Build your Dream Ride.

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  • 01-12-2005
    bigwheelboy_490
    Build your Dream Ride.
    Okay, every once in a while like to pretend that I have an unlimited bank balance and build my dream ride. Here's mine.

    Waltworks Custom with Orange paint (like a pumpkin) with Black logo's.
    Black RS Reba
    Black Chris King Head Set
    Carbon Fibre HS Spacers
    Black Thomson Stem
    Salsa Carbon Flat bars (trimed to 620mm)
    Black Oury Grips.
    XTR Brake Levers and Trigger Shifters (9spd)
    Nokon Compresionless Derailleur housing (Black)
    IRD Dual Banger Mechanical Brakes (f+r) - use supplied housing
    XTR F+R Derailleurs
    Race Face Deus Cranks (black-175) with RF BB.
    Chris King Disc Hubs (black-32h)
    Titanium One Key Releases.
    Black DT Competition Spokes
    Bontrager Mustang Disc Rims (32h)
    Thomson Elite Seatpost
    Selle Italia SLR Saddle
  • 01-12-2005
    Fastskiguy
    Now are those Oury lock-ons or regular Ourys?
    And what is up with the mechanical disks? Maybe I'm just out in the sticks but I thought the only good mechanicals were the avids? Oh yeah, and the carbon bar only comes in a 5 degree bend, not the sweet 11 degree the aluminum bar comes in. But heck, I love walt frames and xtr/king stuff, that's nice.
  • 01-12-2005
    mvi
    Unlimited bank balance?
    I,d had Colnago build me a C-50 that would fit 29" tires. Drop bars and Campa 10 speed.
    No H-bar as you notice, because they are so ugly!
    Ah , I can see myself entering MTB races,... and cross races.
    I would ride Dugast 29" 50 mm sew ups..
    Triple Ti eggs , Everything Carbon. And give a lot of money to Amnesty and the UN,
    not to feel guilty.
  • 01-12-2005
    bigwheelboy_490
    Mechanical brakes
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Fastskiguy
    And what is up with the mechanical disks? Maybe I'm just out in the sticks but I thought the only good mechanicals were the avids? Oh yeah, and the carbon bar only comes in a 5 degree bend, not the sweet 11 degree the aluminum bar comes in. But heck, I love walt frames and xtr/king stuff, that's nice.


    The IRD Mechanical Discs are a step up from the Avids. Both pads engage the rotor at the same time. The January 2005 issue of MBA reviews a SOMA Groove which has the brakes. They give them a thumbs up. Incidentally, I have them on my Fisher and have been very happy with the performance.

    I want a streched out racy position, so I'm happy with a 5deg sweep.

    So what is your dream build?
  • 01-13-2005
    Kolo
    Obviously once you start dreaming it's hard to stop, so I can't limit myself to just one bike if money is really no object....I won't go into full build details, but the stable would look something like this...

    Moots YBB gearie (SRAM triggers) and WB 0.8
    Leviathan gearie with Maverick double crown
    Vanilla rigid SS w drop bars.

    Common to all would be DT hubs, CK headsets, and Thomson stems. Other bits would have to have more detailed consideration....

    Then of course I would need a nice touring bike, track bike, roadie, road fixie, cross bike..... Damn I need to win the lottery...

    Sam
  • 01-13-2005
    Cloxxki
    Multiple bikes for sure, and for sure one a Leviathan+Maverick. And yes, a custom Thomson stem for it. (everyone can be bouhgt). But then, the Lev would have to be custom as well. 4.5" travel while keeping the rest the same. Maverick tuned to be not just 120/70, but 120/100/80 on-the-fly adjustable, with SPV internals.
    XO
    Custom AX lightness seat (made to my butt)
    Custom droopy H-bars
    Bebop pedals again (expensive cleats have them collect dust now)

    Then a custom carbon hardtail with 2x9 XC race spec.

    Road TT bike

    And smack companies like Schwalbe and Maxxis around their face with my cash to get my custom 29" and 30" tires. One tire mold is even not all that much more expensive than one excessively bling dream bike.
  • 01-13-2005
    Padre
    Just one?

    #1 My freaking Leviathan that was supposed to be here 3 weeks ago is dream bike #1.

    #2 Freeride 29er hardtail, built around a 5" travel fork using Mikesee's 48hole Rhynolites laced to the DT hubs.
  • 01-13-2005
    Francis Buxton
    I think I'd have to put a Lenz on my list, with a good 80/100mm fork and your fairly standard bling buildup. I would, however convince someone to build be a sweet flat bar with a 10deg sweep.

    Next on the list would be something very close to the black antbike. Purpose-built fixie for bombing around town but capable of doing some offroad duty. I would then commission a custom two or three speed internally-geared fixie hub. Either a disc or internal drum front wheel, disc only rims so that I wouldn't get that ugly brake smearing on my rims.

    I'd also have a custom chopper bike built to my design, using all the things I'd love to use but can't justify the $$ for on a bike that doesn't get regular use (disk brakes, custom handle for suicide shifter, hidden brake lever, maybe even a sidecar).