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Bike give away(25 posts)

Bike give awayDougSloan
Jun 7, 2002 12:27 PM
Well, just pretend :-)

Someone is going to give you a complete bike. It's free, and taxes paid, too. You can have anything you want, equiped any way you want it. However, this will be your only bike for the next 5 years, and you cannot sell it.

What do you want?

(It is officially "stupid poll Friday", isn't it?)
thanks Doug, work was getting kinda boringlonefrontranger
Jun 7, 2002 12:34 PM
besides, you know what I want anyway, right?

C-40, with Campy Record 10 and LEW Sydneys. Oh, wait I forgot the important part: LX-11 color scheme!
From my childhood: the old Schwinn "Orange Crate" (nm)RhodyRider
Jun 7, 2002 12:39 PM
Any one of your bikes! (nm)DCP
Jun 7, 2002 12:42 PM
my children?DougSloan
Jun 7, 2002 1:04 PM
Even my 1980 Bianchi Rekord?

For me, it would be like choosing among my children (if I had several); I'd probably stick with the Colnago as it sits right now, though, C40 Geo, Record, Kestrel carbon bars, Zipp 303's, SLR saddle, Look 206. I might want the Ksyriums or Nucleons instead of the Zipp's for durability, though.

The hardest part of the proposal is one bike for ....Djudd
Jun 7, 2002 12:42 PM
five years. I would love to have a Merckx Corsa Extra (he made them for the 7-11 team, but for me, nix the 7-11 paint job). The best mix of tubes ever and Eddy's touch for details.
Hey Doug, can I keep my other bikes and add this one ---five years is a long time.
I forgot Campy C-Record w/ Delta brakes, Shamal wheels nmDjudd
Jun 7, 2002 12:46 PM
What ever PODIUMBOUN has. NMLowend
Jun 7, 2002 12:43 PM
re: Bike give awayDave Hickey
Jun 7, 2002 12:44 PM
Calfee Dragonfly with red to natural fade paint, full Record group including carbon crankset, Zipp303's, USE carbon post, Cinelli Ram bars and I'll supply my own saddle(Specialized S-Works).
My choice as well. A De Rosa King might edge it out! -nmTig
Jun 7, 2002 6:16 PM
You guys have great taste.........Len J
Jun 7, 2002 6:21 PM
get both & give me the one you don't want,,, I'll even let you pick the color.

De Rosa Kingelviento
Jun 7, 2002 7:54 PM
The DR King seems quite high on many people's lust list. I am just wondering how this particular frame rides. I don't think I have seen any review on this frame anywhere. Has anyone ridden it? It does look pretty cool, though.
pretty coolDougSloan
Jun 10, 2002 10:57 AM
I've not ridden one, but I've seen/held one in a bike shop. They look very high tech. They aren't quite as light as advertised, though. The shop said that one was around 2.5 pounds for a 55, I think.

I see the smaller sizes are sloping. I still can't quite get used to that, and on a bike that expensive, it needs to be perfect (in my mind).

what happend to the last bike giveawayishmael
Jun 7, 2002 12:49 PM
I think it was Morrison who was supposedly giving it away. He had us all begging and I havent heard from him since.
re: Bike give awayAllen az
Jun 7, 2002 1:03 PM
Frame: 2002 Litespeed Vortex
Fork: Reynolds Ouzo Pro
Components: Shimano Dura-Ace 9 w/Ultegra BB
Wheelset: Mavic Ksyrium SSC SL
Tires: Vredestein Fortezza
Stem: TTT Zepp
Bar: TTT Prima 199
Headset: (Integrated)
Saddle: Selle Italia SLR
Seatpost: U.S.E Alien Carbon
Pedals: Speedplay X/1 Ti

If it was less than 5 years, I'd rather have a Eddy Merckx Team SC frame

Steelman CyclocrossStampertje
Jun 7, 2002 1:18 PM
Custom fit, road rides, off-road and commute. Everything I could want (except multiple bicycles).

And a Lepper Voyager saddle. I'm starting to like that more and more.
C-40 with...ColnagoFE
Jun 7, 2002 1:57 PM
record 10, maybe cane creek brakes also, with either cinelli ram bar or easton cf, record cf cranks, zip 404s, slr saddle, record profit pedals.
The bike of my dreamsPhatMatt
Jun 7, 2002 2:30 PM
Harley Davidson Softtail Deuce in Maroon and Black. I would take the feul injected model. But if you are talking about non-motorbikes, I would like to try the ferrari edition Colonago, or a c-40 built w/campy record 10
Richard Sachs w/Chorus or Ti IF Crown Jewel w/DA nmgtx
Jun 7, 2002 2:46 PM
re: Bike give awaykoala
Jun 7, 2002 2:55 PM
Seven with record painted something wild.
re: Bike give awayCarbon fiber fanatik
Jun 7, 2002 6:47 PM
colnago carbonissimo with cinelli ram, full record, fsa carbon pro cranks, nimble crosswinds
re: Bike give awayweiwentg
Jun 7, 2002 8:29 PM
A Seven Axiom. with Record 10 (DA cranks and BB - big fan of the splined interface). Zepp stem and Kestrel bars. an Ouzo Pro Aero fork. SLR saddle, USE titanium post. Speedplay X1s. and you never said it could only have one set of wheels, so a set of Ksyriums for training, a set of Zipp 303s for crits and hills, and a set of 404s for the flatter courses and TTs.
Ooohhh, pretty close to what I'd get .Leisure
Jun 9, 2002 12:55 AM
Limiting the field to road bikes of course, I'd get my Axiom with the FSA carbon cranks in ISIS with their new Ti-axled BB, stick with the Seven/Woundup fork (now with lifetime warranty), and build an imaginary wheelset that somehow combines Hugi hubs and Spinergy vectran spokes in a 2x format. Paint job would have glossy black areas integrated with the natural Ti.
No idea...DINOSAUR
Jun 8, 2002 8:05 AM
It took me about a year of research until I decided on my Master X-light. Off the top of my head, I'm happy with my Master X-Light, I'd go full Campy Record with Mavic Ksyrium wheels. Robobank LX23 color scheme I guess, same as I have fits and I like the ride of steel..
The silver '74 Paramount I just bought half an hour ago ...Humma Hah
Jun 8, 2002 5:18 PM
... but with a fixed/singlespeed flip-flop rear wheel, and as much vintage Campy running gear as fits. Maybe a Brooks saddle, too.

After 5 years, they'll have to KILL me to get it back! I'll NEVER sell it!