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  1. #1
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    What is your "dream" bike?

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    Or what my hubby likes to refer to as his über bike. This isn't necessarily a top-of-the line bike worth tens of thousands, but what you think of when you think of the single best bike for your needs and wants.

    Mine: custom titanium Seven Mudhoney with SRAM Rival or better (I hope SRAM eventually offers and electronic shifter option) and disc brakes. I would have a set of wheels mounted with road tires and a 2nd set with CX tires. This would be a bike I could use for everything except more technical single-track.

    Both my road and CX bikes are only a year or less old, so this isn't something I'd be seriously looking at for probably another 5 years or so. Perhaps something for my 45th birthday...
    Kirsten
    run/bike log
    zoomylicious


    '11 Cannondale SuperSix 4 Rival
    '12 Salsa Mukluk 3
    '14 Seven Mudhoney S Ti/disc/Di2

  2. #2
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    Apr 2008
    Location
    Buffalo, NY
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    Personally, it keeps changing. First I REALLY wanted a Surly. Now that I got one I think a Bike Friday would be great. And then there is the carbon rode bike. Apparently, I'm not of the - there is a PERFECT bike out there - kind of person. I do love my Surly though.
    Savra

    2006 Specialized Dolce Elite/Specialized Stock Saddle
    2011 Surly LHT/Brooks S Flyer

  3. #3
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    May 2008
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    northern Virginia
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    I'm quite happy with the bikes I have now.

    - Gray 2010 carbon WSD road bike, Rivet Independence saddle
    - Red hardtail 26" aluminum mountain bike, Bontrager Evoke WSD saddle
    - Royal blue 2018 aluminum gravel bike, Rivet Pearl saddle

    Gone but not forgotten:
    - Silver 2003 aluminum road bike
    - Two awesome worn out Juliana saddles

  4. #4
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    Apr 2009
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    Right now, something that fits! Something like a Ruby or a Jamis Quest.

    Thinking down the road, I'd like a custom (because I'm a fitting nightmare) steel or Ti road or CX bike (with two sets of wheels for the CX bike). Ultegra components. If I go the CX bike route, disc brakes would be nice. My other thought was a custom steel road bike that would resemble an old-school road/touring bike but would actually fit me, with decent but not super high-end components and the ability to take a rack and fenders.

    Then I'd want the go-fast carbon, and a mountain bike, and...

    Uh, okay. But the cross bike with spare wheels is probably more me.
    At least I don't leave slime trails.
    http://wholecog.wordpress.com/

    2009 Giant Avail 3 |Specialized Jett 143

    2013 Charge Filter Apex| Specialized Jett 143
    1996(?) Giant Iguana 630|Specialized Riva


    Saving for the next one...

  5. #5
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    Mar 2008
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    I was visiting another city in New Zealand recently and wandered into a bike store there. I immediately came across a Trek WSD 29er - in pink and not outrageously expensive. I could easily have pulled out my credit card right there and then but I can't really justify it right now. I've only just bought my first MTB (a four year old hard tail), and it's just fine for my current needs. I am still tempted to give the store a call though and get that bike on a courier down here!

  6. #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by ny biker View Post
    I'm quite happy with the bikes I have now.
    So am I! I adore my bike and wouldn't change it for anything else.
    ~Jen
    2008 Trek Madone 5.1/compact double/Terry Butterfly
    My family's food and winemaking blog is www.flahertywines.com

  7. #7
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    Oct 2010
    Location
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    A semi-custom, Terry Isis Sport with Di2. My mom has this model with XT mountain gearing so that she can get up the hills well into her senior years. Her bike fits her beautifully and the top quality, steel frame rides like silk. Mine would be red...or maybe green like Mom's...or yellow could be good...or maybe the white and pink in the picture. Too bad that I won't have to make up my mind anytime soon.

    My mountain bike IS my dream MTB, though.
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    LORI
    Pivot Mach 4 / WTB
    Updated Vintage Terry Symmetry / Bontrager InForm RL WSD

  8. #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by zoom-zoom View Post
    Mine: custom titanium Seven Mudhoney with SRAM Rival or better (I hope SRAM eventually offers and electronic shifter option) and disc brakes. I would have a set of wheels mounted with road tires and a 2nd set with CX tires....
    That sounds like one sweet ride.

    Personally, I don't dream of the bike anymore. I dream of a two-car garage so we have a single place to put all the bikes we do have!!
    2007 Seven ID8 - Bontrager InForm
    2003 Klein Palomino - Terry Firefly (?)
    2010 Seven Cafe Racer - Bontrager InForm
    2008 Cervelo P2C - Adamo Prologue Saddle

  9. #9
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    Jul 2011
    Location
    Sunny Central Florida
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    My "dream bike" is the one I rode this week, after 3 months not riding due to a foot injury. Forgot how nice "Cinders" fits me, and glad things are healing up nicely.

    ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
    2009 Felt ZW100 (Gone but not forgotten)
    2010 C'Dale Synapse 5 Carbon Fem | Koobi Si Classic | "Cinders"

  10. #10
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    Feb 2009
    Location
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    A fully custom carbon Calfee tandem with Shimano Di2 triple gearing (that doesn't exist yet but hopefully soon).

    Nice, light and fast and heaps of fun with DH.

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Seattle
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    Right now mine is a Surly Cross Check. If only the budget would allow. I will never buy a bike based on price again.
    2014 Surly Straggler
    2012 Salsa Casseroll - STOLEN

  12. #12
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    Jul 2008
    Location
    Chicago suburbs
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    I recently acquired my dream bike - a custom Ti Seven Axiom SL with Ultegra electronic shifting, and HED Belgium rims laces to Chris King R45 hubs. So far, I'm very happy with the bike itself, but I haven't put enough miles on it to determine if the fit still needs "tweaking".

    Linda
    2012 Seven Axiom SL - Specialized Ruby SL 155

  13. #13
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    Mar 2006
    Location
    Belle, Mo.
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    Mine keeps changing too, along with my bank account. I've decided that I'm not a go fast rider. I keep wanting to stop, have a beer, take some pictures, then get on and repeat. I took off the clipless pedals a year ago, just sold my only drop bar bike, and now I just want to ride and smell the roses. I just want a bike that will be gentle on my dslr camera and hold a cooler I guess!
    Claudia

    2009 Trek 7.6fx
    2013 Jamis Satellite
    2014 Terry Burlington

  14. #14
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    Nov 2009
    Location
    West MI
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    Quote Originally Posted by nscrbug View Post
    I recently acquired my dream bike - a custom Ti Seven Axiom SL with Ultegra electronic shifting, and HED Belgium rims laces to Chris King R45 hubs. So far, I'm very happy with the bike itself, but I haven't put enough miles on it to determine if the fit still needs "tweaking".

    Linda
    Winter is dumb. I hope it will soon be nice enough for you to start really testing out your new baby!
    Kirsten
    run/bike log
    zoomylicious


    '11 Cannondale SuperSix 4 Rival
    '12 Salsa Mukluk 3
    '14 Seven Mudhoney S Ti/disc/Di2

  15. #15
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    Apr 2008
    Location
    Texas
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    Quote Originally Posted by ny biker View Post
    I'm quite happy with the bikes I have now.
    +1, my bike is my dream bike - life is good...
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    2005 Bianchi 928C L'Una RC
    2010 BMC SLX01 racemaster
    2008 BMC TT03 Time Machine
    Campy Record and SSM Aspide naked carbon on all bikes

 

 

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