What bikes do we lust over?

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Ed, Tuesday, 30 October 2007 14:11 (eleven years ago) Permalink

wowwwwwwwwwww

cutty, Tuesday, 30 October 2007 14:13 (eleven years ago) Permalink

The whole moots range is sex on wheels but that is pure beauty.

Ed, Tuesday, 30 October 2007 14:24 (eleven years ago) Permalink

how much do those frames run?

cutty, Tuesday, 30 October 2007 14:24 (eleven years ago) Permalink

$2600 for that one and $2850 for the one with the wee rear suspension system below the seat post./

Ed, Tuesday, 30 October 2007 14:27 (eleven years ago) Permalink

omg wants it

gbx, Tuesday, 30 October 2007 14:33 (eleven years ago) Permalink

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/146/376231703_cd0c335fb4.jpg

Heave Ho, Tuesday, 30 October 2007 14:38 (eleven years ago) Permalink

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/220/496612876_2203e8c471_b.jpg

gbx, Tuesday, 30 October 2007 14:39 (eleven years ago) Permalink

what is that?

Ed, Tuesday, 30 October 2007 14:40 (eleven years ago) Permalink

one-off phil wood SS CX bike

gbx, Tuesday, 30 October 2007 14:42 (eleven years ago) Permalink

oh lordy

cutty, Tuesday, 30 October 2007 14:43 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I REALLY REALLY REALLY WANT THIS GUY:
http://www.dutchbikes.us/images/abbey_mens.jpg

ddb, Tuesday, 30 October 2007 14:45 (eleven years ago) Permalink

OH AND THIS!!!
http://www.antbikemike.com/images/Bikes/Iver/iver2big.jpg

ddb, Tuesday, 30 October 2007 14:47 (eleven years ago) Permalink

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1146/1449464700_19fdc1af55.jpg?v=0

not really sexy, but oh so practical. surly cross check + couplers for easy traveling.

also: cargo bike WANT

gbx, Tuesday, 30 October 2007 14:49 (eleven years ago) Permalink

http://www.cyclerscafe.com/Portals/7/Brands/2007/Kona/2K7_DAWGSPRMHeader.jpg

To just get dirty.

dan m, Tuesday, 30 October 2007 15:46 (eleven years ago) Permalink

That braced ANT bike is so so handsum.

Laurel, Tuesday, 30 October 2007 16:18 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Does that have a front hub brake?

dan m, Tuesday, 30 October 2007 17:44 (eleven years ago) Permalink

YES!

ddb, Tuesday, 30 October 2007 17:53 (eleven years ago) Permalink

lust: that rapha baskin robbins looking carbon track thing on that other thread.

Steve Shasta, Tuesday, 30 October 2007 18:01 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Which reminds me, I've got to get another demo model in stock!

Pashmina, Tuesday, 30 October 2007 18:19 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Yeah, they need extra time to mine to ore that goes into that GIANT EFFING CHAIN.

Laurel, Tuesday, 30 October 2007 18:38 (eleven years ago) Permalink

they should allow recumbent track racing with full fairings for sick nascar action

gbx, Tuesday, 30 October 2007 19:01 (eleven years ago) Permalink

YEAH THAT THING NEEDS WINGS!!

ddb, Tuesday, 30 October 2007 19:02 (eleven years ago) Permalink

or do they do that already

gbx, Tuesday, 30 October 2007 19:02 (eleven years ago) Permalink

i can't get the moots frames out of my heas :/

cutty, Tuesday, 30 October 2007 19:05 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I SHOWED U THE MOOTS LAST SUMMER DURING TOUR DE FRANCE. U WERE ALL CERVELO...I WAS ALL MOOTS. REMEMBER

ddb, Tuesday, 30 October 2007 19:10 (eleven years ago) Permalink

i was psyched on the moots then too, the moots was and is still out of my price range

cutty, Tuesday, 30 October 2007 19:13 (eleven years ago) Permalink

OH SO MY MOOTS POINT IS MOOT. :(

ddb, Tuesday, 30 October 2007 19:21 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Why do we like the Moots frame?

Mark C, Wednesday, 31 October 2007 13:37 (eleven years ago) Permalink

the clean lines, the minimalism, the color

cutty, Wednesday, 31 October 2007 14:01 (eleven years ago) Permalink

the fricken mavic cosmic carbones ($3000)

cutty, Wednesday, 31 October 2007 14:01 (eleven years ago) Permalink

The really neat welds (seriously)

Ed, Wednesday, 31 October 2007 14:46 (eleven years ago) Permalink

The Moots is a bit brand-happy, mind.

Mark C, Wednesday, 31 October 2007 15:02 (eleven years ago) Permalink

It's just so...tidy. Everything goes the shortest possible distance, the front brake arrangement is particularly nice, minimal use of housing, visual simplicity/efficiency...swoony.

Laurel, Wednesday, 31 October 2007 15:02 (eleven years ago) Permalink

http://tinyurl.com/3dosne

gbx, Friday, 2 November 2007 23:17 (eleven years ago) Permalink

wait did that work?

gbx, Friday, 2 November 2007 23:17 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Not for me :(

Mark C, Friday, 2 November 2007 23:55 (eleven years ago) Permalink

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2048/1832816841_031971ff69.jpg?v=0

check the drivetrain

gbx, Saturday, 3 November 2007 00:13 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I'm checking the armwarmers on that cat. The guy in back is bare-legged but Mr Hot Drivetrain needs his arms warmed?

Laurel, Saturday, 3 November 2007 06:02 (eleven years ago) Permalink

check the drivetrain again! it is BELT-DRIVEN.

gbx, Saturday, 3 November 2007 18:17 (eleven years ago) Permalink

why

cutty, Saturday, 3 November 2007 18:19 (eleven years ago) Permalink

no idea

gbx, Saturday, 3 November 2007 18:24 (eleven years ago) Permalink

EASY TO CLEAN
QUIET
EASY TO MAINTAIN

MOTORCYCLES USE IT

ddb, Saturday, 3 November 2007 18:38 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Yeah I've seen belt-driven motorbikes. Doesn't it stretch? Is it some special hi-tensile carbon fibre impregnated kevlar rubber?

ledge, Sunday, 4 November 2007 01:11 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Orange did a belt driven P7 this year:

http://www.singletrackworld.com/article.php?sid=2426

Porkpie, Sunday, 4 November 2007 01:33 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I guess dude can use his arm warmers if his belt snaps. Spot frames are pretty nice aren't they?

NickB, Monday, 5 November 2007 09:37 (eleven years ago) Permalink

There's a Dura-ace equipped Focus on Wiggle for under a grand (though it's not the one I'm lusting after obv, it's cheapness makes it terribly non-U dearie)

Mark C, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 00:34 (eleven years ago) Permalink

http://www.juniper-solutions.com/coconinocycles/PicsFeb2007/002.jpg
I LOVE THESE COCONINOS, HAND BUILT BY A WHEELCHAIRED BRO IN AZ. RADICAL!

ddb, Thursday, 8 November 2007 00:59 (eleven years ago) Permalink

livewrong? haha

cutty, Thursday, 8 November 2007 01:05 (eleven years ago) Permalink

they are less wear + tear on rims for sure; probably more consistent performance in wet weather. more clearance for fenders too, I'd say.

beet boy, beet boy, eat that perfect beet boy (haitch), Saturday, 15 June 2013 13:31 (five years ago) Permalink

I've had a Croix de Fer for 9 months and i think it's great (though I don't have much to compare it with). I wanted a do-everything bike (everything being commutes and light touring really). Discs are a huge improvement over any brake I've used before, and they work just as well in the wet. It's not a light bike but I've fitted Marathon Plus's and a rack and I don't really notice it being heavy anymore. That's my unbiased opinion on it.

useless chamber, Saturday, 15 June 2013 13:37 (five years ago) Permalink

Downside with the discs on the Croix is the rear is mounted outside the frame so you have to get a special wide-ass rack to clear it.

useless chamber, Saturday, 15 June 2013 13:39 (five years ago) Permalink

no clue what the availability of these are in the UK but

Traitor Crusade
All-City Macho Man Disc
Soma Double-cross disc

well if it isn't old 11 cameras simon (gbx), Saturday, 15 June 2013 16:16 (five years ago) Permalink

huh never seen the crusade but at a glance i'll say that a 44ht on steel bike is a goddamn atrocity

fill up at the ilx quipnjibe (Hunt3r), Sunday, 16 June 2013 21:22 (five years ago) Permalink

(i'm sure there's tons, i just haven't seen em yet)

fill up at the ilx quipnjibe (Hunt3r), Sunday, 16 June 2013 21:23 (five years ago) Permalink

£430 off the Di2 canyon ultimate AL.... nnnnnnnnnngggggggggh

£1700 is a bargain right? right?!

kenjataimu (cozen), Saturday, 29 June 2013 22:20 (five years ago) Permalink

fuck. if I was happy in my job I'd buy that in a heartbeat.

selling my current bike wd drop the net cost to £1400 which is a genuine bargain for a Di2 equipped canyon bike

kenjataimu (cozen), Saturday, 29 June 2013 22:34 (five years ago) Permalink

That is a sweet deal especially when my lust object is the unattainable BMC Team Machine SLR01.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Saturday, 29 June 2013 23:57 (five years ago) Permalink

Di2 rulez, get it

beet boy, beet boy, eat that perfect beet boy (haitch), Monday, 1 July 2013 12:50 (five years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

My lust right now is, I think, just for a Cube Peloton. I think I just want a pure road bike. I've hammered the Tricross with skinnies, and want to see how a proper road bike feels.

they all are afflicted with a sickness of existence (Scik Mouthy), Monday, 5 August 2013 09:52 (five years ago) Permalink

need more bike purchasing advice: my gf wants to buy a bike for light-touring (50 miles a day max) that's comfortable before it's fast, has 10+ gears, and looks good. she's eager for it to be fitted too

the budget is roughly 300£, because it'll also be a pub bike and she's not comfortable spending any more in case it gets knocked

pr0n tsar (cozen), Sunday, 11 August 2013 07:49 (five years ago) Permalink

also nick: buyyyyyy itttttt

pr0n tsar (cozen), Sunday, 11 August 2013 07:49 (five years ago) Permalink

oh and she wants a more upright position than you'd get w/a roadbike

pr0n tsar (cozen), Sunday, 11 August 2013 08:07 (five years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

ha

guys i want to buy a single speed for tooling around on. straight handlebars. two brakes. i want to buy it new not 2nd hand because i don't have time to make changes or go hunting. i want to spend less than $500. options are kind of overwhelming. can anyone say anything to narrow it down?

caek, Thursday, 24 October 2013 20:46 (five years ago) Permalink

motorbacon from bikesdirect for $299 if you're stateside is probably as cheap as you can get and not be a giant piece of crap.

http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/motobecane/fixie-cafe-flat-bar-bikes.htm

sous les paves, Saturday, 26 October 2013 00:59 (five years ago) Permalink

bringing it back round to the start of this thread, must say i am feelin the vamoots DR

http://moots.com/wp-content/uploads/Vamoots_challenge_90089-copy.jpg

LubricatedGoatVEVO (haitch), Monday, 28 October 2013 22:34 (five years ago) Permalink

would it kill em to paint the fork tho, jeeeez

LubricatedGoatVEVO (haitch), Monday, 28 October 2013 22:38 (five years ago) Permalink

Nice stuff and I see quite a bit of moots here in CO, but it doesn't seem special to me. I should really try to ride one sometime. I swear by my old ti bike, insanely comfy.

everything on layaway (Hunt3r), Monday, 28 October 2013 22:42 (five years ago) Permalink

yeah sorry $300 mail order bikes not v lustful, but that does actually look just the job. thanks slp.

caek, Tuesday, 29 October 2013 00:16 (five years ago) Permalink

hunt3r am i right in thinking you took all the old paint off your ti bike - love how there's so many different ways to finish one, from the moots matte look to mirror polish to some of those ano'd fireflys. that's before you even bring paint into the equation!

LubricatedGoatVEVO (haitch), Tuesday, 29 October 2013 02:52 (five years ago) Permalink

yeah, it's plain matte except for the bright polished couplers. some people actually ask me if it's a moots, as they do coupled frames. i should get some white decals and put "MUTT" on it, it's got no fine pedigree- dean by sandvik modified by bilenky. (it is of good quality tho).

caek, lustful bikes are those that get ridden regularly regardless of cost, appearance, or mark. imo.

everything on layaway (Hunt3r), Tuesday, 29 October 2013 03:21 (five years ago) Permalink

lol MUTT. do it!

nice bit of painted ti from salsa

http://salsacycles.com/files/bikes/Warbird_Ti_14_sv_1440x960.jpg

LubricatedGoatVEVO (haitch), Tuesday, 29 October 2013 05:04 (five years ago) Permalink

i guess i shoulda wrote "lustworthy" above.

is the warbird a "gravel grinder" bike? looks like an underside cage braze-on there. that's great looking, no matter how cynical i get about micro-discipline bikes (yes, i know, gravel grinder ultras are the next whatever, just huge, put one in your quiver next to your randonee, cx, 24 hr mtb, marathon mtb, freeride trail mtb, enduro, adventure rig, and fat bike).

everything on layaway (Hunt3r), Tuesday, 29 October 2013 13:01 (five years ago) Permalink

yeah it's a gravel bike. I want one.

well if it isn't old 11 cameras simon (gbx), Tuesday, 29 October 2013 14:16 (five years ago) Permalink

yep 3rd bottle bosses, you can get a frame bag in there too

LubricatedGoatVEVO (haitch), Wednesday, 30 October 2013 07:58 (five years ago) Permalink

i've never used a third bottle, have any of you? are they easy to reach? it seems like you would be getting a steady diet of tirespray mud, sand, cowpoop, and giardia. i guess you get that pretty much anyway, just in lower doses from the regular mount.

i do have some behind the saddle dual mount cages that i used on a long hot unsupported ride back in the 90s. functional but weird.

everything on layaway (Hunt3r), Wednesday, 30 October 2013 12:52 (five years ago) Permalink

guess third bottle makes sense for touring?

cozen, Wednesday, 30 October 2013 13:55 (five years ago) Permalink

http://i.imgur.com/wlD259f.jpg

cozen, Thursday, 31 October 2013 18:34 (five years ago) Permalink

did they blur the background in post? that bike looks tiny for some reason

eris bueller (lukas), Thursday, 31 October 2013 19:29 (five years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

oooooooooft

=(3 Ɛ)= (cozen), Thursday, 19 December 2013 20:41 (four years ago) Permalink

love a bit of ano'd ti

free dong commissioner (haitch), Friday, 20 December 2013 00:35 (four years ago) Permalink

Ooh that is very hot

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Friday, 20 December 2013 10:09 (four years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

44mm ht on a std steel frame still looks aaaassssss (til i DIE), but otherwise some nice stuff.

a nation filled with lead (Hunt3r), Wednesday, 19 March 2014 02:07 (four years ago) Permalink

it is a bit inelegant, yes.

dat tartan colourscheme, though!

stakker human leg (haitch), Wednesday, 19 March 2014 03:05 (four years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

Ooh, nice. Not a fan of seatmast though.

the times recommends: gluten-free dining in italy! (Hunt3r), Saturday, 5 July 2014 13:34 (four years ago) Permalink

i recognize that this is completely irrational, since they're the best wheels money can buy, but i can't stand lightweight wheels on bikes. not from a functional perspective, but the logo/name just kills the bike aesthetically. it's like if your bike were made by a company called "really fast" and your downtube had a big decal with "really fast" printed in times new roman. couldn't they just make a cool logo and slap that on there instead? (or, since they don't really do much marketing anyway, no log at all?)

eh mec, elle est ou ma caisse? (ytth), Saturday, 5 July 2014 16:43 (four years ago) Permalink

suspect there are like 1,000 straight-from-alibaba carbon frames with variations of faux-brand "really fast."

the times recommends: gluten-free dining in italy! (Hunt3r), Saturday, 5 July 2014 19:34 (four years ago) Permalink

Is that titanium?

i reject your shiny expensive consumerist stereo system (Scik Mouthy), Sunday, 6 July 2014 06:12 (four years ago) Permalink

100% agree with you, when I first saw the bike the Meilenstein was uppermost and I was wondering who made these wheels with such cool graphics, then I saw the crappy Lightweight decals and they are an instant turnoff.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Sunday, 6 July 2014 06:37 (four years ago) Permalink

Titatnium, yes

I really like that it is a seat mast, it makes the top tube/seat tube lug really nice

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Sunday, 6 July 2014 06:38 (four years ago) Permalink

yeah my objection is not the visual aesthetic, that seattube 'lug' is nice.

i do think the aesthetic of a 1 1/8 stem clamp over a 44mm headtube continues to be bad.

the times recommends: gluten-free dining in italy! (Hunt3r), Sunday, 6 July 2014 13:12 (four years ago) Permalink

Definitely agree on that one, I'm not sure tapering the tube would make it much better.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Sunday, 6 July 2014 13:19 (four years ago) Permalink

I'm also not entirely sure what the whole tapered steerer thing is supposed to achieve, test theres a bigger crown race but I've never hear a complaint about the load bearing capacity or longevity of a 1 1/8th inch crown race

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Sunday, 6 July 2014 13:21 (four years ago) Permalink

I now have a ti bike with a 1" hs, and a carbon cx with a pretty massive 1.5/1.25 hs, and while the dif is apparent in riding I don't think it's due to control or precision issues on the road. Imo. On dirt I like the os headset though. Longevity? My 97 Chris King 1" is flawless still.

the times recommends: gluten-free dining in italy! (Hunt3r), Sunday, 6 July 2014 13:45 (four years ago) Permalink


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