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 Post subject: Ultimate road bike?
PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 9:29 pm 
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We've obviously covered this many times on the offroad tip but not for road bikes (unless I've missed something :oops: ).

So, favorites/most desired in steel, alu, ti, carbon and even better if you have examples/experience. Bring it on!


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 11:18 pm 
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Merckx Team Motorola with 1994 Dura Ace STI

Aluminum:

Vitus 979 (purple ano main tubes circa 1990) with 1992 Mavic

Titanium:

LeMond Ti from 1994, the one where the top of the bike is dark blue and fades to natural Ti down the frame. with Campagnolo C-Record


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 11:23 pm 
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Never thought about that, but I think for me it would be something Japanese. Nagasawa or 3Rensho or so. That is what 1st comes up in my mind. The Japanese are very into detailing and they are dedicated to deliver best quality.

Good nominations are Masis and Cinellis ...oh, and of course Zieleman.


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Stick Legs wrote:
Merckx Team Motorola with 1994 Dura Ace STI


+1 - one day!


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I should be hung for selling my Cinelli road frame...

BUT! at leats I now own an Eddy Merckx with C.Record and Deltas, need some better spec wheels.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 12:24 am 
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My last of the Merckx corsa SLX!

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 12:30 am 
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MadCowKev wrote:
Stick Legs wrote:
Merckx Team Motorola with 1994 Dura Ace STI


+1 - one day!


Nice colour scheme. Would you go for the corsa extra, tsx or mx leader though, afaik motorola rode all 3 over the years. Had a couple of corsa extras in similar and identical colour schemes, nice bikes.

Tricky question this, let me think. Can all my choices be steel :D


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John wrote:
MadCowKev wrote:
Stick Legs wrote:
Merckx Team Motorola with 1994 Dura Ace STI


+1 - one day!


Nice colour scheme. Would you go for the corsa extra, tsx or mx leader though, afaik motorola rode all 3 over the years. Had a couple of corsa extras in similar and identical colour schemes, nice bikes.


I had a Corsa SLX. Nice bike. Stupidly replaced it with a Trek OCLV :roll:

Which one used Colombus Max? Being a bit bigger than average I'd go for that one :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 12:40 am 
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MadCowKev wrote:
John wrote:
MadCowKev wrote:
Stick Legs wrote:
Merckx Team Motorola with 1994 Dura Ace STI


+1 - one day!


Nice colour scheme. Would you go for the corsa extra, tsx or mx leader though, afaik motorola rode all 3 over the years. Had a couple of corsa extras in similar and identical colour schemes, nice bikes.


I had a Corsa SLX. Nice bike. Stupidly replaced it with a Trek OCLV :roll:

Which one used Colombus Max? Being a bit bigger than average I'd go for that one :wink:


That was the mx leader. I think I need one of those too :lol:


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Steps off the scales...

...I need an MX Leader too! :lol:


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