When I got my first Specialised Rockhopper I dreamed of a Cannondale that was in the shop at the time. A few years later I borrowed a Cannondale for a few rides and my dreams were shattered. The Rockhopper was a far better bike.
Then I dreamed of a Rocky Mountain Blizzard which i bought... and broke, and broke, and broke. Next came the Trek OCLV's with the same outcome.
I ordered a Yo but Evolution sent up the wrong size as it was all the stock they had - I couldn't wait the months for the next batch so bought the Explosif I still have as a stopgap. I never meant to keep the Kona but it's such a great bike and despite my best efforts I haven't broken it terminally yet.
I've always lusted for a Dogs Bolx, Donkis Nob, Fuquay or Cats Wiskas: But I always needed a bike ASAP when I broke the last one so could never do the ordering and waiting thing.
Shop would not sell me a Pace due to my bike breaking history
As to riding the bike of my dreams... I'll let you know when I've finished building the Lloyd (hopefully tonight)
He's not the messiah, he's a very naughty boy.
95 Kona Explosif Singlespeed/Fixie - 100% Thrashed since new and it's still very well loved (and it looks it).
Dave Lloyd C.A.T.S W.I.S.K.A.S - Built, ridden, loved, and sold.