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dasgeh
07-13-2012, 11:14 AM
I thought we could use a thread to post about bike stuff we covet.

I'll start:
http://faradaybikes.com/

bluerider
07-13-2012, 11:33 AM
Ok, I will play

http://www.parleecycles.com/z2z3-overview/

My brother-in-law just bought a Parlee Z3 to replace his Van Dessel. I am in the coveting stage.

and this

http://moots.com/our-bike/road/vamoots-rsl/overview/

jopamora
07-13-2012, 11:36 AM
Oh crap, this thread is gonna be dangerous.

http://cog.konaworld.com/archives/12172

dcv
07-13-2012, 11:37 AM
http://www.flickr.com/photos/55583638@N07/5151736129/

jnva
07-13-2012, 11:43 AM
I thought we could use a thread to post about bike stuff we covet.

I'll start:
http://faradaybikes.com/

How about this: http://www.stealthelectricbikesusa.com/

My dream electric bike. Just need to add a rack somehow.

Dirt
07-13-2012, 11:44 AM
Somewhat vintage Colnago C40 with the custom Geo paint with 2012 Campy Super Record Ti components and Reynolds 3dvt carbon tubular wheels.
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5132/5583364844_8050e3d594_b.jpg
One of my first bike shop jobs when I was a kid was in a shop where the owner did all his own importing and bike builds. It was this crazy/awesome boutique shop in Denver that has been gone for 25+ years. His words still ring in my ears... "The only bike for you is a Colnago... buy the nicest you can find, put on the nicest campy components and ride it forever."

KelOnWheels
07-13-2012, 11:45 AM
http://www.flickr.com/photos/55583638@N07/5151736129/

Shut up and take mah moneys!

dcv
07-13-2012, 11:47 AM
Shut up and take mah moneys!

you could buy it now for $14,999.99

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Limited-Colnago-Futura-2000-Master-Pista-Track-Bike-Frame-60cm-Rare-1-38-/400265348235

KelOnWheels
07-13-2012, 11:53 AM
I'll get right on that. You meant $14,99 plus 9.99, right?

jrenaut
07-13-2012, 11:59 AM
What I really want is a walk-out basement with room to keep another bike or ten. THEN I'll start thinking about what bike I want next.

DaveK
07-13-2012, 12:15 PM
As said above - a house with a bike room (known to normals as a walk-out basement).

Then this - http://www.cervelo.com/en_us/bikes/2012/R5ca/

I came very close to buying an R3 last year even though I had already bought a frame and fork to build my current bike. Cervelo giving $1k off MSRP was a powerful incentive. Don't know how much longer Cervelo will be making a premium product now that they're a hair's width from being owned by Conglom-o or whoever (bonus points if you catch that reference).

ShawnoftheDread
07-13-2012, 12:18 PM
I'm a simple man with simple tastes. And a walkout basement.

http://sellwoodcycle.com/consign/52cm-van-dessel-gin-trombones-1800/

jabberwocky
07-13-2012, 12:21 PM
Honestly, I already have the bike I was coveting for a while. My Ibis Mojo HD:

http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/2786/simg2401.jpg

dasgeh
07-13-2012, 12:29 PM
Oh crap, this thread is gonna be dangerous.

But good for Friday. (And thanks, I take this as a compliment).


a house with a bike room (known to normals as a walk-out basement).

That's why we have a 2 car garage, although we only own 1 car. And why we made storage space our of the space under the landing of the staircase -- perfect height for bikes, fits about 4.

Thanks for the links on a wishing-I-were-outside-all-day type of Friday.

Bilsko
07-13-2012, 01:03 PM
Well, there goes the rest of my afternoon.

A few years back there was an outfit in Texas building custom frames - Moyer Cylces: One of the frames had this beautiful criss-cross design for the seat stays:
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Looks like this close up:
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OneEighth
07-13-2012, 01:15 PM
Holy smokes! That looks like a very tall frame. Tim Kelley might even fit that.

Bilsko
07-13-2012, 01:23 PM
Unfortunately they closed up shop and are no longer building any frames...and the webpages is not coming up on the Wayback machine, so I don't have any details. Great looking bike, for whoever out there is riding it

DaveK
07-13-2012, 01:27 PM
I would already own this if I had somewhere to put it. Decked out with Velo Orange racks & fenders & assorted whatnot.

http://www.linusbike.com/models/gaston-5/

vvill
07-13-2012, 01:28 PM
I would like a Moots/Seven/Lynskey CX build but then I wouldn't want to lock it up anywhere. So failing that, maybe a Soma Double Cross DC.


Also, a dedicated commuter with a front dynohub, belt drive, disc brakes, pretty fenders and Alfine 11 would be nice. I probably wouldn't want to lock it up anywhere either though.

txgoonie
07-13-2012, 01:55 PM
I'm a girl. I want a Sweetpea.

http://www.sweetpeabicycles.com/lust/the-a-line/

jopamora
07-13-2012, 02:02 PM
I would like a Moots/Seven/Lynskey CX build but then I wouldn't want to lock it up anywhere. So failing that, maybe a Soma Double Cross DC.


Also, a dedicated commuter with a front dynohub, belt drive, disc brakes, pretty fenders and Alfine 11 would be nice. I probably wouldn't want to lock it up anywhere either though.

I want the exact same thing in a commuter, but can we find it for under $1k?

This (http://planitmetro.com/2012/05/14/grand-opening-college-park-bike-ride/)would be nice at more stations.

vvill
07-13-2012, 02:10 PM
I want the exact same thing in a commuter, but can we find it for under $1k?

This (http://planitmetro.com/2012/05/14/grand-opening-college-park-bike-ride/)would be nice at more stations.

Unfortunately I think it's closer to $2k still... hence why I wouldn't want to lock it up. Maybe in a few more years they'll be more ubiquitous.

I watched a video demo of that a few months ago. Seems like a nice amenity but it's not really necessary for me - I'm fine riding and locking a beater bike at Metro for the rare times I ride it.

OneEighth
07-13-2012, 02:20 PM
Unfortunately I think it's closer to $2k still... hence why I wouldn't want to lock it up.
Even with ebay, it gets really hard to stay sub $2k when putting something together.

dasgeh
07-13-2012, 02:34 PM
Also, a dedicated commuter with a front dynohub, belt drive, disc brakes, pretty fenders and Alfine 11 would be nice. I probably wouldn't want to lock it up anywhere either though.

http://www.bikesbest.eu/shop/Holland-Nostalgiefahrrad/Simplex-Hollandrad-Tchibo-Aktion::713.html

3-speed, chain guard, fenders, dynahub, step through, upright riding style ("dutch bike"), steel

It was sold at Tchibo, a German coffee shop that carries a rotating stock of themed non-coffee goods. I believe the original price was around E300. I miss living in Europe...

Greenbelt
07-13-2012, 02:37 PM
http://www.konaworld.com/asphalt_simplicity.cfm?content=minute

Bilsko
07-13-2012, 02:38 PM
Unfortunately I think it's closer to $2k still... hence why I wouldn't want to lock it up. Maybe in a few more years they'll be more ubiquitous.



The BMC's look really slick. They list CycleLife as a Dealer - anyone know if they have any Alfine's in stock for testing?

These guys also seem to have a stable of belt-drive internally geared hub rides: http://www.joe-bike.com/ - I'm thinking the Norco and Civia brands. Any word on build quality?


Separately, on my list of Coveted bikes ( I know, I know, everyone else on Bikeforums has linked to this bike at some point in the past 5 years...)
I'd be happy giving my money to Mr. Yamaguchi for just about any of his frames.

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Dirt
07-13-2012, 03:18 PM
This bike talks dirty to me.
http://www.co-motion.com/index.php/singles/divide

KelOnWheels
07-13-2012, 04:08 PM
This: http://www.joe-bike.com/commuter-bikes/spot-bikes-sprawl/

This: http://allcitycycles.com/bikes/space_horse

This: http://www.rivbike.com/product-p/f-hilsen.htm

This: http://salsacycles.com/bikes/casseroll/

I do not spend any time thinking about bikes. No sir, I do not.

Oh and these are cool: http://www.paper-bicycle.com/

And these too: http://www.retrovelo.de/

rcannon100
07-13-2012, 05:30 PM
Scraper Bike!


The bicyclists who weaves all over the road in front of motorists is asking for trouble. He confuses the motorists. And he acts as though he might be confused himself.

Scraper bike!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaxuB1jIOYk&feature=colike

Bilsko
07-15-2012, 09:08 AM
I had forgotten about these bikes:
http://www.innercitybikes.com/bikes/

Added to my covet list.

KelOnWheels
07-15-2012, 12:16 PM
Scraper Bike!



Scraper bike!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaxuB1jIOYk&feature=colike

That's awesome. I hope that guy gets his bike shop someday.

Justin Antos
07-15-2012, 10:23 PM
Drool...

http://salsacycles.com/bikes/casseroll/

Greenbelt
07-16-2012, 06:25 AM
I don't know if it's a covet really, but I'd rejoice on the day when all water bottles had a standard cap size and thread.

KelOnWheels
07-16-2012, 12:37 PM
I want this bike rack: http://blog.2modern.com/2012/07/is-this-the-best-bike-rack-of-all-time.html

And also one of these, and a house to put it in: http://inhabitat.com/shimmering-chandeliers-made-from-recycled-bike-parts/

TwoWheelsDC
07-16-2012, 01:57 PM
I live a sad, sad life, because I really really want this...

http://pet.imageg.net/graphics/product_images/pPETS-12811723_alternate1_dt.jpg

Thankfully, my commuter dreams are fulfilled, but the little roadie in me really wants this...thankfully, my covetousness is relatively modest.

http://citybikes.com/images/library/large/cdale_synapse_carbon5_blk_11_m.jpg

DSalovesh
07-16-2012, 04:44 PM
I still kick myself for being a starving artist when I could have had one of these for $600 - back in the late 80's or early 90's:

http://www.pedersen-bike.dk/pedersenbikes.htm

Around Chicago in those days there were TWO shops that had 'em on the floor and ready to roll out the door. One's still around but they don't do anything like that anymore (Lickton's), and I wish I knew what happened to the other. They even had a custom ironwork gate on the front door in the shape of a Pedersen.

vvill
07-16-2012, 04:58 PM
I still kick myself for being a starving artist when I could have had one of these for $600 - back in the late 80's or early 90's:

http://www.pedersen-bike.dk/pedersenbikes.htm

Around Chicago in those days there were TWO shops that had 'em on the floor and ready to roll out the door. One's still around but they don't do anything like that anymore (Lickton's), and I wish I knew what happened to the other. They even had a custom ironwork gate on the front door in the shape of a Pedersen.

Reminds me a bit of the Strida folding bikes (but probably a lot more rideable).
http://www.polkadot.it/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/strida2.jpg

Another of my potential covets (love the colour as well as most of the build):
http://www.redlinebicycles.com/uploaded/dynamic/1318/Metro-classic-thumb_800.jpg

rcannon100
07-16-2012, 05:38 PM
I live a sad, sad life, because I really really want this...

http://pet.imageg.net/graphics/product_images/pPETS-12811723_alternate1_dt.jpg

Thankfully, my commuter dreams are fulfilled, but the little roadie in me really wants this...thankfully, my covetousness is relatively modest.

http://citybikes.com/images/library/large/cdale_synapse_carbon5_blk_11_m.jpg

Oh Oh! So do I! Any raging opinions on the street????? I am looking at the Hound About Trailer.

One problem I am having is how to attach it / hitch it to my bike. With a pannier rack on my urban bike, there is not much room for a hitch. Thus I am thinking of buying a simple road bike so that I can go on rides with my dog. A regular in the forum promises me I wont blow out my knees.


http://youtu.be/VSpFzvGSW1I

jrenaut
07-16-2012, 05:52 PM
I haven't done much research, since I'm not in the market yet, but I think what I want is a custom steel frame. This bike (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bishopbikes/sets/72157606190322128/) from Bishop Bikes in Baltimore is a nice example.`

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3024/2672290465_44714eabed.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bishopbikes/2672290465/)
lfernandez-DSC03950-w (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bishopbikes/2672290465/) by bishopbikes (http://www.flickr.com/people/bishopbikes/), on Flickr

KLizotte
07-16-2012, 08:01 PM
I highly recommend the book It's All About the Bike by Robert Penn to anyone thinking of pursuing a custom made bike. A surprisingly entertaining and informative account of a guy travelling around the world putting together his dream bike.

jrenaut
07-16-2012, 08:25 PM
I highly recommend the book It's All About the Bike by Robert Penn to anyone thinking of pursuing a custom made bike. A surprisingly entertaining and informative account of a guy travelling around the world putting together his dream bike.
That sounds like an awful book. It's going to make me want to build the perfect bike even more than I do now. At the moment my willpower is strong enough to resist . . .

Bilsko
07-16-2012, 08:34 PM
I just came across Bishop's work the other day. This CX bike he made is stunning:
http://www.cycleexif.com/bishop-bikes-cyclocros

For more custom work, see Horse Cycles, up in Brooklyn. Some good looking builds there too. And kind of cool to say that you rode a Horse along the 15th st cycletrack. Or, better yet, rode to #fridaycoffeeclub on a Horse.

jrenaut
07-16-2012, 09:08 PM
Definitely a sexy bike.

My only worry with a really nice custom frame is that I'd be afraid to ride it outside. It would look great hanging on my wall, but if I took it outside, it might get dirt on it or something.

GuyContinental
07-17-2012, 07:40 AM
I just came across Bishop's work the other day. This CX bike he made is stunning:
http://www.cycleexif.com/bishop-bikes-cyclocros

Wow. The details on that thing are amazing- super pretty, super classic... it'll look even better with a patina from some use.

(and I want to know where I can get a kickstand that looks like a stick... oh wait... that IS a stick!)

Bilsko
07-17-2012, 07:44 PM
I will be coveting this today:

http://www.cycleexif.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/edoz-bicycles-1.jpg
http://www.cycleexif.com/edoz-bicycles

PotomacCyclist
07-17-2012, 07:57 PM
I'd like to get a quality bamboo-frame bike someday. Partly because of the novelty and partly because it almost sounds like a better set-up than carbon fiber.

I wouldn't mind getting a nice high-end tri bike, but I don't think about gear as much as I did when I first started out. Some of the prices are ridiculous, such as the carbon-fiber pedals. I guess it can help a pro cyclist or triathlete save a few seconds, but I'm never going to be in that category.

I would like to get race wheels at some point. My current wheels are basic, heavy ones with lots of spokes. I'm not that heavy so I could get away with a light wheel with fewer spokes without wearing down the wheels.

Of course, if someone wanted to donate a brand new, size-appropriate Felt DA, Trek Speed Concept, Cervelo P5 or similar bike, I wouldn't turn it down...

SteveTheTech
07-18-2012, 06:29 AM
Ever since I was a kid I wanted a Mclauren F1, then I coveted the Mclauren Benz, now I would settle for a Mclauren Venge

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6126/5937054481_95a5f86231.jpg
http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bikes/road/venge/s-worksmclarenvenge

and just for fun a Titanium triplet tandem from Litespeed
http://imgs.inkfrog.com/pix/bbcbikes/IMG_1515.JPG
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Litespeed-Taliani-Triplet-Ti-Road-Bike-Tandem-NEW-Rare-/290597426134?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item43a8f4d3d6#ht_1158wt_1166

(sold for $75k new)

One last thing, I got nothing done for an hour and change after finding this thread, thanks all :)
The Cervelo ca Mmmm then things I'd do to a bike like that....

KelOnWheels
07-18-2012, 08:08 AM
I just came across Bishop's work the other day. This CX bike he made is stunning:
http://www.cycleexif.com/bishop-bikes-cyclocros


I'll be in my bunk. ;)

Bilsko
07-18-2012, 08:23 AM
I'll be in my bunk. ;)

I think its the cross tires that make this bike look so good. I'm sure it'd be nice with regular roadies, but there's something about those tires.

KelOnWheels
07-18-2012, 08:35 AM
I think its the cross tires that make this bike look so good. I'm sure it'd be nice with regular roadies, but there's something about those tires.

Totally. The cross tires with the little bit of dirt on them. Lets you know you can take that bike out and ride it instead of just hanging it on the wall. :)

And the stick. :D

Bilsko
07-18-2012, 08:56 AM
Hey there's nothing wrong with hanging a bike on the wall! http://img.tapatalk.com/4437d233-c08f-79d2.jpg

jopamora
07-18-2012, 09:52 AM
Hey there's nothing wrong with hanging a bike on the wall! http://img.tapatalk.com/4437d233-c08f-79d2.jpg

But what about a pedestal?

ShawnoftheDread
07-18-2012, 10:30 AM
Beech rims! Think I could get those in a walnut, or oiled teak?
http://www.cycleexif.com/townsend-grass-track

Bilsko
07-18-2012, 12:32 PM
But what about a pedestal?

Alas, the closest I could find to a pedestal. And oh boy do I covet this:
http://theknifeandsaw.com/KSItemDetail.php?PC=Y&II=2

vvill
07-18-2012, 03:44 PM
Hey there's nothing wrong with hanging a bike on the wall! http://img.tapatalk.com/4437d233-c08f-79d2.jpg

I think I have the same hanger (used for tires/tubes/wheels) in my laundry.

Bilsko
07-18-2012, 04:47 PM
Was the least conspicuous, long-reach hook I could find. Those are 44 bullhorns that I had to accommodate
Replacing them with 38 road bars this week.

jabberwocky
07-18-2012, 05:32 PM
Beech rims! Think I could get those in a walnut, or oiled teak?
http://www.cycleexif.com/townsend-grass-track

Oh man, combine those with one of the Renovo hardwood frames!

http://www.renovobikes.com/storage/R4-Black-Side.jpg

PotomacCyclist
07-18-2012, 06:37 PM
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The new Aston Martin One-77 superbike. Available for the low, low price of 25,000.

Integrated front and rear LED lights. Hydraulic disc brakes. Onboard electronics that track over 100 channels of data. Leather bar tape. Endorsement by Q Branch and James Bond. What more could you want?

http://www.cyclingnews.com/features/aston-martin-launches-one-77-superbike

Note: As of this date, front-mounted machine guns and antitank missiles are not yet available as options.

JorgeGortex
07-18-2012, 07:13 PM
You mean like mine:

136813691370

http://www.bamboosero.com/

Meet the affectionately named "Boocicle." I fell in love with the bikes when I saw an article about them somewhere. About a year later I had her tooling along the WO&D. I ride her mostly to commute to work in Old Town from Arlington and just bopping around, although I admit I can't work up the nerve to lock her up in front of the grocery store or something. I've had people shadow me along the trail trying to figure out what I was riding, and one guy who recognized the brand as he was from Ghana where my frame was made. So you can say I used to covet a bamboo bike. :-) I'm lucky enough to have a Cannondale CAAD9 frame and an old '96 or '97 hard tail StumpJumper too. None are seeing the use they should!

Now, I focus my coveting on: http://fireflybicycles.com/ Absolutely gorgeous... and out of my price range for now.

JorgeGortex


I'd like to get a quality bamboo-frame bike someday. Partly because of the novelty and partly because it almost sounds like a better set-up than carbon fiber.

I wouldn't mind getting a nice high-end tri bike, but I don't think about gear as much as I did when I first started out. Some of the prices are ridiculous, such as the carbon-fiber pedals. I guess it can help a pro cyclist or triathlete save a few seconds, but I'm never going to be in that category.

I would like to get race wheels at some point. My current wheels are basic, heavy ones with lots of spokes. I'm not that heavy so I could get away with a light wheel with fewer spokes without wearing down the wheels.

Of course, if someone wanted to donate a brand new, size-appropriate Felt DA, Trek Speed Concept, Cervelo P5 or similar bike, I wouldn't turn it down...

SteveTheTech
07-19-2012, 06:25 AM
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The new Aston Martin One-77 superbike.
Note: As of this date, front-mounted machine guns and antitank missiles are not yet available as options.

Holy crap, that's amazing. I hope that holds up slightly better than the cars. Of course they cannot publicly arm it...but if you know someone...;)


I fell in love with the bikes when I saw an article about them somewhere. About a year later I had her tooling along the WO&D.

That's awesome. Does it ride mostly like a traditional bike?

If headed down the wooden road (with unlimited funds) I think I would have to go with this.

http://www.coolhunting.com/2011/06/07/sano-bike-image1.jpg
http://www.coolhunting.com/design/sanomagic-wooden.php
Handmade by a Japanese shipbuilder from hollow mahogany. (the most recent model weighs about 17lbs)

Greenbelt
07-19-2012, 07:32 AM
http://districtbamboobikes.com/

The guy who makes these bikes in College Park brought one in to the shop recently. Cool guy and cool bike.

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KelOnWheels
07-19-2012, 08:03 AM
Note: As of this date, front-mounted machine guns and antitank missiles are not yet available as options.

... that you KNOW about. ;)

JorgeGortex
07-19-2012, 08:16 AM
I find that it is very comfortable for me. Absorbs shock well, and I never feel beat up after a ride, even if I go longer than I should before my fitness catches up. I'm pretty light at about 150+-, so its harder for me to flex any bike... so its stiff enough when I need to jam too. Its not super light @ 26 pounds, but good enough for my rides.

Sweet wood frame! Mahogany no less. Yeah, that is art.

JG




That's awesome. Does it ride mostly like a traditional bike?

If headed down the wooden road (with unlimited funds) I think I would have to go with this.

http://www.coolhunting.com/2011/06/07/sano-bike-image1.jpg
http://www.coolhunting.com/design/sanomagic-wooden.php
Handmade by a Japanese shipbuilder from hollow mahogany. (the most recent model weighs about 17lbs)

JorgeGortex
07-19-2012, 08:23 AM
Nice! Had no idea there was anyone local working in bamboo. I know there is a place in Brooklyn, NY where you can take classes and build your own frame in a weekend. Wonder how this guy got his start. I did like working with Bamboosero b/c I knew that I was also helping people start a business and earn in a living in a country where that is hard to do. Craig Calfee and team are doing some good things, and making some great bikes.


http://districtbamboobikes.com/

The guy who makes these bikes in College Park brought one in to the shop recently. Cool guy and cool bike.

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dasgeh
07-19-2012, 08:45 AM
District Bamboo really doesn't want to tell you how much their bikes cost. Looks like you can order them without knowing a price...

Greenbelt
07-19-2012, 09:45 AM
District Bamboo really doesn't want to tell you how much their bikes cost. Looks like you can order them without knowing a price...

My understanding is frames are about $1k, components and wheels can be spec'd to order. I believe Phillip said typical full bikes start about $2k.

He might be at potluck tonight, or at Jill and Yo's party on Saturday, so I'll ask for more detail. -Jeff

ShawnoftheDread
07-19-2012, 12:06 PM
Holy (Cro) Moly:
http://www.cycleexif.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/vanguard-yura-13.jpg

http://www.cycleexif.com/vanguard-yura

Bilsko
07-19-2012, 12:17 PM
Just fresh on the Cycleexif is this one - which I'm not sure I'dd add to my covet list:
http://www.cycleexif.com/holdsworth-69551

But, does anyone know what type of wheel skewers these are?
http://www.cycleexif.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/holdsworth-3.jpg

JorgeGortex
07-19-2012, 01:14 PM
His website says that frames start at $899. My bike, frame only was $695. Total cost was $2260. I was going to choose certain items myself, but they threw in a specialized saddle, Ergon grips, and tube/tires. I had my own Time ATAC pedals. I am happy to share the complete spec if anyone wants, just PM me.

JG


My understanding is frames are about $1k, components and wheels can be spec'd to order. I believe Phillip said typical full bikes start about $2k.

He might be at potluck tonight, or at Jill and Yo's party on Saturday, so I'll ask for more detail. -Jeff

jopamora
07-24-2012, 10:23 AM
An interesting DIY project. LED handlebars (http://learn.adafruit.com/led-bicycle-handlebars).

vvill
07-24-2012, 10:55 AM
An interesting DIY project. LED handlebars (http://learn.adafruit.com/led-bicycle-handlebars).

The good thing is there's plenty of fun LED strip options available that run off 12V thanks to those who like LED lights for their car! But 8xAAs = heavy battery pack, and annoying to replace/change. You can get standalone 12V battery packs though (although they're still heavy).




Anyway, right now I'm coveting 2013 bikes as new of them trickle in... lots of disc specific CX builds!

DSalovesh
07-24-2012, 12:19 PM
They're Campagnolo - the cones are stamped "BREV. CAMP."

Not too much searching found them as NOS for $80.

PotomacCyclist
07-24-2012, 07:57 PM
Though it's not as bright as the LED strips, BikeGlow is another option, mostly for the frame. I had a blue BikeGlow wire on my mountain bike. Unfortunately, it somehow got tangled up in my pedal cranks one evening and I ripped out the wire from the battery pack. I'm mostly riding the tri bike and CaBi this summer so I haven't gotten around to replacing the BikeGlow. Maybe by the winter.

Bilsko
07-24-2012, 08:31 PM
They're Campagnolo - the cones are stamped "BREV. CAMP."

Not too much searching found them as NOS for $80.

Awesome - I couldn't quite make out all the letters...I got as far as BREV.

Bilsko
07-24-2012, 08:34 PM
The good thing is there's plenty of fun LED strip options available that run off 12V thanks to those who like LED lights for their car! But 8xAAs = heavy battery pack, and annoying to replace/change. You can get standalone 12V battery packs though (although they're still heavy).




Anyway, right now I'm coveting 2013 bikes as new of them trickle in... lots of disc specific CX builds!

Any particular models for those disc CX builds?
I've got my eye on the Surly LHDT - b/c for some reason I'm thinking that disc brakes will be better for pulling a Chariot/Burley - or rather stopping with 30 lbs strapped to my chainstays.

On an unrelated note, I saw the BMC Alfine belt-drive setup (w/ hydraulics) at CycleLife (they have both the 8 and 11) and was tempted to test ride, but its too far out of my budget for now.

vvill
07-25-2012, 06:21 PM
The BMC urban model looks awesomely nice, but is absolutely not a good theft deterrent! And it needs drops.

No particular models, just whatever newS has trickled through so far. The only particular model (of anything) I was really intrigued by was the return of the GT Edge Ti. Alas, it costs as much as say, a Lynskey frame, so it's not feasible.

Bilsko
07-27-2012, 07:28 PM
Friday night coveting.
http://sixelevenbicycleco.com/images/sized/images/uploads/work/Bob2-928x500.jpg

KelOnWheels
07-28-2012, 09:02 AM
Friday night coveting.
http://sixelevenbicycleco.com/images/sized/images/uploads/work/Bob2-928x500.jpg

Gorgeous stuff.

Bilsko
08-01-2012, 07:17 PM
Kind of covet this $9 bicylce. Not used, not NOS...new. $9

http://boingboing.net/2012/08/01/the-9-cardboard-bicycle.html

[Edit: Yeah, I know - $9 to build, $60-$90 Retail]

jopamora
08-02-2012, 01:39 PM
Kinda cool (http://www.retrofitz.com/purchase.html) in a why didn't I think of that way.

ShawnoftheDread
08-06-2012, 11:11 AM
Lot of nice stuff here, including this Trek.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/veloclassique/6727638817/in/photostream/

chris_s
08-06-2012, 12:50 PM
Perhaps next birthday...

http://spotbrand.com/bikes/product-page/acme/

Certifried
08-08-2012, 08:02 PM
http://selleanatomica.com/products/titanico-x-details/

yes, ok ok, I'm whoring myself out for them. I already have 1, but it's not enough. I seriously need to get one for my road bike too.

jopamora
08-08-2012, 09:48 PM
http://selleanatomica.com/products/titanico-x-details/

yes, ok ok, I'm whoring myself out for them. I already have 1, but it's not enough. I seriously need to get one for my road bike too.

That cut out really really gives me the hebbie jebbies.

Bilsko
08-09-2012, 07:24 AM
http://selleanatomica.com/products/titanico-x-details/

yes, ok ok, I'm whoring myself out for them. I already have 1, but it's not enough. I seriously need to get one for my road bike too.

I've read some pretty good reviews. Sounds like you've been pleased with yours.
Do you spend a lot of time on any other type of saddle?

vvill
08-09-2012, 09:20 AM
I have a regular Selle Anatomica (Titanico, not the X). Heavy, and expensive but very comfortable for me, and I specifically wanted something with a cut-out. I had it on my hybrid for a bit. I have since shuffled it off, but it could make a comeback anytime. Like anytime I get a Civia Bryant or Spot Acme or Norco Ceres (set up with drops of course).

http://www.joe-bike.com/commuter-bikes/norco/ 11 speed Alfine with carbon belt drive, dropbar+shifters, BB7 disc brakes, front dynohub. :cool:

Of course, Alfine 11 Di2 is out now too...
http://www.bikeradar.com/news/article/shimano-alfine-di2-first-pictures-33229/

Dirt
08-09-2012, 10:24 AM
I love that Norco. Nice bike. :D

Not a bad deal the way they have it set up. 11 speed Alfine with drop bars and generator lights for $2200.

vvill
08-09-2012, 10:55 AM
I love that Norco. Nice bike. :D

Not a bad deal the way they have it set up. 11 speed Alfine with drop bars and generator lights for $2200.

Indeed! Hopefully in a few more years these lovely commuter specific builds will become more widespread and cheaper (and less steal-worthy). And lighter.

Dirt
08-09-2012, 11:44 AM
Indeed! Hopefully in a few more years these lovely commuter specific builds will become more widespread and cheaper (and less steal-worthy). And lighter.
When you consider that going to a bike shop and buying the Versa shifter and Alfine 11 rear hub alone would cost you over $1000, that bike is actually a steal.

I'd also add that anything that you're going to leave locked up somewhere would best be simple, look crappy and have a GREAT lock.... and also be something that you don't mind parting with.

Bilsko
08-14-2012, 11:48 AM
And now I move on to coveting bicycle lights. Rear lights, no less:
http://www.pedalconsumption.com/2012/08/review-knog-blinder-4v-pulse/
http://www.pedalconsumption.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/review-knog-blinder-4v-pulse2.jpg

KelOnWheels
08-22-2012, 02:19 PM
VERY IMPORTANT QUESTION:

Do I need this? Because I kinda think I do.

http://www.twinsix.com/gear/mens-tech/the-hellcats#2

JorgeGortex
08-22-2012, 02:25 PM
VERY IMPORTANT QUESTION:

Do I need this? Because I kinda think I do.

http://www.twinsix.com/gear/mens-tech/the-hellcats#2

Yes you do. I don't own any TwinSix gear, but love their attitude.

KelOnWheels
08-22-2012, 02:29 PM
Yes you do. I don't own any TwinSix gear, but love their attitude.

Their Humpday sales are tempty and dangerous.

I already have this one: http://www.twinsix.com/gear/womens-tech/the-school-girl-w-2012

jopamora
08-22-2012, 06:36 PM
Hopefully this is a better camera than a smartphone. It (http://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/coolpix/style/s800c/) has GPS and the Android app store. Strava and bike computer apps make it pretty cool.

Certifried
08-25-2012, 06:37 PM
I was coveting the Garmin 800. REI had a sale, $499 for the all-inclusive package with the heart-rate, speed, and cadence sensors. Cha-ching, REI, now I'm eating Top Ramen for a month

jrenaut
08-25-2012, 07:57 PM
Hopefully this is a better camera than a smartphone. It (http://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/coolpix/style/s800c/) has GPS and the Android app store. Strava and bike computer apps make it pretty cool.
That thing is pretty cool, but until they give it a 4G data plan I don't think it's worthwhile. At least for me, it doesn't replace my phone, and it doesn't replace my DSLR. But they're heading in the right direction.

TwoWheelsDC
08-25-2012, 08:09 PM
I was coveting the Garmin 800. REI had a sale, $499 for the all-inclusive package with the heart-rate, speed, and cadence sensors. Cha-ching, REI, now I'm eating Top Ramen for a month

Hopefully you're a member...then you just call it an "investment" in your yearly dividend. That's how I justify my purchases at Performance..."it's practically like a savings account, honey!"

Certifried
08-26-2012, 06:36 AM
Yep, I'm a member, so um.. yeah, investment! haha Not that it matters with no wife or "serious" girlfriend right now :) To quote Mel Gibson, "freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeedoooooooommmmmmmmm".

I've been using my Droid Razr for a while now. I love its battery life, love Strava, etc. I hate that it won't navigate for me, and I'm sick of missing my turns. I also don't want to fork over a few hundred more to get Bluetooth 4 sensors so my phone can record everything. The sale, having another set of sensors for my second bike, made some sense.

In closing, none of the above matters. It's an electronic toy, I'm a geek. Resistance was futile.

Bilsko
08-26-2012, 07:52 AM
Ciiiii8oyee <----- what happens when your 15 mo old daughter gets ahold of your phone without you realizing.

Certifried
08-28-2012, 07:56 PM
hidden GPS tracker in the stem!!

http://www.integratedtrackers.com/GPSTrack/Spybike.jsp

um, yes please

dasgeh
08-28-2012, 09:48 PM
hidden GPS tracker in the stem!!

http://www.integratedtrackers.com/GPSTrack/Spybike.jsp

um, yes please

Awesome. I also foresee uses for teenagers who try to sneak out and use the bike to get around...

vvill
08-29-2012, 09:47 AM
Ciiiii8oyee <----- what happens when your 15 mo old daughter gets ahold of your phone without you realizing.

A few years ago my kid (when 1 yo) managed to purchase something via my xbox controller (with the TV off). I was at work and got an email confirmation. Luckily it was only a $1 purchase.

KelOnWheels
08-29-2012, 11:18 AM
A few years ago my kid (when 1 yo) managed to purchase something via my xbox controller (with the TV off). I was at work and got an email confirmation. Luckily it was only a $1 purchase.

Can I borrow your kid next time I need to DL an XBox game? ;)

Bilsko
08-29-2012, 01:43 PM
A few years ago my kid (when 1 yo) managed to purchase something via my xbox controller (with the TV off). I was at work and got an email confirmation. Luckily it was only a $1 purchase.
Yeah and a couple months ago the closed captioning got turned on on the cable box (not the TV, mind you, the cable box). It took me a while of forum searching to discover that the only way to toggle the CC on that particular model of box meant having the box off and the hitting a 3 or 4 button combo to access the 'secret' menu. All told about 5 or 6 button presses.

Now I'm not saying that it was my daughter, but I don't think anybody else would have gone to all that trouble.


Back to coveting. This post (http://www.novemberbicycles.com/blog/2012/8/28/euro-and-interbike-predictions.html), over at November Bicycles, highlights a few of the expected items at Eurobike and Interbike.

Wireless shifters integrated into your gloves so you shift by pressing anywhere your hands happen to be on the bars.
1609

Oh and Real-time Strava apps. That would be great, too.

vvill
08-30-2012, 07:28 AM
Wireless shifters integrated into your gloves so you shift by pressing anywhere your hands happen to be on the bars.

I was thinking of something like this the other day when I was out riding! I've been riding with hands closer together (near the stem) a lot lately because I haven't been shifting as much and I figured it would be the next logical step to be able to shift from anywhere.

Bilsko
08-30-2012, 06:11 PM
I know that the seat stay connecting to top tube instead of seat tube is not entirely new, but I kind of like the look of these Volagi bikes - I dont care much for the carbon road, but the steel road/CX looks covet-able.
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/874048428/the-viaje-bicycle-engineered-for-adventure - $600-ish for the frameset isn't too bad, either.
http://s3.amazonaws.com/ksr/assets/000/116/670/6ca835bd579c78f75c470fedc2f2df68_large.jpg?1345095 259

KelOnWheels
08-30-2012, 09:12 PM
Those are cool. I actually like the curved top tube on those with the way it flows into the seat stays, and I usually dislike the look of curved top tubes.

JorgeGortex
08-31-2012, 08:22 AM
I know that the seat stay connecting to top tube instead of seat tube is not entirely new, but I kind of like the look of these Volagi bikes - I dont care much for the carbon road, but the steel road/CX looks covet-able.
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/874048428/the-viaje-bicycle-engineered-for-adventure - $600-ish for the frameset isn't too bad, either.
http://s3.amazonaws.com/ksr/assets/000/116/670/6ca835bd579c78f75c470fedc2f2df68_large.jpg?1345095 259

Yeah, I had heard of Volagi and bookmarked their site long before Specialized took them to court. Glad they are still going and hope I can throw some money their way one of these days. An all day, smooth riding, road frame sounds great and I like the looks too. Unique!

NicDiesel
08-31-2012, 09:43 AM
The two things on my wish list right now are:

- Garmin: no idea but something that will do what my iPhone does with Strava but with a HRM and a cadence tracker.
- Felt Z3. Saw a guy hammering one on Crystal Drive the other day and just loved the look.

http://www.feltbicycles.com/Resources/ProductPhotos/Bikes/felt-bicycles-Z3_USA_V2-sm.png

Bilsko
08-31-2012, 10:00 AM
Cross bike, check.
Steel frame, check.
Single Speed Belt Drive, check.
Eccentric BB, check.



https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151185273981131.498531.76093966130&type=3
https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/s720x720/292921_10151185275046131_101022125_n.jpg

TwoWheelsDC
08-31-2012, 10:30 AM
The two things on my wish list right now are:

- Garmin: no idea but something that will do what my iPhone does with Strava but with a HRM and a cadence tracker.
- Felt Z3. Saw a guy hammering one on Crystal Drive the other day and just loved the look.

http://www.feltbicycles.com/Resources/ProductPhotos/Bikes/felt-bicycles-Z3_USA_V2-sm.png

Stay away from Revolution Cycles if you like Felts...I made the mistake of looking at the F5 (which of course, was in my size) while my wife was looking at jerseys. Took all my willpower not to order up a test ride!

Tim Kelley
08-31-2012, 10:38 AM
Stay away from Revolution Cycles if you like Felts...I made the mistake of looking at the F5 (which of course, was in my size) while my wife was looking at jerseys. Took all my willpower not to order up a test ride!

That's where I got my Felt: http://www.flickr.com/photos/timkelley/sets/72157628801086311/

Tri360, the new shop in West Arlington, also carries them too.

Bilsko
09-08-2012, 08:23 AM
My coveting has reached new levels. I want to have a wall with dozens of cog rings in my house. From that same photo gallery, I wouldn't mind that Pinarello TT bike - not that I'd have any use for it, but it kind of looks like a Star Wars X-Wing.
1691
http://www.teamsky.com/gallery/0,27401,17548_7876376,00.html#photo=0

KelOnWheels
09-11-2012, 04:05 PM
Today has been long and stressful and I didn't get a proper lunch break and I don't even have a ride home on the bike to look forward to. :mad:

Have a robins' egg blue 50 cm Surly Cross-Check with orange cable housing and orange Ortleib panniers and black & white spiral-wrapped bar tape and a black Brooks saddle (as I just saw the last two on a Raleigh over by Oyamel and thought it looked very nice) bathed, oiled, and brought to my rooms.

Wait, what?

Bilsko
09-11-2012, 05:10 PM
... and brought to my rooms.



That's where you went overboard. I could have accepted bathed, oiled (Pedro's Syngrease, yes?), and the black Brooks saddle. But *rooms* ?! Stop. Just stop.

But just so you know, bike room service is a thing:
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7034/6431664053_87b4c5d952_z.jpg

Dirt
09-11-2012, 05:16 PM
http://www.boxcycles.com/index.php?splash=1

KelOnWheels
09-11-2012, 07:12 PM
Bake feets! Someone should ride up & down the MVT with one and sell hot cocoa and pastries in the mornings. I think that would be nice. (At night they could have sausages & beer.)

I maintain that a one bedroom apartment counts as "rooms", as there is the room what is the bedroom, and the room what is not the bedroom. ;)

Dirt
09-12-2012, 09:54 AM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2622/4128496562_95a4c4d2cf_z.jpg
I love the Retrotecs. I'm likely going to have to have them build me a Twin MTB fixie based upon the new 29+ wheel standard this winter.

ShawnoftheDread
09-12-2012, 10:10 AM
Have a robins' egg blue 50 cm Surly Cross-Check with orange cable housing and orange Ortleib panniers and black & white spiral-wrapped bar tape and a black Brooks saddle (as I just saw the last two on a Raleigh over by Oyamel and thought it looked very nice) bathed, oiled, and brought to my rooms.

Wait, what?

My wife declared that Surley's robin's egg blue was the exact color she wanted for our dining room walls. I suggested buying a cross check and hanging it on one of those nice shelf racks every evening. No dice.

Bilsko
09-12-2012, 10:44 AM
My wife declared that Surley's robin's egg blue was the exact color she wanted for our dining room walls. I suggested buying a cross check and hanging it on one of those nice shelf racks every evening. No dice.

But honey, the bike blends in with the wall...you can't even see that its there!

Bilsko
09-12-2012, 12:11 PM
Wow, and I thought *I* coveted bikes:

http://youtu.be/GKgQIGzrm2I

ShawnoftheDread
09-12-2012, 12:30 PM
Hey kid, more pedalling and less dancing, please. Also, the proper-bike-fit crowd's going to be annoyed.

dasgeh
09-12-2012, 12:46 PM
OMG, that is amazing. And the bike's not bad either.

jopamora
09-12-2012, 01:31 PM
Drool (http://weather.weatherbug.com/VA/Arlington-weather/weather-cams/local-cams.html?zcode=z6286&stat=ARMNG&camera_id=ARMNG)

Bilsko
09-14-2012, 10:01 AM
A Dirt-worthy Covet for me this morning:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/colossi/sets/72157631532351279/with/7984722962/
1706

KelOnWheels
09-19-2012, 07:58 PM
Saw an All-City Big Block parked outside Five Guys today, its deep red metallic finish sparkling in the sun. It were gerrrrrrrrrrrjus.

The best part was when I came outside with my tasty lunch, the owner was unlocking it so I got to compliment him on his bike and be all bike geeky for a second. :)

Looked very much like this one: http://flic.kr/p/6YCNti

jrenaut
09-19-2012, 08:15 PM
I was cleaning my chain and whatnot last night, and every time I do that, I think, "I want to ditch this bike and get a fixed gear with no derailleurs and no big cassette and no fenders and maybe just one little brake and just simple". Then I bike up the hill by Meridian Hill Park and remember that I'm not in shape to do that on a fixie, and I can't pull the kids in the trailer on a fixie, and I've never even ridden a fixie.

But a custom-built steel frame, dayglo orange with maybe some puke green bar tape, bomb-proof 23mm tank treads . . . Covet.

Also, this is my 666th forum post, so think fluffy pink bunny thoughts.

thecyclingeconomist
09-20-2012, 02:50 PM
I was cleaning my chain and whatnot last night, and every time I do that, I think, "I want to ditch this bike and get a fixed gear with no derailleurs and no big cassette and no fenders and maybe just one little brake and just simple". Then I bike up the hill by Meridian Hill Park and remember that I'm not in shape to do that on a fixie, and I can't pull the kids in the trailer on a fixie, and I've never even ridden a fixie.

But a custom-built steel frame, dayglo orange with maybe some puke green bar tape, bomb-proof 23mm tank treads . . . Covet.

Also, this is my 666th forum post, so think fluffy pink bunny thoughts.

Well, I see you made it to your 667th post, so you're still OK...

How about getting a belt-drive and running the Shimano Alfine 11-speed internal? It's what I plan on after saving a bit o' money for my next upgrade to my frankensteiner-29er.

Bilsko
09-20-2012, 03:47 PM
I haven't seen pictures of the new Cinelli SS CX bike (at Interbike) yet, but I'm pretty much certain that I covet it

jrenaut
09-20-2012, 04:03 PM
Well, I see you made it to your 667th post, so you're still OK...

How about getting a belt-drive and running the Shimano Alfine 11-speed internal? It's what I plan on after saving a bit o' money for my next upgrade to my frankensteiner-29er.

I can't explain why I find belt-drive and internal hub unappealing, but I do. It's probably not rational, and what you're describing would probably make me happy. But I can't say that I covet it.

NicDiesel
09-20-2012, 04:30 PM
1724

This would be a totally ridiculous purchase but damn are these frames sexy.

Bilsko
09-20-2012, 05:37 PM
I haven't seen pictures of the new Cinelli SS CX bike (at Interbike) yet, but I'm pretty much certain that I covet it

Yep. Covet confirmed. This one wins the entire covet thread for me, today.
1725

vvill
09-20-2012, 07:06 PM
I like this one! Hydraulic disc brakes, Di2, single chainring with bashguard.

http://velonews.competitor.com/files/2012/09/113.jpg

Bilsko
09-21-2012, 10:40 AM
Bike storage covet:
http://www.selectism.com/2012/09/21/cherbi-quarterre-bike-accesories-furniture-for-london-design-week/

ShawnoftheDread
09-21-2012, 11:03 AM
Yep. Covet confirmed. This one wins the entire covet thread for me, today.
1725

Concur. Wish I had the legs for it.

Bilsko
09-27-2012, 06:44 PM
Been a few days since anything covetable has come along. Here's today's covet:
http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0155/6389/products/3_large.jpg



http://www.moment-industries.com/products/bone-burner-rotor

mstone
09-27-2012, 07:36 PM
Been a few days since anything covetable has come along. Here's today's covet:
http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0155/6389/products/3_large.jpg

http://www.moment-industries.com/products/bone-burner-rotor

Think of all the weight you could save by grinding off those skulls!

eminva
09-28-2012, 10:24 AM
Been a few days since anything covetable has come along. Here's today's covet:
http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0155/6389/products/3_large.jpg



http://www.moment-industries.com/products/bone-burner-rotor

Whatever you do, keep that thing away from Dirt -- he wouldn't have any fingers left at all!

Liz

Bilsko
09-28-2012, 12:13 PM
Since yesterday's covet was flaming skull & cross-bones related, today I'll go for something a little softer:
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8440/8021553250_6108228b65.jpg

Coming out next Feb/March from PDW, is the Swallow shaped bottle cage: http://bikeportland.org/2012/09/26/with-new-products-portland-design-works-is-hitting-their-stride-77958
PDW is definitely on a roll lately with some really good looking gear slated to come out over the next few months. The all-metal fenders look gooooooooood.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8177/8021550207_4a7154003f.jpg

Dirt
09-28-2012, 12:18 PM
Whatever you do, keep that thing away from Dirt -- he wouldn't have any fingers left at all!

Liz
My finger is growing back. :D

ShawnoftheDread
09-28-2012, 12:37 PM
Since yesterday's covet was flaming skull & cross-bones related, today I'll go for something a little softer:
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8440/8021553250_6108228b65.jpg

Coming out next Feb/March from PDW, is the Swallow shaped bottle cage: http://bikeportland.org/2012/09/26/with-new-products-portland-design-works-is-hitting-their-stride-77958
PDW is definitely on a roll lately with some really good looking gear slated to come out over the next few months. The all-metal fenders look gooooooooood.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8177/8021550207_4a7154003f.jpg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XM3vWJmpfo&feature=player_embedded#!

thecyclingeconomist
10-02-2012, 07:34 PM
Two fun things to covet in a rather "odd" stable of bikes: Why? Because they just are so far outside the norm...
A full suspension offroad ready recumbent:
1775
The Surly Moonlander:
1776

Bilsko
10-02-2012, 07:46 PM
The Surly Moonlander:
1776

Hmm... I'm torn - the Moonlander looks good, but I'm kind of partial to the Neck Romancer: http://surlybikes.com/bikes/neck_romancer_pug

thecyclingeconomist
10-02-2012, 07:49 PM
Hmm... I'm torn - the Moonlander looks good, but I'm kind of partial to the Neck Romancer: http://surlybikes.com/bikes/neck_romancer_pug

The tires on the moonlander are an OBSCENE 4.7" wide... mwhahaha... I love that! It's just stupid... which makes it worth coveting.

mstone
10-02-2012, 08:05 PM
The tires on the moonlander are an OBSCENE 4.7" wide... mwhahaha... I love that! It's just stupid... which makes it worth coveting.

It's not stupid, it's very practical in this region. You could go down the steps of congress, or the washington monument.

thecyclingeconomist
10-03-2012, 07:02 AM
Excellent point!

This is the most trek-ready moonlander I've seen equipped. Gnarly! http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m3ypauw3nT1qdxjrfo1_1280.png

Bilsko
10-03-2012, 07:17 AM
Excellent point!

This is the most trek-ready moonlander I've seen equipped. Gnarly! http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m3ypauw3nT1qdxjrfo1_1280.png

That front hub's output? Evidently measured in Jigawatts.

thucydides
10-03-2012, 08:06 AM
Neck Romancer? My kid would want that just for the Hobbit reference.

Bilsko
10-03-2012, 08:42 AM
1779
What's that you say? Is that a single piece stem+handlebar? Why yes, yes it is.
1778
Tasty.

thecyclingeconomist
10-03-2012, 02:00 PM
It's not stupid, it's very practical in this region. You could go down the steps of congress, or the washington monument.

I guess this idea has already been tried: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/23/Will_Robertson_of_the_Washington_Bicycle_Club_ridi ng_an_American_Star_Bicycle_down_the_steps_of_the_ United_States_Capitol_in_1885.jpeg/386px-Will_Robertson_of_the_Washington_Bicycle_Club_ridi ng_an_American_Star_Bicycle_down_the_steps_of_the_ United_States_Capitol_in_1885.jpeg

Dirt
10-03-2012, 02:23 PM
It isn't only bikes that can be coveted.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/shebicycles/8009982383

Greenbelt
10-03-2012, 03:50 PM
1783

thecyclingeconomist
10-03-2012, 03:58 PM
It isn't only bikes that can be coveted.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/shebicycles/8009982383

I covet the mountains I used to live at the foot of... These are just two of the 3 major descents (I didn't include the climbs of course) on my somewhat regular 56 mile loop. Argh!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cptNyXwH7I&feature=g-upl

Bilsko
10-09-2012, 11:51 AM
The Hail Satan Portuer. Apparently only available in depths-of-Hell-hot-pink:
http://prollyisnotprobably.com/old/assets_c/2011/11/IMG_8064-thumb-500x750-25645.jpg
http://cyclingwmd.blogspot.com/2011/11/my-yamaguchi-school-frame-and-more.html

Notice the Disc break on that HED3...

dasgeh
10-09-2012, 12:25 PM
Apparently only available in depths-of-Hell-hot-pink:

I know what to get Dirt for Christmas!

TwoWheelsDC
10-09-2012, 02:04 PM
Although I love my motorcycle, my lust for bicycles vastly overshadows it, and soon I will rid myself of it...I just don't ride it enough to justify keeping it, especially when I'd rather put that money into a road bike that almost certainly will be "more bike than I need". If being a Fred is wrong, I don't wanna be right...

It will be mine...oh yes, it will be mine...

http://www.cervelo.com/media/images/R3-34-f6b49304-dfb7-472f-a248-4b1754cafaef-0-960x480.jpg

KLizotte
10-09-2012, 04:11 PM
I covet the mountains I used to live at the foot of... These are just two of the 3 major descents (I didn't include the climbs of course) on my somewhat regular 56 mile loop. Argh!


Wow, that's a long arse ride up the mountain. Beautiful countryside though. How fast do most cyclists go on the way down?

Dirt
10-09-2012, 04:52 PM
It will be mine...oh yes, it will be mine...

http://www.cervelo.com/media/images/R3-34-f6b49304-dfb7-472f-a248-4b1754cafaef-0-960x480.jpg
I've had 3 full seasons on my R3 and I can honestly say that it is arguably the most fabulous bike I've ever ridden. Truly an amazing bike. I imagine it is even better with the BBRight bottom bracket.

thecyclingeconomist
10-09-2012, 09:10 PM
Wow, that's a long arse ride up the mountain. Beautiful countryside though. How fast do most cyclists go on the way down?

On the first descent I know people often hit 50+. On my Bacchetta Corsa SS, I topped out significantly over 60 (eek.) On the second I showed, it's pretty technical, so hitting upper 30s is about all one should do.

The second descent is called "the little dragon" by motorcyclists, and is an extremely popular ride because of the technical nature.

The climbs are spectacular! The first climb (the crux of it) is about 8 miles long with an average of 8% grade with a couple pitches of 14%. The second climb isn't as steep, but is longer by about a mile. The last climb is the shortest and easiest (that's why I do the loop in that direction).

Here is a quick clip from the best ride in my life: Yosemite during the unpublisized week where they only open to cyclists before tourist season. (Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10150790560843621&set=vb.573603620&type=2&theater) This was a hard ride. 72 miles with 9600ft. of climbing averaging about 8000ft. of elevation during the ride which makes breathing a bit tougher.

Bilsko
10-11-2012, 12:31 PM
Spurcycle's Grip Rings are pretty cheap covet-worthy at $1.50 a pop. Le link: http://spurcycle.com/
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7049/7065126193_f04a2cd828_b.jpg

Dirt
10-11-2012, 12:35 PM
Spurcycle's Grip Rings are pretty cheap covet-worthy at $1.50 a pop. Le link: http://spurcycle.com/
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7049/7065126193_f04a2cd828_b.jpg
They are good on casual bikes, but they don't stay still very well on mountain bikes that require grips not to move. Very cool looking though. Great for a townie!

dasgeh
10-12-2012, 09:24 AM
Not a bike, but soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo cool.

http://www.allmodern.com/FontanaArte-Tour-Table-3005-FON1124.html

Dirt
10-12-2012, 09:32 AM
Not a bike, but soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo cool.

http://www.allmodern.com/FontanaArte-Tour-Table-3005-FON1124.html
I'm so glad that shipping is free. :D

ShawnoftheDread
10-12-2012, 09:44 AM
Not a bike, but soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo cool.

http://www.allmodern.com/FontanaArte-Tour-Table-3005-FON1124.html

I can definitely make this for you for less. How does $4K sound? I'll even true the wheels.

thecyclingeconomist
10-12-2012, 04:11 PM
I can definitely make this for you for less. How does $4K sound? I'll even true the wheels.

I'm going to bid $1K... truing and shipping included (some assembly required).

Certifried
10-13-2012, 07:49 PM
http://i.imgur.com/3qEM7.jpg

mstone
10-14-2012, 05:14 AM
that's great! room for four kids and a parent. but, wow, that's a lot of water weight in the foreground.

KLizotte
10-15-2012, 12:34 AM
I want the seat that doesn't require pedaling (four seats, three cranks).

mstone
10-15-2012, 07:31 AM
I want the seat that doesn't require pedaling (four seats, three cranks).

Well, that one also doesn't seem to have anything to hold onto. I'd rather have the basket so I could just close my eyes and curl up.

dasgeh
10-15-2012, 09:17 AM
I love how every set of handlebars has a bell. I bet it's fun to be passed by that!

Bilsko
10-15-2012, 09:32 AM
I love how every set of handlebars has a bell. I bet it's fun to be passed by that!
http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_loazkfBb1j1qcjzcm.gif

-you have to watch the show to get that reference-

KS1G
10-15-2012, 12:18 PM
Yesterday on the W&OD, I was passed just east of Ashburn by someone wearing a well-known local team kit who was using a bike bell as a his "passing, on your left" warning. One sharp ding, unambiguous and clealry audible (at least if you're not wearing earbuds and don't have the volume cranked up to 11). Got to experience it twice (he pulled off at the Smiths Switch rest stop and passed me again a bit further east). Kudos to you, sir!

KelOnWheels
10-16-2012, 10:42 AM
Aw man, looks like Salsa isn't making the Casseroll this year. :( I'll have to cross it off my covet list.

ShawnoftheDread
10-16-2012, 10:59 AM
Aw man, looks like Salsa isn't making the Casseroll this year. :( I'll have to cross it off my covet list.

Usually discontinued model = discount. Does this not apply to bikes?

KLizotte
10-16-2012, 11:39 PM
http://www.etsy.com/listing/104798110/upcycle-nation-recycled-bike-table?ref=sr_gallery_31&ga_search_query=bike&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_page=3&ga_search_type=all

This table is only $350 clams:

1862

And this is a really cool light (http://www.etsy.com/listing/92499077/indifference-recycled-bike-lighting) (made from spokes and rims):

1863

jopamora
10-18-2012, 03:45 PM
I want this (http://www.costco.com/Aston-10%27-x-7.5%27--Wood-Shed.product.100003366.html?catalogId=10701&langId=-1&keyword=aston&storeId=10301#) so badly. I shouldn't complain since I have someplace inside to store bikes, but dragging it out of the basement isn't easy.

Bilsko
10-19-2012, 08:41 AM
This book of H. Cartier-Bresson photography looks nice and covetable:
http://asset2.itsnicethat.com/system/files/102012/507f11755c3e3c065b06757a/img_col_main/Rouleur-LEAD.jpg?1350505144
http://www.itsnicethat.com/articles/henri-cartier-bresson-rouleur

bluerider
10-19-2012, 09:00 AM
I find myself drawn to simple commuters with flair lately and I keep coming back to this.

1878

KelOnWheels
10-19-2012, 09:18 AM
Work is boring.

Designing funny-colored bikes is fun.

http://www.republicbike.com/shop.asp

mstone
10-19-2012, 09:21 AM
I find myself drawn to simple commuters with flair lately and I keep coming back to this.

1878

Handlebars are too high.

Certifried
10-19-2012, 12:07 PM
Handlebars are too high.
unless they're breaking the world hour record

http://www.velominati.com/the-rules/#44

KelOnWheels
10-19-2012, 02:15 PM
Look at the LUGS!!!

http://www.bgcycles.com/custom.html

1879

And the custom racks!!!!

That is a seriously gorgeous bike.

KelOnWheels
10-23-2012, 12:10 PM
These are nice l'il commuter bikes: http://blog.harriscyclery.com/two-womens-city-bikes-on-a-650-budget/

The Bobbin Birdie is adorabus.

Of course I already HAVE a 35-pound upright-position bike to commute on, so there's not much point in getting another one :)

Dirt
10-23-2012, 12:17 PM
It isn't often that I find a bike from a major manufacturer to put on a covet list... Here's the exception: http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bikes/multi-use/source/sourceeleven

I'm not happy because Specialized isn't a company that I really like very much, though some of their products (particularly their helmets) are EXTREMELY good.

That is a very cool bike. Me likey.

Dirt

KelOnWheels
10-23-2012, 12:26 PM
It isn't often that I find a bike from a major manufacturer to put on a covet list... Here's the exception: http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bikes/multi-use/source/sourceeleven

I'm not happy because Specialized isn't a company that I really like very much, though some of their products (particularly their helmets) are EXTREMELY good.

That is a very cool bike. Me likey.

Dirt

"Equipped with disc brakes and integrated lights, rack, and fenders."

What? A commuter bike that comes with commuting stuff on it? Where do they think we are, Europe?!

ShawnoftheDread
10-23-2012, 12:35 PM
It isn't often that I find a bike from a major manufacturer to put on a covet list...

It is hard to shop for the man who has everything.

Dirt
10-23-2012, 12:36 PM
What? A commuter bike that comes with commuting stuff on it? Where do they think we are, Europe?!
And we thought Communism was dead???? ;)

Other Covet: http://www.boxcycles.com/index.php?splash=1

I need to go to BicycleSpace and look closely at one and see if the handlebar can be flipped around backwards.

dasgeh
10-23-2012, 12:51 PM
Other Covet: http://www.boxcycles.com/index.php?splash=1

I need to go to BicycleSpace and look closely at one and see if the handlebar can be flipped around backwards.

So you could steer from the box?

We test rode the Christiana in London last year. It's a trike, which is a bit different. I'm sure you'd get used to it, but it definitely was... different... to ride. I know you ride slower with a cargo bike, but I'd still be a bit worried with the trike on all the hills and curves in ARL. That said, the bike felt safe.

Dirt
10-23-2012, 12:58 PM
We test rode the Christiana in London last year. It's a trike, which is a bit different. I'm sure you'd get used to it, but it definitely was... different... to ride. I know you ride slower with a cargo bike, but I'd still be a bit worried with the trike on all the hills and curves in ARL. That said, the bike felt safe.

Just like my recumbent trike, it isn't until you get it up on 2 wheels that the real fun begins. ;)

The warnings that came with my trike had all kinds of things that you should never do on it. That list included things like steering with the brakes, getting it up on 2 wheels (any two wheels), jumping, skidding, etc. I'm relatively sure that every ride that I've ever done on that trike has included at least 3, if not all of the listed things that should never be done on a recumbent trike. I don't necessarily set out to do these things.... they just sort of happened.

That said, my expectations of how a Christiana handles is very, very realistic. It is designed to carry 100kg in the box + a rider. If I get one, I'm sure I will push it a LITTLE beyond what it was designed to do, but I don't think it will be quite the crash-test-dummy-mobile that the recumbent trike has become for me.

PS: Oh yeah! I almost forgot my favorite no-no on the trike... Never corner so fast that you get it to slide or drift.... and REALLY don't do that while up on 2 wheels. (In my own defense, that maneuver was only done once and only done to avoid a car that jumped a curb onto the off-street path I happened to be riding at the time. PURELY self defense. It was cool to know that such a move was not only possible, but survivable for all involved. Don't try this stuff at home.

Greenbelt
10-23-2012, 01:03 PM
I think this would be my next commuter bike, if I needed a new commuter bike, which I don't!

I really like the brakes and I'm fine with Tiagra -- seems to work pretty reliably well when dirty/commutery/not-often-cleaned (although I've been having some issues since last Friday's rainstorm).

1903

Dirt
10-23-2012, 01:10 PM
So you could steer from the box?
I'm guessing that climbing over the bars and into the box while in motion would be one of those things that the company recommends not trying. Think how much more aerodynamic that would be though.... (Yes. I'm completely joking here.)

jwfisher3
10-23-2012, 01:21 PM
It isn't often that I find a bike from a major manufacturer to put on a covet list... Here's the exception: http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bikes/multi-use/source/sourceeleven

I'm not happy because Specialized isn't a company that I really like very much, though some of their products (particularly their helmets) are EXTREMELY good.

That is a very cool bike. Me likey.

Dirt

Dirt - I, like you, took a liking to this bike, even as, like you, I tend to shy away from The Great Corporate Behemoth that is Specialized. Talked to a couple of the high-end Specialized shops earlier this spring, and it turns out the Source Eleven is not really all that available. If one could even be ordered (and who buys a $3K bike without riding it first? Not even me.) there was no guarantee that one could be gotten. So I ride a much less cool (and undoubtedly heavier by orders of magnitude) commuter with a dynamo hub, etc. I'd just like to see more commuter bikes built up by bike companies - how about a Ridley cross bike with fenders and a dynamo hub, and that wonderful Supernova light? Oooo -sweet! Are you listening in Belgium?

Bilsko
10-23-2012, 01:48 PM
These Geekhouse CX bikes are kind of funky: http://www.geekhousebikes.com/bikes/cyclocross/
http://www.geekhousebikes.com/full/Cross/1.jpg

Dirt
10-23-2012, 01:54 PM
These Geekhouse CX bikes are kind of funky: http://www.geekhousebikes.com/bikes/cyclocross/
http://www.geekhousebikes.com/full/Cross/1.jpg
I've been a HUGE fan of Geekhouse bikes for years. They do some very, very cool stuff. I loved their brazed-on, raised-letter logos. Very sweet design touch. Their color palate is also to my liking.

Dirt
10-23-2012, 01:58 PM
Dirt - I, like you, took a liking to this bike, even as, like you, I tend to shy away from The Great Corporate Behemoth that is Specialized. Talked to a couple of the high-end Specialized shops earlier this spring, and it turns out the Source Eleven is not really all that available. If one could even be ordered (and who buys a $3K bike without riding it first? Not even me.) there was no guarantee that one could be gotten. So I ride a much less cool (and undoubtedly heavier by orders of magnitude) commuter with a dynamo hub, etc. I'd just like to see more commuter bikes built up by bike companies - how about a Ridley cross bike with fenders and a dynamo hub, and that wonderful Lumotec light? Oooo -sweet! Are you listening in Belgium?

I'm heartbroken. They nuked the Globe Live III... and it would have been recalled and sacked anyways. The world hates me. ;)

(Oh! And I make it a practice to never buy more than one $3000+ bikes without riding or seeing it first each year.)

Dirt
10-23-2012, 02:06 PM
Dirt - I, like you, took a liking to this bike, even as, like you, I tend to shy away from The Great Corporate Behemoth that is Specialized. Talked to a couple of the high-end Specialized shops earlier this spring, and it turns out the Source Eleven is not really all that available. If one could even be ordered (and who buys a $3K bike without riding it first? Not even me.) there was no guarantee that one could be gotten. So I ride a much less cool (and undoubtedly heavier by orders of magnitude) commuter with a dynamo hub, etc. I'd just like to see more commuter bikes built up by bike companies - how about a Ridley cross bike with fenders and a dynamo hub, and that wonderful Lumotec light? Oooo -sweet! Are you listening in Belgium?
Globe Roll 8 Rare with bars swapped for bull-horns? http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bikes/globe/roll/roll8rare

KelOnWheels
10-23-2012, 03:53 PM
I've been a HUGE fan of Geekhouse bikes for years. They do some very, very cool stuff. I loved their brazed-on, raised-letter logos. Very sweet design touch. Their color palate is also to my liking.

I'll just be over here adding the Woodhouse to my covet list...

1904

Bilsko
10-23-2012, 05:28 PM
The Oregon Handmade Bicycle Show is wrapping up - I spied one copper frame that looks soooo nice. Dont know anything about it, other than that I covet it.
1905
From this link, at Chris King's blog: http://cielo.chrisking.com/2012/10/23/the-oregon-handmade-bicycle-show/

vvill
10-23-2012, 08:02 PM
I think this would be my next commuter bike, if I needed a new commuter bike, which I don't!

I really like the brakes and I'm fine with Tiagra -- seems to work pretty reliably well when dirty/commutery/not-often-cleaned (although I've been having some issues since last Friday's rainstorm).

1903

That was on my recent shortlist but I couldn't get past the 130mm rear spacing (seems like manufacturers are split about 50/50 on 130/135). I want to be able to run 29er wheels (and possibly even 26" though not sure how that will turn out). I ended up with a 2013 Kona Jake with some upgrades. The other bikes on my list were the Redline Metro Classic (a bit heavy, no stock to test ride) and something based on Soma's Doublecross DC frame (frame warranty was only 2 or 3 years as compared to lifetime on the other brands). I think the straight round steel lines on both the Soma and Redline do look more pleasing than the tubing shapes on modern aluminium frames but I had to remember I bought the bike for riding. Besides, there will always be more covet.

skreaminquadz
10-24-2012, 07:19 AM
I'd diggin' this bike for a new winter ride. I hope to see a DC commuter on it this winter as it already sold ; )

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Moots-Fat-Bike-one-off-/330814301492?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&nma=true&si=m%2B0tzWZQnXLdYVRtIdFL4m0eRAs%3D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc

jwfisher3
10-24-2012, 09:43 AM
I'm heartbroken. They nuked the Globe Live III... and it would have been recalled and sacked anyways. The world hates me. ;)

(Oh! And I make it a practice to never buy more than one $3000+ bikes without riding or seeing it first each year.)

Right, then - how about this one? With the Rohloff hub, and high-end lights, etc. this bike would be $5K+, but this is the commuter bike I covet

http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/ttmetro.asp

Dirt
10-24-2012, 10:09 AM
Right, then - how about this one? With the Rohloff hub, and high-end lights, etc. this bike would be $5K+, but this is the commuter bike I covet

http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/ttmetro.asp
Yup. One of my first posts on this thread was about the Tout Terrain Amber, which is the 700c version of the Metro. I'd use an Alfine11 hub and drop bars, but the idea is similar. A buddy of mine has the 26" wheeled version decked out nicely. Truly lovely and useful bikes.

thecyclingeconomist
10-24-2012, 11:45 AM
Since many on here like good looking steel with nice lugs... I'm sure many have seen the 2009 Schwinn Paramount that was made of all stainless Reynolds 953. Truly a phenom (and $7K for the frameset). Man I wish I'd won the raffle!

1909 (http://cdn.mos.bikeradar.com/images/bikes-and-gear/frames/road/1234365519748-lmbysnht812h-800-75.jpg)

Click here for the article that outlines the bike's details. Yummy. (http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/category/frames/road/product/review-schwinn-paramount-70th-anniversary-frameset-09-34015)

Bilsko
11-06-2012, 12:04 PM
Today's covet. The bike, guys, not the bridge. Rizoma (http://www.rizoma77011.com/en-us/)

http://bikearlingtonforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=2017

KelOnWheels
11-06-2012, 12:29 PM
Today's covet. The bike, guys, not the bridge. Rizoma (http://www.rizoma77011.com/en-us/)



OK, that might make me like aluminum. MAYBE. :D

Bilsko
11-07-2012, 01:17 PM
Mmmm... how I covet these Death Spray Custom forks (http://www.the5thfloor.co.uk/2012/11/07/death-spray-custom-team-colour-way-forks/) so
http://www.the5thfloor.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/DSC-FORK-2-e1352313224552.jpg

vvill
11-08-2012, 10:24 AM
Price seems a little high but all the stock stuff is pretty nice
http://spotbrand.com/bikes/product-page/images/802

http://spotbrand.com/bikes/product-page/mod-disc-ss/

thecyclingeconomist
11-13-2012, 08:33 AM
http://vannicholas.com/ImageHandler.ashx?image=/Gallery/Zion29RH-01C-1493x956.jpg

dcv
11-13-2012, 01:22 PM
Price seems a little high but all the stock stuff is pretty nice
http://spotbrand.com/bikes/product-page/images/802

http://spotbrand.com/bikes/product-page/mod-disc-ss/

SSCX seems to be all the rage. The Civilan Le Roi Le Veut is a less expensive cromoly / chain version:
http://i1074.photobucket.com/albums/w408/barenecessities1/le_roi_le_veut-zoom2.jpg
http://www.ridecvln.com/bikes/le-roi-le-veut/

vvill
11-13-2012, 04:47 PM
Yeah I've seen the Civilian line-up but not a big fan of their BIG FRENCH WORD theme.

The Spot frame is "only" $1400 though. Surely supplying your own Gates Centertrack drive parts, fork (the Spot one is Al steerer-carbon legs, so plenty of other similar on the market) BB7s, crank, wheelset, and other standard parts you could build it for less than $3400? People often end up with their own saddle and handlebars / wrap anyway, and brake levers can be pretty cheap too.

dcv
11-13-2012, 05:01 PM
Yeah I've seen the Civilian line-up but not a big fan of their BIG FRENCH WORD theme.

The Spot frame is "only" $1400 though. Surely supplying your own Gates Centertrack drive parts, fork (the Spot one is Al steerer-carbon legs, so plenty of other similar on the market) BB7s, crank, wheelset, and other standard parts you could build it for less than $3400? People often end up with their own saddle and handlebars / wrap anyway, and brake levers can be pretty cheap too.

Funny ha-ha, I thought the big french words make it fancy

vvill
11-13-2012, 06:04 PM
Funny, I thought the big french words make it fancy

Maybe? I don't know, I don't really like flashy/gaudy designs on my bike. Or anything about a king.

Funny that SSCX is all the rage now. I spent some time over the weekend looking at some of them online for no particular reason. The full Spot build is supposedly <19lb which is nice for steel + disc brakes although their warranty isn't that generous for a $1400 frame. The All-City Nature Boy and Masi Speciale looked nice too although they're heavier, and Felt and Redline make Al SS CX bikes. I guess I should actually figure out if I do want to ride a SS let alone a SS CX first though... :rolleyes: I figure if I get a SS it should be a SS CX for the versatility of wider tires.

KelOnWheels
11-13-2012, 07:29 PM
Yeah I've seen the Civilian line-up but not a big fan of their BIG FRENCH WORD theme.


*snerk*

If/when I ever get a new bike, I might have to cut some custom lettering that says BIG FRENCH WORD. :D

Dirt
11-13-2012, 08:20 PM
Price seems a little high but all the stock stuff is pretty nice
http://spotbrand.com/bikes/product-page/images/802

http://spotbrand.com/bikes/product-page/mod-disc-ss/
Look at the component spec and frame info on the bike and you'll see why the price seems a little high. I'm picky as heck about how I'd build out a bike and honestly, there isn't much that I'd change on that bike. Everything is pretty close to top shelf for this kind of bike. I'm tempted!

DaveK
11-14-2012, 09:37 AM
Maybe? I don't know, I don't really like flashy/gaudy designs on my bike. Or anything about a king.

Funny that SSCX is all the rage now. I spent some time over the weekend looking at some of them online for no particular reason. The full Spot build is supposedly <19lb which is nice for steel + disc brakes although their warranty isn't that generous for a $1400 frame. The All-City Nature Boy and Masi Speciale looked nice too although they're heavier, and Felt and Redline make Al SS CX bikes. I guess I should actually figure out if I do want to ride a SS let alone a SS CX first though... :rolleyes: I figure if I get a SS it should be a SS CX for the versatility of wider tires.

My brother has a Nature Boy - it's a fun bike, rides great, and looks awesome. Wouldn't be my first choice as a race bike but as a do-everything bike it's great.

vvill
11-14-2012, 11:55 AM
Darn. I already have a do everything bike (or two) :(


If/when I ever get a new bike, I might have to cut some custom lettering that says BIG FRENCH WORD. :D

And ELITE! Which etymologically comes to us via Old French, apparently.


Look at the component spec and frame info on the bike and you'll see why the price seems a little high. I'm picky as heck about how I'd build out a bike and honestly, there isn't much that I'd change on that bike. Everything is pretty close to top shelf for this kind of bike. I'm tempted!

It is a nice spec, I agree. I might pay teh dollarz for that frame, maybe not $2000 more for the full thing though.

KelOnWheels
11-14-2012, 12:17 PM
And ELITE! Which etymologically comes to us via Old French, apparently.



So it will also be a BIG FRENCH WORD!

Now I want a BIG FRENCH WORD jersey. Who wants to start a cycling wear company with me? ;)

KelOnWheels
11-14-2012, 12:19 PM
My brother has a Nature Boy - it's a fun bike, rides great, and looks awesome. Wouldn't be my first choice as a race bike but as a do-everything bike it's great.

I keep looking at the Space Horse... I just wish it had disc brake attachment thingys. (I are technical!)

Greenbelt
11-14-2012, 01:20 PM
So it will also be a BIG FRENCH WORD!

Now I want a BIG FRENCH WORD jersey. Who wants to start a cycling wear company with me? ;)

2051

KelOnWheels
11-14-2012, 01:31 PM
Someone at work has these tires and they are awesome & stripey and I wants some!

2052

Because they would be amazing with the stripey jersey (http://www.elevengear.com/roadwear/traffic-master/traffic-master-jersey-long-sleeve-men-s.html)!

Except apparently they're lousy tires.

Oh well.

Bilsko
11-16-2012, 08:54 AM
Bike Pr0n indeed (http://www.the5thfloor.co.uk/category/bikeporn/)
http://www.the5thfloor.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/ono-e1353074745877.jpg

jwfisher3
11-16-2012, 10:27 AM
Maybe? I don't know, I don't really like flashy/gaudy designs on my bike. Or anything about a king.

Funny that SSCX is all the rage now. I spent some time over the weekend looking at some of them online for no particular reason. The full Spot build is supposedly <19lb which is nice for steel + disc brakes although their warranty isn't that generous for a $1400 frame. The All-City Nature Boy and Masi Speciale looked nice too although they're heavier, and Felt and Redline make Al SS CX bikes. I guess I should actually figure out if I do want to ride a SS let alone a SS CX first though... :rolleyes: I figure if I get a SS it should be a SS CX for the versatility of wider tires.

SSCX is pretty great, esp. for winter commuting. I had a Bianchi San Jose for a couple of seasons, and really wish I still had it, all the more since they discontinued building it

vvill
11-16-2012, 02:55 PM
I think I am going to investigate switching my slightly-too-large hybrid into a SS. Should be cheaper than buying a new bike. It shifts horribly right now anyway since the shifter cable housing has cracks in it.

KelOnWheels
11-20-2012, 09:52 AM
http://vimeo.com/36696485

Today I am coveting Copenhagen.

http://www.copenhagenize.com/2012/04/launching-copenhagens-bicycle.html

They have bike trains.

And footrests.

And CYKELSUPERSTIERS.

TwoWheelsDC
11-20-2012, 08:26 PM
I'm not even into track-style bikes, but holy hell...

http://d4nuk0dd6nrma.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/baum_acbs.jpg

vvill
11-26-2012, 09:15 PM
This (http://www.wabicycles.com/Lightning-SE_bike_spec.html) looks like ridiculously good value...
http://www.wabicycles.com/images/LSE-blue-wht-wall2.png

They're even producing their own dixie cog (http://www.wabicycles.com/dual-cog.html) soon.

dcv
11-26-2012, 09:24 PM
This (http://www.wabicycles.com/Lightning-SE_bike_spec.html) looks like ridiculously good value...
http://www.wabicycles.com/images/LSE-blue-wht-wall2.png

They're even producing their own dixie cog (http://www.wabicycles.com/dual-cog.html) soon.

Did they discontinue the Scandium frame Lightning? That was pretty light.

vvill
11-26-2012, 09:32 PM
Yeah they did. This isn't as exotic but the steel is supposedly one of the top grades. I'd think a sub-17 build wouldn't be too difficult with that frame.

*actually knows nothing about steel* *or SS/FG bikes*

Steve
11-27-2012, 01:55 PM
Aw man, looks like Salsa isn't making the Casseroll this year. :( I'll have to cross it off my covet list.

I remembered seeing that someone on here wanted the Casseroll, not sure the size you'd need, but I came accross one today on CL (please don't judge my daily CL search for a nice Surly or Salsa commuter): http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/bik/3437127407.html

KelOnWheels
11-27-2012, 03:01 PM
i remembered seeing that someone on here wanted the casseroll, not sure the size you'd need, but i came accross one today on cl (please don't judge my daily cl search for a nice surly or salsa commuter): http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/bik/3437127407.html

oh HELLO.

KelOnWheels
11-27-2012, 04:29 PM
So does that seem like a decent deal, O Wise and Knowledgeable Folks?

thecyclingeconomist
11-27-2012, 05:47 PM
So does that seem like a decent deal, O Wise and Knowledgeable Folks?

It doesn't seem that great to me; but that's because I think a titanium rack is a waste, and that this person shouldn't even be considering money spent on installation as part of their investment. Most people know how to turn a screwdriver / hex-key wrench, and that is quite literally all that is necessary for "installation." This is ALL bolt-on. Also, anyone that drops $760+ on a rear rack and canvas (non-waterproof) panniers is completely nutz (IMO).

The saddle is a loss in my opinion (it will be broken in by someone that ISN'T you.) Even if you oil-it and ride it, it will never give you the fit that a brooks saddle would if you were to buy it new and break it in yourself (which is kinda the whole point of a brooks saddle right?)

I would never leave my bike locked up without a lock going through both wheels, so the "anti-theft" skewers are a waste IMO.

The pedals are an odd "investment," as I don't know what was wrong with the stock platforms?

The only REAL add-on that I'd give a legit credit on would be the fenders, but those can be had for about $30. They ARE the only piece that installation can potentially be a pain with too, so it IS nice that they are already on the bike.

The "Super-powerful-rear-light" (I'm assuming it's a Planet-bike super-flash) is just OK if you are a regular commuter in traffic. Again, I am pretty sure you have your own lights, so I don't see the big deal.

So, I guess you can tell at this point whether I think this is a "GREAT" deal... not really. I assume this has Shimano Tiagra on it, which is pasable, but certainly will not have the longevity or accuracy in shifting of 105, and certainly not of Ultegra.

I think there are a lot better to be had for you if you are looking to spend around $1K. (I am sure others would disagree with absolutely everything I've said here.)

Bilsko
11-27-2012, 06:03 PM
I don't think there's anything in this photo that I don't covet.

Badass fixed gear of badassery.
Cool threads.
Open empty roads.
Desert landscape.
What's not to covet?

http://www.pedalconsumption.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/mark-of-the-beast.jpg
Source: http://www.pedalconsumption.com/2012/11/mark-of-the-beast

TwoWheelsDC
11-27-2012, 06:48 PM
So does that seem like a decent deal, O Wise and Knowledgeable Folks?

I remember you being taller...this seems freakin' tiny for you.

TwoWheelsDC
11-27-2012, 06:51 PM
I don't think there's anything in this photo that I don't covet.

Badass fixed gear of badassery.
Cool threads.
Open empty roads.
Desert landscape.
What's not to covet?

http://www.pedalconsumption.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/mark-of-the-beast.jpg
Source: http://www.pedalconsumption.com/2012/11/mark-of-the-beast

:D http://bikesnobnyc.blogspot.com/2012/03/cine-meh-have-fixie-will-travel.html

vvill
11-27-2012, 07:34 PM
So does that seem like a decent deal, O Wise and Knowledgeable Folks?

I agree with GuyContinental mostly: I don't know anything about the Casseroll itself but I'd agree that quoting those new prices for those add-ons is a bit much... $13 for a standard bottle cage, $40 for platform pedals!? That rear rack is top of the (expensive) line but would you have paid that much for one yourself? Seems like they are trying to justify charging $300 more what they think is actually a bike worth $600. I don't think I'd call any of them upgrades - upgrades would be new wheels, tires, nicer components, etc. That said, 1-2 rides/week for 7 months isn't a lot of wear and tear, and about half the add-ons are certainly useful, so if it's in good condition and you like the bike + fit (I don't remember you being short either!) it could be a good deal.

DismalScientist
11-27-2012, 07:39 PM
You can get a steel touring bike from Nashbar for $650 with 105 components and a rack. Of course, it only comes in black.

KelOnWheels
11-28-2012, 07:07 AM
Y'all rock, as usual :) that's what was bugging me about this - the BIKE is a decent deal but $300 for the add-ons isn't. Good point on the Brooks saddle, cyclingeconomist.

The 51cm should actually be around the right size for me - ETT is 54.5cm and stand over is just under 31".

rcannon100
11-28-2012, 12:46 PM
http://www.arkel-od.com/legacy/images/contact_pic.jpg

drooooool!

Dirt
11-28-2012, 12:48 PM
http://www.arkel-od.com/legacy/images/contact_pic.jpg

drooooool!
Love it!

http://builtfromtrash.com/recyclablog/8-human-powered-lawn-mower
I love the blog name too.

ShawnoftheDread
11-28-2012, 12:50 PM
http://www.arkel-od.com/legacy/images/contact_pic.jpg

drooooool!

Suburban dad cross-training: Powerlift children out of bed. Ride to work, operate mouse, ride home. Mow the lawn. Chop firewood. Powerlift children for bath/bedtime.

Tim Kelley
11-28-2012, 12:53 PM
Suburban dad cross-training: Powerlift children out of bed. Ride to work, operate mouse, ride home. Mow the lawn. Chop firewood. Powerlift children for bath/bedtime.

Turkish Get Up:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yw-g-rG6uK4

ShawnoftheDread
11-28-2012, 12:55 PM
Turkish Get Up:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yw-g-rG6uK4

Fail. He didn't get the kid to sleep.

KelOnWheels
11-28-2012, 01:07 PM
http://www.arkel-od.com/legacy/images/contact_pic.jpg

drooooool!

Seat's not level. ;)

TwoWheelsDC
11-28-2012, 01:24 PM
Seat's not level. ;)

Saddle to handlebar drop ratio also decidedly non-ELITE.

ShawnoftheDread
11-28-2012, 01:31 PM
Saddle to handlebar drop ratio also decidedly non-ELITE.

I think it needs a knobby on the rear. Grass gets slick.

Mikey
11-28-2012, 02:21 PM
Do you really need 7 gears on the back? Wouldn't a fixie, or SS with coaster brake be a better option.

ShawnoftheDread
11-28-2012, 02:46 PM
Do you really need 7 gears on the back? Wouldn't a fixie, or SS with coaster brake be a better option.

Depends on the yard. I have pretty good slopes in some sections.

americancyclo
11-28-2012, 03:29 PM
Saddle to handlebar drop ratio also decidedly non-ELITE. slam that stem? or spiderweb?

KelOnWheels
11-28-2012, 03:41 PM
slam that stem? or spiderweb?

Is that a crabgrasson fiber fork?