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What bike (that you do not currently own) do you lust for?(39 posts)

What bike (that you do not currently own) do you lust for?Marketing Dept
Jan 23, 2004 12:06 PM
I am quite happy with my 4 road bikes (carbon, carbon, alu and steel). However, I feel incomplete and I fear the only bike that can fill the empty spot is a 55 Merckx Leader with the Motorola paint scheme.

Do any of you find yourselves lusting after something in someone else's bike room?
Yes, a Moots Vamoots. (nm)FTMD
Jan 23, 2004 12:22 PM
nm
So many bikes, so little money..........jeff27
Jan 23, 2004 12:33 PM
but I would probably put a J.P.Weigle at the top
of my list.
Brian Baylis - and a Confente, of course!DMoore
Jan 23, 2004 12:47 PM
Actually, I have it on order. It's been almost a year since I placed the order, probably be another year to 1.5 years before I get it. Custom steel, EL-OS, with lugs (probably Pacenti) carved by Brian. He does it all - including awesome paint work. He painted Richard Sachs' bikes before he introduced Richard to JB.

After the Baylis? I lust for (in no particular order) a Richard Moon, J.P. Weigle, and a Columbine.

Ahead of them all, of course, would be a pristine Confente, size 60 cm. A boy can dream, can't he?
VANILLA!!!!!Dropped
Jan 23, 2004 12:50 PM
Second that!The Walrus
Jan 24, 2004 12:40 PM
I really, really,
i really
want one of Sacha's disc-brake 'cross bikes--might not ever get around to riding it, though, because I could get too busy just fondling it.

Oh, and a Rivendell wouldn't make me unhappy, either.
this one?terry b
Jan 23, 2004 1:27 PM
Maybe later this year. I really like the paintjob.
If you like spiderwebs ...Humma Hah
Jan 23, 2004 2:14 PM
... I've got an ancient Peugeot I'll GIVE you. They ain't painted on, either, they're the REAL thing.

I admit, that's a stunning paint job.
this one?rogue_CT1
Jan 23, 2004 2:38 PM
I put a deposit on that same frame about 2 1/2 months ago. I hope to get in in late Feb or early March. I'll give a ride report when she's built up.
luckyterry b
Jan 23, 2004 5:22 PM
Can't wait to hear about it.

I'm thinking post summer for me - I've got a custom Vanilla due any day now, and I expect it will keep me occupied until then.
Wright Van Cleve or St. Clair ...Humma Hah
Jan 23, 2004 2:12 PM
... The economy-model St. Clair is actually the rarer of the two, although some Huffy-built counterfeits were built from left-over Wright nameplates after the brothers changed to other pursuits.

I'd bet either bike would fetch a steeper price than anything anyone owns in this forum. Probably by a factor of ten or more.
Something made out of wood would fill the bill.MB1
Jan 23, 2004 2:22 PM
A nice bamboo frame with wooden rims. Fixed of course!
Just buy something CF, feels like wood nm ;)Lone Gunman
Jan 23, 2004 2:39 PM
Thanks, but it is not the feel. It is the style I'm lusting for.MB1
Jan 23, 2004 2:49 PM
re: What bike (that you do not currently own) do you lust for?mapei boy
Jan 23, 2004 2:30 PM
I'm very promiscuous. I want an entire harem of bikes. I want an upscale Look (any model, I don't care). I want a Vanilla. I want a C-50. I want a Bianchi Milano. I want a Merckx SC. I want a DeRosa King. I want an Orbea. I want a recumbent. I want a 1947 Ferrari Barchetta. I want a 1920's Alfa Romeo 1750. I want a chariot pulled by fire-breathing horses.
Hetchins Novus Ductor or Magnum Opus. nmdzrider
Jan 23, 2004 2:35 PM
One of Dave Kirk's new bike ideas....davet
Jan 23, 2004 3:05 PM
Very elegant and practical, in that it works like the Serotta DKS rear end to keep the wheel planted on the ground.

http://www.kirkframeworks.com/index.htm
One of Dave Kirk's new bike ideas....Welshboy
Jan 24, 2004 12:35 AM
I love steel frames but that is uglier than the Pinarello Dogma!
Orbea OrcaCritLover
Jan 23, 2004 2:57 PM
Of course, it's never just one bike. I would also love a Bianchi Luna (although I haven't heard good things about their carbon frames), Principia Revolution, Scott CR1 Pro, and a John Llewellyn custom track bike. I could add more, but it never ends. Hard to justify any of them since I already have a custom Seven, and a student's budget.
re: What bike (that you do not currently own) do you lust for?Fender
Jan 23, 2004 3:04 PM
One of those commuter bikes everybody has in Europe with a lock that built into the frame. And a Carbondale, Bohemian (if the still made them), and the pope's 'nago.
Giant MCR and Bianchi Luna.. nmQubeley
Jan 23, 2004 3:10 PM
lugged steel, of courseIronbutt
Jan 23, 2004 3:52 PM
The one that I am currently lusting after is the Trevor Jarvis Cycles Flying Gate, with the Navana de-Luxe lugs. Check it out at http://www.tjcycles.co.uk/ the lugwork is incredibly beautiful. I'm totally in lust with it!
Columbine n.m.koala
Jan 23, 2004 4:10 PM
re: What bike (that you do not currently own) do you lust for?SPINDAWG
Jan 23, 2004 4:43 PM
This is the color scheme that I had ordered to be put on my C-50. The color code is AD10, it's the 98/99 Mapei colors. This is a picture of C-40 that Mike had at Maestros.If your ever in the market for a Colnago, I highly suggest checking out Maestros. I should be getting my bike in June.I dressed it in Campy Record with the carbon cranks and put Ksyrium SSL wheels. I am super stoked, can you tell!
SoloVelotheBreeze
Jan 23, 2004 4:55 PM
"Street legal" track frames. Really pretty.
http://www.angelfire.com/ca6/solovelo/index.html
Bamboo Calfee, and...dan K
Jan 23, 2004 5:06 PM
I had a MX Leader in the Motorola and Telekom with 8sp Record. Heavy, stable and sweet.

My dream bike (without thinking too hard) would be one of Calfee's prototype bamboo frames (owned the Tetra Pro and Luna Pro) or one of Scot Nicol's butted ti frames.

Okay, I'm going to just post before I spend too much time on this.
Bamboo Calfee, and...wooden legs
Jan 24, 2004 11:14 AM
do you have a picture of the bamboo prototypes? i've been wondering what they look like, how they're jointed, etc.
Paging Mr. Badleymickey-mac
Jan 23, 2004 5:56 PM
I must confess I've been lusting after Ron's beautiful blue Della Santa since he posted pictures here.
Paging Mr. Badley....speaking of Roland.....davet
Jan 23, 2004 7:03 PM
http://www.dellasanta.com/
Paging Mr. Badley....speaking of Roland.....mickey-mac
Jan 23, 2004 7:09 PM
I thought the lack of a web site added something to the Della Santa mystique. However, being able to see photos of his beautiful creations will, I'm sure, change my mind.
re: What bike (that you do not currently own) do you lust for?JELLIOT1
Jan 23, 2004 8:07 PM
I dream about owning an independent fabrication titanium crown jewel. However, the last time I thought about another bike when I was riding my bike I got a flat. I think the bike knew I was thinking about other bikes.
price no object, and aquisition no problem, then it would be..joe friday
Jan 23, 2004 11:05 PM
a late 1800's chainless bicycle
http://www.bicyclemuseum.com/Html/bike5.html
ok, and maybe a Hetchins with really curved stays,
and one or two of the custom bikes that were posted
here....but that's it! Unless there was a vintage Klein
CX bike my size... and a rigid Adroit with Team Storm
paint a-la Tinker..but that's it!! Unless there was a
provision for wall art, then that anniversery Cinelli
with the curved top tube and the small front wheel would
look awesome.. but that's it!!! Well I forgot that Corima
makes bikes....Oooh!
price no object, and aquisition no problem, then it would be..amper
Jan 24, 2004 3:29 PM
This is bike nirvana.
re: What bike (that you do not currently own) do you lust for?Welshboy
Jan 24, 2004 12:39 AM
I also love the MX Leader and the Colnago C50 which had a brilliant review in the cycling press here in the UK. With a little tinkering a Kogswell would also fit the bill... and so inexpensive too!
Parlee Z1x with Record 10Fignons_ponytail
Jan 24, 2004 8:00 AM
Lusted over this for a while--it's on order now!!!
Tom & Eddybsdc
Jan 24, 2004 9:25 AM
My dream bike is a custom titanium Spectrum. Tom Kellogg has been designing bikes for decades. He seems real in touch with current and past designs. Awesome welds. The best welders at Merlin are put to work. Beautiful paint. I have an idea for a Texas flag paint job. It will be stable and smooth for long comfortable rides.

I must confess. I've coveted my neighbors bike. I've seen an older Merckx on this site that I lust for. It's a Corsa that is primarily pearl white with a red head tube and lettering. I think it also has a red panel on the seat tube. Red rims, handlebar tape, and saddle put it all together. She is quite beautiful and classy.
Wilier Karbon K2 in DeLuxe clear-coat . . ahahhhh (NM)davidxy
Jan 24, 2004 10:21 AM
RadicalRonPruitt's first "girl frame" model (nm)PEDDLFOOT
Jan 24, 2004 5:52 PM
I'll bite...innergel
Jan 26, 2004 8:27 AM
1. Seven Axiom Ti - full custom
2. Orbea Lobular - the Orbea frames have been jazzing me lately
3. steel SS cross bike - I currently ride a 63cm, so any frame that fits I would be happy with