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Whats your dream fg/ss buildup?

Old 12-26-09, 10:18 PM
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Whats your dream fg/ss buildup?

If money were no object what would you decide to build up?

BMC TT frameset

Oval Concepts A700 Cow Horn TT Bar (210g)

Campy Record Track Crankset & BB.

Reynolds Tubular Wheelset + Campy Track hubs.



Obviously all of this is absurdly expensive, but god it'd be magical to ride.
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Old 12-26-09, 10:40 PM
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Daccordi track frame(mostly since it would match my daccordi geared bike)



Campy Pista wheelset


probably some track drops or something.
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Get whatever I want?

Pegoretti Marcelo track frame

Phil hubs, 36 holes, Sapim CX-rays, Open Pros

Phil BB, Sugino 75 crankset

Nitto post, Selle San Marco Regal saddle

Nitto stem, Nitto drops

Trip to Italy to get the fit right

:::drool:::

I already have nice road and mountain bikes and a utilitarian fixie. I would use this bike to commute from the house to the velodrome to post-race tacos and coffee. Mmmmm.
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The one that I've got is close but not quite there. My dream would be to piece together an entire bike that meets my standards for riding but with ZERO out of pocket cost.

Buying cool stuff isn't as satisfying for 2 reasons:
1. It's too easy. All it takes is money.
2. There will always be something cooler that comes out next year and converts your bike from "super" to "nice but dated".
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Old 12-27-09, 09:29 AM
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something vintage, italian, handmade, in nice condition.

built with a NOS vintage campy group and stuff.

classy.
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a bike with gears
a fixed gear shouldn't be spent so much money on
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Old 12-27-09, 10:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Haagenize View Post
a bike with a gear
a fixed gear shouldn't be spent so much money on
fixed it for you


I could spend more than I did. but I'd probably end up tin a Steamroller
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Having spent about 8 grand on a bike before, I'll have to agree that merely buying the best or most expensive doesn't guarantee a great bike, or even happiness. I can also honestly say that I don't know enough about fixed gears that I can be too picky either. I do like steel, and I like a simple looking bike. My Wabi Classic is as close to perfect for me as I could want, right out of the box. I replaced the bars with some Ritchey bars, only because I screwed up and spec'd the wrong width. While I had my credit card out, I also picked up a Thomson stem for it. Neither was really a necessary purchase, but we all know how hard it is not to tinker. I also got some Campy brakes for it, but they don't seem any better than the ones that it came with. The only cosmetic change was to replace the conical upper headset piece/spacer with a flat one, and some carbon fiber spacers. It rides really smooth, and the geometry is somewhat relaxed, which suits me. I could throw more money at it, but I don't think that's going to make me like it any more than I do now.

On the other hand, I have my Windsor The Hour. Definitely not a dream bike, but cheap enough that I had money left over to swap out the bars, (twice) stem, (twice) wheels, brakes, and cranks. If you want an inexpensive bike to screw around with, the Bikesdirect bikes are hard to beat.
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Originally Posted by Haagenize View Post
a bike with gears
a fixed gear shouldn't be spent so much money on
a geared dream would be so much more outlandish and capable than a fixed dream, but thats not whats being asked.
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Custom steel yamaguchi with a slopping tt and wheel cut out in the seat tube
Black omunium crank set
thomson post / stem (unless I got some sort of more exotic track stem like the pro vibe track stem)
easton Deltaforce CNT bull horn bar and EC90 Track PRO bar
some saddle
some light hand build wheel set with a front road hub and light track hub in back
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yes....zipp disc wheel at back, and black aerospoke up front mounted on a carbon fork. Carbon seat + seatpost (yes ive seen carbon seats! XD)....sugino crank (black) and black tires.


IM BUILDING THE STEALTH BOMBER

PS- would prefer to remove all decals and logo paint from the frame and wheels and all other parts thrown on this bike. ALL PARTS ARE BLACK ON THIS BIKE. Even the chain.
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