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How would you spec an art bike?(4 posts)

How would you spec an art bike?justaguy
Aug 13, 2001 11:40 PM
The thread below about the best custom builders got me thinking. If, for example, you were to be able to buy a richard sachs or columbine, what would you hang on it? Obviously campagnolo for the drivetrain, but would it be new? And how about the stem and bar; a bike like that could not have a garish threadless setup like most of the racers are using. How about an old quill 1" polished silver, like a 3ttt record 84 stem? So how would you do it, or how DID you do it?
re: How would you spec an art bike?Spoke Wrench
Aug 14, 2001 5:50 AM
It would have to have components from the pre-carbon era, maybe from back when everything was drilled-out and engraved. Bar and stem would be gold plated Cinelli. Stitched-on leather bar wrap to match the Brooks saddle. I'm trying to decide who I'd want to break in the saddle for me.
re: How would you spec an art bike?badabill
Aug 14, 2001 6:13 AM
Old school Itailian. The only way to go. Some of those early chromed lugged steel frames are classics. I dream of coming across one at a yard sale some day. I wonder if Sachs does chrome lugs? I coudnt afford it anyway:-)
my way...DMoore
Aug 14, 2001 6:46 AM
My '98 Richard Sachs is updated to full 10 speed Record, including pro-fit pedals and carbon seat post. Paint is white with red panels; rims are red Open Pro with red Velomax Pave tires. ITM ergo bar, with polished Ibis Ti threaded stem. White Richard Sachs tape, to match white ERA pro saddle. "Best of the best" - frame and components.

If I had an ornately lugged Columbine or Richard Moon, I think I'd have to track down a Campy 50th Anniversary gruppo. I couldn't think of a more fitting match up.