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If you DON'T own a modern bicycle... Which would it be?

Old 03-24-20, 10:32 AM
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Originally Posted by nlerner View Post
Im actually in the midst of doing just that with Waltly in China.
Do you know if they will make a frame with cantilever posts instead of disc caliper mounts?

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My guess is none. There is some fantastic manufacturing going on in Taiwan these days. It's where the best mass produced bikes are from.
You guys are making me want to do it.
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If money grew on trees I'd get a Stainless Steel Moulton
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Old 03-24-20, 12:09 PM
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What a fun thread. It lets the imagination move.
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I saw one of these at a sportive last year, it was even prettier in real life than in photos.

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As far as bikes I could actually afford, I think the Gunnar Roadie can be built for a reasonable price, though I'd want one with the old "Star Wars" decals on it...

Ah, how could I have forgotten about Gunnar. I think a HyperX will be my custom frame build whenever that day comes.

I guess my vote for a modern money is no object bike would actually be 3 bikes, because n+1...

Allied for a carbon lightweight go-fast bike
Santa Cruz for a carbon trail bike
A fully decked out 1x Gunnar HyperX with a few options for light touring
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Old 03-24-20, 01:40 PM
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Bianchi Oltre or Specialissima, EPS and the shallowist Boras.
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Old 03-24-20, 08:40 PM
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Maybe Im disqualified because I have 2 new bikes, but they are styled like classic bikes Id say.

That said, I would choose a cargo bike, like the Surly Dummy that was mentioned above, or a modern mountain bike. I rode a Santa Cruz full suspension bike with a dropper post for my first ever mountainish ride and that was a ton of fun.

Or, perhaps sacrilege here, an ebike. My commute is 17 miles and its just too much to bike and then teach first grade. Id motor in and then bike home though.

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Originally Posted by twolve View Post
That said, I would choose a cargo bike, like the Surly Dummy that was mentioned above, or a modern mountain bike. I rode a Santa Cruz full suspension bike with a dropper post for my first ever mountainish ride and that was a ton of fun.

Or, perhaps sacrilege here, an ebike. My commute is 17 miles and its just too much to bike and then teach first grade. Id motor in and then bike home though.
We're on the same wavelength.

When I sold most of my c&v fleet four years ago, I ended up using the money for a Salsa Blackborow and a Yeti SB5.

I ended up with "last years models" on both of these and they're both super fun bikes.

We ride up in Duluth and Cuyuna, along with Theodore Wirth and the Mississippi River bottoms all the time.

Also, they are perfect exploration bikes on the fire roads up by the family cabin on the edge of the BWCA.

No threats from bad drivers when you're off road.

As for an ebike, I would take a look at a Surly Big Easy. I really like its capabilities, but its just too many $$$$ atm.

I could easily trade it for a car for 7-8 months of the year in MSP. I won't ride on the Twin Cities roads in winter, but its cargo capabilities would make it very handy otherwise.
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i'm a steel bike lover and don't trust carbon fiber at all. But............i will have one of these when they become available.


+1. Me, too.

Not sure I can play this particular game, though. Already a bit down that road.

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Old 03-25-20, 07:07 AM
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For a modern bike, I am traveling down the small wheel road, both folder and non versions.
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Originally Posted by twolve View Post
Maybe Im disqualified because I have 2 new bikes, but they are stymied like classic bikes Id say.
I'm assuming that's an autocorrection, from "styled."
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Old 03-25-20, 09:13 AM
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I have thought about ordering one of these, Milwaukee Bicycle Co, sold by Bens cycles in Wisconsin. Custom sized frame from Waterford, your choice of colors and component groups.
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Old 03-25-20, 09:31 AM
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Totally same wavelength.

Duluth, Theodore Wirth, BWCA, Mississippi, makes me miss home!

Something like the Yeti and Blackborrow are exactly what Id like next. I moved to Sacramento this summer so Im super close to some amazing mountain biking they Id love to explore.

Something like the big easy is also appealing. As little driving as possible is my goal. However, the ebikes are very expensive and it seems to me that technology will be evolving a lot. Its also looking like SO and I will be working in the same place soon=also living close to work, so not super necessary.

Right now though, its making the most out of the awesome bikes I do have.

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We're on the same wavelength.

When I sold most of my c&v fleet four years ago, I ended up using the money for a Salsa Blackborow and a Yeti SB5.

I ended up with "last years models" on both of these and they're both super fun bikes.

We ride up in Duluth and Cuyuna, along with Theodore Wirth and the Mississippi River bottoms all the time.

Also, they are perfect exploration bikes on the fire roads up by the family cabin on the edge of the BWCA.

No threats from bad drivers when you're off road.

As for an ebike, I would take a look at a Surly Big Easy. I really like its capabilities, but its just too many $$$$ atm.

I could easily trade it for a car for 7-8 months of the year in MSP. I won't ride on the Twin Cities roads in winter, but its cargo capabilities would make it very handy otherwise.
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Originally Posted by merziac View Post
Just to spitball, RiddleOfSteel posted a modern Battaglin in his thread, it would be very near the top of the list.

The tricolore is a bit too flash for me, but this one ticks a lot of boxes. That said, I think I like their disc version a little better. Classic look with modern performance.


If I was going to get a dream modern bike, what would I want? Classic looks: traditional double diamond frame, level top tube, skinny(ish) tubing, lugs...
Modern bits? Clipless pedals, external BB, brifters... maybe disc brakes?

Just about any boutique custom builder can do all that.

If I had a more money than brains?? Calfee Manta similar to this


I'd go witth Super Record EPS, Princeton Carbonworks wheels...
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I had the same question myself in 2011 when I decided it was time to upgrade from my 27 year old Miayta. I decided on a Jamis Quest, both for its steel frame and its "endurance" geometry. I wasn't looking for a grail bike, but one that would be comfortable for lots of miles. I have been extremely happy with it. The only thing I have changed from stock is to add a Brooks B17 saddle.


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Probably an AllCity Space Horse Disc
Great choice
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All you need to know, and it comes in disc. Columbus Life steel, and a fork and wheels that nomadmax won't ride, so it's safe around him....
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Is a 2010ish bike still 'modern'? I don't really keep up with modern bikes, and I am pretty happy with what I have but I think I might like to try one of these Dolomites but with DT shifters. Although that Battaglin everyone is fawning over is pretty nice

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I'd probably get a Salsa Fargo or a Carver AllRoad
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thanks for the idea. I went ahead and did it.



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Originally Posted by northbend View Post
If money grew on trees I'd get a Stainless Steel Moulton
Moulton Space Frame by Patrick Collins, on Flickr
Yep, as long as we're dreaming, I want one of those too.

Not sure how modern they are, aside from being decades ahead of their time. The stainless is new and cool, but otherwise the shop i worked at when I was in high school sold 'em, and that was a long time ago...
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Sorry, just ain't gonna happen... Horizontal toptube and lugged steel are a must for this Luddite. So is friction shifting (classic three-speeds and early rigid MTBs excluded). I won't even look at anything else. Or - I'd rather walk than ride plastic (or even Aluminum) over my lugged steel.

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This is a polished stainless fillet brazed touring bike built over the course of a bit under 500 labor hours.
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Money no object? I thought that was the idea. Some one says, "You can have a NEW bike. Go get it."
For me it would always be a current/recent Grand Tour Stage winning bike with (ATMO) timeless and exquisite styling. Ther are several in the posts above.
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Didn't read through all the responses, but I've got an irrational love of the Niner RLT-9 Steel. If I were willing to invest that kind of money in a bike, and the newness mattered to me, it'd be in the stable with a nice GRX group and probably some G-one speeds or RH on there...

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