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lifetime bike?trekkie1
Nov 22, 2002 7:46 AM
Let's say you get to buy one bike, which is the only bike you get to ride for the rest of your life. You can replace normal wear items, but you can't update. If you break it, you gotta fix it.

Here's mine:

Serotta Legend Ti frame
Campy Chorus parts, except Record crank, brake calipers, Phil Wood bb, and Record headset
Campy Chorus Ti seat post
Campy Record hubs and Mavic Open Pro rims, 32 spoke
Selle Italia Flite Ti saddle
ITM Millenium stem and bars
Campy Chorus pedals
re: lifetime bike?j-son
Nov 22, 2002 7:57 AM
Richard Sachs steel frame
Shimano Dura Ace group (I know, RS only specs Campy ... I just prefer Dura Ace)
Speedplay pedals
Flite saddle
Non-ergo bars (they just feel better)
Dura Ace/Open Pro wheel 32 spokes @ 3x
Ditto.....You just stole my bike!!!PEDDLEFOOT
Nov 22, 2002 8:24 AM
Same for me except Campy Record.MXL02
Nov 22, 2002 8:40 AM
and Chorus Ti seatpost.
Sachs or RivRay Sachs
Nov 22, 2002 10:25 AM
A custom Sachs is my dream bike, but since I don't have one (and don't KNOW how it would ride), I'd have to go with my Rivendell Road lugged steel. It wasn't custom, but it rides better than any other bike I've ever been on. For the way I like to ride it's dead perfect. It *IS* a lifetime bike. I have others and I'm sure I'll have more, but this is the only bike I've owned that I can't ever imagine selling.

re: lifetime bike?koala
Nov 22, 2002 1:48 PM
Shimano on a Sachs? You better not let Richard know...
Joan Collins? nmEager Beagle
Nov 22, 2002 8:04 AM
Nov 22, 2002 11:26 AM
Me no get.
Stray reefer thread? (nm)Crankist
Nov 22, 2002 12:59 PM
I've been thinking about the same thing.Dave Hickey
Nov 22, 2002 8:16 AM
I'm probably going to order this winter.

Frame: Calfee Luna Pro with track dropouts and 135mm rear spacing. I've talked to Calfee and it would be no problem.

Wheels: Chris King single speed hubs(reason for the 135mm rear spacing) laced to 32h open pros.

Components: Record track crankset, Record brake calipers, Record carbon aero brake levers, King headset. I haven't decided on bar/stem combo

Saddle: Specialized S-works

Bike would weigh around 16 pounds and cost about $3,000.
Sounds like the perfect ride... ahhhh! :-0 -nmTig
Nov 22, 2002 5:08 PM
My onespeed for sheer simplicity and durabilityonespeed
Nov 22, 2002 8:22 AM
Aegis carbon track frame.
DP front rim with DP sealed bearing hub.
Dura Ace track Group
Record Bottom Bracket
16 tooth cog in back (no freewheel)
42 tooth chainring in front
Profile Carbon fork
Profile Aero bar with backwards front brake lever
CXP33 rear wheel with Campy Hub
Selle Flite Seat
Thompson Seat Post
Ritchey Pedals

I can fix almost anything that breaks on this bike.
It moves like a demon, and I have ridden it on 130mile
rides through hills.
good point; fixies don't need fixing nmtrekkie1
Nov 22, 2002 8:39 AM
Slander! What happened to Merak with Record 10? nmfbg111
Nov 22, 2002 8:45 AM
Ferraris need a lot of tune up. I dont know how to wrench.onespeed
Nov 22, 2002 8:54 AM
How about a pic showing the drive-train side (smaller, too) nmRhodyRider
Nov 22, 2002 11:54 AM
Done on both requestsonespeed
Nov 22, 2002 12:10 PM
Pedals and rear wheel are different in this picture.
Would steel be better??longfellow68
Nov 22, 2002 8:33 AM
Is a steel frame easier to weld back together than Ti?
Braze together? yes, TIG weld? no.SnowBlind
Nov 22, 2002 8:52 AM
TIG welding is a pain in the arse regardless of material. I suppose Ti might be a bigger pain, but I've done Al and it is bad enough.
Silly but...SnowBlind
Nov 22, 2002 8:50 AM
Inglis Cycles custom steel.
Chorus plus Record Crank, hubs and headset.
Gippemme saddle.
Chorus pedals.
Mavic OpenPro rims.
Cinelli Solido stem, B-grove handlebars.
oh yeah, and
Castelli Bibs and jersey's.
Best part, I already own it.
5 years down the road when those parts wear or break...Fez
Nov 22, 2002 8:51 AM
the replacements will most likely be an upgrade. if you wear or break a seatpost, saddle, stem, bar, pedal or fork, the replacement will probably be different/revised from the original, even if it has the same name.

the drivetrain is another matter. who knows if it will be compatible with the Campy 15 speed stuff that will be out in a few years?

but yeah, that sounds like nice bike specs for a lifetime bike.
eBay nmgtx
Nov 22, 2002 11:00 PM
Got one, building another.Humma Hah
Nov 22, 2002 8:52 AM
Y'all know the cruiser. 31 years and going strong. I'll never sell it.

Lifer roadbike: fixed/singlespeed based on a vintage steel frame with some class. The one I'm building is a '74 Paramount with the chromed lugs, etc, a rare short-coupled model with the curved seat post. The headset and front wheel are Campy. A much older frame would also be quite interesting ... something 1900'ish maybe.

Fantasy parts: as much Campy as will fit, but Pista for the fixed-gear specific parts.

Seat: Brooks B66 (or one of their other fully-sprung models).
re: lifetime bike?koala
Nov 22, 2002 2:40 PM
Lifetime means if you crash it is likely to hold up better than say carbon. Ti would seem logical to me. Bill Holland Ti(butted) custom, record 10( rebuildable shifters),3-ttt bar and stem for their relatively short reach, Daves speedreams he can keep tweeking,look pedals(been good to me)and I have to agree with the Phil bottom bracket. Oh, and if I am keeping it forever, paint it different colors every 3 years. My selle italia seats have held up well, too.
bought it in '89gtx
Nov 22, 2002 10:59 PM
Custom SL frame w/7 speed DA (Record hubs and seatpost). The only upgrade has been to DA dual pivot brake calipers and switching the cranks from 170 to 172.5, plus I'm always trying different types of pedals. Everything has been replaced for wear at least once except the front derailleur and seatpost.