If you could only have one bike...

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
bikewithnoname
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by bikewithnoname

I’d put some lightweight Gipferlsturm’s on my Peg, swap the record for super record and that’s about it.

Wouldn’t mind a Lotus superbike to hang on the wall too
"We live in an age when unnecessary things are our only necessities." Oscar Wilde

Pegoretti Responsorium, Parlee Z5i, Donhou Commuter, 1946 MacLeans Featherweight L'Eroica!, 2x MTB 'dales

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dadoflam08
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by dadoflam08

For me my Baum Corretto does everything - Ti comfortable, fantastic climbing and unreal descending - 2012 SR, Ksyrium SLR's (I know I know but they brake fantastically, can be ridden in any weather and take 28C tyres), the aforementioned 28c tyres - Schwalbe Ultremos are still in my good books, and Deda cockpit. And when I am not riding it I love looking at it.
The bonus is that I can always have the frameset colour scheme changed to the latest of Darren's designs when I get tired of the old one.
'83 De Rosa Professional |'11 Baum Corretto |'08 BMC Pro Machine >6 |'86 Pinarello Team |'72 Cinelli SC |'58 Bianchi |'71 Cinelli SC |'78 Masi GC |'83 La Redoute Motobecane |'94 Banesto Pegoretti |'88 Bianchi X4 |'48 Super Elliott |'99 Look Kg281

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sugarkane
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by sugarkane

Pretty much the same bike I have already.. A sub 12lb parlee z5.. Only an SLi with super record esp instead of mech SR and maybe a set of 3.4 clinchers to extalite SP hubs to round out my enve 45 and 6.7 tubbies.. The whole thing just a little blacker than it is now. :mrgreen:

ticou
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by ticou

Cyclocross and river bank rides would sometimes come callin', so I guess I'm stuck with my steel and a 2kg wheel downgrade. Or not, as I'd struggle for frame clearance above 28m tires.

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prendrefeu
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by prendrefeu

A custom geometry A2J Rolo, components variable (but no electronic drivetrain).
Exp001 || Other projects in the works.

bluesea
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by bluesea

Is this one bike for life? :D For that I'll replace my Duende with a new Pegoretti. Otherwise maybe a Gaulzetti Corsa with standard seat post fixture.

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maverick_1
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by maverick_1

Definitely my good ol' TIME VXRS Ulteam.. :thumbup:

jedijeck
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by jedijeck

If I had to have only one bike to do everything, then for me it has to be a Moots Psychlo-X.
Dedacciai Scuro RS - For Sale (frame & fork)
Greg Lemond Maillot Jaune Columbus TSX
Merlin Extralight
Santa Cruz Tazmon

mali
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by mali

Colnago C59, Super Record 11s, Campagnolo Bora ultra2 would be my choice :)
Stem, bar, seatpost, seat...ax lightness :D

sawyer
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by sawyer

Wld have my Look 585 Ultra ... but upgrade the grouppo to new Di2 or preferably EPS if they sorted out the battery.

Wld keep my 202 tubs on.
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Stiff, Light, Aero - Pick Three!! :thumbup:

edesigner
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by edesigner

Something between my Litespeed Vortex and my Indy Fab Planet Cross. Both you can ride mile after mile in comfort but and are "light enough" in a manner of speaking.

I probably would send both to Lynsky and tell him to "make magic happen" between the two geometries and clearance. Group - probably Sram for weight, Zipp 303s. I just would have to pick the most Aero Cross setup. Disc would be considered there but probably would go traditional for weight savings.

bobqzzi
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by bobqzzi

Custom titanium Softride Touring/commuter/road/cross bike

Jmeloy
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by Jmeloy

I've got a custom Speedvagen SM due to ship shortly so I'm thinking THAT might be the one for me. But who knows... N+1 is always in play. Would like to see a Baum in person as a future option.

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Wingnut
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by Wingnut

For me it would be a fully custom Firefly Ti or a Calfee...

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"It's not the destination...it's the ride!"

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Cheers!
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by Cheers!

For me it would be:

Custom Richard Sachs

or

Custom Firefly Reynolds 953

or

Custom Moots

I personally don't think you can only have just 1 bike. Maybe just 1 road, and 1 mountain.

All built with Campagnolo Super Record 11 (mechanical, not EPS)
as many extralite parts I can piece together.
Zipp Handlebar
Zipp 202 firecrest clinchers
Veloflex tires
White tape, white saddle

by Weenie


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