40 in a little more than 2 years.... maybe I should buy it now, before I am that old and over the hill!
Somehow I cannot help but feel that this is another little dig at Pcad. But you guys can't get to me. I am endorphinated. Well, maybe not today, I'm not riding. But mostly.

Endorphins have no age limitations by the way. And I'll still drop most of you Fred kids, my rapidly approaching 53rd Bday notwithstanding.
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Frame Pinarello Prince Carbon Ciak 56.00 56.50 TRD 1.98lbs

Fork Pinarello Onda FPX | OEM Spec | Carbon C 43.00 350.00g

Brake Set Campagnolo Super Record-D Skeleton | Black 272.00g

Brake Shift Campagnolo Super Record QS Ergopower 330.00g

Cable Campagnolo Stainless | 120.00g

Housing Campagnolo Housing | Black 160.00g

Crank Campagnolo Super Record 11 Ti Carbon/Ti 170.00 39-53 585.00g

Bottom Bracket Campagnolo Super Record 11 | Aluminum | Grey 45.00g

Front Derailleur Campagnolo Super Record 11 QS 82.00g

Cassette Campagnolo Super Record 11 | Steel/Titanium | 12-25 177.00g

Rear Derailleur Campagnolo Super Record 11 | Carbon | S 155.00g

Chain Campagnolo Record 11 240.00g

Wheelset Campagnolo Shamal Ultra Aluminum Rim Black STD 1425.00g

Skewer Set Campagnolo OEM Spec'd | Black |

Tire Set Michelin Pro Race 3 | Blue | Kevlar | STD | 23.00 440.00g

Tube Set Continental Race Light 18.00-25.00 | 60.00mm 160.00g

Pedal Look Keo Classic | Red 270.00g

Headset Pinarello Integrated | 127.00g

Stem Ritchey WCS Carbon Matrix Stem | Carbon | 120.00 | 84.00 124.00g

Handlebar Ritchey WCS Carbon Streem | ERGO | Black | Carbon | 44.00 230.00g

Handlebar Tape Fizik Microtex Handlebar Tape w/ Bar Gel Kit | White 120.00g

Seatpost Pinarello Carbon Carbon Weave 250mm Setback 199.99g

Saddle Fizik Aliante Carbon Rail | White/Silver 199.00g


Bike Weight: 15.28lbs Bike Sub-Total: $9,427.00

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Originally Posted by kabex View Post
It's no fun if you're just gonna list a bike you'll never ride in your life. Post something you see yourself riding in the near future.
If bonus comes out well enough in the spring... my build is looking like this:

Specialized Tarmac SL3 Pro, blue/black frameset or Lynskey (but I doubt I'll stretch my budget that far)
Toupe saddle.
Ritchey WCS bar/stem.
SRAM Force all around, though maybe do Rival+Red shifters.
Not decided on wheels. Some light weight while still a bit robust climbing wheels, EA90SLX, Mavic Kysirium, other 20-25mm clincher, maybe get Psimet to build some.
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Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
If you actually want Neuvation wheels on your dream bike you need therapy. Sadly for you, Dr. Pcad is not accepting new patients at this time.
I want Zipp's or Lightweight's but those are 10 years away. The Neuvations? I could buy them next year.

I am asking for a dream bike within REASON(to each their own).
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The next bicycle purchase will quite likely be a Thorn of some sort ... we're debating about a pair of singles (touring bicycles), or a tandem, or both.



As for realistic "dream bike" ... I had one and he was stolen ... my custom-built Marinoni Ciclo. However, I have always wanted a titanium and since I needed a long distance bicycle after Machak was stolen, Rowan has built one up for me.
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I have what I want, but I wouldn't mind a 3t cockpit on both of my bikes.
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as for a race bike (even though i don't race..), i'd find a 56 cm masi volumetrica frame- preferably in pumpkin orange- made of columbus sl, kit the thing out fully in nuovo record, have the rear triangle stretched to accomodate a 130 hub, and drop a 9 speed cassette on the wheelset. doll 'er up with some white benotto tape and a turbo saddle, and go ride. minimalist fantasy.. or i could lose 20 pounds and hop back on my race bike of many years.. a vitus.

but as for a real usable bike for how i ride nowadays.. i'd probably have a fully chromed lugged waterford sport tourer or mebbe a yipsan randonneur (with a super cool custom lugged stem!) - either ABSOLUTELY with a properly raked front fork and old style long pull cantis (just with modern pads ) built up to trick out with la paon fenders, a nitto front rack, a TA triple (probably a 30/36/46 rings), probably some old long cage superbe pro derailleur and barcons. spin up a set of large flange sealed hubs with some open pros, throw a brooks on it, a real berthoud bag, and a metric ton of woolens so i could rock it as it should be rocked. the silver ghost!
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Fuji Altamira LTD frameset
Red Shifters
Force derailleurs
SRAM Quarq crankset
Kestrel bar/stem
Selle SLR saddle
Brakes - undecided
50mm Psimet wheels w/ White Industries Hubs

Here is a pic of the Altamira, I'm just wanting the frameset though. Fuji is supposed to have it available in January.

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2010 or 2011 (whichever they have instock in my size) Fuji SST 1.0 frame
Full SRAM Red group
Ritchey Logic WCS Carbon Evolution bars (just got off eBay)
Ritchey Logic WCS stem
I'll be lacing my own wheels, probably DT 240 hubs and haven't settled on rims.
Eventually it'll probably have SRAM S40 or S60 wheels.
My old Specialized Toupe team saddle
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Got mine arriving today:

2010 BMC Pro Machine
Full SRAM Red
FSA K Wing Compact
FSA SL-K Stem
Speedplay CroMoly pedals (can't justify the titanium)
Selle Italia Flow Kit Carbonia Saddle
Soul 2.0s (from my other bike) until I figure out what black all around wheels I want.

Should spec out at or below 15 pounds. Cost: around $4,000
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My dream bike would come with a fresh set of professional riding legs. The ones I have are too weak for this ****.
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I am asking for a dream bike within REASON.
That's like decaf coffee or alcohol free beer. What's the point?
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