I looked up this thread today and was initially surprised to not see the most obvious choice, the 'Zinnerman'. I was relived when I reached page 5 to find it there almost reaching out to me in its staggering drop dead gorgeousness.
If its a European build then the few that spring to mind for me are:
Cinelli, Colnago, Overburys, Yates, Lloyd and Zinn.
These where the big guns of the day and some still are, although somewhat underground. The Cinelli is a masterpiece in colour, the Yates is a UK legend, the Colnago is alluring in its lines, but the Zinn takes the biscuit.
The Zinn leaves the simple tune of 'MC Hammer' ringing in all the others ears.......Nah nah nah nah, You can't touch this!
That tune will now be bouncing around in your head and you will find yourself humming it whilst waiting for the kettle to boil, make sure you cast your vote, as I will for the ‘Hammer Time’.
Previously owned in order -
Raleigh Maverick, Dawes Wildcat, Explorer, Techium, P7, Clockwork, Explosif, Kirk, MS, Cro-mega LX (non e-stay),Rockhopper Comp FS, Blackstar, Explorer, Al-mega DX, Courier, Alien SP, Tomac TAOS, On One Scandal, On One 456.
1985 Raleigh Maverick - 2012 Giant TCR Advanced - 2007 Clockwork 3/200 - 2015 Cube Ltd SL 29er Blackline.