Nothing much to say about the argonaut for now: ordered it since November. With that build I hope to bring her down to below 6kg. We'll see...Ben should be building her now if he's accurate on his scheduling.
I have ridden and owned just about everything (I think) from the , spesh e5s to 1st Gen spesh Tarmacs (the half & halfs), the aluminum Cervelo soloist, the treks, the Giants, the pinarellos princes right up to the F8s, Fondreist, Colnagos, Principias, Cannondales, Looks, Times, casatis,
I really love the speedvagen and how she rides. The thing about steel bikes to me (and I am a weekend MAMIL warrior) is that they are so awesome barring their inability to be "zippy" or lack of a better description agility. They track well, Instill confidence etc... To me the speedvagen blends the best of both worlds...(maybe cause the seat mast is carbon) I decided to go the custom/bespoke/home builder route as I really didn't want to do the run of the mill (paying ridiculous increasing prices) when a little bit of a premium would get me something built to spec... I like to think (probably wrong, but how I justify it to myself) that it's like spending half a million on a Ferrari and if I paid just 10% more I could get a Bugatti or pagani! Built to my desires and exclusive. I remember "upgrading" from the 60.1 to the 65.1 Dogma and riding the think 2 and thinking to myself, what did I just pay for?!? thats when i started to build the arsenal of "bespoke" bikes
They all have approximately the same geometry but not identical. For eg. The Baum has a ever so slightly shorter top tube.
Oh the bonsai is about 9 yrs old (well since Its been under my care - I don't know how long it was under Mr Miyagi's)
I am tempted to try an Aero Road bike...but I think 5 bikes is certainly pushing the limits of my wife, but i have been eyeing the usual suspects...Vas, S5/S3, Madone, Noah Sl,
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Speedvagen | Argonaut 2.0 | Cherubim (S) | Mosaic RT-1 | Festka Scalatore | Pegoretti Responsorium Ciavete | Wilier Cento10Air Ramato | Trek Madone 9
English | Field
Factor | Field | Baum | Stinner | F10