Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Road Cycling
Reload this Page >

Steel Bikes: What is your dream bike?

Notices
Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

Steel Bikes: What is your dream bike?

Old 07-20-12, 12:47 PM
  #1  
Pandayboss
Member
Thread Starter
 
Pandayboss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Okotoks, Alberta Canada
Posts: 38

Bikes: 1970s C.N.C. Frame restored single speed road bike, 1985 Raleigh Record Ltd. road bike and 1999 Cannondale R300 road bike

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Steel Bikes: What is your dream bike?

I wanted to start this thread about our dream bikes be it old or new, to buy in near future. Something any us dreamed of having for either riding purpose or owning one of the best there is. Would it be based on cost, brand, ownership, for Sunday and leisure rides or simply the function. In this thread, please show off your most dream bikes.

I'll start with some of these bikes that I'm still deciding which one to buy mainly for function and availabilty. I want to use it for my commute to work and back. So here they are from my top most as my very first choice and to my lowest selection:

2012 Raleigh Record Ace


2012 Mercier Orion


2012 Schwinn Slicker


2012 Surley Pacer


2012 Norco Club


2012 Charge Juicer High
Attached Images
File Type: jpg
RA12_Record-Ace_red-black.jpg (72.3 KB, 104 views)
File Type: jpg
orion_big.jpg (55.2 KB, 89 views)
File Type: jpg
bk_pacer.jpg (47.6 KB, 74 views)
File Type: jpg
club-1.jpg (60.1 KB, 60 views)
File Type: jpg
Juicer-hi-2012-zoom.jpg (83.7 KB, 73 views)
Pandayboss is offline  
Old 07-20-12, 02:19 PM
  #2  
Scooper
Decrepit Member
 
Scooper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Santa Rosa, California
Posts: 10,489

Bikes: Waterford 953 RS-22, several Paramounts

Mentioned: 69 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 628 Post(s)
Liked 60 Times in 49 Posts
Waterford RS-22 in polished Reynolds 953.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg
953_RS-22.jpg (84.4 KB, 116 views)
__________________
- Stan

my bikes

Science doesn't care what you believe.
Scooper is offline  
Old 07-20-12, 02:31 PM
  #3  
umcade
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 49
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Soma Double Cross - ivory
It will have a dark green B17 narrow, matching dark green bar tape, and dark green hubs/headset.

https://www.somafab.com/archives/product/double-cross
umcade is offline  
Old 07-20-12, 02:44 PM
  #4  
elcruxio
Senior Member
 
elcruxio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Turku, Finland, Europe
Posts: 2,055

Bikes: 2011 Specialized crux comp, 2013 Specialized Rockhopper Pro

Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 472 Post(s)
Liked 85 Times in 67 Posts
https://www.pegoretticicli.com/frames...g-emma?page=10

Pegoretti. Definitely Pegoretti.
elcruxio is offline  
Old 07-20-12, 03:38 PM
  #5  
8bits
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 1,029
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
A stainless steel Pelizzoli



or a a Corsa GP made with Columbus Spirit
8bits is offline  
Old 07-20-12, 03:56 PM
  #6  
canam73
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Haunchyville
Posts: 6,405
Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 13 Post(s)
Liked 8 Times in 4 Posts
Originally Posted by 8bits View Post
A stainless steel Pelizzoli

or a a Corsa GP made with Columbus Spirit
Turn on the lights, can't see.
canam73 is offline  
Old 07-20-12, 04:04 PM
  #7  
hairnet
Fresh Garbage
 
hairnet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 13,198

Bikes: N+1

Mentioned: 21 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 350 Post(s)
Liked 25 Times in 17 Posts
hairnet is offline  
Old 07-20-12, 04:13 PM
  #8  
garciawork
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Meridian, ID
Posts: 1,353

Bikes: Mikkelsen custom steel, Santa Cruz Chameleon SS, old trek trainer bike

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 70 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Pegoretti... although my Mikkselsen is pretty dope!
garciawork is offline  
Old 07-20-12, 04:26 PM
  #9  
pdxtex
Portland, OR, USA
 
pdxtex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: portland
Posts: 1,626

Bikes: kona paddywagon, trek 2.1, lemond nevada city, gt zrx

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
id probably build up a gunnar roadie with NOS ultegra 6600, thomson post/stem, specialized romin saddle, deda bars and some really nice hand built wheels.
pdxtex is offline  
Old 07-20-12, 04:57 PM
  #10  
adrien
Senior Member
 
adrien's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Alexandria, VA
Posts: 1,212

Bikes: Firefly custom Road, Ira Ryan custom road bike, Ira Ryan custom fixed gear

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Well, I got a full custom Ira Ryan, and it's incredible. Only issue is patience -- almost 2 years from deposit to UPS man.
adrien is offline  
Old 07-20-12, 05:14 PM
  #11  
SlimRider
Banned
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Northern California
Posts: 5,804

Bikes: Raleigh Grand Prix, Giant Innova, Nishiki Sebring, Trek 7.5FX

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Reynold's brushed 953 chromoly stainless steel touring road bike by Anderson:



Anderson's 953 Stainless

Next, would be the Masi Grand Criterium:


Masi Grand Criterium

* The above are my most favored lugged steel road bikes.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg
Steel Beauty-953big.jpg (103.0 KB, 97 views)
File Type: jpg
Grand Criterium-Masi.jpg (29.8 KB, 87 views)

Last edited by SlimRider; 07-20-12 at 06:01 PM.
SlimRider is offline  
Old 07-20-12, 05:15 PM
  #12  
ahsposo 
The King Member
 
ahsposo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Leaving the Building
Posts: 7,154

Bikes: A Home Built All Rounder, Bianchi 928, Specialized Langster, Dahon Folder

Mentioned: 29 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5893 Post(s)
Liked 4,106 Times in 2,350 Posts
My dream steel bike is made from carbon fiber.
__________________
ahsposo is offline  
Old 07-20-12, 05:22 PM
  #13  
Drag
Cardiac Case
 
Drag's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Dropped... about 5 miles back...
Posts: 2,893

Bikes: Trek, Cannondale, Litespeed, Lynskey

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 3 Times in 2 Posts
I'll take a Waterford-era Schwinn Paramount.

If not, then I'll settle for a modern lugged Waterford.

With Dura-Ace 7800 and a classic Selle Italia Flite saddle, please.

I'm not asking for much am I?
__________________
TITANIUMDIVISION
BF Great Lakes Forum
Drag is offline  
Old 07-20-12, 05:23 PM
  #14  
WhyFi
Senior Member
 
WhyFi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: TC, MN
Posts: 39,034

Bikes: R3 Disc, Haanjo

Mentioned: 352 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 20349 Post(s)
Liked 9,049 Times in 4,492 Posts
Baum. Definitely Baum.

WhyFi is offline  
Old 07-20-12, 05:54 PM
  #15  
bpr
Senior Member
 
bpr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Arlington, VA
Posts: 114

Bikes: '11 All City Big Block, '92 Specialized StumpJumper, '06 Kona Smoke

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked 9 Times in 1 Post
My heart wants this



All City Space Horse



My head wants to know more about it
Attached Images
File Type: jpg
BK1301.jpg (55.8 KB, 42 views)
bpr is offline  
Old 07-20-12, 05:57 PM
  #16  
WhyFi
Senior Member
 
WhyFi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: TC, MN
Posts: 39,034

Bikes: R3 Disc, Haanjo

Mentioned: 352 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 20349 Post(s)
Liked 9,049 Times in 4,492 Posts
^^^ An All-City Nature Boy is on my shortlist for the N+1 bike.
WhyFi is offline  
Old 07-20-12, 05:58 PM
  #17  
SlimRider
Banned
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Northern California
Posts: 5,804

Bikes: Raleigh Grand Prix, Giant Innova, Nishiki Sebring, Trek 7.5FX

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
However my other most favored steel road bikes are the Raleigh International and the Jamis Eclipse!



The Raleigh International



The Jamis Eclipse
Attached Images
File Type: jpg
12_eclipse.jpg (49.7 KB, 67 views)

Last edited by SlimRider; 07-20-12 at 06:04 PM.
SlimRider is offline  
Old 07-20-12, 06:00 PM
  #18  
DaHaMac
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Thomaston, Georgia
Posts: 217

Bikes: 2013 Raleigh Clubman, 2010 Schwinn LeTour, 2012 Raleigh Sojourn, 2011 Schwinn Voyaguer 7

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Scooper View Post
Waterford RS-22 in polished Reynolds 953.
^^^ This
DaHaMac is offline  
Old 07-20-12, 06:26 PM
  #19  
Waves77
Senior Member
 
Waves77's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 443

Bikes: 2009 Caad9-5

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
+1 for Pegoretti. From Baum I'd pick a Ti bike.
Waves77 is offline  
Old 07-20-12, 06:33 PM
  #20  
thehammerdog
Senior Member
 
thehammerdog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: NWNJ
Posts: 3,672

Bikes: Road bike is a Carbon Bianchi C2C & Grandis (1980's), Gary Fisher Mt Bike, Trek Tandem & Mongoose SS MTB circa 1992.

Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 712 Post(s)
Liked 332 Times in 216 Posts
The SSR is pretty nice....
Independent Fabrications=sweet

https://www.ifbikes.com/OurBikes/Road...s_Steel_Road)/
thehammerdog is offline  
Old 07-20-12, 06:53 PM
  #21  
Banzai
Jet Jockey
 
Banzai's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: St. Paul, MN
Posts: 4,941

Bikes: Cannondale CAAD9, Ritchey Breakaway Cross, Nashbar X-frame bike, Bike Friday Haul-a-Day, Surly Pugsley.

Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 378 Post(s)
Liked 29 Times in 25 Posts
Breezer Venturi.
__________________
Good night...and good luck
Banzai is offline  
Old 07-20-12, 07:34 PM
  #22  
nelson4568
Senior Member
 
nelson4568's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Long Island
Posts: 179

Bikes: trek, masi

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Cinelli Supercorsa
Colnago Master
nelson4568 is offline  
Old 07-20-12, 07:40 PM
  #23  
pallen
Descends like a rock
 
pallen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Posts: 4,030

Bikes: Scott Foil, Surly Pacer

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Liked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Dream bike in steel would be something close to this
https://www.motomatt.com/?p=2519

pallen is offline  
Old 07-20-12, 08:43 PM
  #24  
milkbaby
blah blah blah
 
milkbaby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 2,520
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Lugged 953 stainless Ellis custom frame kitted out with Super Record gruppo and Lightweight clinchers (can't be bothered to glue tubulars).
milkbaby is offline  
Old 07-20-12, 08:44 PM
  #25  
StanSeven
Administrator
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Delaware shore
Posts: 13,484

Bikes: Cervelo C5, Guru Photon, Waterford, Specialized CX

Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 971 Post(s)
Liked 1,374 Times in 976 Posts
Originally Posted by Drag View Post
I'll take a Waterford-era Schwinn Paramount.

If not, then I'll settle for a modern lugged Waterford.

With Dura-Ace 7800 and a classic Selle Italia Flite saddle, please.

I'm not asking for much am I?
I've got something in between - a Waterford built right after Schwinn went under with 7700 and a Selle Italia Flite saddle

Last edited by StanSeven; 07-21-12 at 07:37 AM.
StanSeven is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.