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If money was no object...

michaelcrowemichaelcrowe Posts: 22
edited March 2011 in The bottom bracket
If money didn't matter and you could have any bike in the world, what would you choose...?

My choice? maybe this...

http://www.evanscycles.com/products/fel ... gn=froogle

or this...

http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/category/ ... 7-08-24132

:D
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  • EKE_38BPMEKE_38BPM Posts: 5,980
    If money was no object, I'd get a bike made to measure from unobtanium.

    I think I'd get Mclaren to fine tune the design, but then I rate Mclaren as an engineering company and I get them to design my toilet seat if I could.
    FCN 3: Raleigh Record Ace fixie-to be resurrected sometime in the future
    FCN 4: Planet X Schmaffenschmack 2- workhorse
    FCN 9: B Twin Vitamin - winter commuter/loan bike for trainees

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  • rozzer32rozzer32 Posts: 3,486
    Would deffo get a custom made Baum.

    Something like this would go down well.

    http://www.baumcycles.com/bikes/cubano
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  • PokerfacePokerface Posts: 8,640
    This. (Not currently commercially available):

    Shiv-Project-BlackWeb.jpg
  • You all think too small...

    1290258352t-99167_preview-tron-legacy.jpg

    I wants dat wun!
  • shouldbeinbedshouldbeinbed Posts: 2,732
    I'd have them all build a Velodrome, bmx track, mtb trails, road circuit etc and invite people round to play
  • ChrisszChrissz Posts: 727
    EKE_38BPM wrote:
    If money was no object, I'd get a bike made to measure from unobtanium.

    I think I'd get Mclaren to fine tune the design, but then I rate Mclaren as an engineering company and I get them to design my toilet seat if I could.

    So this should be right up your street :)

    http://www.bikeradar.com/news/article/s ... hed-29642/

    I must confess, |MNO it would be my choice too :):)
  • smithaaysmithaay Posts: 114
    id buy every pro tour team and than just take all their bikes for a spin!!!!

    :lol::lol::lol:
    Eat.Ride.Sleep.
  • rozzer32rozzer32 Posts: 3,486
    smithaay wrote:
    id buy every pro tour team and than just take all their bikes for a spin!!!!

    :lol::lol::lol:

    So you mean you would create a breakaway cycling league :wink:
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  • EKE_38BPMEKE_38BPM Posts: 5,980
    Chrissz wrote:
    EKE_38BPM wrote:
    If money was no object, I'd get a bike made to measure from unobtanium.

    I think I'd get Mclaren to fine tune the design, but then I rate Mclaren as an engineering company and I get them to design my toilet seat if I could.

    So this should be right up your street :)

    http://www.bikeradar.com/news/article/s ... hed-29642/

    I must confess, |MNO it would be my choice too :):)

    Yeah, I had read that, which is what gave me the idea. Needs to be made from unobtanium though.
    FCN 3: Raleigh Record Ace fixie-to be resurrected sometime in the future
    FCN 4: Planet X Schmaffenschmack 2- workhorse
    FCN 9: B Twin Vitamin - winter commuter/loan bike for trainees

    I'm hungry. I'm always hungry!
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    Colnago EPQ in custom size with Mapei paint.
    Di2/SRM
    Reynolds RZR wheels
    An endless supply of Veloflex Carbon tubs with a team car following.

    I'd also have a load of land and build an amazing trail centre on it. And a cycling circuit with options for a flat and a hilly circuit. And a velodrome.
  • markos1963markos1963 Posts: 3,724
    I'd have one of these please. Made up with Super Record group, Campag Ultra Bora wheels, and Cinelli finishing kit.

    In fact make it two, one for sundays. :D

    marcelo500.jpg
  • I'd go for this!

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    Not sure if it's my size?

    :D
  • No, hold on, wait a minute, I'd have this instead!

    Victoria_Pendletons_track_bike_2010_world_track_championships_Copenhagen.jpg

    :D
  • GazzaputtGazzaputt Posts: 3,227
    I actually own my dream bike!
  • edhornbyedhornby Posts: 1,780
    I used to wonder about a colnago or the like - but I have a vitus with an ali frame and 105 that I built myself and this is all the bike I need

    if money was no object I'd maybe get a new frame for my fixed commuter but that's it...
    "I get paid to make other people suffer on my wheel, how good is that"
    --Jens Voight
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 54,692 Lives Here
    I'd be very tempted by this:

    CYP201.storck.pack-399-75.jpg
  • freehubfreehub Posts: 4,258
    I'd build a time machine to go back and not crash so I still had my CAAD9 with 105 parts.
  • martinwitnammartinwitnam Posts: 1,075
    I'd buy a tandem and have Vicky Pendleton on the front !!!!! :P

    Can we fix it?
    Yes we can!
  • Pokerface wrote:
    This. (Not currently commercially available):

    Shiv-Project-BlackWeb.jpg
    ooooooooooooo yes! i would also go for this! maybe with a slightly different colour.
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  • ProssPross Posts: 26,985
    I'm amazed at the lack of taste on here - the amount of people who would buy some mass produced carbon bike when they could have anything! I'm not sure what I would opt for but definately hand-built, probably Italian and probably steel with a subtle paint job and graphics. Definately Super Record group but not sure on wheels as nearly all the best wheels seem to be overly gaudy these days. I would want something understated and classy!
  • HoopdriverHoopdriver Posts: 2,023
    Totally agree with the above
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 54,692 Lives Here
    Pross wrote:
    I'm amazed at the lack of taste on here - the amount of people who would buy some mass produced carbon bike when they could have anything! I'm not sure what I would opt for but definitely hand-built, probably Italian and probably steel with a subtle paint job and graphics. definitely Super Record group but not sure on wheels as nearly all the best wheels seem to be overly gaudy these days. I would want something understated and classy!

    Some people don't really look into the super expensive niche brands because,well, they wouldn't afford them anyway, so they go for the big flagship bikes they know!!
  • davieseedaviesee Posts: 6,473
    Pross wrote:
    I'm amazed at the lack of taste on here - the amount of people who would buy some mass produced carbon bike when they could have anything! I'm not sure what I would opt for but definitely hand-built, probably Italian and probably steel with a subtle paint job and graphics. definitely Super Record group but not sure on wheels as nearly all the best wheels seem to be overly gaudy these days. I would want something understated and classy!

    I already have the frame.

    Now. If only the other bits would break so that I would "have" to replace (ahem upgrade) them...... :wink:
    None of the above should be taken seriously, and certainly not personally.
  • fizzfizz Posts: 483
    This

    DSC_0505.jpg

    But done properly, i.e. without the dodgy frame snapping bottom bracket issue. I pefectly realise its not to everybodies taste, but then thats also the point of it. Maybe a version of it in carbon fibre to make a modern version of it...

    + Custom built for me steel frame singel speed roadie

    + Something retro thats had a proper restoration done on it, something like a mid 80's Peugeot, that kinda of era bike.
  • ProssPross Posts: 26,985
    One of my clubmates had a Kirk back in the day. I think he may even still have it. As you say, not to everyone's taste but it was certainly a bit different and got people talking. Unfortunately at a time people were looking at new frame materials they put their eggs in the magnesium basket when everyone else went for carbon or Ti!
  • andy_fandy_f Posts: 473
    gios_carbonio_11.jpg
    "Let your life rule your job, not your job rule your life"

    Born to ride, forced to work.
  • Think I'd prefer this, with a Brooklyn jersey and maybe a couple of sectors of pave to go with it...

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  • davieseedaviesee Posts: 6,473
    That Gios is very, very nice!

    I don't think I could go back to downtube shifters though.
    None of the above should be taken seriously, and certainly not personally.
  • snailracersnailracer Posts: 968
    I would have employ a labful of chemists and technicians to make zero-hysteresis but grippy, low-pressure balloon tyres than would never puncture or even lose pressure.
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