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Wshful thinking: What bike would you get next?(16 posts)

Wshful thinking: What bike would you get next?funkymonkey
Jan 19, 2002 8:24 AM
Just wondering: If you could (that is, reasonal funds, ditto with space and storage) what bike would you get next? Assuming you have both a MTB and roadbike now (as I now do).
Would a 3rd bike be another roadbike? cruiser? Single-speeder?
Merlin NewsboyJack S
Jan 19, 2002 9:50 AM
rivendell all rounder w/ s&s couplings!!nmcolker
Jan 19, 2002 10:32 AM
a rivendell would be nice.naff geezer
Jan 19, 2002 11:40 PM
never owned a relaxed geometry bike or something as classic but im not getting any younger and i would like to see the places ive been cycling past rather than just the road. and also stop for lunch in a field with a gourmet spread from my baggins carradice. i want one now!!!!

i have also stopped laughing at brooks saddles and now see the beauty of it all.

imagine if i had just the one bike for the next 20 years or so. i would probably have a bank balance and by then all bike frames would be made of plastic by just two manufacturers. then id be smiling. and id be teaching kids about the lost art of non index shifting to their amazement.

what will we do when phil liggot dies?
a rivendell would be nice.colker
Jan 20, 2002 4:00 AM
hmmm... i'm convinced. grant says the atlantis is 95% of an all rounder function but the s&s have to be retrofit.
they have a new frame coming out: the rambouillet. it's their long low model on a production scale. a road sport with relaxed seat angles. the color is can ride on 700x35 tires and fenders!
i need a rivendell.
oh, nogtx
Jan 20, 2002 2:32 PM
orange with fender clearance. Now I want one. ;)
The Divorce BikeScot_Gore
Jan 19, 2002 10:38 AM
My mountain bike has been pretty much converted to a commuter, kid hauler, and grocery getter. I'm rarely seen on an unimproved surface these days. It's got slicks and great big lock. I'd probably get something with panniers and tires that wouldn't blink at the sight of a Wisconsin crushed limestone trail.

I missed thatTypeOne
Jan 19, 2002 10:59 AM
I missed the point of your post, but I immediately thought of some of the bikes I would buy and how well my marriage would fare afterward: "You spent $3,500 on WHAT?!?" Your bike purchase sounds more practical than mine. So like you, I would probably go for a rugged utility bike rather than an Italian-made "divorce bike."
One more bike...Scot_Gore
Jan 19, 2002 1:56 PM
be it American Huffy or Italian Hussy is the divorce bike.

fs mtbgtx
Jan 19, 2002 11:14 AM
Well, I have two road, a cross bike and a hardtail mtb, and what I really want now is a fs mtb--something like a Giant NRS, Titus Racer X, Santa Cruz Blur, etc...
My third bike (already ordered) Independent "Club racer"Barnyard
Jan 19, 2002 3:08 PM
re: Wshful thinking: What bike would you get next?mackgoo
Jan 19, 2002 10:08 PM
I was at Harris cyclery the other day. Great shop by the way. Any way they had a C40 built to the hilt. Those paint jobs are just beautifull. The only thing I would have changed was instead of the spinergy's I would of gotten a pair of Boras or maybe the Hyperions. Also would have the carbon cranks. And come to think of it I'd have to have a Brooks.
re: Wshful thinking: What bike would you get next?mackgoo
Jan 19, 2002 10:45 PM
Screw it. I was just cruising E bay. I'll take a C35 Ferrari.
Seven DuoTony Edwards
Jan 19, 2002 11:22 PM
to complement my Serotta ATi and Moots VaMoots.
Rocky Mountain RM7Leisure
Jan 20, 2002 1:53 AM
I currently have a custom-grouppo'd Rocky Mountain Instinct which I think is absolutely bada$$, a Gunnar Roadie with Daytona, and then a beater bike which is awaiting a Rocky Mountain Blizzard frame. I really got converted to Rocky, if you can't tell. I've been doing a lot of jumping lately, but don't want to take my XC bike for anything larger than four feet. So, a dedicated freeride bike seems to be the next move. After that, I might get a Seven Alaris frame. Had I known I would like road riding so much I would've gotten one of those outright. So, steel hardtail mtb, then freeride, then Ti road frame.
re: Wshful thinking: What bike would you get next?schills
Jan 21, 2002 12:27 PM
I already have a cruisin' around bike(Cannondale Badboy) and two road bikes, one for hillier rides, and a timetrial bike. I'd replace that quasi-time trial bike with a full-on TT bike like the TREK TT frameset.