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Dream Summer Bike?????

AndyD2574AndyD2574 Posts: 1,034
edited June 2010 in Road buying advice
Pinarello Dogma or Cervelo S3??
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  • redddraggonredddraggon Posts: 10,862
    A dream bike for me wouldn't out of a mould from the far east.

    Give a me Parlee Z1 or Z2 or a Colnago EPS with Super Record or Di2.
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  • APIIIAPIII Posts: 2,010
    Time RXR
  • AndyD2574AndyD2574 Posts: 1,034
    A dream bike for me wouldn't out of a mould from the far east.

    Give a me Parlee Z1 or Z2 or a Colnago EPS with Super Record or Di2.

    I thought Pinarello was made in italy along with cervelo or am I being thick?
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  • redddraggonredddraggon Posts: 10,862
    AndyD2574 wrote:
    A dream bike for me wouldn't out of a mould from the far east.

    Give a me Parlee Z1 or Z2 or a Colnago EPS with Super Record or Di2.

    I thought Pinarello was made in italy along with cervelo or am I being thick?

    Both are definitely made in the far east. Cervelo is a Canadian company, now based in Switzerland with the majority of frames made in the far east, with the new "Project California" frame being made in the US. Pinarello might paint their frames in Italy but the frames come out of a mould in the far east.

    From a materials/engineering perspective there's nothing at all wrong with a far east frame, they're just not something I'd ever have as part of a "dream bike".
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  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    AndyD2574 wrote:
    A dream bike for me wouldn't out of a mould from the far east.

    Give a me Parlee Z1 or Z2 or a Colnago EPS with Super Record or Di2.

    I thought Pinarello was made in italy along with cervelo or am I being thick?

    My Cervelo S2 came in a box that said 'MADE IN CHINA' on the side :o
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    I'd have a Crumpton or a Vanilla. Or an EPS in Zabel colours. Or a Parlee.

    My Cervelo S2 is fab but, well, to me it's not a dream bike, just really really good. It doesn't 'Do it' for me in the way one of the above listed does... They may not even ride as well as the Cervelo.
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  • APIIIAPIII Posts: 2,010
    Why don't you buy your dream bike than nap? It's not like your short of cash. A Parlee isn't that much more than a Cervelo. I've never ridden one though, so you maybe right about the Cervelo being a better ride.
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    APIII wrote:
    A Parlee isn't that much more than a Cervelo. I've never ridden one though, so you maybe right about the Cervelo being a better ride.

    Not for the price I got the Cervelo for!!

    Besides, it really does ride 'perfect' for me...
  • APIIIAPIII Posts: 2,010
    Better discount than your Zipps? :lol:
    I don't think the niche framebuilders will produce anything that rides better than the major brands, but if that's what you want.....
    .I always buy what I want, rather than what I need :wink:
  • edhornbyedhornby Posts: 1,780
    I wouldn't have a pimarello (looks ugly) or a cervelo (nice but leaves me cold really) I know I'm being picky...

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  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    edhornby wrote:
    I know I'm being picky...

    That's the whole idea of a dream bike!!
  • WheelspinnerWheelspinner Posts: 5,859
    APIII wrote:
    Time RXR

    Probably my choice too.

    Or a Baum Corretto.
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  • flanners1flanners1 Posts: 916
    Made to measure carbon Viner for me I think, changes week on week though.

    Having said that the BMC Pro Machine is/was my dream bike, but now a reality. Good thing about road bikes is that they are obtainable and not a dream or fantasy for too long.
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  • guillianoguilliano Posts: 5,495
    I'd be sorely tempted to get a project one Trek Madone 6.9 so I could choose my spec, colour scheme, stem and bar size etc...... but then I'd probably buy a Lynskey Helix and blow a wad of cash on speccing it with Campag Super Record, Easton EC90 wheels, forks, bar, stem, seatpost and a Fizik Aliante carbon saddle
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  • Evil LaughEvil Laugh Posts: 1,412
    Baum Coretto
  • ScottiePScottieP Posts: 599
    This week a Colnago EPS - next week it could be something else.
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  • leejdaviesleejdavies Posts: 217
    ScottieP wrote:
    This week a Colnago EPS - next week it could be something else.

    +1 they have a nude one in ProCycling it looks awesome.

    Anything by these guys these guys

    more specifically this…

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    or this

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  • odichuodichu Posts: 116
    Custom serotta by signaturecycles for me.
  • giant_mangiant_man Posts: 6,878
    EKIMIKE wrote:
    Custom Cyfac Absolu.
    +1 - or Gothica ...
  • Monty DogMonty Dog Posts: 20,614
    Must be bad $hit you're smokin' if the best dream you can have is a Trek....

    To qualify for a dream bike, the criteria would need to be something like:

    Is from a prestigous maker with established reputation i..e. from top-end bikes not mass-marketing of low-rent stuff
    Has a decent race pedigree - preferrably not just races in July
    Unique design - not a mass-market producer or 'badged' product
    Ideally has the provenance of the touch of a 'master'
    Has class-leading handling and performance..

    My current dream generally involves custom stainless steel from the likes of Pegoretti / Vanilla / Speedvagen

    ..let the debate continue
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..
  • EKIMIKEEKIMIKE Posts: 2,232
    Can't help but think that Delta's ain't so cool when this happens:

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  • tyskietyskie Posts: 252
    Thought I had my dream bike (IndyFab Ti Crown Jewel) until I started looking at the Zullo Vergine. Classic Italian, racing pedigree, exclusive etc............

    Is two dream bikes too many?

    http://picasaweb.google.com/zullo.maso/Vergine#slideshow/5198015972466189762

    http://www.zullo-bike.com/products/vergine.html
  • AndyD2574 wrote:
    A dream bike for me wouldn't out of a mould from the far east.
    ...
    Both are definitely made in the far east. Cervelo is a Canadian company, now based in Switzerland with the majority of frames made in the far east, with the new "Project California" frame being made in the US. Pinarello might paint their frames in Italy but the frames come out of a mould in the far east.

    Let the record show: only the front triangle of the Pinarello Dogma is made in Asia, the rear triangle, the bonding, and all finishing is done by hand in Italy.
  • ADIHEADADIHEAD Posts: 575
    Gold Orbea Orca with Campag Record for me :D Not sure about the wheels though - perhaps a pair of Lightweights?
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