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One for the classic steel fans.(25 posts)

One for the classic steel fans.StevieP
Jan 10, 2003 5:39 AM

I haven't stopped drooling since I found this earlier today! My fave is the Colnago Superissimo but I am biased. My 1997 Superissimo bike will look like this soon.

I also love the Colnago Tandem and the red De Rosa, closely followed by the Cinelli.

Whats your fave and why?

Steel is real!

re: One for the classic steel fans.Sintesi
Jan 10, 2003 5:53 AM
The fork crown on the Colnago is a thing of beauty. I think that Cinelli gets my nod tho. Maybe it's the photo but the red paint job is absolutely vivid! Nice collecton.
Nice! Here's a few single speeds I likeTig
Jan 10, 2003 6:17 AM
Most are modern classics in the making.
Here is my favoriteDave Hickey
Jan 10, 2003 6:31 AM
It's a Richard Moon fixed gear. I inquired about a frame and he said there was a 2 year waiting list.
Are you 2 twins? Spooky you posted the same bike!StevieP
Jan 10, 2003 6:39 AM
Very nice rides. Budget and lack of storage space means I cant afford a 5th bike but if I could......:-)
I should have looked at his link. Sorry Tig. nmDave Hickey
Jan 10, 2003 6:44 AM
You have great taste in bikes... nothing to be sorry about! -nmTig
Jan 10, 2003 8:38 AM
I should have said, "great minds think alike!". :-)-nmDave Hickey
Jan 10, 2003 11:40 AM
Thats ALMOST mine ...Humma Hah
Jan 10, 2003 6:44 AM
... if cost were no object, and I wanted a new classic, a custom-fitted royal blue Moon fixed/single would be high on my list, but with GOLD plating. They're so stunning to look at, I get light-headed.
Drop dead gorgeous!!!!! nmPEDDLEFOOT
Jan 10, 2003 7:40 AM
Richard MoonSteveS
Jan 10, 2003 8:07 AM
I have a new custom Richard Moon, however it is just a stem and not a bike. Beautiful fillet brazed quilled stem and it took about a year to get. Moon does beautiful work.
The Richard Moon website... WOW!!!Tig
Jan 10, 2003 10:56 AM
Something to bookmark for a future dream custom frame:

His frames range from simple lugged $1200 models, then the modist yet elegent $1500 models:

...the sweet stuff starts at $1800:

...and the elaborate beauties start at $3200:

Close ups show even more:
I want the middle pic, frame on the right ...Humma Hah
Jan 10, 2003 11:33 AM
... I promise I'd take REAL good care of it, if anyone will get it for me!

Talk about wishing for the moon! Whatsit, a $5000+ frame and then the best parts money can buy to put on it, and a 2-year wait?
Is that rim on the last bike made of wood? nmhayaku
Jan 10, 2003 7:21 PM
YesDave Hickey
Jan 11, 2003 5:35 AM
That's Richard Moons personal fixed gear.
Don at Anvil makes a beautiful bike! (NM)mikebikr
Jan 10, 2003 8:18 AM
Pinarello Gavia, TSX, Red Masi "Breaking Away"dzrider
Jan 10, 2003 6:37 AM
I thought the TSX Pinarello rode perfectly and their blue color spoke to me. A team, I think it was called AC Pinarello, rode them in the Tour de Trump one year with beat up saddles and all kinds of different componentry hanging on them. I fell in love with that underdog spirit and test rode one. The Masi needs no explanation.
One for the Dr Seuss fan...biknben
Jan 10, 2003 6:42 AM
The Grinch's or the Cat in the Hat's Bike?KeeponTrekkin
Jan 10, 2003 7:50 AM
A great pic. The wheels seem to take distorted shape to follow the frame.

It's a tie...PEDDLEFOOT
Jan 10, 2003 7:45 AM
...between Red DeRosa and the Gios Compact.I can't exactly explain why but they're the ones *I want to automatically sit on and ride.These are some beautiful bikes.Post more pics if you have them.I can't get enough!!
Jan 10, 2003 8:20 AM
Here are loads of old catalogues online (courtesy of Dave Hickey). Hours of fun if you like old bikes (You never know you might see yours in here (assuming you have an old bike)!

Being a Colnago fan my fave is the Colnago Mexico in black/gold (mind you I haven't really looked many of the other catalogues - there are so many).

Whats your ride?

Jan 10, 2003 10:03 AM
...I'm currently having a Croll 531 lugged steel frame built.It will be my long ride and century bike.I have been riding a Trek 1000 with Ultegra upgrades the past 3 years but missed the feel of the steel frame.
Love that Colnago Tandem! nmvindicator
Jan 10, 2003 7:54 AM
Red DeRosa... mmmmmmm chrome fork .... (nm)jtolleson
Jan 10, 2003 10:53 AM
Readily attainable lugged steel funTrent in WA
Jan 11, 2003 11:39 AM
The Moon bikes are lovely, as are all those classic Italian steel rides. If you're tired of getting beaten up on contemporary faux-racing bikes made of varieties of welded tin can and / or are really jonesin' for the lugged steel experience and want a deeply plush ride, I suggest you take a look at Mercian's King of Mercia touring frames: They're not really bikes for hauling bag and baggage into the mountains (though you can get them configured for that); they're really just supremely comfortable road bikes. Fully custom. And around $600-$700 (depending on the exchange rate) shipped to your door.

Yours in retrogeekery,